Pyromancy is a simplistic form of magic which, unlike Sorcery or Miracles, does not demand investment in stats to make full use of. It makes use of only one Catalyst, the Pyromancy Flame , and neither it nor the spells it utilises have any stat restrictions. Anyone can benefit from Pyromancy providing they have at least some Attunement, making it a popular addition to most playstyles.
The damage of pyromancies is determined by the spell and the power of the Pyromancy Flame, which can be upgraded and ascended to provide a greater output of damage. It is worth noting that although the Pyromancy Flame's stats seem to imply that it scales from Intelligence, this only applies to the damage dealt by its physical fist attack. Although Intelligence does not affect pyromancies spells directly, Pyromancies are still classed as Sorcery, and as such will benefit from the damage modifiers of items such as the Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring.

Image Uses Slots Description/Notes Acquired from Cost Type
8 1 Standard pyromancy of the Great Swamp. Hurl fireball. Laurentius, Quelana and starting spell for the Pyromancer class. 800 Ranged Attack
Very Small AOE
Fire Orb
6 1 Pyromancy which improves upon Fireball. Hurl fire orb. Laurentius and Quelana 8,000 Ranged Attack
Small AOE
Great Fireball
4 1 Ultimate fireball pyromancy. Hurl giant fireball. Quelana 20,000 Ranged Attack
Great Chaos Fireball
4 2 Hurl giant chaos fireball, leaving a large amount of temporary lava Joining Chaos Servant covenant (Daughter of Chaos after Quelaag) Covenant Ranged AoE Attack
20 1 Primal pyromancy taught by Quelana of Izalith. Erect fire pillars in vicinity.
Note: Uses 17 uses per cast.
Quelana 30,000 Big AoE Attack
Fire Tempest
20 1 Primal pyromancy of Quelana of Izalith. Erect giant fire pillars in vicinity. Quelana  gives it to you after finishing her favor. Gift/Drop Big AoE Attack
Chaos Storm
20 2 Erect localized chaos fire pillars which leave blobs of temporary lava
Note: Like firestorm and leaves a little lava behind.
Rank 2 in Chaos Servant (30 humanities total) Covenant Big AoE Attack
16 1 Elementary pyromancy. Create powerful flame in hand
Note: Good 'melee' range spell, very quick too.
Laurentius and Quelana 500 Melee Range Attack
Great Combustion
8 1 Pyromancy which improves upon Combustion. Create powerful, giant flame in hand.
Note: Very good melee range spell.
Quelana 5,000 Melee Range Attack
Fire Surge
80 1 Pyromancy foreign to the Great Swamp. Create a surge of flame from palm of hand.
Note: Rapid fire spell you can cast while moving.
Drop from the Bloated Dredge located after passing two illusory walls under the well, in Painted World of Ariamis. Drop Short-Ranged Attack
Fire Whip
80 1 Primal pyromancy taught by Quelana of Izalith. Sweep foes with fire whip.
Note: Uses 21 uses per cast.
Note:Hits twice/cast
Quelana 10,000 Short-Ranged Attack
Chaos Fire Whip
80 2 Sweep foes with chaos fire whip with lava traces
Note: Leaves lava behind for a bit. Follows same mechanics as Fire Whip.
Chest in Lost Izalith - turn right at the boss fog, it is down the path and around the corner guarded by a Chaos Eater. Treasure Short-Ranged Attack
Poison Mist
3 1 Breathes out a cone of poison mist that fills the surrounding area causing poison status. Swamp in Blighttown, Eingyi, the Egg-burdened npc near the Daughter of Chaos. (You need to have had an Egg for a head to purchase.) 10,000 AoE
Toxic Mist
1 1 Breathes out a cone of toxic mist that fills the surrounding area causing toxic status. Eingyi, the Egg Burdened NPC near the Daughter of Chaos. (You need to have had an Egg for a head to purchase. 25,000 AoE
Acid Surge
2 1 Pyromancy foreign to the Great Swamp. Emit acid which corrodes weapons and armor damaging their durability. Does not affect user. In the graveyard area to the right side as you enter near the edge of the cliff in the Painted World of Ariamis. Treasure AoE Attack
Flash Sweat
3 1 Covers the player in water, reduces fire damage. Laurentius 2,000 Buff
Iron Flesh
3 1 Self-buff, raises defenses and poise.
Note: User becomes heavy and unable to move freely: can only walk, can't run, sprint, dodge, or jump.
Laurentius 2,000 Buff
Power Within
1 1 Increases Attack and Defense but gradually drains HP Blighttown (Underneath the  Parasitic Wall Hugger) Treasure Buff
Undead Rapport
7 1 Advanced pyromancy of Quelana of Izalith. Charm undead and gain temporary allies.
Melee ranged support spell with about 2 second cast time.
Quelana 10,000 Melee Range Attack
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Black Flame
8 1 Similar to Great Combustion. Melee-range pyromancy. Main difference with Great Combustion is that when Black Flame is blocked, it consumes a much higher amount of stamina than Great Combustion, making this pyromancy great for breaking guards. Found on a corpse in the Chasm of the Abyss.
(AotA Only)
  Melee Range Attack


