Now, Light of Empyrion has gained popularity due to the Crucible’s defense meta but it’s racial damage potential against chthonians gets overlooked a lot. So the guide is meant to show just how effective racial damage is.
I also included a Deceiver and MrTek’s Witch Hunter setup
1. Pyromancer - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/a2dW9AQN
2. Deceiver - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/eZPoRrjV
3. Witch Hunter (by MrTek) - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/p25K5gKZ
*Screenshot with Amarasta’s Blade Burst on LMB
What about Abomination?
Abominable Might’s On Death nature makes it favorable for Crucible purposes. It’s an excellent proc and making a Wepaon Damage based Chaos build for Crucible w/o Abomination is a waste. This applies to all Chaos builds and not just this one
Is 2 pc Harbinger better than Eldritch Gaze?
Despite the loss of the Eldritch Fire proc you gain a lot of flat damage which makes it worth it so yes it is better. But do remember that it’s not usable on the Pyromancer
Why not use Entropic Coil?
Initial call was to use Entropic Coil. But it’d have hurt the Fire->Chaos conversion on Light of Empyrion’s proc.
As usual go for maximum possible conversions values. With this you get 90-95% Fire to Chaos
What about getting Ishtak?
Ishtak is also an option for devotions. Pick it if you want but you loose out on damage which I don’t think is worth it
Can this work with Belgothian Relic and some other medal?
Medal can be replaced with Mythical Blood Sigil of Chthon. The proc on non-mythical version is a DPS boost as well. MoD is a solid choice with some tweaks
So yes it will work using Belgo relic and using one of three medals above.
Have you considered Thalonis’ MI?
The BiS Green weapon is debatable. I found these so I use these, I can’t speak for how good Thalonis’ sword might be since I never got a good one from him.
Can the Pyromancer work without Light of Empyrion?
The devotion for Pyromancer is using Empyrion to present a concept of using Racial damage part of the Constellation. One could very well use the Deceiver devotion setup on Pyromancer
The thing about Light of Empyrion on the Pyro is having it would mean the build uses items/devotions related to Korvaak, Empyrion and Chthon
Is Burning Void WPS usable here?
Haunted Steel/Seal of Blades can be replaced with Seal of the Void for more DPS. I went with the extra life steal
Is Korvaak’s Deception better than Malediction?
I like having an extra movement skill and the granted skill isn’t too shabby despite me lacking a shield. Chaos Strike won’t be worth wasting a component slot imo.
So yes when you take into account the plus skills, OA and DA i’d loose by going Malediction then Korvaak’s Deception is definitely better.
Credits to MrTek for an amazing and innovative approach to the Witch Hunter and also for making me realize Harbinger’s potential for melee playstyle.
If you are interested in a Chaos based Shield build then this guidemight interest you
I had a lot of fun with all these builds and I hope you guys enjoy them as well