Floating Chaos is a pyromancy in Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel.

In-Game Description

Pyromancer Dunnel was fascinated by this ceremonial art employed by the clerics of the Smouldering Lake.
Summons a fire-spitting chaos orb.
Chaos burns away in the blink of an eye, but was the primordial life born in the Bed of Chaos, and a grievous symbol of Izalith's sin.


Obtained after defeating Livid Pyromancer Dunnel in the Painted World of Ariandel, who invades when in the upper level of the structure, in the area where the player fights the Champion's Gravetender and Gravetender Greatwolf.


Cast a fire orb that floats in the air shooting parts of itself.



Due to its autonomy, this spell could be useful to deal safely with a large amount of enemies, allowing the player to simplify their work. It can also stun-lock enemies that are trying to hit the player.

Online gameplayEdit

In a PvP battle, this Pyromancy could be useful to inflict extra damage to the opponent: if the enemy locks on the player, it is possible that during the fight they can't locate the Floating Chaos and get hit.

The orb can also be useful for applying pressure to a target, or forcing them to roll. While a wary enemy can easily dodge the incoming fire, this can make them dodge at an inopportune moment, creating an opportunity to roll-catch them with a weapon if they are close enough.


  • The duration of the orb is affected by Lingering Dragoncrest Ring. Normally the orb will attack twice before vanishing, but with the ring equipped it can attack three times.


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