Dual-ranged Barrelsmith Commando
100% Lighnting Grenado/Canister Bomb
I was so tired of my Beronath S&B Commando and wanted to play something fun instead. I took notice of the changes in the Barrelsmith set quite recently. And to my surprise: 90% fire damage converted to lightning …hum… interesting. And I’ve never played a build with Grenado and Canister Bomb yet . So Barrelsmith Commando it is !
100% (almost) conversion to Lightning to Grenado and Canister Bomb.
With toggles only (pic. below)
K1 Canister Bomb
K2 Thermite Mine
K3 War Cry
Pretty simple gameplay, though Grenado and Canister Bomb can be a bit tricky to use properly. They are really slow projectiles and can be intercepted by another enemy projectile, (edit 184.108.40.206: this isn’t true anymore) resulting in an early and unwanted explosion. Thus, it’s easier to consider them as a mid/close range ability.
A typical path for ranged lightning: Ultos, Arcane Bomb and some RR and attack speed.
Elemental Storm was chosen despite Canister Bomb’s flat RR mod.
Spear of the Heavens could be another sound choice.
THOUGHTS ON THE BUILD
- Not green MI dependent.
- It’s not a Purifier.
- Fun to play.
- Well balanced but …
- No heal nor « oh shit ! » button.
This is my benchmark. If a build can’t kill him, it finishes in my excel doc as « too bad, seemed good but it’s trash » .
This Commando can not facetank all the fight but 2 or 3 dances (to wait for health to comeback) does the trick. Its damage is quite good.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
- Some good MI Pants and Boots.
- Devotion path.
- Cutting points in Thermite Mine for Flashbang (?)
- I wonder if an Elementalist version could work (better) ?
- Any suggestion is welcomed …
NB : CRUCIBLE
I don’t play it. So tell me how this build feels if you try it there.
This is not Akdong’s Purifier level but I feel this build is promising.
I hope you’ll like it like I do !
Edit #1: Elemental Storm (Rhowan) included; changed Gloves to Cindertouch. Thank you everyone for your precious advice.