Pyromancer's Parting Flame

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Requirements & Bonus
- - D D
15 - 13 13
weapon_type-icon.jpg Pyromancy Flame damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Parting Flame icon_fp_cost.png 25

Pyromancer's Parting Flame is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

The pyromancy flame of Livid Pyromancer Dunnel that attracts the echoes of  death.

When Dunnel lost his hideous spouse, he gave his own pyromancy flame as an offering, which transformed into a parting flame. Not long after, Dunnel became a mad spirit, cursed to wander the lands.

Skill: Parting Flame

Release store of death echoes to gain a modest dose of Estus.


Notes and Tips:

  • Upgraded with normal Titanite, and can only be upgraded by Cornyx of the Great Swamp.
  • The Pyromancer's Parting Flame leaves a trail of fire during its casting animations, which will damage nearby opponents. This additional damage compensates for its lower spell buff when compared to the Pyromancy Flame, and will out damage the Pyromancy Flame on any pyromancy where the fire trail hits as well as the pyromancy. The flame trail can trigger before the pyromancy itself, this is notable on pyromancies like Black Flame as it makes it difficult to dodge at close range. The following is a list of pyromancies that produce a flame trail that can deal additional damage: FireballFire Orb, Bursting Fireball, Great Chaos Fire Orb, Chaos Bed Vestiges, Great Combustion, Sacred Flame, Profaned Flame, Black Flame, Black Fire Orb, Seething Chaos. It should be noted that Sacred Flame does not produce a flame trail, but does deal additional damage as though it did.
  • Has a higher stamina consumption than the regular Pyromancer's Flame.
  • The weapon art's ability is triggered by killing enemies while the flame is active.  After killing 12 enemies, the Parting Flame will begin to glow brightly.  Activating the WA at this point will cause the player to regain 1 normal Estus flask.  The WA must be used before the Flame can accumulate another charge from more deaths, meaning the stored "charge" cannot stack.
  • The Strength requirement not being met has a different effect than other catalysts. Spell buff, Spell damage, Focus cost, Stamina consumption, and the damage from the fire trail all see no penalties for players with less than 15 Str. Lacking the strength requirement, like many weapons, renders the Weapon art unusable.



Location/Where to Find

  • Painted World of Ariandel: Past the Snowy Mountain Pass bonfire, on the bottom floor of the crypt with the giant flies (can also be accessed from the Ariandel Chapel bonfire if the shortcut to here has already been opened).  There is a fly facing an illusory wall on the top floor which will lead to the bottom floor.  From here, proceed to the right side of the room to a walled-up doorway.  This is another illusory wall.  Proceed through here until you reach the outside area with giant roots.  Carefully descend down the roots until you reach the tower below.  The corpse here will contain the Parting Flame.
  • Fextralife Video: Location of Pyromancer's Parting Flame

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Pyromancer's Parting Flame Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular - - 110 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - -
Regular +1 - - 118 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - -
Regular +2 - - 127 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -
Regular +3 - - 136 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -
Regular +4 - - 145 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -
Regular +5 - - 154 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -
Regular +6 - - 162 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -
Regular +7 - - 171 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -
Regular +8 - - 180 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -
Regular +9 - - 189 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -
Regular +10 - - 198 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - -


Table Key



Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity, Magic, Fire, Lightning, and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat]. This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks becomes weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an item's durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at its best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)




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    • Anonymous

      09 Sep 2021 22:00  

      So just to clarify, the only drawback of not meeting the strength requirement is not being able to use the weapon art?

      • Anonymous

        07 Sep 2021 01:08  

        Man I have yet to beat someone using this. I’m surprised it’s not more common among pyros. It seems like all of them just use Demon Scar. But whenever I fight someone with this thing I can’t get close. They just combo black flame into itself and melt me

        • Anonymous

          31 Aug 2021 00:12  

          I wonder if this hideous spouse could be the reference to Darkmoon Knightess. Cuz her armour set described that about hiding her hideous form.

          • Anonymous

            01 Mar 2021 04:57  

            I use the normal pyromancy flame and never used the WA with it, should I switch+upgrade to the parting flame?
            I'm on the Ringed City DLC, finished everything else, so is it worth it right now or should I not bother?

            • 31 Jan 2021 04:38  

              Can someone tell me the difference between +10 and +9 versions? At 40/40 int/fth it has the same spelbuff both in +9 and +10. Is it worth spending titanite slab?

              • Anonymous

                18 Dec 2020 15:02  

                G9 does it and he's much much better than you'll ever be... but at least you're "honourable"

                maybe you can pretend you are better

                • Anonymous

                  10 Sep 2020 03:36  

                  The extra damage is super effective with Great Combustion. This combo is like Dark Hand levels of power in the early game, and I've gotten through Dancer, Mad King, and Champion Gundyr with just that, Chloranthy Ring, and 4 Ashen Estus. Take Clutch, Witch, and Swamp ring if you don't want to kys, though.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Sep 2020 07:14  

                    Additionally if you do not meet the STR requirement of the flame, trying to Black Flame the Twin Dragon Greatshield my character does the stumbling animation (glancing). Sample size of 1 so take it with a grain of salt or test yourself.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Aug 2020 21:02  

                      after being able to refill my estus as often as i want im staying a lot more harder in invasions thx myiazaki.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Jun 2020 16:17  

                        Soooooooo it says on here that there is a flame trail that does extra damage when u cast certain pyromancy spells but now that I mention it. I dont even see this flame trail when I cast a pyromancy. I tried Chaos Bed and a few others but no "flame trail"
                        Anyone else have this problem

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Jun 2020 12:53  

                          Use this with Ring of the Evil Eye +3 as a phantom and you've got so much more healing. That single estus charge is the difference between life and death in PvP sometimes. Definitely my fav pyro flame, and it helps that it has the highest sacred flame damage with that spell being very FP cost effective. I kinda want to try an Arstors Spear build with Parting Flame just for the insane healing you'd get from fighting PvP. If you're playing as a white phantom and you're not using the demons scar this is the pyro flame for you. Can easily get 5+ extra estus if you clear the entire ringed city with your host. Maybe even slap some more regen into the build if you think you're able to get away with it. Can also be useful if you enjoy fighting invaders as a host, ganking or otherwise.

                          • Anonymous

                            23 May 2020 17:48  

                            In case you were wondering, you can't use the WA to get extra max estus when summoned as a phantom. I've also tested to see if Flame Fan makes use of the fire trail, and no, it doesn't.

                            • Anonymous

                              04 May 2020 09:23  

                              Could you have this in left hand and normal pyro flame in right hand, choosing which hand to use depending if casting range or melee pyromancies?

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