Welcome back to our mastery reveals. Today, we will conclude our Demolitionist coverage. If you have not yet read the first part, you can view it here.
Likewise, you can view our Soldier reveal here and here.
A refresher on the Demolitionist mastery
Last time, we covered some of the early skills available to aspiring pyros. Today, we will look into the powerful arsenal available to dedicated Demolitionists.
“An explosive packed with more explosives, this devilish contraption is capable of laying waste to an entire field of enemies.”
The Canister Bomb is a devious contraption designed to damage large packs of enemies. The initial explosive unleashes an additional set of bombs in the surrounding area. The first modifier for this skill adds internal trauma damage and slows the targets. The second modifier intensifies the damage and adds a pierce damage component, ignoring enemy armor.
“Places a mortar that will continuously lob explosives into the air until depleted.”
Mortar Trap summons a bomb-hurling temporary contraption at the target location. This device will unleash explosives at nearby enemies until it expires. The first modifier for this skill adds a lightning component with a chance to stun. The second modifier unlocks “The Big One”, allowing the Mortar Trap to fire one massive bomb 12 seconds into its life, creating a massive explosion.
“Drops a trio of small but deadly pyrotechnic charges that will sear enemies with intense jets of flame.”
Thermite Mine hurls a series of three traps in a line that, once triggered, will fire a stream of molten flame at nearby enemies. Upgrading this skill with the modifier increases the fire damage and adds a lightning component.
“An extensive understanding of pyrotechnic principals increases the damage of all fire-based attacks and provides an increased respect for fire.”
Pyrotechnics demonstrates the ultimate dedication to fire, but also pays respect to its power. This passive increases all fire and burn damage with a bonus to fire resistance.
Building your Demolitionist:
Players have been busy in Alpha experimenting with our masteries. Here are some variations of what they have come up with:
The Blackwater Cocktail: This build is focused around the fire-loving use of Blackwater.
Thermite Mines + Stunjacks: Focused on lightning over the standard burn everything approach.
This concludes our Demolitionist reveal. Check back on 6/23/13 for the first part of our Occultist update! If you would like to see your build highlighted in our Occultist reveal, make sure to post it in the forum! Bonus cookies for some nice gameplay videos.
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