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Bursting Fireball is a pyromancy in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Pyromancy of old restored by Cornyx. One of the Great Swamp's more advanced spells.
Hurls an exploding fireball.
A rare technique that undergoes change after leaving the caster's hand, making this a spell renowned for its difficulty.


Sold by Cornyx of the Great Swamp for 5,000 souls once he has been given the Great Swamp Pyromancy Tome.


Throws a fireball that immediately splits into 11 smaller splinters, which spread out in a fan in front of the caster. Each splinter inflicts 0.71 times the Spell Buff of the catalyst as Fire damage to any enemies caught, and multiple splinters can hit the same target.


Single player[]

This Pyromancy deals rather poor damage, but the wide spread of the splinters means that it is virtually guaranteed to hit anything in front of the caster. This makes it useful as a crowd control spell, when staggering a multitude of foes in a single direction is necessary.

Online gameplay[]

Bursting Fireball is a very situational spell in PvP. It can catch players as they are coming out of their rolls and also apply some pressure to gankers. Furthermore, Bursting Fireball has a shotgun effect where it deals greater damage if all the fire shards hit at close range. This Pyromancy can be used to manipulate the battle field, forcing players to roll inwards or to the side (where you can have a Seething Chaos set up).

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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