- Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:02 pm
Are you sure you don't mean Vigor when you say Vitality? Leveling Vitality to wear heavier armor is a poorer investment in this game than is others. When you're leveling your VIT to 30 you could be throwing more points into VIG to hit 40 or 50 total Vigor. That's why everyone is one-shotting you.
Look into which pyromancies are ideal for PvP; Great Combustion, Great Fireball, Firestorm, Flame Swathe, Lingering Flame and Fire Whip are all great pyromancies for PvP that you can get multiples of on regular NG. At higher game cycles, it can be feasible to get doubles of Fire Snake, Great Chaos Fireball and Chaos Storm. Use Forbidden Sun at your own peril as it takes up three attunement slots per copy. Even Immolation can be useful for finishing off your opponent.
You'll already be aware of needing to upgrade your Pyromancy Flame, but don't be afraid to generally level up to more meta PvP levels like 150. Your pyromancies will scale off your combined INT and FAI up to a cap of 60. Using the Desert Sorceress Hood will actually give you an extra 3 INT, so you can feel free to put points into something else. A Longsword alone can be enough to roll catch in PvP.
You probably knew a lot of that already but I hope at least some of this helped!