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

Toxic Mist

Spell Type

Pyromancies

Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 24
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 0 Intelligence/ 15 Faith
Type Ranged Attack

 

 

Unique pyromancy of Eingyi that never gained currency in the Great Swamp.

Creates an intense poison mist.

Driven from the Great Swamp, they say that at the end of his journey, Eingyi happened upon a virulent poison and a young lady.

 

Acquired From

  • Found in the Smouldering Lake.

    • From the Old King's Antechamber bonfire, go through the illusionary wall on the far side of the room that drops down into the hall of fire orbs and pyromancer demons. Follow the far wall left to the end of the room; you should see a corridor with a rat in it.

    • You may follow the rat and drop into a lava pit to pick up the pyromancy, as well as the White Hair Talisman. Alternatively, take the first door on your right into a root-infested catacomb with several rats. One of the far walls is illusionary; grab the Quelana Pyromancy Tome if you haven't already and the stairs down into the lava pit. Mind the lava slimes.

  •  Video location

Tips against the lava

Notes

  • Applies 12 Toxic buildup per tick in the cloud.
  • This is one of the few ways a player can inflict Toxic.
  • The Toxic Damage totals a fixed 1440 Damage at 24 damage per tick.

 

Pyromancies
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 Chaos Fire Orb  ♦  Great Combustion  ♦  Iron Flesh  ♦  Poison Mist  ♦  Power Within  ♦  Profaned Flame  ♦  Profuse Sweat  ♦  Rapport  ♦  Sacred Flame  ♦  Seething Chaos  ♦  Warmth



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    • Anonymous

      On its face not that great until you pair with the storyteller's staff and find its benefits as either a help to whittle down boss health or just assassinate a slumbering enemy outright (i.e. a mimic)

      • Anonymous

        Can you suffer from poison and toxic at the same time? Or are they the same but with toxic being stronger?

        • Anonymous

          People hardly catch the Toxic effect but they will try to avoid the cloud. Good method to stop them from chasing you right away.

          • Anonymous

            The only Pyro spell worth to up your FTH up to 15, if you are a Sorcerer. 10 FTH is the most optimal variant for a Sorcerer, can use support Pyromancies and Priest's Chime for healing. But with 15 FTH you have this and MedHeal, and can play with mostly Ashen Flasks, so it can be worth to spend additional 5 levels.

            • Anonymous

              The Shield is doing nothing for me here. It worked in Havel's area fine. Also trying to do this with low vigor is the most annoying*****.

              • Anonymous

                Can someone drop this for you? Not asking on here as I know that's what Reddit is for but I'm wondering if it's possible? I want to use it in SL30 pvp

                • Anonymous

                  It's good in certain situations, to lockdown spots or in tight corridors. If someone gets the ailment, they will suffer ~2k damage for only 24 Focus. That's pretty good.

                  • Anonymous

                    The easiest way to get through the lava, is by blocking it with a black-iron shiel. Be wary, of burning alive while picking up the item.

                    • Anonymous

                      This spell is maximum bullying pre-Irithyll, since you can't buy or find Blooming Moss until Irithyll/Profaned Capital unless somebody drops you some.

                      • Anonymous

                        Did some testing. Used it on the lothric knight at dragon barracks bonfire. Did 23 damage per tick regardless of items and upgrades. 1380 damage total. Duration also unaffected by items. But the buildup got weaker when I switched to an unupgraded flame. So that seems to be the only thing you can boost.
                        Tested these rings: Great Swamp Ring, Witch's Ring, Lingering Dragoncrest Ring, all Clutch Rings, Lloyd's Sword Ring, Red Tearstone Ring
                        Another note: the spell goes through walls and does not cause the enemy to notice you. Perfect for cheese ;)

                        • Anonymous

                          Is this spell(and similar cloud spells) affected by stats and equipment in any way such as build up speed?

                          • Anonymous

                            There's a pretty great trick for this against the incredibly annoying jailers who drain your max HP. If you hide behind the wall near where 6 of them patrol you can spray this through the wall as they pass by. They'll all get infected, die from a single application and not aggro either.

                            Also - as I see so many people dismissing the usefulness of this spell - this is THE BEST way to deal with mimics. Simply spray every chest you find. If it doesn't take, safe loot, if it does the mimic will be down 60~80% without being aggroed.

                            TM is by far one of the most useful spells in the whole series. Endgame included.

                            • Anonymous

                              I hate that the actual area of effect is much smaller then the graphic, if it would actually poison through the whole graphic it might be viable outside of early game shenanigans.

