Flame Swathe

Spell Type


Attunement SlotsSlots Used

1 Slot

Spell Uses



Medium Range AOE

Flame Swathe is a Pyromancy in Dark Souls 2. To cast a Pyromancy, you must use a Flame or Special Weapons that can cast Pyromancy.



"One of the pyromancies devised by Straid, the great mage of ancient Olaphis.
Great flames envelop and immolate faraway foes.

Straid, always immersed in magic, never accepted an apprentice.
As a result, much of his extensive knowledge is permanently lost."

Acquired From

  • Bought from Straid for 9500 souls
  • Dropped from Bell Keepers in Belfry Sol. (Very rare drop)



  • Great spell in PVP, can hit you from a distance, and if you're in a roll, you won't have time to get away from the impact. The best part of this spell is it's sheer damage. With an upgraded pyromancy flame, it's entirely possible to burst down full health enemy players with just a single flame swathe cast. This spell is also very useful in PVE situations, comes very handy in boss fights.
  • As of Patch 1.04, the damage of this spell is slightly decreased, also, the explosion is delayed.
    also used by Desert Sorceress.
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    • Anonymous

      08 Dec 2019 11:39  

      I ran through belfry sol 3 times killing all the 5 bell keepers and it dropped. I was waring gold serpent ring +1 and jesters hat and I used a rusted coin. So to anyone wondering how rare it is, it's not impossibly rare.

      • Anonymous

        06 Feb 2018 21:22  

        Also drops from these big mummy guys with the crescent polearm in Lost Bastile. I found this only 3 times in 500h playtime. Very very rare.

        • Anonymous

          Use against Gargoyles13 Sep 2016 15:33  

          Is this worth buying in order to beat the Belfry Gargoyles? (Speaking as a Sorcerer)...

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