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    • Anonymous

      20 Mar 2020 08:36  

      So Power within is Dark soul's version of the Kaioken, damages body in exchange for increasing the user's attack power.

      • Anonymous

        06 Dec 2019 02:51  

        So how do the scrolls work? Are they a one time consumable with that many uses, or is it that many uses until you go attune at a campfire again, but you can attune infinitely?

        • Anonymous

          28 Aug 2019 18:34  

          I see there’s a little confusion on the dusk crown and bellowing ring both buffs apply to sorcery and pyromancy as well as hexes cast with a staff I believe

          • Anonymous

            20 Jun 2019 00:04  

            Pyromancy damage doesn't scale with any stat, however it does benefit from the casting speed increase of dexterity. At the casting speed cap of45 dexterity your casting speed will be roughly 15% faster (spell dependant) this means it synergizes well with high dexterity builds. Good weapon choices include the Balder Side Sword, any curved sword (My favorite is the gold tracer, the gold streaks make it look like it's on fire), Life Hunt Scythe and Great Scythe, Katanas, and sometimes spears. However, from a pvp perspective, pyromancies don't have a lot going for them. Mostly I stick to Black Flame for guard and poise breaking, as it's a very fast casting short range spell that does Ultra great sword damage. The spells that summon pillars can be used to bait someone at a distance into running in for a backstab, only to get caught up in the storm. And any spell with "Chaos" in it's name leaves little puddles if lava that are okay at catching people rolling towards you or turtling behind a shield off guard. But you know, if you're going for a dexterity build, the flame weighs nothing and you can get a few attunement slots on any starting class for 3-5 points. So why not?

            • Anonymous

              03 Mar 2019 23:35  

              Is this best for a Pyro Strength build and or a combo of all 3 Pyro+Str+Dex+Int+Fth? As a Mega Powerhouse against bosses and I know there's some bosses that are immune to Pyro, trying to come up with a kickass build with my Pyromancer character. Also trying to kill both bosses in Anor Londo namely the fat boss and the boss with the spear that moves fast and is always on my ass when I am trying to kill the fat boss 1st, if there's any advice I welcome it and thank you. I know I am also trying to collect all Pyromancies and Sorceries spells to unlock the trophies for these and for faith spells trophy as well.

              • Anonymous

                06 Dec 2018 05:50  

                Would the White Hair Talisman count as a catalyst since it is able to use both miracles and pyromancies?

                • Anonymous

                  28 Jun 2018 18:40  

                  Just noticed that in dark souls remastered, the pyromancy flame has int scaling. Does this only increase the fire punch attack damage or does it also increase spell damage?

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Jun 2018 03:17  

                    any good recommendations about good pvp pyromancies? i have 5 attunement slots. mostly i want to fight with a sword and have them as a back up or an alternative solution.

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