Will never happen since it would make some classes even more absurd but I guess it’s a nice thought experiment to consider
Short Range Deflect and Shock Shield on top of the usual loadout(seems like the most useful/logical choices to me).
Mulcher Mastery(Mulcher, duh)/Heavy Charger(Tri-Shot)
For a full-on heavy weapon build, would replace Serrated Edge and Concussive Explosives with Heavy Deflect and Blast Shield(whatever good tjat might do). Depending on dailies, might remove reflect shredder and heavy shell for other cards.
Cold Finish(largely useful for stopping that pesky Matriarch in its track at low health or when a target is low but out of Drop ammo)
Tri-Shot(generally what I prefer going with normally)/Mulcher(Vampire dailies)
Last card… well, Enforcer Expert I guess. Kind of an useless/redundant card I’d practically get no use out of
Harness Energy(the barrier stim card)
Barrier width(what’s it called again?)
I dunno, the headshot taunt card? Can’t imagine anything useful off the top of my head, in Horde.
Well… the usual stim build + Driven(if that even makes any difference whatsoever) and Chain if I want to go on cloak murder sprees. Alternatively would add Gnasher damage or maybe the overkill card if it reduces pellet spread in one of the two slots.
Probably going to look like the strange one but here goes.
Explosive Headshot(yes it has a different name in 5, no I don’t care - it only explodes enemies on headshots and not on “critical kills” even though some enemies have crit areas outside the head)
The reasoning here is simple - as the EMBAR currently is just an awful killing weapon, I’d use it in X-Ray for targets that are closer by, and the damage bonuses largely help bypass its shortcomings, while keeping the Longshot for long distance shots and ult downtime periods. Icy Precision for freezing a Scion followed by a one shot headshot kill, or not being completely helpless against bosses. It’s pretty much all you can get out of Marksman save wave clearing buils but I don’t do that so no Handling.
Concussive Boltok(or whatever it’s called again)
Menace/Gnasher Mastery(really depends on whether you use the Fear to keep stuff from the base and shoot it with the Markza, or go after that Scion you just scared off at close range)
Not much to say here. Pretty much taking the best aspects of both builds with a seventh slot that is largely down to personal preference and I just came up with two suggestions for.
That just about covers the classes I tend to play regularly enough to put some thought into this idea.