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For the Dark Souls variant, see Great Combustion.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Great Combustion (Dark Souls III).

Great Combustion is a pyromancy in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

One of the most ancient pyromancies, passed down through word of mouth. Releases an intense flame in front of the user.
It is unknown who created the first pyromancy, but ancient pyromancies such as this are being passed on by an unknown practitioner of the art to this day.


General information[]

  • Great Combustion is a more powerful version of Combustion, but with fewer casts per slot.
  • Often used by Pyromancy-based builds in PvP, Usually after a parry in conjunction with other Pyromancies such as Lingering Flame, Flame Swathe, and Dance of Fire.
  • The use of this pyromancy after a parry is known as a "Wakeup Combustion" in the PvP community.

Attunement milestones[]

Like all other spells, the amount of casts per slot increases upon reaching certain Attunement milestones:

Attunement Level Amount of Casts
10 6
43 7
94 8
Acid SurgeChaos StormCombustionDance of FireFire OrbFire TempestFire WhipFireball
Fire SnakeFirestormFlame SwatheFlame WeaponFlash SweatForbidden SunGreat Chaos Fireball
Great CombustionGreat FireballImmolationIron FleshLingering FlameOutcryPoison MistToxic MistWarmth