I honestly don’t get why pyro’s ult is so, so bad. Specially when we have waystalker’s ult to compare. On cataclysm, pyromancer’s ult:
- Doesn’t one shot pague rats
- Doesn’t one shot savages
- Doesn’t one shot maulers
- Doesn’t one shot gas rats or blightstormers
- Has a longer animation than WS’s ult
- Travels slower than WS’s ult
- Takes forever to target
- Sometimes completely ignores targeting
- Sometimes will let you target enemies through walls even though, if you actually fire it, it won’t kill the enemy
- Can only kill one stormvermin at a time
Waystalker has an ult that can reliably take out an entire pack of plague monks. Pyro needs a crit for that and even then it’s nowhere near as reliable. WS’s ult can be used under pressure to kill a buch of elites. Doing that with pyro will make you get hit because of the long animation and slow travel speed. In fact if, as pyro, you have a hook rat in your face during a horde, you better not use your ult to kill it, because it will probably go for a few slave rats on the horde instead of killing the packmaster that is literally in your face about to grab you and that you were looking at while using your ult. A 60 second cooldown for an ult that cannot one shot all specials, cannot save you from any situation, can’t reliably take out a pack of berserkers and doesn’t provide any control or mobility, is simply ridiculous. Specially on a class that is already struggling to compete with the other 2 options for that character.
Pyro’s ult needs a buff. It needs to be at least as good as Waystalker’s ult, even if that means increasing the cooldown. Fixing the targeting problems (which WS’s ult also has) would be a nice addition.