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By Anonymous
#16417560
At 20 faith and black flame does essentially equal damage as flame sling but costs 6 extra FP. Been testing on the dog and sword orge near the liftside chamber grace.
By Anonymous
#16421186
It might do the same damage upon impact but it leaves a flame that burns the target for an additional 180+ damage that lingers
By Anonymous
#16422129
I thought the same except there is a LOT of extra damage with Black Flame's DoT; don't test the raw damage on weak mobs, test the damage on high HP enemies and you'll see Black Flame's incentive is kinda like Chaos Fireball from Dark Souls; the DoT damage makes it worth it
By Anonymous
#16445545
This is wrong and you are bad.
By fides5566
#16421546
at 30 faith Black Flame with Godslayer's Seal+2 deals ~40% more than Flame Sling, although it uses 63% more FP.

However, if the message below is ture, this spell might be scaling with faith pretty hard when you have Faith high enough.
By Anonymous
#16429304
Can you please test if it's worth using Godslayer's Seal with this spell? It says it buffs this particular incantation, but has weirdly low scaling stat. Is it possible you pull of more damage with other seals then?
By GrayMatter
#16423796
The full description is:

FP Cost 18
Slots Used 1
Faith 20

"A black flame incantation of the Godskin Apostles.

Throws a ball of raging black fire.
Charging enhances potency and causes the fireball to explode.

Black flame is weighty. After dealing damage it continues to sap foes' HP for a very short time.

By GrayMatter
#16423797
Some experimenting with it against the Decaying Ekzykes gave me the following:

33 Faith, damage includes DoT, but not with sneak attack bonus.

+2 Godslayer's Seal - 1062
+1 Finger Seal - 994
Base Finger Seal - 982

I'm not positive, but I think it might have a shallower arc than Flame Sling and moves slightly fast. I have found its easier to hit with.
By GrayMatter
#16423798
Some experimenting with it against the Decaying Ekzykes gave me the following:

33 Faith, damage includes DoT, but not with sneak attack bonus.

+2 Godslayer's Seal - 1062
+1 Finger Seal - 994
Base Finger Seal - 982

I'm not positive, but I think it might have a shallower arc than Flame Sling and moves slightly fast. I have found its easier to hit with.
By Anonymous
#16426936
The full item description is:

A black flame incantation of the Godskin Apostles.

Throws a ball of raging black fire.
Charging enhances potency and causes the fireball to explore.

Black flame is weighty. After dealing damage it continues to sap foes' HP for a very short time.
By Anonymous
#16434036
Freaking awesome spell. Absolutely decimates Godrick the Golden with the wolves to distract him.
By Anonymous
#16437123
The cast time of Black flame feels faster than flame sling, am I the only one that thinks this?
By Anonymous
#16437495
Black Flame will be more useful than Flame Sling against higher HP opponents, because the burn AFTER deals %HP damage. Thus it's more efficient to use Flame Sling against low HP enemies, and Black Flame against higher HP enemies.
By Anonymous
#16440722
black flame
black flame
By Anonymous
#16444650
that means new game+, bicthes
By Anonymous
#16449811
that means new game+ bicthes
By Anonymous
#16445139
At 65 faith this spell still rocks
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