Last horde frenzy on harbor I choose tactician to play with. But I tuned it hybrid with discipline card to make some testing (incon difficulty). There was a demolition so I thought it should be ok and I could contribute at the beginning relying on my hammer burst during the first waves.
It was ok. I carried my weight and got some kills without spamming boom. I mixed with some grenades to get back my ult faster.
On wave 4 I stored a free salvo on weapon locker in case of. But I prefered relyING on my boom, frag and HB.
Everything was going well but beginning of wave 5 or 6 someone put the salvo at my feet !
Do you think it is still the only way (same question with GL) ?
I am convinced not and I found that it is less efficient than using boom and dropshot or torque.
I am not interested in being MVP and find it funnier (btw you have faster movement without salvo).
I succeed in having my ultimate every 1.5 wave (mean value) and i think it was enough for the team. On the last wave I stopped the snatcher with the salvo and my ult to avoid any possible wipe but again i think it is not the only possible way.
I saw some recent posts on tactician and his ballistic abilities and it seems that some are also playing him with an hybrid build with some success (good for escape as well).