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A firemage conjures a dragon made of fire, by Carolina Eade © Fantasy Flight Games

Pyromancers and firemages are magic users with some ability to manipulate fire.[1][2]


Pyromancers are among the many types of magic practitioners welcome in Asshai.[3]

Pyromancers of the Alchemists' Guild brew wildfire.[4][5]


Pyromancer's apprentice, by Lauren Cannon © Fantasy Flight Games

Mages are said to have renewed and maintained the rituals that tempered the Fourteen Flames of the Valyrian peninsula, with the assassinations of too many of them being a possible cause for the Doom of Valyria.[6]

During the Great Spring Sickness, pyromancers burned the dead of King's Landing in the ruins of the Dragonpit.[7]

Pyromancers are mentioned in the fragments of Archmaester Gyldayn's writings which survived the tragedy at Summerhall.[8]

Pyromancers were often at the court of the fire-obsessed King Aerys II Targaryen.[9] Lord Rossart, Garigus, and Belis were master pyromancers of the Alchemists' Guild who conspired with the Mad King for his wildfire plot.[10]

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A Clash of Kings

Tyrion Lannister, the acting Hand of the King, meets with Wisdom Hallyne the Pyromancer in the Guildhall of the Alchemists, with his alchemists producing wildfire for the upcoming Battle of the Blackwater.[4]

During their stay in Qarth, Daenerys Targaryen and Jhogo see the performance of a firemage who conjures a ladder of swirling flame in the air, rising unsupported from the floor of a bazaar. The mage urges the flames higher with sweeps of his arms until it rises forty feet high and then climbs it, with each touched rung dissolving after him. After he reaches the top, the ladder disappears along with the mage. Meanwhile, cutpurses steal from the watching crowd. Jhogo considers the mage's actions a trick, but Quaithe states it is not. The shadowbinder explains that while half a year before the mage had meager skills manipulating fire, his powers have grown thanks to Daenerys hatching her dragons.[1]

A Storm of Swords

During the wedding feast of King Joffrey I Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell, four master pyromancers entertain by conjuring beasts of living flame which tear at each other with fiery claws.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

Melisandre, a red priestess of R'hllor, has little regard for alchemists and pyromancers.[11]


The substance flows through my veins, and lives in the heart of every pyromancer. We respect its power.[4]

The mage was gesturing, urging the flames higher and higher with broad sweeps of his arms.[1]

—thoughts of Daenerys Targaryen

Cersei: Lord Hallyne has assured me that his pyromancers can control the fire. Let all of King's Landing see the flames. It will be a lesson to our enemies.
Jaime: Now you sound like Aerys.[5]

She was stronger at the Wall, stronger even than in Asshai. Her every word and gesture was more potent, and she could do things that she had never done before. Such shadows as I bring forth here will be terrible, and no creature of the dark will stand before them. With such sorceries at her command, she should soon have no more need of the feeble tricks of alchemists and pyromancers.[11]

—thoughts of Melisandre


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Asshai-by-the-Shadow.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 20, Tyrion V.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Doom of Valyria.
  7. The Sworn Sword.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon V.
  9. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
  10. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 37, Jaime V.
  11. 11.0 11.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.