Great Chaos Fire Orb is a Pyromancy in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Pyromancy you must use a Flame or Special Weapons that can cast Pyromancies.

Great Chaos Fire Orb

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 32
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 2
Requirements 0 Intelligence/ 0 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Art of the Flame of Chaos, from Ancient Izalith. Hurls a great chaos fire orb.

Chaotic flame melts even great boulders, and creates a brief surge of molten lava on impact.

The Witch of Izalith and her daughters birthed the Flame of Chaos, but it devoured them along with their home.


Acquired From



  • Deals (spell buff x 3.3) damage on impact and (spell buff x 1.5) damage for the lava.
  • Leaves behind a pool of lava for a time after it explodes. Pool deals 44.2% of fire orb on hit damage after ~1s and lingers for ~2s. Any enemy that enters this pool while it's active receives damage. 
  • The impact of the Orb can briefly stun/interrupt small-to-medium-sized enemies during their movements/attacks; very useful against aggressive enemies.
  • The projectile is fairly slow with a very wide arc that can cover some distance if aimed properly.
  • This spell is an upgrade to Fire Orb.
Acid Surge  ♦  Black Fire Orb  ♦  Black Flame  ♦  Black Serpent  ♦  Boulder Heave  ♦  Bursting Fireball  ♦  Carthus Beacon  ♦  Carthus Flame Arc  ♦  Chaos Bed Vestiges  ♦  Chaos Storm  ♦  Fire Ball  ♦  Fire Orb  ♦  Fire Surge  ♦  Fire Whip  ♦  Fireball  ♦  Firestorm  ♦  Flame Fan  ♦  Floating Chaos  ♦  Great Combustion  ♦  Iron Flesh  ♦  Poison Mist  ♦  Power Within  ♦  Profaned Flame  ♦  Profuse Sweat  ♦  Rapport  ♦  Sacred Flame  ♦  Seething Chaos  ♦  Toxic Mist  ♦  Warmth


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    • Anonymous

      08 Sep 2021 19:42  

      Damage is hella nice but damn for two spell slots this **** needs some tracking or something. Waaaaaay too easy to roll out of

      • 07 May 2021 20:13  

        I really like this thing. It works on a full melee build, because it doesn’t require any stats to use. Without good int and faith, it might not be that great damage wise, but it’s good for pvp. If someone tries to run from your mega chad great hammer, just light them up with this, they won’t be expecting it

        • Anonymous

          02 Feb 2021 00:34  

          My favorite pyromancy. Chaos Bed Vestiges does do a lot of damage, but this one to me is a lot more fun. As of right now, it takes at least two hits with CBV to kill an enemy, but with GCFO, the lava pools usually end the enemy after the initial damage, making me waste a lot less of my magic.
          CBV still great though

          • Anonymous

            22 Aug 2019 07:06  

            Chaos bed vestiges, best direct damage. Great chaos fire orb: direct damage and crowd control. None is more useful than the other, just requires diferent playstyles. End of story.

            • Anonymous

              11 Aug 2019 12:28  

              If you dont regularly start your pontif pvp sessions by destroying the 6 candlesticks surrounding that bonfire within only 6 chaos orb throws then you arent a real pvp pyromancer. You can hate me for saying this, but everybody knows if you cant hit consistent unlocked chaos orbs other than throwing directly at you feet then you are missing a crucial skill that makes pyromancy the undisputed champ of DS3 spellcasting.

              • Anonymous

                30 May 2019 05:10  

                Probably the most overpowered pyromancy spell as of the LAST update. An absolute shredder for PVE in many cases, can make some bosses seem very small.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Sep 2018 10:34  

                  This, combined with the Witch's ring, the Chloranthy ring and a decent amount of FP (like 30 in Attunement) trivializes most bosses. I was able to beat the Dancer without taking any damage in like 10 - 15 minutes using this method; same with Aldrich. Because the cast time is so short, and because it casts in an arc with decent range, it makes it so that you can usually fire this off at least twice after any bosses power attacks, then they'll usually stand in the lava for a minute which gets even more damage on them.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Jan 2018 16:32  

                    I am using a white hair talisman at 7 int and 16 faith. I cannot use the talisman properly as is obvious and yet this skill does 143 dmg to the firekeeper amd 127 to the enemies in cemetry of ash xD my spell buff is 20. This spell is great for low level casting i put no investment at all although the dmg/fp is stupid weak but not bad for no investment at all.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Mar 2017 13:43  

                      When i played my "magic knight" build (pure melee focused on Moonlight GS) i've ran into a problem: magic resistant enemies and most importantly - bosses, including: Sages, Deacons and Aldrich.
                      So, to compensate - i learned this spell. If its resistant to magic then i hope its not the same for fire.
                      Efficiency against Sages and Deacons is qustionable, but this thing DESTROYS Aldrich when he's not moving.

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Feb 2017 05:12  

                        With the only character I ever made, I was messing around and used my last respec to have all base stats, 14att and 60 fth/int plus I even sold all my spells to buy something. When I downloaded my save file to reset to the previous build it glitched out and I was stuck. I looked through the vendors and the only spell I hadn't bought was this one so I decided to go into NG+ with it. Guess what? I didn't respec back at the cathedral and went on to beat all bosses- almost all of them in my first try by lobbing this badass pyromancy at them that dealt 1.5k per 32 fp. Godly.

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Dec 2016 19:41  

                          Chaos best vestiges makes this spell for pvp obsolete. If your a pyro build and you using this instead, your doing it wrong. That's from 130+ hrs of pyro expierience speaking

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