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Title: Mid-Level Pyromancer PvP
Post by: trias_e on March 07, 2011, 02:12:50 PM
Its a ton of fun, so I made a highlight video!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWfiygbXokM

Let me know if you have thoughts on playstyle improvements or different specs to try out as I level up.  Right now I do feel that mages are slightly weak at these levels, but as you can see I can still do pretty well for myself.

Other specs I'm interested in:  Can stormcaller be used in PvP effectively somehow?  Pyro/lock could also be absolutely lethal I think.  

Oh, and warning:  Features growly metal music.  If you can't stand that...feel free to mute it!  : D


Title: Re: Mid-Level Pyromancer PvP
Post by: Cadaverine on March 07, 2011, 11:52:11 PM
Nice video.  I would like to know how you got the buttons for the reactive abilities, or whatever they were, to pop up on screen like that.


Title: Re: Mid-Level Pyromancer PvP
Post by: Jherad on March 08, 2011, 06:30:23 AM
Fun :)

I'm mostly playing as a pyro myself (with 8 points in dominator, and spares in archmage for my pvp build) - one thing I will say is that the BG play changes dramatically in the post 30 game. Time-to-kill goes waaay down, meaning you can't go toe to toe with melee classes like that any more. Flicker, and other anti CC, are your friend. Also, as a direct result of the lower TTK, healers seem much more vulnerable (especially with Dom toys like Priest's Lament).

Cadaverine - If you go into UI setup, you can move (and resize) your reactives window from its default position (which is just above the hotbar at the bottom iirc).


Title: Re: Mid-Level Pyromancer PvP
Post by: trias_e on March 08, 2011, 01:04:26 PM
One thing about pyros is that they have some pretty sick CC capability.  With 5 second disarm, 2 second AE stun, 5 second single target stun, thats a good amount of time you can disable a melee who is even up in your face.  But even at my bracket, if flicker and break free are both down, I often go splat real quick, undoubtedly.