Updated for 184.108.40.206 : not much changed, except a presentation overhaul.
Hello there, here’s my take on a Barrelsmith bomber, with balance offence and defence in mind.
Canister and Grenado provide a good mix of large scale AoE and single target for a very fun and active gameplay.
The gear is straight forward : 4-piece Ulzuin for everything, belt and relic for +1 demo, pants and medal to support Grenado further, and the rest bring core stats we need. 3 items are craftable so you can craft for freeze resist, 22% is low.
The pants can be replaced by the legendary Stormcage Pants but armour augments must fix the resistances ; the medal is farmable at the Blood Grove, get an Aggressive of Attack/Readiness/Squalls.
The devotion path incorporates my healing trifecta : Dryad + Behemoth + Chariot, which scale well with CDR and HP. I add Ultos and Tempest for more lightning damage and AoE, and the usual RR devotions that are Rhowan’s Crown and Widow.
Tomb of the Heretic
Morgoneth is difficult for lightning builds but this one can kill him just fine.
Chug some pots and hits the legs for the equivalent of 3 marathons and a half.
No pharma is needed.
Full playthrough of the Crate areas + boss
The builds farms SR75-76 consistently without death.
Beware of Fabius, he has the habit of moving for no reason to use Shadow Strike when you facetank him, that extra damage is an easy way to get killed so be reactive and follow him.
Don’t kite Maiden or Grava too far, you don’t want to get a Blitz or disruption charge.
SR75 completed with terrible mutators : Afflicted (15% less hp for me), Resistant (15% more ele resistance for enemies) ; against Kaisan, Benn Jahr, Dravis and some useless beetle :
Check @Stupid_Dragon’s guide to get tips about levelling a pure lightning elementalist :
What about levelling with bombs ? Considering the base damage of the skills, it would lean more into a fire/lightning hybrid, but you can simply focus on lightning, the fire part will get some collateral support. Dragon’s guide is then a good base to improvise from.