                              • Anonymous

                                I wish the area of effect was slightly larger and or the cast time in half so it's actyally resourceful. Only way to get a high chance of inflicting toxic is use it on a strength build crushing your friends. And that's only with high casting speed.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Easy way to get this is to use Iron Flesh, in addition to armor, rings, and bug pellets, then use a dagger's weapon art to hop forward lighting fast through the lava

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Ok so did a little testing, it's a pretty quick test so sadly I'm not sure what effects the results stat or equipment wise but here is what I used and my stats: INT44 FTH25 luck7, not sure if anything else would effect the test. Also I'm in NG+

                                    So I compared toxic mist to pestilent mercury, and my favorite testing spot is anor Londo on the silver knights, the sword guy and the spear guy seem to have the same stats as far as I can tell. I used a sorcerer's staff+9 and pyro flam+9

                                    After some minor trial and error with spacing and positioning I was able to get the poison to take effect in one use if I positioned the cloud right and found positions I could cast pestilent mercury and hit the knights in the center of the clouds without them noticing me, the PM spell did its damage MUCH quicker, however I was consistently doing about 790-810 dmg to the two of them, however switching to the pyro flame and resetting them I got consistent damage with the poison, getting at about 1200 dmg and doing about 20 dmg each time it damaged them but as to be expected this took much longer. My numbers were very consistent each time I reset them (also a great place to farm up a decent amount of souls lol) I plan to test more on my designated mage to see what changes as I level up, I know PM is set damage but perhaps toxic mist scales on something? Haven't been able to find a dependable answer to if it scales currently.
                                    In conclusion PM did good fast damage and had a slightly larger cloud that TM but in the end I targeted and inflicted poison on one enemy easier and did more damage over time, it took patience tho. Pairing this with hidden body and having high FP or really good ashen flasks levels makes this a pretty mean combo as it isn't a super costly way to deal quite a bit of damage.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Was this nerfed with Acid Surge as well? Or does it still have its increased toxic build up as included in the patch 1.08 back in October?

                                      • The damage boost someone mentioned with the pontiffs right eye ring does not work for me. I equipped the ring but he odes still deal 12-13 dmg, I have also the newest patch that got released today installed. The poisioining could be a bit more easy now but the damage dealt is still pretty weak so its not more than a fun spell for pvp but surely nothing to kill people with.

                                        • IT SAYS EINGYI!?

                                          Eingyi is the dude who chills at the bonfire with the Fair Lady.

                                          I will use this and Poison Mist and become Eingyi's biggest fan in Dark Souls 3.

                                          No one will stop me.

                                          And now that these spells are going to get buffed in the upcoming patch, I'll be unstoppable.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            When you can't use fire on your pyromancer, this pairs well with your melee in lengthy battles. Try it on the Old Demon King!

                                            • Anonymous

                                              It can go threw the walls at the pontiff bonefire and is good to get archfaithfuls off the roof. Also good in hallways and stairs. You can hide spell and mask the casting noise too. Works at least once as long as the invader hasnt caught on.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This spell is fun to use on those annoying archfaithfuls who try to knock you off the roof with the force spell. And in tight spaces to fog the room out.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Toxic and Hidden Body can triviallize PvE. I can walk up to almost anyone and fart on them with this and the Storyteller's staff and walk away to loot the room or fart on people in the next room while they die. If I'm getting bored, I can line up a headshot with my bow to speed things up and get the drops. There are a few enemies this doesn't work on, like pus-men, guys with Irythyll weapons in Undead Settlement and Lothric Castle, and many bosses. But almost everything else it works good on. Walls are not an obstacle.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Walk trough the area under the smouldering lake. The first hole you see with a rat in front of you, jump down and burn to death, or survive :D

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Does luck affect the buildup of Toxin with this spell, or does it scale with spell buff?Also, you can easily use it on Mimics and they won't aggro, making it a safe strategy if you don't want to fight them.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Just like to throw out there that the mist can go through walls, so you can use this to kill enemies without even needing to be in the same room as them

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Why are some of the guides on this site great on how to find items... but others are just useless... like this one... I would never have found this if I didn't already know where the lava area is

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I currently have:Witch ring and Great Swamp ring+7 pyro flame22 int/faithMy toxic mist deal 13dmg/s, need more testing what affect that dmg

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I heard that poison mist procedures build up a lot faster, but toxin does more damage Poison 3hp per ticMist ?hp per tic.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This spell is the ***** for killing mimic's, suspeciouse chest? use this and if it takes damage just watch it die without even agroing u :)

                                                                • This can be found inside a lava pit near where you find Quelena Pyromancy Tome. You will need flash sweat and some decent fire resistance. Also be careful for the Grimer type enemies as they can explode fire in the pit. Closest to the DEMON RUINS BONFIRE

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