A Pyromancer build revolves around the concept of intelligence and faith. For a great Pyro experience, you should target a 40/40 Intelligence/Faith and pick at least 30-end weapons.
Dark Souls 3 has multiple items that will help you boost your performance. Vigor + Endurance will help you with stamina and health for your life. This factor minimizes your Str/Dex, enhancing endurance and output.
Try using a catalyst that will enable you to cast multiple Pyromancy spells and create a mixture of combat combos and playing techniques.
Let’s have an overview of the four primary catalysts you can use in your Pyromancy Build. The Pyromancy flame provides better DPS and scaling. The Pyromancer parting flame has a lower DPS but suitable for close-range combat.
Armors and Weapons for This Build
When choosing your weapons, you need to select the ones that perform well with your Intelligence/Faith. You can select those with perfect scaling or enhance their performance through infusions.
During ‘early game,’ go for raw infusions, and reinforce it with shards as you progress it to the next level. Raw infusions enhance endurance by boosting spells and scaling for weapons on the next level. The following are some of the commonly used weapons in pyromancer build.
This weapon has a higher damage per second associated with enticing move-sets and better scaling. This Pyromancer builds best serves the offensive Pyromancers.
You can also find this weapon in the early stages of the game. It has the highest DPS in all straight sword infusions. However, it has lower scaling and move-set. It requires 10/10 strength-Dexterity.
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Chaos Lothric Knight straight Sword
This weapon has higher scaling than two starightswords. It requires an Str/Dex of 11/18 and bonus critical damage but lower DPS.
Harpe has a medium DPS but quicker move-set, which involves piercing and quickstep attacks.
This weapon requires a 9/17 Str/Dex and 12/12 Int/Faith. It provides good scaling, move-set, and DPS. Witch’s locks work best as a secondary weapon, suiting defensive Pyromancers.
Chaos Astora Greatsword
You can find this weapon during early game stages, at the graveyard near Cathedral). This weapon has a hyperarmor hence a medium armor is recommended. It requires an Str/Dex of 16/18. The weapon has a high-striking power and very light, thus enhancing stamina and endurance. This greatsword performs best on running or rolling attacks.
Chaos Thrall Axe
Thrall Axe has a high DPS, good move-set. Find it during the early game stages. It has a quickstep weapon art and requires an Str/Dex of 8/8. Thrall Axe catches rolls easily, suiting both defensive and offensive pyromancers.
Chaos Corvian Scythe
This weapon has a good DPS, moveset, and scaling, which enhance shield breaching and a hyperarmor. It requires a high Str/Dex. Put Bloodred Moss Clumps in case of self-bleeding.
You can find the Onyx blade at the Ashes of Ariandel. It has proper scaling, thrust attacks, self-buffers, hyperamor, and requires an Str/Dex of 14/12 and 15/15 Int/Faith. Note that, Onyx blade is appropriate early stages and not suitable for the end-game.
You can find this weapon at the Ringed City DLC. Also, you can invest in it from other players. It requires a 17/17 Int/Faith and 16 Dex, no strength. Although this weapon doesn’t give you a high DPS, it has other benefits. The Demon’s scar has 110-extra critical damage, light, and has pure fire damage, fit for working with the fire clutch ring. The demon’s scar works best as a catalyst to channel r1 into spells faster.
Similar to the demon’s scar, this weapon doesn’t provide you with a high DPS. However, it has proper scaling, nice movesets, and requires low investment. Combine it with the Carthus Arch flame to enhance DPS.
Falchion Curved Sword
You can get the Falchion from cathacumbs. It has a 9/13 Str/Dex requirement and has a good moveset appropriate for running attacks.
The Claymore Greatsword, chaos, requires a 16/13 Str/Dex. It has a good DPS and nice movesets, hence proper with offensive pyromancers.
Get this weapon, during early game stages, at ‘little thief.’ Flamberge has a less DPS than Claymore. It requires a 15Str/14Dex.
Zweihander uses Chaos/dark infusions. Buy this weapon from Greitat ‘the thief’ after his first pillage run. It requires a 19Str/11Dex. Zweihander has a good DPS and lightweight.
Murky Hand Scythe
The Murky Hand Scythe is a dagger with piercing characteristics. This dagger has good DPS, lightweight, good scaling, and quickstep moveset. Also, you can infuse it with Dark and recommendable to use with the Dark Clutch Ring. However, it lacks extra critical damage.
The choice of armor is not very important to a Pyromancer. Pick your favorite armor-set. However, make sure it not very heavy-you need less than 70% equip-load to enhance endurance. Fast-roll is recommendable due to a lack of hyperarmor.
Pros and Cons
- You can switch different damage types in a Pyromancer build as you upgrade from a primary short-range weapon. Upgrades are through infusions, dark, raw, and chaos. Chaos is always better.
- The Pyromancer build suits gamers who like using magic. You can cast multiple spells such as the flame whip, great combustion, and dark flame, fire surge, seething chaos, etc.
- A Pyromancer requires intense investment. You can purchase these features from gamer friends.
- Managing a Pyromancer is tricky. Striking a balance in your pyromancy spells, dexterity, strength, faith, and intelligence is tricky. You also need to learn how to secure some attunement points.
To sum up, this article will help you build a Pyromancer and use it efficiently.
Pyromancy Build offers versatile play classes suitable for different Pyromancer playing styles. You can blend the weapons to come up with your unique combo techniques. You need to practice striking a balance between the key features of controlling a Pyromancer.
Invest in your pyro to enhance its performance.