So I just went into a Master Horde match on Clocktower and wanted to try out Mac’s class just for the hell of it. My Anchor is level 19 and I ran with this build:
Barrier Boost (6)
Bullet Chain (2) <— still super strong even at 2
Barrier Feedback (6)
Harness Energy (4)
Barrier Battery (6)
This build is absolutely nutty. The Barrier stays up for damn near an entire wave, and with all the damage it absorbs, your team is constantly getting stimmed thanks to the fantastic Harness Energy, especially if a Mulcher Scion shows up. And with the Barrier Boost buff to 150% size, it’s hilariously long and wide (pause). Nothing gets through it, and with the new passive ability giving 50% extra damage to teammates shooting from behind it, it gets really crazy at that point.
As far as damage, holy moly. With Bullet Chain and speccing into Crit Damage once you can buy perks, you’re literally one shotting Scions if you can chain a couple kills together. Get a Longshot and go to town. The Anchor is right up there with Marksman/Fahz once he gets going!
Try this out for yourself, it’s super fun being a true tank and keeping your team up on the later waves.