|“||The Pyromancer is heavily effective from a distance, but is weak in close combat.||„|
Once the Pyromancer throws the Fire attack at you, no matter how far you run away from where you were, the attack will still hit you. Its weakness is noticed under Frost Towers.
Strengths of the Pyromancer as an attacking unit Edit
- Massive HP: The Pyromancer at max. level has an HP of 5,370. This gives it long survivability.
- Flying Unit : Pyromancers, being flying units, can fly over spikes and therefore take no damage from them.
- Heavily Resistant To Fire: The Pyromancer has a 75% resistance to fire. This makes it extremely durable in enemy bases deploying a lot of Firebolt towers .
- Heavily Resistant to Poison: The Pyromancer also carriers, a 75% resistance to poison. This makes it a great counter against bases deploying lots of Mortars and Mummies in their waves. While other units (like Arblasters, Paladins, Archers, Frosters ) tend to take a lot of damage from poison, the Pyromancer gets affected a lot less.
- Nemesis of the Firebolt Tower: A maxed out Pyromacer is capable of not only annihilating a maxed out Firebolt tower, but also surviving the confrontation. This is because of two reasons: 1) Firebolt towers have a 250% weakness to fire damage, and 2) Pyromancers have a 75% resistance to fire.
- Arrow Towers and Wooden Barricades: Because of their respective 300% and 200% weaknesses to fire, arrow towers and barricades get destroyed easily when confronted by Pyromancers.
- AOE type attack: The Pyromancer can set aflame several enemies at once with one attack.
- Panic inducing attack: The Pyromancer's flame is capable of throwing several units into a state of panic. The units affected by panic run around mindlessly without attacking back and taking damage at the same time. The only units that don't panic under the pyromancer's attack are cannons, mortars, gargoyles, mummies, werewolves and ogres. Pyromancers can actually panic but because of their 75% resistance to fire, they hardly do so.
Weaknesses of the Pyromancer as an attacking unit Edit
- Slow Movement Speed: Pyromancer is ranked at #6 in the unit speed rankings.
- Slow Attack Speed: Pyromancer's rate of fire is lower than other ranged units like Frosters, Archers, and Arblasters.
- Massive Piercing Weakness: One of the biggest reasons why Pyromancers aren't used in attack is its huge weakness to piercing. Similar to the Ogre, the pyromancer dies quickly when confronted by high level archers and arblasters. This is why bases deploying lots of firebolt towers will have a lot of arblasters in their waves which deal piercing damage and also outrange the Pyromancer, to cover up Firebolt tower's weakness to Pyromancers.
- Not Enough Firepower: Pyromancers take a good amount of time to destroy structures that don't have a weakness to fire, like Skull and Snake towers.
- Relatively High Morale Cost: At 4, the Pyromancer's morale cost can be considered relatively expensive, especially for low level players (Leadership < 5,000).
- Units immune to Panic: Not all units are affected by panic when hit with the Pyromancer's flame. Units like Mummies, Ogres, Werewolves, Gargoyles, Cannons, and Mortars don't panic.
- Relatively low range for a ranged unit: The Pyromancer's range of 4.0 is inferior to some other ranged units like Cannon (6.0), Froster (5.5) and Arblaster (5.5). Therefore, in combat, these units can attack the pyromacer earlier than it can attack them. Luckily, the last 2 levels increase its range to 5.0 making it a little more useful.
|Forgings Levels||Pearls Cost||Cooldown||Success Chance||Max Fails|
|+3||150||1d 3h 54m||44.4%||1|
|+4||200||1d 13h 12m||33.3%||1|
|+5||200||2d 7h 48m||33.3%||1|
|+6||200||3d 11h 42m||33.3%||1|
|+∞||200||6d 23h 24m||33.3%||1|
War Boost (Dracomancer)Edit
Growing into a Fire DragonEdit
Dracomancers have the ability to grow into fire dragons once they have collected enough dragon power. Each Dracomancer comes with a small amount of dragon power. The dragon power grows per second. It also grows every time the Dracomancer hits a target with its flame. The Dracomancer with the biggest amount of Dragon-Power (the strongest one) is sucking in all Dragon-Power from surrounding Dracomancers. This can be observed as a purple Dragon-Power transfer effect. The Dracomancer will grow in size, increase its maximum HP and do additional Damage based on the amount of Dragon-Power it owns. By the time the bar is almost full with Dragon power, the Dracomancer would have grown to the size of an Ogre.
Once a Dracomancer has collected enough Dragon-Power it transforms into a mighty Fire-Dragon. The second this happens, the game is paused for a moment while the screen focuses on the transformation. The dragon then lifts off and the game resumes.
Right after the transformation, the dragon lifts off and leaves the battlefield. It returns three times to attack, but cannot be attacked or stopped. Only a Time Warp scroll can slow it down.
The dragon attacks occur shortly after its transformation. The dragon then flies low over the battlefield, sending its flaming breath on enemy troops and structures before leaving again. The attacks are directed at targets close to the hero; if there are none, the dragon stays away.
The Dragon has tremendous fire power. So much so it can destroy max level firebolt towers, elite boosted mummies along with the knights in one or two seconds. It is extremely effective against barricades; even tough barricades. Units and structures that can withstand fire damage, however, take little damage. The dragon is therefore of little use against Skull Towers and Gargoyle Towers.
Dracomancers are a special kind of boost with the spectacular ability to turn into fire dragons. However, it takes very long to get them to transform. The process can be sped up by giving Dracomancers the chance to gather more power through attacks, but at the same time this means that they get into harms way. Unless it gets attention and protection, the strongest Dracomancer can easily be lost to a volley from a Skull Tower.
The long time to charge and the risk to lose the important strong Dracomancer makes this unit less reliable then others.Directing the dragon is also problematic since it attacks near the hero, whether a target is worthy or not. This can result in the dragon burning down several barricades, but it can also result in a useless attack on a skull tower or a single werewolf.
All in all it's hard to base a strategy on dragons since you can hardly predict if and when a Dracomancer will transform. This makes dragons a nice surprise, but nothing you can rely on.