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 the 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 it's 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, Profane 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 bright.  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 Weapon art unusuable.



Location/Where to Find

  • Painted World of Ariandel: Past the Snow 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 become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's 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)



    • 02 Mar 2019 18:15  

      Unless you're a dedicated Pyromancer, I can see a few problems losing a hand to have this thing equiped for WA. Also, having it equiped/activated for 12 kills is a novelty at best. It's Spell rating is lower and consumptions higher than a regular Flame so figuring out if this's for you is simple. If you Cast at range/buff you don't need this, if you're a dedicated Pyromancer at close range and willing to give up a hand then this might be for you.

      • Anonymous

        01 Mar 2019 16:35  

        I don't see this thing a whole lot, though in my opinion it's in many ways alot better than the normal pyro flame. Sure it doesn't get as high scaling, but on my 40/40 build it's only a difference of about 15 spell buff. This could bring down some high damage spells 45-60 damage, but mostly the lava trail it leaves often deals about the same damage I'd lose. But for weaker spells, it's almost always a damage gain. Secondly, the lava pool will proc even if the spell is blocked or rolled. This can stun people even if the main spell misses, making combos easier and more reliable and atleast a little damage more assured. In PvE, this thing's weapon art far outclasses the normal pyromancy flame by a mile. You're going to want to allotte more ashen flasks, so naturally your normal flasks run low, and this helps cure some attrition issues. I often find myself running pvp content with only 8 or fewer normal flasks, and never running out of healing. Perhaps this thing is too hard to find, truth be told I've beaten the game about 100 times on various ng+ levels amonsgst 25 characters, and never bothered to find this thing till I specifically played a pyromancer from start to finish.

        • Anonymous

          20 Jan 2019 12:21  

          I wonder if there’s mistranslation in the name, meaning it should be “Pyromancer’s Burial Flame” rather then “Parting.” A parting flame is a old ritual tradition in lighting a candle before a window every night to wish loved ones who are a very long ways away from home a safe journey upon their return. A burial flame however is a candle and/or oil lamp left upon a deceased loved ones grave to wish their spirit a safe journey to the after life and in some traditions to ward off evil who would wish to do harm to the spirit of the deceased. It would make more sense if this was a burial flame for it was left on the body of a deceased loved one to which it turned into a greater flame and is able to channel what looks like spirit whisps into the hereafter, to which is rewarded with estus. Also, it would give some relevance to the high strength requirement for the user of the flame are being filled with the spirit echos of the dead, who become very heavy and to the point where user dose a ritual gesture of sendoff and in sends them off to wherever.

          • Anonymous

            23 Nov 2018 01:42  

            If I have this flame equipped without the strength required, will it still store echoes? If that's the case I could simply equip the knights ring for when I want to use the WA after sufficient kills.

            • Anonymous

              24 Aug 2018 04:32  

              Someone please translate that broken english about not meeting the strength requirements, holy crap... it makes 0 sense, make it short and too the point, don't care about other catalysts.

              • Anonymous

                05 Aug 2018 10:49  

                I think the Weapon Art for this now stacks. I was doing co-op helping a player get through an area and then unlock the short cut, then when we got to the boss fog it looked like he spammed the weapon art for the flame a good 5 times in a row and got five flasks in a row. Can anyone else confirm that this?

                • Anonymous

                  19 Jul 2018 23:42  

                  can someone please post more comments about ,,bouncing off,, there is only half page about ,,bouncing off,, i get a feeling like no one cares about ,,bouncig off,, when you dont have 15 str so please more about ,,bouncing off,,

                  • Anonymous

                    04 May 2018 21:45  

                    Would you still collect death echoes if you have this in your second weapon slot and change to your first? Like if you had a sword in one slot and the flame in the other, and switched to the sword, would you still get the echoes?

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Apr 2018 12:02  

                      Question, if I have this on my left hand weapon slot and I two-hand a weapon, will it still collect death echoes?

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Apr 2018 09:41  

                        This wiki is WRONG there IS a penalty for not making the strength requirement and it is that you CANNOT use the Parting Flame weapon art without it. Get your life together fextralife.

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Feb 2018 08:40  

                          This page needs to remove the bit about no penalty from not meeting the strength requirements and mention that the weapon art is unusable without the stats. The WA is useless in PvP but for PvE you can get a few estus refills as you work through a stage, which might be worth it for some people.

                          • Anonymous

                            26 Jan 2018 03:20  

                            if you do not meet the required strength and during a cast you touch a raised shield you will bounce off and the spell will not cast

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Jan 2018 05:13  

                              Just tested this:if you have the glowy-ness around you showing you can use the weapon art, switch to two hand and switch back, you can still use parting flames weapon art...

                              • 12 Dec 2017 02:59  

                                This is just a shot in the dark, but you don’t think Pyromancer Dunnel’s “hideous” souse was Fluffybreed Priscilla? Because it was said that his Pyromancy Flame was used as an offering to his spouse. And where is this Parting Flame located? Where MustBreed Priscilla was in DS1. Not to mention they could mean “Hideous” as in more of a Heretical way due to Priscilla being associated with the Lifehunt Scythe and in turn “Occult Weapons” (AKA things that are primarily used against the gods), which in turn also made the Gods Fear her. Oh yeah and maybe the fact that she’s also a crossbreed between dragon and god is also probably something they feared too. Again, this is probably a stupid theory but just a little food for thought.

                                • Anonymous

                                  31 Oct 2017 10:32  

                                  I believe that with the new patch, you are unable to use the Weapon Skill (Estus Restoration) if you don't meet the STR requirement.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    25 Oct 2017 12:13  

                                    There is a penalty for using the Parting Flame without meeting the minimum STR-requirement. If the 'extra' flame of the glove hits an enemy, while he´s blocking with a shield, you will bounce off. Tested with Parting Flame & Black Flame on a Pontiff Knight.

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