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

Great Chaos Fireball

Spell Type


Attunement SlotsSlots Used

2 Slot

Spell Uses



Short to Medium Range



"The Chaos Flame is said to have devoured the mother of pyromancy.
Create a chaos flame, and hurl it at foes.

This special flame creates a short-lived surge of molten lava wherever it lands."

Acquired From



  • After throwing a great chaos fire ball a pool of lava lingers on the spot of impact doing massive fire damage to enemies who decide to stick around too long.
    The immediate damage of this spell (impact + explosion) is the most powerful of all pyromancies, dealing roughly 50% more damage than Great Fireball.
    Same range and speed (cast time is appox. the same as Fire Tempest) as the basic Fireball but does more damage than the Forbidden Sun with a larger area splash and lava that lingers longer (lava is not effected by the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring)
    Since this pyromancy is difficult to dodge and has high damage with a wide AoE, it is arguably the best pyromancy for PvP. It is recommended that you wait until your opponent approaches and time the cast so you throw it at your feet, even if you miss your opponent either must back up or be damaged by the lingering lava.
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    • Anonymous

      ... So either I go completely bonkers and destroy lots of controllers in the process to get to rank 3 with BoB, or get to NG++ and save my sanity? I think I'll replay the game and earn it through PvE rather than even attempt to go against ghost range katanas, laggers and gankers.

      • Anonymous

        I trying to Plat ds2, I got this pyromancy now, it was the last, but the achievement doesn't count, anyone know what I can do?

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I'm not going to even try to go through what it takes to get this. I read, and read, and read because there was just no way it was true because i just couldn't believe it. Beat the game 3 times, or do cancer arena pvp forever. Face it, you're not meant to have this. The devs basically removed it from DS2. The only intended purpose this pyromancy spells has is novelty and nostalgia.

          • Anonymous

            This does insane damage. I was doing over 1000 dmg with only 10 int and fth. I can imagine how strong this is in a pyro dedicated build.

            • Anonymous

              I went to NG+2 and got this pyromancy for the achievement, but never even used it. It's really disappointing you can't get it sooner without 500(?!) PVP kills. That's excessive even if you like doing PVP, which I don't. The fact that you can't obtain it in NG, even though farming, is an oversight.

              • Anonymous

                To the ds2 devs who made it so i have to fight 500 players or play the game 3 times can go suck **** **** this.

                • Anonymous

                  Honestly, I have no problem going to NG+2 to get this instead of beating 500 players in the arena. I mean in DS3 you have to go to NG+2 to get all the +2 rings. But I'm never going to Brume Tower as a pyromancer ever again.

                  • Anonymous

                    I still need this for the trophy and would like for others to get it as well. We could help each other by doing kills in the arena. If you want add me (I'm on PS3) : X_REAPERxPEACE_X

                    • Anonymous

                      "Ok, we've made a super powerful pvp spell that does big damage and rollcatches. How easily available should it be?" Ds2 devs: "hide it. Make it a pain in the ass to unlock, so you have to truly dedicate hours upon hours to making a strong pyro build." Ds3 devs: "lol make it available like 2 hours into the game"

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