|Requirements||8 Intelligence/ 8 Faith|
Pyromancy taught among savages. Flame burrows inside foes and ignites.
Originally used in a ceremony for cleansing sacrificial impurities, thereby lending the spell its name.
As barbaric as it seems, this may in fact be quite fitting for the savage pyromancers who consider themselves servants of the divine."
- Found in the large lava pit in late Smouldering Lake behind Knight Slayer Tsorig. A bridge with a Black Knight stretches across the pool from above (video location).
- Path: From Demon Ruins bonfire, proceed through the underground passages until you enter a room with two pyromancers and their floating fire orbs. Immediately turn left towards a corridor with rats in it. Follow this path until you enter an area with basilisks. When you come upon stairs leading up, take the passage to the left. Knight Slayer Tsorig will be hostile and attempt to attack you. The pyromancy is in the lava behind him closest to the shore along the left wall.
- Use fire-resistant gear such as Knight Slayer Tsorig's equipment or Flash Sweat to survive the lava long enough to loot it.
Tips against the lava
- It is advised to drink estus instead of rolling through the lava.
- Blocking while entering lava blocks the damage of lava, as long as the shield is facing towards the far wall. This makes returning to safety difficult. After picking up an item, the player can still raise their shield to block the damage.
- Use any combination of high fire resist armor, Flash Sweat pyromancy (+30%), Red Bug Pellets (+15%), Flame Stoneplate Ring (+13%), Speckled Stoneplate Ring (+5%) Blue Tearstone Ring (+20% at 20%).
In the End you should get around 66% resistance (73% with Blue Tearstone Ring), alltough it would be better to use Prisoners Chain (+5 Vitality) and, or Havel's Ring (+15% equip load) for more equip load.
- Note that the more you stack up resistance, the more "diminishing returns" takes into effect, which means that you will not get the full benefit of additional resistance. Therefore, you should not need Havel's Armor Set.
- This attack is very slow to wind up, but pulling off a successful grab means that whatever is grabbed will generally have a lot of health taken away due to it's innate critical damage.
- Effective against a large number of humanoid enemies both larger and smaller than you, but the long windup leaves you vulnerable to counter-attacks against enemies with short downtime between their attacks. Roughly as strong as a frontstab with a longsword-sized weapon in PvP if it connects, generally quite risky to attempt.
- Can connect through the guard on most humanoid enemies, with some exceptions.
- Damage does not increase with the Hornet Ring, despite doing critical damage.
- If Aldrich's Sapphire is equipped, a successful grab will recover 15 FP.
- In Aldrich's Ruby is equipped, a successful grab will also recover 85 HP.
- Gives the player hyper armor in the later frames of the grab animation?
- It is possible to catch another player out of a plunging attack with Sacred Flame. This requires you to land the hit during the hyper armor frames, be close enough to catch the player, and most importantly, tank one of the most damaging moves available to any weapon; very tricky and risky to pull off.
- Only limited testing, but the critical from Demon's Scar appears to affect this spell's damage. (Minor testing was accomplished on the drakeblood knights, with both a +5 Demon's Scar and a +10 Pyromancy Flame and 40/40 Int/Fai.)