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


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

Tips against the lava


  • The toxic status applied by Toxic Mist only lasts 90 seconds (needs confirmation, last only 60 on PC).
  • The Toxic Damage totals a fixed 1440 Damage at 24 damage per tick.
  • The Toxic Damage and Duration is unaffected by all forms of buffs.
  • The toxic buildup is drastically reduced if cast with the White Hair Talisman without meeting the stat requirements.
  • The toxic buildup is fixed; it will not scale with Luck, Intelligence, or Faith.


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    • Anonymous

      27 Nov 2019 20:41  

      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

        12 Jun 2019 07:50  

        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

          09 Oct 2018 14:36  

          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

            13 Jan 2018 19:25  

            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

              23 Dec 2017 19:48  

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

              • Anonymous

                11 Dec 2017 06:37  

                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

                  03 Nov 2017 23:24  

                  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

                    23 Aug 2017 18:02  

                    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

                      07 Apr 2017 18:34  

                      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

                        04 Apr 2017 02:16  

                        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

                          11 Dec 2016 19:18  

                          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?

                          • 21 Oct 2016 10:33  

                            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.

                            • 19 Oct 2016 13:16  

                              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

                                Alternative19 Aug 2016 15:35  

                                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

                                  Tactical13 Aug 2016 15:54  

                                  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

                                    Tactical13 Aug 2016 04:36  

                                    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.

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