mortiem wrote:Is it necessary? No.
But Pyro spam gets soooooo boring.
It *does* offer a very nice intelligence boost, allowing for a very nasty combo if you have mental explosion+blight (pulse-PT-explosion+blight-pull-pyro+blight). I used PT back before they added the intel rubies just because it was boring to spam pyro all day long.
It is a personal choice. If you are ok with pyro spam, toss the points and rubies into something else. I did seem to get a better damage-mana raito using the pyro+PT instead of just pyro spam, but that was a while back. I have not done any tests recently.
But as I said, I would continue to use PT even if it did give less DPS. Staying sane is more important than getting that last 500 DPS out of my psi.
I *am* a CC psi, not DPS, so it may different for you.
*edit* Oh. CC builds level just fine. The added damage from blight, pulse, and Mental Explosion more than make up for the lost single target damage.
hehe, yeah, spamming nothing but pyro gets old and it takes too long to cast; plus, the attack animation and effects are boring, they don't look 'psyish' at all, unlike PS.
And yet, every thread about pyro says it's always better than PS. I'm half a mind to reset to a PS/CC build with AoE capabilities rather than straight dps. The way I see it, if you want to dps, be a mage/sorcerer. CC and flashy moves seem more in tune with psionicists. Then again, that might just be a 'flavor' and not actual builds.