Pyroclasm under 30% with ST

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Pyroclasm under 30% with ST

Unread postby Morpheuspt Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:29 pm

Hey there.
I've been wondering if it is worth taking pyroclasm-enabled pyros under 30%, where you'ld usually be casting scorch x2 pyro.

It just feels like i'm doing a 3.8 cast time for a pyro that's hitting for 35k or 70k crit, when in the same time i can cast 3 scorches and at the very least 1 pyroblast, with each scorch doing 9k damage and the pyro either 11k or 22k crit.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Pyroclasm under 30% with ST

Unread postby Devlonir Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:48 pm

The general wisdom is to keep the rotation the same, just to replace fireball with scorch below 30% and keep in mind the auto crits.

So yes, it is still good to just use the hard cast. Especially if you also have a heating up you can make a hot streak with a fire blast during the cast.
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Re: Pyroclasm under 30% with ST

Unread postby Herpie Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:27 pm

i was wondering about this myself a few days ago and looked at the last minute of a Taloc kill i had.

i wass scorching for 7.8k average
instant pyroblasts crit hit for 10k, and crit for 20k
pyroclasm hit for 35k and crit for 74K.
pyroblasts crit roughly 50% of the time.

7.8x3 = 23.4 k damage guaranteed.
with a hit or crit pyroblast (+10/20) = 33 to 43 k damage without pyroclasm in those 4 seconds you would spend casting.

i went over this real quick, so i didnt correct for IF stacks and other procs.

to me a 50% chance to deal double that damage with pyroclams seemed worth it.
might depend on crit, but even without crit it seems that the damage would be roughly the same?

i dunno, maybe i went over this to simple :)
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Re: Pyroclasm under 30% with ST

Unread postby Saharez Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Nope, that more or less covers it.

Stop and hardcast pyroblast when you get pyroclasm procs during the execution phase!

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