Best Pyromancer build?

#1DJackson91Posted 4/16/2013 8:14:07 AM(edited)
Hi, I have ordered this game online and although I've played this completed this game before, patches have probably changed alot. I was thinking of making a pyromancer build eventually, and was wondering whether you guys thought this was a good eventual build?

http://mmdks.com/1wnw

Want to be light and still effective. If I remember correctly (or if it hasn't changed) doesn't pyro casting speed cap at 45 DEX?

Should anything be changed to maximize effectiveness?

And what equipment/weapons should I be on the lookout for?

Cheers
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#2LoneReaper115Posted 4/16/2013 8:27:07 AM
I noticed on your build you have a lot of wasted spell slots waiting to be filled. Also, you can't use replenishment unless you have 16 faith, which you could be dropping your strength down to 27 and 2 handing larger weapons, and maybe gauge your vitality a little. Also, in your plan, the flame isn't ascended. Chaos fireball is good, and fire surge is kinda underrated.
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#3BaalbusterxboxPosted 4/16/2013 8:40:49 AM
Try this
http://m.mugenmonkey.com/?c=162075119175577928
Have a chaos comp bow on hand,
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#4DJackson91(Topic Creator)Posted 4/16/2013 9:09:33 AM
LoneReaper115 posted...
I noticed on your build you have a lot of wasted spell slots waiting to be filled. Also, you can't use replenishment unless you have 16 faith, which you could be dropping your strength down to 27 and 2 handing larger weapons, and maybe gauge your vitality a little. Also, in your plan, the flame isn't ascended. Chaos fireball is good, and fire surge is kinda underrated.


Yea I know I am going to leave myself 2 slots for a while until I get PF upgraded then I'll start working on Attunement... and I haven't got the game yet (hopefully arriving tomrw). I was just planning a rough build beforehand.

Cheers for the reply though
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#5DJackson91(Topic Creator)Posted 4/16/2013 9:14:24 AM
Baalbusterxbox posted...
Try this
http://m.mugenmonkey.com/?c=162075119175577928
Have a chaos comp bow on hand,


I noticed in yours that the strength stat is significantly lower than mine, whereas your VIT is much higher. Is strength not particularly important?

I just assumed it would be to wield potentially better shields/weapons?
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#6ZOMBIEHEADZoCOMPosted 4/16/2013 9:22:28 AM
Dress to impress, be fast rolling, dual weld Dex weapons, have at least 40 Dex, beat the game twice so you can have 6 attunement slots with chaos fireball, 2 x Great Fireball, 2 x Great Combustion or Black Flame. Use rings to boost damage. Wear dusk crown to boost damage.
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#7LoneReaper115Posted 4/16/2013 9:41:18 AM(edited)
This is what I came up with based on what I felt you were trying for:

http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=390670574540670889

Enough weight allotment to swap the Uchigatana for Quelaag's Furysword, swap dark hand for a mid/ light shield, and can swap the pyro flame for the Thoroland Talisman to be able to use Replenish. I forgot to mention that the 16 strength was so you could switch to a Chaos Claymore if needed.

This is another build that I had started working on for myself that may suit what you're looking for also:
http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=426703100370967381
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#8BaalbusterxboxPosted 4/16/2013 9:37:43 AM
DJackson91 posted...
Baalbusterxbox posted...
Try this
http://m.mugenmonkey.com/?c=162075119175577928
Have a chaos comp bow on hand,


I noticed in yours that the strength stat is significantly lower than mine, whereas your VIT is much higher. Is strength not particularly important?

I just assumed it would be to wield potentially better shields/weapons?


It's not that str is unimportant, but dex is pyro's best friend, (casting speed) and quelaags doesn't get any benefit from str... My version lets you keep the quelaags with the same damage plus it keeps access to the bss... Which is nice, you could drop a bit out of health and up str to 14 or 16 to use the katanas... But that's unnecessary IMO... Plus it gives more attunement which is nice enough... Plus 36 poise and 40 poise are effectively the same but in the setup I gave you can flip... Which is a bit of a crutch but also much better than a fast roll...
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#9DJackson91(Topic Creator)Posted 4/16/2013 10:14:14 AM
Baalbusterxbox posted...
DJackson91 posted...
Baalbusterxbox posted...
Try this
http://m.mugenmonkey.com/?c=162075119175577928
Have a chaos comp bow on hand,


I noticed in yours that the strength stat is significantly lower than mine, whereas your VIT is much higher. Is strength not particularly important?

I just assumed it would be to wield potentially better shields/weapons?


It's not that str is unimportant, but dex is pyro's best friend, (casting speed) and quelaags doesn't get any benefit from str... My version lets you keep the quelaags with the same damage plus it keeps access to the bss... Which is nice, you could drop a bit out of health and up str to 14 or 16 to use the katanas... But that's unnecessary IMO... Plus it gives more attunement which is nice enough... Plus 36 poise and 40 poise are effectively the same but in the setup I gave you can flip... Which is a bit of a crutch but also much better than a fast roll...


Ok that makes sense cheers. I can't remember exactly but I don't think there's a respec option is there to change it up? Was looking at a maximum SL of 125 so couldn't change it later
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#10J28ShammgodPosted 4/16/2013 10:31:29 AM
https://m.mugenmonkey.com/?c=267717209560980417

I set the strength so you could use a claymore. Jockey around your gear a little of just add Havel's ring for the times that call for the clay or sks.

Better resistance, utility ring slot, ability to equip great comb, chaos fireball, fire surge, fire tempest or great fireball. All you'll ever need.
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