I’ve had some really good moments with it, and the self-damage is usually manageable, but I keep running into situations where I have a fire DoT on me that seems to do way more damage than usual, and I go down. And I can’t quite figure out what’s causing those scenarios and how to deal with them.
I tried running the Rough Rider, and just had disastrous luck with it. Switched to an Evolution, and that was a big improvement for me. It seems like the elemental resistance greatly reduced the situations where I got downed by the fire DoT. But every once in awhile, the damage chunks are really large, and if there aren’t enemies around to heal from, it’s game-over.
Not sure if I should grab an inflammable shield and slap that on when I encounter that big DoT (or maybe it’s too late at that point).
Or spec out of Feed the Meat/Embrace the Pain so I get some shield defense (seems like I give up too much of Krieg’s intent).