Outriders Worldslayer brings new loot to the shooter, completely changing the meta from the ground up. New ways to level like Ascension and PAX points, as well as new Legendary and Apocalyptic gear, might make you want to rebuild your Outrider.
If you are playing as DPS and status effect using Pyromancer class, there is one new build that crushes all others.
To get the most out of the Pyromancer in Outriders Worldslayer, you’ll need some pretty specific gear to kit out your build. Once you have the right stuff, though, this build is insanely overpowered, able to take down enemies with ease. This guide specifically tells you how to build a Heat Seeking Pyromancer, easily one of the best builds in the game.
Best Pyromancer Skills in Outriders Worldslayer
Like many powerful Outriders builds, the Heat Seeking Pyromancer hinges on boosting one specific skill. Here, that skill is Thermal Bomb, which places a bomb inside an enemy, inflicting burn, that explodes when they are killed. To best optimize the Heat Seeking build, you’ll want to choose two more skills from the following to equip:
- Ash Blast.
- F.A.S.E.R. Beam.
We strongly recommend choosing Overheat for this build, since the armor set you need to make it work has some extremely overpowered buffs for that specific skill.
Best Class Trees
There is no end-all-be-all tree progression for the best Heat Seeker Pyromancer, but there are a handful of essential skills. You can choose to build primarily down the path to Fire Storm or Tempest — both will work.
The two most essential large node passives for Pyromancer are Extinction and Incinerate. Extinction will boost your overall damage against enemies with low health. Since targeting low-health enemies is essential to the Heat Seeker build, Extinction is more or less required. Incinerate inflicts Ash on enemies after they get burned, opening up a whole world of new synergies for the Pyromancer.
Best Pyromancer PAX Tree
For the PAX Tree added in Outriders Worldslayer, the best bet is the Pyromaniac path. Work towards Trigger Sequence at the end of the tree. This passive boosts the damage of explosive skills by 25%, a vital buff because it makes the Heat Seeker’s armor set bonus deal twice as much damage.
How to Spend Ascension Points
Since the Pyromancer is very reliant on burn damage, invest most of your Ascension points into Anomaly. Each of the passives in this category will incrementally increase your Anomaly damage. Beyond this, we would also recommend putting some Ascension points into certain Prowess passives, namely Cooldown Reduction and Damage Against Elite Enemies.
Best Gear and Mods for This Build
Now that you have the right skills equipped, it’s time for the bread and butter of this Pyro build; the Heat Seeker armor set. You will need at least three pieces equipped to get the crucial set bonus, which allows your Thermal Bomb to travel to the target with the lowest health after it detonates. This deals 50% less damage but can chain up to 3 times.
Your best bet for finding these pieces of armor is likely to run the Trial of Tarya Gratar on repeat until they all drop. You won’t need all five pieces of the Heat Seeker armor, but we recommend rolling with four of them.
The Heat Seeker’s Helmet, Heat Seeker’s Chestplate, Heat Seeker’s Legplates, and the Heat Seeker’s Gloves all provide extremely powerful bonuses to your Thermal Bomb and Overheat abilities. Stacked together, all four of these pieces of armor will make you nearly unstoppable.
You can also equip the Heat Seeker’s Boots if you choose, but they don’t add a ton of utility to the build. You can go with whichever boot set fits your character’s needs. The Boots of the Lava Lich are great, as are the Legendary Scorched Zealot’s Feet if you can get them to drop.
In terms of weapons, focus on Legendary weapons that have a Burn ability in the third mod slot. The Heat Seeker Pyromancer will benefit from any mods that increase your anomaly power, like Mage’s Rage. Fortress mods are also great, as they build up your armor and resistance for every shot landed. This gives you increased defense as a reward for playing aggressively. For more Outriders Worldslayer tips and guides, don’t forget to check our dedicated page.