Creates a Dark explosion from the palm of the caster's hand, dealing high Dark damage.
As it is one of only three Dark Pyromancies in the game, Black Flame is extremely useful for bringing another damage type to the table. Its fast casting speed makes it a force to be reckoned with, though being a melee range spell hampers its utility somewhat. Like all other Combustion-type spells, it benefits from being cast from a Pyromancer's Parting Flame for the extra melee-range damage.
In PvP, this spell is a favorite amongst invaders, as it inflicts extremely high stamina damage if blocked, enough to threaten even greatshields with a guard break. This is extremely useful for dispatching defensive hosts or phantoms with ripostes to quickly even the odds.