You guys saw this??
I read it as this
Thing is, until Crate buffs Grenado and Canister Bomb similar to what Zantai teased us for the next update (maybe even more), those two skills will never be as good as other skills we usually see. On the other hand, Fire to Lightning conversion can be really useful for Fire Strike, and lightning Fire Strike was already known to be good since the previous patch. This combined with the Dagallon nerf (the autoattack part) makes Barrelsmith very attractive for this kind of build.
Char sheet with all permanent buffs and Word of Renewal
The build relies on RNG procs on Static Strike to deal damage, coupled with the WPS it delivers quite fast. Static Strike proc chance is calculated per projectile. If Storm Spread, which shoots 8 projectiles hits all of them, then you have 8 chances to deal a lot of damage on Static Strike. Same thing with Chilling Rounds (4 projectiles) and all the other WPS (2 projectiles). Other than that, conversion is also a major part of damage. Lightning FS, lightning Brimstone, lightning Flame Torrent are all huge.
Defensively, You have heavy armor, Ghoul, Blast Shield, Flashbang, Censure/Seal. You can still die tho, if you’re not careful with Reaper/Maiden combos due to low phys res. If reaper shreds your resists then Maiden can deal lots of trauma damage which you can’t block with your armor.
The build clears 151-170 around 7:40-8:20 on my runs, depending on the RNG with Static Strike and the number of Valdarans/Maidens on the run.
Video (7:45): https://youtu.be/Jr5_oxzY1rk
Bonus clip: https://youtu.be/x0P7NCyN0Y0
Possible Improvements:A setup with dying god should probably be better but I got lazy and never changed devotions. Also, maybe Dagallons + Cindertouch is still better but I wanted to build around Barrelsmith.
Thanks to Superfluff, Ptirodaktill and all the guys on this thread for the discussion on lightning FS a while ago.