Dark Pyromancy

Dark Pyromancies are one of the three available dark Spell types in Dark Souls III, the other ones being Dark Miracles and Dark Sorceries.
Casting dark pyromancies requires a Pyromancy Flame attuned to dark, as well as sufficient Intelligence and Faith.

Most dark pyromancies are found within the world.

List of Dark Pyromancies

Spell Int. Fth. Slots FP Effect Type Effect Description Acquisition
Black Fire Orb
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0 0 1 40 Offensive/Ranged

Hurl a black fireball, dealing 400 (250) Dark damage.

Ascended Effect: Impacts leave black fire spot.

Black Flame
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0 0 1 30 Offensive

Create giant, black flame in hand, dealing 500 [150] Dark damage.

Ascended Effect: Increases Poise Damage and uses push stagger animation.

Black Flame Arc
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0 0 1 50 Self/Buff

Reinforce right weapon with flame, adding 80 Dark damage for 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: Increases Stamina Damage by 100%.

Black Serpent
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0 0 1 60 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Release undulating black flame that runs along the ground, dealing 700 Dark damage.

Ascended Effect: Expands the line length.

Dark Dance
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0 0 1 6 Offensive/AOE

Summon multiple black fire spots in vicinity, dealing 600 Dark damage.

Ascended Effect: Expands area of effect.

Mournful Flames
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0 0 1 50 Offensive/Ranged/AOE

Hurl balls of black fire dealing 300 Dark damage, upon impact black flames seek foes, dealing 400 Dark damage.

Ascended Effect: Costs 30 FP to cast.

Pungent Blade
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0 0 1 30 Self/Buff/Utility

Imbue right-hand weapon with poison, adding 40 Poison to it for 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: Increases Poison effect to 80.

Recollection Image
0 0 1 100 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Summons black fire-spitting orb, dealing 150 Dark damage per bullet.

Ascended Effect: Emits more orbs.

  • Catacombs of Carthus - From the Carthus Pyromancy Tome*, proceed through the invisible wall, make a left, then head up the ladder. It is with the skeleton archer visible from the bridge you dropped down off of to reach the lower platform.

*Cross the bridge past the starting bonfire, and drop to the ledge to your left.

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