Not to be confused with the Fire upgrade path.

The Hellkite Dragon breathing fire.

Fire DamageFire is a damage type that can be inflicted in Dark Souls.

General information[edit | edit source]

Fire Damage is one of three elemental damage types and can be inflicted by certain enemies, items, pyromancies, weapons and in the environment of specific locations.

Fire is generally effective against unarmored targets; this makes it highly effective against most Undead enemies, which makes it a suitable choice for the starting areas. However, Fire is not very effective against many enemies encountered in the Demon Ruins, such as the Demonic Statues. As a rule of thumb, if an enemy can use Fire as an attack, then it is resistant to Fire. There are exceptions, though, such as Gwyn, Lord of Cinder and Hollows.

Defense[edit | edit source]

Flame DEF To lower Fire Damage received, it is necessary to raise the Flame Defense stat.

Stats[edit | edit source]

At lower levels, increasing all stats while leveling up will raise Flame Defense to some degree, however, Resistance will raise it more than any other. Increasing one's liquid Humanity level will also raise it by a small amount.

Pyromancy[edit | edit source]

The Pyromancy spell Flash Sweat significantly raises Flame Defense.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

Of the starting armor sets, the Tattered Cloth Set offers the best defense against Fire.

Although light armor sets offer some of the lowest Flame Defense on average, the Gold-Hemmed Black Set, Great Lord Set and the above-mentioned Tattered Cloth Set are suitable choices.

Of the medium armor sets, the Black Knight Set, Ornstein's Set, Set of Artorias and Gough's Set, whose headpiece offers the highest Flame Defense out of the head armor, are good choices.

Heavy armor sets offer some of the best Flame Defense. Smough's Set does not need to be upgraded and offers very high flame resistance, while the fully upgraded Black Iron Set offers the highest of any set.

Individual armor pieces that have the highest Fire Defense when fully upgraded are the Gough's Helm, Black Iron Armor, Black Iron Gauntlets, and Gold-Hemmed Black Skirt, totalling 207 Fire Defense.

Rings[edit | edit source]

The Flame Stoneplate Ring and, to a lesser extent, the Speckled Stoneplate Ring offer considerable resistance to Fire.

Shields[edit | edit source]

There is no shield that blocks 100% of Fire Damage, although the Dragon Crest Shield, with 85%, and Black Knight Shield, with 95%, have good defensive bonuses against it.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

The Dragon Greatsword, Dragon King Greataxe and Dragon Tooth increases Flame Defense by 20 when equipped, and the Drake Sword and Dragon Bone Fist by 15.

Utilization[edit | edit source]

Applying Fire Damage to a weapon with Charcoal Pine Resin

Pyromancy[edit | edit source]

Players can harness Fire Damage by utilizing nearly every Pyromancy spell. Pyromancies and certain items cause 100% Fire Damage.

Items[edit | edit source]

Weapon augmentation[edit | edit source]

Fire Damage on weapons is dealt in conjunction with Physical Damage and can be done temporarily through weapon augmentation by applying Charcoal Pine Resin to Standard, Raw and Crystal weapons, along with some exceptions.

Weapon ascension[edit | edit source]

Fire Damage-dealing weapons can also be obtained by ascending weapons down the Fire and Chaos upgrade paths in The Catacombs by the blacksmith, Vamos.

Rings[edit | edit source]

Perhaps the most peculiar, using the Orange Charred Ring will allow basic kick animations to deal fire damage. Excludes Curved and Thrusting swords, as they do not kick with the foot.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Certain weapons are inherently imbued with Fire Damage and can be found throughout the world.

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Fire Damage can also be dealt, along with Thrust damage, by using bows with the Fire Arrow ammunition.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of enemies, characters and bosses that can deal Fire Damage.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Minibosses[edit | edit source]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Environmental hazards[edit | edit source]

Fire Damage can also be encountered in the environment, such as in the Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith. Safe traversal requires the Orange Charred Ring.

See also[edit | edit source]

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