Why no counter strike? It has large flat retaliation damage, a large % retaliation damage boost, as well as the counter strike effect itself (which helps greatly against ranged as well, as they can trigger it). Try it out and see how much it’ll help with your problems.
Also, get 1 point into Blitz.
Given that you have problems with bosses over trash, I strongly suggest respecing from Fire Strike into Cadence. If you still want to stick with Fire Strike, at least drop the first node as it’s primarily to deal anti-trash AoE damage (which you dont need) and upgrade the skill itself and the 2nd node.
Was looking at Counter Strike, but although the retaliation it provides is nice, I didn’t exactly need it as I have enough for now. Even if ranged mobs can trigger it, area of effect appears to be 4 m around my character so wouldn’t be much help against them unless I chase them around.
I’m playing pistol + shield, Blitz requires a melee weapon equipped, I’d have taken it otherwise for mobility.
Would Cadence provide more damage for the 5 I have in Fire Strike line?
I don’t have either Ulzuin’s Torch or Rhowan’s Crown at the moment, but was thinking maybe to get Elememtal Storm for its debuff and attach it to Fire Strike (while moving Dryad to Overguard) but that would mean a total reshuffle of my devotions.