Mark of Ulzuin Pyromancer
Damage Type: Chaos
Over 3 years ago, Chthon made a Chaos Grenado Pyromancer which was then virtually untouched outside of a few theorycrafts here and there. Being able to throw bombs in the face is a neat skill to have, and the Conduit changes in 22.214.171.124 brought us some neat conversion to Chaos as well as a new Chaos Canister Bomb.
[126.96.36.199] Chaos Grenado Pyromancer GRIMTOOLS
Chthon’s build focused primarily on getting as much damage on both Grenado and Doom Bolt as possible. I have decided a different route and made it more a caster bomb fiesta and included increased radius Thermite Mines, BWC with 21/12 Demon Fire, and Canister Bomb to help round out the times where Grenado and Doom Bolt are on cooldown. With many different skills being used, I take on Scales with fully converted Vitality to ensure Energy is not a problem, and fully converted Fissure helps with single targets who stand when Grenado + Doom Bolt are exhausted.
While Chthon’s build uses the Fang of Chthon for the Piercing to Chaos conversion and the RR proc, my build heavily relies on Demo skills; Grenado, BWC, Thermite Mines, and Canister Bomb all play a role in this build. So instead of going the standard RR route, I use the combination of Mythical Grim Fate and Infernal Knight’s Headguard, as they both grant +1 to Demo skills and give extra radius to Thermite Mines. The Conduit, Voidheart, and the Sash of the Bloodlord together provide 100% Fire to Chaos conversion, while the belt and off-hand combine to bring us 100% Vitality to Chaos, which is mainly useful for Scales and Bat leeching.
Defensively, Fiend’s Resolve provides additional Physical Resistance with 100% uptime. It also provides a small heal, which works well with Dryad’s Blessing and Blood of Dreeg. Ghoul also provides a quick 18% Physical Resistance to help give you enough time to escape particularly vicious Physical hits.
This build is able to handle both Crucible and SR80, though I had to fight Reaper with the Chaos resistance mutator in SR80 and it was absolutely brutal to fight. I eventually prevailed without dying, but Reaper with 95% Chaos resistance is like fighting Ravager, so I’d avoid running SR with the resistance modifier if at all possible.
Here is a Crucible video of 07:25, and that’s with fighting Reaper & two Benn’Jahr’s in Waves 160-170 with the Chaos resistance modifier, so it has a lot of potential for more expert players to bring this time down.