|prFly's "Pyrolysis" Wizard||January-22-2015 10:00 AM PST (6 years ago)|
Fire and lightning are devastating forces of nature, primeval elements that innately strike fear in the hearts of animal and man alike. The Wizard handles these volatile energies with ease, and prFly’s “Pyrolysis” build melds them beautifully into a medley of breathtaking destruction.
About the Build:
Frying your enemies is, as any Wizard will tell you, pretty darn satisfying regardless of whether it's achieved through electricity or fire. Rather than settle for just one method of crisping critters across Sanctuary, prFly#1247 asked “Why not both?” Harnessing the stunning strength of Paralysis with the powerful results of Conflagration has paid off, and the “Pyrolysis” build was born.
While popular skills like Hydra (Mammoth Hydra) make an appearance, this isn’t your standard fare Firebird’s Finery build. Supportive skills like Slow Time (Point of No Return) and Black Hole (Supermassive) bring a lot more variety to this build and open it up to earlier accessibility if you haven’t been able to put a full set of gear together just yet.
The Pyrolysis build features no Signature spell, so it’s important to stack sources of Arcane Power regeneration wherever possible. Plenty of cooldown skills help fill in the blanks when you don’t have enough power to keep Arcane Torrent going.
One of the best aspects of this build is its accessibility. A prolific number of items benefit the build, and no single piece is necessary to make it function.
Recommended Legendary Gems:
Recommended Difficulty and Game Mode:
prFly runs his Pyrolysis build in Normal game mode between Torment V and VI. With plentiful crowd control and group buffs, this could well serve as a stepping stone while attaining a full set of Firebird’s Finery for other builds. It’s a nice change of pace, but a dangerous one; while there’s plenty of stuns to offer, without the 4-piece of Firebird’s Finery or substituting a passive for Unstable Anomaly, I wouldn’t recommend stepping into Hardcore with this build lightly.
Why We Like This Build:
Admittedly, the Pyrolysis build caught my eye with its super apt and catchy name. It tells you exactly what this build is about (fire and lightning) and what you expect out of it is what you get. If you’re working towards an end-game set of gear explicitly for pushing Greater Rifts, this is a fun interlude on that journey that doesn’t include the stress of needing “that one piece” to make it work.
Tell Us What You Think!
Are you rocking Firebird’s Finery on your Wizard? How is your build different from others? Have you diverted from the norm to make use of a great item that’s come your way? Tell us in the comments and be sure to submit your builds for next week, when we’ll be brooding with the best with the Demon Hunter.
See you in Sanctuary!