Pyromancer is the worst career in game.
Pyromancer may can do decent dps. But this game isn’t about doing more damage. Main thing is about survive and clear.
Killing infantry increases damage output. If dps is that important, everyone should use flamethrower.
Pyro lacks everything other than damage output. Bad survivability and utility and the worst ult in game.
Consequently pyro is powerful on easy difficulty where you can do only dps without threat, but weak on higher difficulty.
My main was pyro before WOM. I almost only played this career but not anymore.
I had to vent more to kill more stuff but hp is limited. That caused bad survivability. You have to spend half hp to kill a monster.
When cata first came out, gameplay was solely focused on survivability so i abandoned pyro.
Her problems are ult and talent and that’s all of career. Zealot has at least good talents.
-First, ult just doesn’t work. Broken. It hits trash mobs and doesn’t cleave enough.
Ult needs more cleave and I suggest AOE explosion.
Cleave through enemy until meets target then explode doing headshot to target and bodyshot to near.
Also motion speed and flying speed should be increased.
-Second, talent. Most of talents have ridiculous conditions to meet.
Maintaining above 80% hp?
Killing elite or special in every 10s on my own?
Maintaining above 80% heat?
But rewards are soso, maybe worse than other career’s talent with easy trigger.
10lv, every talents need to be changed.
Ride the Fire Wind(1~20% dmg boost) : plz 10% flat dmg or power.
Martial Study (5% AS) : delete
Spirit-Casting (10% Crit above 80% HP) : alleviate condition. Above 50% or Below 80% maybe?
20lv, also niche.
Deathly Dissipation(Free overcharge upon special kill) : Duration is so annoying while playing with this. I couldn’t properly use 10s.
Only used this for killing consecutive special kill. Stacks like BH’s swap buff would be nice. And also works on ally’s special kill.
1 stack for 1 casting, stack up to 10.
On the Precipice(15% dmg above 80% overcharge) : Too much condition, lower to 50% overcharge like unchained. Why offensive talent on 20lv?
One with the Flame(2% AS per passive stack) : 3% per stack would be nice.
25lv. No brainer.
Soul Siphon (10% DR upon special or elite kill, stacks up to 3) : Worst kind of DR talent. Need to be consistent. Make it work with crit.
To be different from shade, maybe permanent stacks? How about this? Crit gives 0.5%DR and stack up to 60.
The Volans Doctrine (No slowdown) : Must pick. Nothing to pick other and this is too good. I think this should be passive like unchained.
Fleetflame(movement speed) : Unless permanent stacks, no reason to pick.
+Pyromancer need conduit talent(unchained venting talent). Taking 9 hp for fully venting seems bad idea.
Ult : Cleave through enemy until meets target then explode.
passive : No slowdown.
1)15%dmg boost above 50% overcharge.
2)10% crit chance with better condition.
3)Other powerful dmg boost talent.
Like 20% ally dmg boost on burning target.
1)Free overcharge with better condition
2)Conduit of unchained
3)3% AS per passive stack
1)Better kind of DR. Maybe permanent stack.
2,3)New interesting talents.
Like fully charged crit spell applies knockback to monster. BCR on high overheat. Thp on ranged crit.
I think still pyro should be pure dps career. But a bit of utility wouldn’t hurt. Especially, utility on ult.