Credit to Osterberg501 for inspiring me to test this out.
A rough draft of the skill layout is here. The key skill here is Explosive Punctuation as it will get the IB skill off of cooldown while AB remains out – and as long as you and AB are doing splash damage and chucking nades, you should have nothing to worry about. A shield with CDR on kill is nice, but you can easily get him off of cooldown without it.
One thing to keep in mind is that any effect designated for IB doesn’t necessarily apply to AB, including the bubble shield and the 20% chance to spawn grenade anointed effect.
MVP guns for this build:
– The Scourge, the Lump, the Boring Gun, and the Flakker for covering a large area. (Looked a the Hive, but its damage is so so)
– The Burzum and WhiZzperer for sniping targets at a distance.
– Blisters and the Long Musket for psychos and other charging enemies.