Originally Posted by tfoltz
Hunter, overload, and turret are all vital in my opinion. Might as well use another engineer if you don't use hunter mode.
Give me another character with Overload and that turret, along with grenades if I get to pick, and I'll switch. Seeing through walls is OK, but only when you're in a position where walls are close enough to see through and somebody is there. Even exploding tech armor has more offensive value to me, but I'm an up-close person since I noticed that most mid-level guys don't respond well to automatic rifle fire while you run right in their faces. Guardians back up, and you can eventually shoot through the slot most of the time. Lower shields with Hunter Mode on (not to waste power recharge perk) isn't an issue if they can't shoot you, and overloaded enemies tend to shake too much for that.
And you must not toss Overload a lot if you go for a gun weight total of less than +160%. Phaeston IX (sole equipment) is +164%. Power, shoot 3 seconds, repeat. Everybody dies, although it takes luck for a Banshee to stay busy with your flamethrower turret to get the kill on your own. More than a few times I needed a pickup trying that, but when it works it's excellent.
This is why when I see videos of people in Gold matches hiding for the whole thing, the fun just escapes me. Silver is probably doable, but my hard luck even with people who usually win, makes me stick with Bronze. More sport, I guess...