The Sacred Flame is a pyromancy in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Pyromancy taught among savages. Flame burrows inside foes and ignites.
Originally used in a ceremony for cleansing sacrificial impurities, thereby lending the spell its name.
As barbaric as it seems, this may in fact be quite fitting for the savage pyromancers who consider themselves servants of the divine.


Found inside a lava pool in the Smouldering Lake. Make way through the level until reaching the lowermost floor, past the area with several Basilisks and where Knight Slayer Tsorig attacks. The Sacred Flame lies on the left wall among the lava, the other item being an Ember.


A grab attack that requires a charge up. When connecting to an enemy that can be grabbed, places the player in a state like a critical attack, where the caster cannot be harmed. The player burns the target for light buildup damage before exploding into a high damage burst, blowing the target to the ground. When executed on a non-grabbable foe, does little damage.

How to obtainEdit

In order to survive the trip inside the lava, there are many strategies that can be followed and even combined before venturing inside. The main idea is to slow down the loss of HP enough time, allowing the player to heal up and advance a bit further, repeating the process as many times as necessary until they have successfully gotten the item and returned to solid ground. Each time the player's health reaches half of the HP bar, they should heal.

Here is a small list with just a few strategies to survive:


  • Despite the animation and invulnerability frames, this spell does not benefit from critical-boosting or on-critical effects and rings, such as Hornet Ring and Aldrich's Ruby and Sapphire.
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