For other uses, see Black Flame (disambiguation).

Black Flame is a pyromancy in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Pyromancy discovered by grave wardens after High Lord Wolnir fell to the Abyss.
Creates a giant, black flame in hand.
Black flames born from the Abyss bear no shadow. They are said to be the impenetrable fires of humanity.


Sold by Karla for 10,000 souls once she has been given the Grave Warden Pyromancy Tome.


The player uses the pyromancy flame to ignite and erupt a gulf of black flame, damaging the opponent with Dark.

Strategy Edit

PvE Edit

Black flame is generally used to deal very rapidly with foes or also to make the final hit on bosses or minibosses. It has not to be understimated because it's one of the most reliable Pyromancies in the game.

PvP Edit

Although relatively short on range, the black flame offers a decent amount of Dark damage when dealt to an opponent. The player must consider the casting time, as the interval leaves the opponent susceptible for attack: use it wisely!

Using Black Flame with 40 in both Intelligence and Faith and at least the Witch's Ring, alongside the Pyromancer's Parting Flame, will result in massive damage, every cast doing around 500 damage to the opponent, thanks to the 'flame burst' that the Pyromancer's Parting Flame produces when used to cast some specific Pyromancies.

Acid SurgeBlack Fire OrbBlack FlameBlack SerpentBoulder HeaveBursting Fireball
Carthus BeaconCarthus Flame ArcChaos Bed VestigesChaos StormFireballFirestorm
Fire OrbFire SurgeFire WhipFlash SweatGreat Chaos Fire OrbGreat Combustion
Iron FleshPower WithinPoison MistProfaned FlameProfuse SweatRapport
Sacred FlameToxic MistWarmth
Ashes of Ariandel
Floating Chaos
The Ringed City
Flame FanSeething Chaos