The Best Pyromancer Builds For Dark Souls 3 (2021)

Best Pyromancer Builds in Dark Souls 3

The guide to Pyromancer builds in Dark Souls 3 is all you need to be on your best fire game.

Just like in the other two previous entries, Pyromancy is a way for you to deal great fire damage in both PVE and PVP.

The player can cast Pyromancies with all Flames and the White hair Talisman. We’ve also written on using DS 3 Cheat engine if that interests you.

The most important things when going for a Pyromancer build are Faith and Intelligence. Pyromancies will scale with both stats. You should aim for 40/40 in Int/Fth for good scaling and keep the other stats at a minimum for the weapons you want to use.

Dexterity can also be a good stat to upgrade. Dexterity improves casting speed. Keep in mind that Pyromancy needs a lot of attunement. The most useful pyromancies require 2 slots.

The Best Pyromancer Builds Explained

There are quite a few types of Pyromancer builds to choose from, here are the best ones.

You will obviously go for the Pyromancer class as your starting class in each one.

1. Full Pyromancer

You’ll be a full-on caster with this one. Huge damage with little downtime between casting. You’ll also get a lot of attunement slots.

  • Soul Level: 125
  • Vigor: 30
  • Attunement: 40
  • Endurance: 28
  • Vitality: 8
  • Strength: 12
  • Dexterity: 9
  • Intelligence: 40
  • Faith: 40
  • Luck: 7.

2. Melee Pyromancer

You’ll be dealing less fire damage with this build but you can use a lot of the Dex weapons. I personally recommend Katanas or Curved Swords. Even the Chaos Blade can be a lot of fun here if you’re willing to put up with the damage it inflicts on the wielder with each strike (about 1% of your HP).

  • Soul Level: 125
  • Vigor: 35
  • Attunement: 20
  • Endurance: 30
  • Vitality: 8
  • Strength: 16
  • Dexterity: 40
  • Intelligence: 28
  • Faith: 30
  • Luck: 7.
Best Pyromancer Builds in Dark Souls 3

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3. Classic Pyromancer

With this build, I recommend using Demon’s Fist, Demon’s Greataxe, or Old King’s Great Hammer.

  • Soul Level: 125
  • Vigor: 35
  • Attunement: 20
  • Endurance: 35
  • Vitality: 18
  • Strength: 40
  • Dexterity: 9
  • Intelligence: 25
  • Faith: 25
  • Luck: 7.

4. Mix Pyromancer

This build will enable you to inflict great damage with spells and weapons like Great Corvian Scythe and Witch’s Locks.

  • Soul Level: 125
  • Vigor: 30
  • Attunement: 30
  • Endurance: 25
  • Vitality: 8
  • Strength :16
  • Dexterity :18
  • Intelligence: 40
  • Faith: 40
  • Luck: 7.

Pyromancy Spells

Spells are the bread and butter for all casters. There are 30 pyromancies. Almost all pyromancies deal fire damage. 3 out of those 30 pyromancies deal dark damage. We can divide those up into three categories: short-range, medium-range, and long-range. Below you’ll find some worthy mentions.

Best Pyromancer Builds in Dark Souls 3

Short Range Pyromancy Spells

1. Flame Whip

This is one of the most underrated spells out there. If you can manage to make contact with the full flame, you’ll deal the highest amount of damage out of all the pyromancies. The only shortcoming of this spell is that it’s very easy to dodge so it’s not very viable in PVP.

2. Dark Flame and Great Combustion:

These two spells have a very small range but they do a lot of damage. They are also quite easy to spam. They work great with the Full Pyromancer build.

3. Fire Surge

This might be my least favorite spell. The damage output is quite low. It does have a few things going for it though. The casting time is very short and the hitbox from the flames is constant. It’s good when you’re up against opponents that roll a lot or just as a way to finish off someone with low health.

4. Sacred Flame

This one is very fun to use but easily punishable due to its long wind-up time. Successfully using it means taking a good chunk off your opponent’s health thanks to its built-in critical damage.

5. Seething Chaos

This is part of The Ringed City DLC. It basically acts as a time bomb. It throws a ball of fire that sticks onto surfaces and explodes to deal a small Area of Effect damage. This spell can be very useful if you’re fighting multiple enemies at once.

6. Flame Fan

This one is also part of The Ringed City DLC. It summons a big fire fan that’s within melee range, causes good damage, and can cause players to stagger on the first contact.

Medium Range Pyromancy Spells

1. Fire Orb, Black Fire Orb and Chaos Fire Orb:

These three spells are classic pyromancies and very straightforward. You create a fireball that you then throw at your enemy to deal damage. Simple spells with medium range and a good amount of damage.

  • The Fire Orb deals fire damage.
  • The Dark Fire Orb deals dark damage.

The Chaos Fire Orb deals great fire damage and creates a lava pool at the point of impact which in turn deals moderate fire damage.

2. Chaos Storm

Dark Souls 3’s version isn’t quite as powerful as Dark Souls 1 and 2 but it gets the job done. It creates multiple fire pillars and lava pools around the pillars. Those deal fire damage to whoever is hit by them and also stuns them for a couple of seconds upon the first contact.

Long Range Pyromancy Spells

1. Floating Chaos

Part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC. It creates a medium-sized floating fireball that shoots 3 smaller fireballs. The 3 fireballs have some slight tracking and they deal fire damage.

2. Chaos Bed Vestiges

Previously known as “Forbidden Sun” in Dark Souls 2. It creates a big fireball or ‘sun’ and it reaches far targets. The fire damage output is high.

3. Black Serpent

Creates a black flame trail that deals dark damage and stuns. This spell has homing properties and can travel through surfaces like floors and walls. It can also move around all obstacles.

Best Pyromancer Builds in Dark Souls 3

The Top Pyromancer Equipment

As a pyromancer, your primary tool will be the Pyromancy Flame. There are 4 catalysts that you can choose from.

  • Pyromancer Flame: Best damage output and scaling out of all 4 catalysts.
  • Pyromancer Parting Flame: Lesser damage output than the Pyromancer Flame but more effective close range.
  • White Hair Talisman: Low damage and scaling. This talisman enables you to cast both pyromancies and miracles.
  • Demon Scar: A Scimitar that enables you to cast pyromancies but its damage output is lower than the Pyromancy Flame.

I won’t get into armor or weapons since they’re more a matter of personal choice when it comes to Pyromancy. I’ll go straight to rings.

Some of the best rings for a pyromancer are the Fire Witch Ring, Great Swamp Ring, Darkmoon Ring, Sage Ring.

Try some of those builds and see which one suits your playstyle more. Do you want to only use Pyromancy? Go for the Pure Pyromancy build. Or maybe you want to use both pyromancies and weapons? Give the Mix Pyromancer build a shot.

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