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Black Flame is a pyromancy in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

A pyromancy discovered from the Dark of the Abyss by a pyromancer who wandered Oolacile. Conjure a great black flame in one's palm.
Black flames are weighty, and inflict physical damage, enough to smack away the mightiest of the shields.


On a corpse, in the Chasm of the Abyss.

General InformationEdit

Conjures a burst of fire from the Pyromancy Flame. Quick cast time with high damage that is a combination of fire and physical. Black Flame is almost identical to Great Combustion, with identical numbers of casts, similar damage, and identical casting time. The only significant differences are their appearances and Black Flame's considerably higher stamina drain against opponents that block the attack. Black Flame can be deflected with the Silver Pendant, but is difficult as per timing.

The increased stamina drain is extremely prominent when using a lower stability shield. For example, a 50 stability shield will do roughly triple the stamina damage compared to Great Combustion. However, this also means that each point of stability has a huge effect on the final stamina drain. For example, a 80 stability shield will roughly match the stamina drain of Great Combustion on a 50 stability shield.


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