Medium range, large area-of-effect
Acid Surge is a Pyromancy in Dark Souls 2. To cast a Pyromancy, you must use a Flame or Special Weapons that can cast Pyromancy.
"A fringe pyromancy of unknown origin.
Sprays an equipment eroding acid.
Does not directly damage foes, but eats away at their equipment instead. Yet another pyromancy inspired by perniciousness."
- Straid of Olaphis by trading in Royal Rat Authority Soul and 1,500 souls.
- Deals 18 durability damage to armor and rings.
- A spell that has a very practical use in PvP. An opponent using equipment (including armor and rings) with low durability or having no Repair Powder can give you a significant advantage upon his or her equipment breakage. For example, if Acid Surge manages to break an opponent's First, Second, or Third Dragon Ring, the opponent may be restricted to a slower roll.
- You can identify when a ring breaks by the sound of glass breaking, when pieces of armor are broken a wooden-like sound can be heard instead.
In PvP, remove your lock on your opponent and then cast the Acid Surge. Lock on again and if they back away proceed to cast something (Forbidden sun has given me the best results but Great Lightning Spears work just as well) through the mist, since it is difficult to see through your opponent will have little time to evade which almost guarantees direct hits.
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Any usage of this pyromancy in PvE?
Cast acid surge and then under the cover of the cloud, you throw corrosive urns through it to have them hate you even more. Urns do 5 durability damage to weapons/shield,12 to armor, and a whopping 10 to rings, which basically craps on the third dragon ring and other similar rings.
So is this pyromancy of any use in PVE?
My least proud moment in DS2, invading a world with an afk host and having this spell on hand. You know you've done the job when their Havel's Armor breaks.
When you use it for the first time in PvP and your opponent is a naked lad punching with their bare hands
I've heard satan is a big fan of acid builds
I try to get this early as possible to ruin the SM of low level area twinks. Shouldn't have asked your friend to drop that dragon ring, you joyless sucker
When you see some troll use this just in equip everything or use a weapon you don’t mind breaking the weapon refraction ring works too
Actually useful in ds2 because all equipment is made of tissue paper in this game
Cast this at Emerald Herald for some odd behavior in pve
Straid only has toxic mist. I have the rat soul. I've beat the game so how do I get it? New game plus?