I’m trying to build a Pet Pyromancer and, despite using both Tree of Life and Ishtak, i’m not feeling very survivable. I died on the boss room of Shard 23 of the Shattered Realm tonight while trying to complete the quest for the skill and attribute points. I didn’t use any buff potions and that could be the cause of death but i was taking quite a lot of damage and i wasn’t able to heal all that well. This build should feel a lot safer than my Winter King build but it’s not. Physical Resistance is just a bit lower but i think the main reason is the lack of lifesteal.
The Winter King build can reach over 20% adcth which provides pretty good healing even if the damage is much lower that a regular 2H build. That build only struggled to survive against the strongest enemies (celestials) and felt pretty safe all the way to the end of the game. This one, however, feels a lot frailer and groups of tanky enemies can give me some trouble. Damage is more than fine, the problem is survivability. The heals are all cd based which means i depend on potions when they are unavailable and the Shattered Realm is relentless. You take damage constantly from enemies and other hazards and i found myself out of healing options very often (dealing with the Seeker of the Damned was a pain). My cast speed can reach 200% and i’m using Stormfire with ~27000 dps. Is this good enough for survivability if i change my devotion path to Mogdrogen? I could get up to 12% adcth (i have 0).
This is the build in action. The build focus on retaliation from Pets using the Dracarris but i really haven’t been able to check if it’s working or not. The damage values should be high (over 1000% bonus when Shepherd’s Call is active) on paper but i only managed to capture one image where i believe the damage is shown. Hound is attacking one guy while the other attacks it from behind.