I’m almost done with my 100 mission challenge for Pyromancer and I’ve got to say how awful it’s been playing as the Pyromancer.
I haven’t played Sienna since summer of 2018 and have never played as the Pyromacer as host so I don’t know if her Burning Head ability acts differently host side.
I agree that the 2018 version of Burning Head was extremely overpowered. It had some sort of aim bot mechanic to where you didn’t need to see the special but aim your ability in the sky and it would seek out any specials on the map.
While playing Pyromancer as client, her Burning Head ability is 90% unreliable. Just today, while playing on the same map, it just flew upwards into the air missing literally EVERYTHING in front of me. It’s gotten to the point where I will just not use my ability at all. It’s that frustrating. I will be describing my experiences from that one game below but it’s like this or worse in every game I play as Pyromancer.
1.) 2nd grim location
Went to go light the 3rd candle on the farthest left side and was behind the big rock. I see an assassin skittering around on the other side. I hold my Burning Head out, walk out to target the assassin which was a good distance away and had a clear shot, then let go of it and dodged behind the rock. The Burning Head goes straight up completely missing the assassin and that assassin rat ends up pouncing me THROUGH THE ROCK I was hiding behind.
2-3.) Ribspreader fight
I drink a concoction potion and get 3 Burning Head charges. It’s the beginning of the fight with no other enemies around. The first 2 completely misses by going around Ribspreader then flying up despite having him locked on with a red outline and the 3rd ends up hitting him. I WAS LITERALLY STANDING IN FRONT OF HIM!
Out of almost 100 games, I feel like the Burning Head is broken. It seems to be more RNG geared than whether or not I have the target locked on. If there are no obstructions, no other enemies around, and the target is locked on then theoretically I should hit my target.
I am calling on to Fatshark to please take another look at the Burning Head ability and see what is going on and why it’s not hitting anything. I do not know if it behaves differently on host side but while playing as client, it’s best to not bother using it at all because it misses almost all of the time.
Plus, it gets me killed when it does miss and that irritates TF out of me especially when there are no obstructions between me and my locked on target.
Until it gets addressed or at least partially fixed, I don’t think I’ll ever play as Pyromancer once my hero challenge is done. That is how horrible her ability behaves for me.
I am sorry for the partial rant but I am up to my ears in frustration with Pyromancer and how her Burning Head ability behaves. I hold it down until my target is locked on and make sure there are no enemies or obstructions in the way and it not only misses my target but doesn’t hit anything at all behind the target.