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

Profaned Flame

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 30
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 25 Intelligence / 0 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Pyromancy deriving from the Profaned Flame.

Engulfs foes at range and burns them to ashes.

The Profaned Capital was consumed by fire after Yhorm the Giant became a Lord of Cinder. The fire, born of the sky, is said to have incinerated naught but human flesh.


Acquired From




  • Profaned Flame is essentially  Flame Swathe from Dark Souls II with a minor difference; the explosion isn't as big as it was in Dark Souls II but has much higher knockback.
  • A large AoE pyromancy with decent range and good damage. Good for multiple targets.
  • At good casting speed, the player can use another quick spell before the explosion.
  • Hits through walls.
  • A good wake-up spell after a backstab or a riposte. It the player casts it at the right time, the explosion will go off while they are still in their getting up animation and hit them.
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    • 02 Oct 2021 05:49  

      It's a little hard to land on some enemies for whatever reason. Even when you're locked on, it'll sometimes go off behind the target and miss, even if they're standing completely still. I tested this on the Lothric Knight at the Castle Lothric Bonfire. After locking onto him, the first cast gets him to stop (because it misses) and all subsequent casts will miss even though he's just standing there. It's a shame that it's so finicky with certain enemies, because this spell is really cool looking and fun to use.

      • Anonymous

        10 Jun 2021 14:30  

        My favourite Pyromancy by far, nowhere near as good as Chaos bed Vestiges but is extremely satisfying and fun to use.

        • Anonymous

          23 May 2021 19:42  

          I don't know about anyone else but I find this easier to use without lock-on than one of the fire orb spells. Also can get behind shields if you time it right on certain enemies.

          • Anonymous

            30 May 2020 16:05  

            Truly useful against ganks. Everyone expects chaos bed vestiges, but this spell messes up their timing completely. Also, you can use both efficiently as they ll only be able to dodge one of these spells.

            • Anonymous

              07 Dec 2019 04:13  

              Best pyro for a pure intelligence build, and so very useful for sorceres to fight enemies resistant to magic/dark and sensitive to fire, such as the giant parasites/slugs or the blobs.

              • Anonymous

                18 Mar 2018 11:37  

                I think Sulyvahn didn't found the profaned flame. He rather might have created it there. Take a look at stats! Only int!

                • 05 Mar 2018 00:13  

                  I don't see a lot of people talking about how it only requires intelligence... I mean, neither do the chaos spells but they use a lot of attunement slots. This spell is really good for int builds or sorcerers looking to kill fire weak bosses and enemies, and it knocks down pretty much any humanoid mob. But aside from that, it's useful in pvp as a way to distract your enemies. With the sage's ring it can be cast before exploding, so with the successive giant fire swirls it scares you're enemies into dodging in a way less predictable than other pressure spells, not to mention it's explosion radius is really hard to judge.

                  • Anonymous

                    02 Feb 2018 19:04  

                    This is the best spell for leveling, IMO. Sneak up on enemies in the opposite direction, time it right and knock them down over and over again, you are invincible, and it deals a ton of damage

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Dec 2017 08:37  

                      Fun to use, but not very useful. It has a cool visual effect and knocks down NPCs along with Invaders if it connects, but it has rather short range, too long of a casting time (they'll usually see it coming and dodge), not that much damage, and a small hitbox.

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