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Further Pyromancer Changes

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A whole bunch of Mage Pyromancer changes are coming in for Patch 2.8. Initial announcement by Kervik a while ago provided a nice list of changes. However, since then there’s been some additional adjustments:

  • Internalize Charge charges are now consumed on cast instead of on damage.
  • Scorch is now correctly set as an interrupt. It will no longer generate “Silenced” floater text.
  • Increased the damage of Fireball by ~20%.
  • Fire Storm, with a point spent in Smolder, will now attempt to spread Countdown with each tick of damage. (This may end up needing a different PTS update in order to function correctly.)
  • Fiery Concentration now also reduces mana cost for Fire abilities by 3/6/10%.
  • Pyromancers can now move while channeling Fusillade.
  • Heat Wave now reduces mana cost for non-Instant Fire abilities by 30%.
  • Updated the description for Accelerant to indicate the damage buff only affects the caster’s damage.
  • Accelerant now increases damage from the caster by 4/8/12%. Up from 3/6/9%.

[Source: Kervik]

And here’s what will arrive with next week’s PTS update:

  • Accelerant is now a separate debuff from Countdown. Increased the duration of Accelerant to 10s.
  • Reduced the internal cooldown of Wildfire to 20s.
  • The buff from Wildfire now lasts 20s.
  • Fireball no longer consumes stacks of Pyromancer’s Fury while Heat Wave is active.
  • Reduced the cooldown of Fulminate to 30s.
  • Pyromancer’s Fury now also reduces the cast time of Fireball by 0.5s.
  • Increased the damage of Flame Volley, Countdown, Cinder Burst, Inferno and Searing Bolt.

[Source: Kervik]

These should provide a buff to Pyromancers. Kervik would love to hear your feedback when the changes come up on PTS over on the 2.8 Pyromancer PTS Thread.

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