My newest group is a testament to planning far far ahead. Slaughterhousing the early game on a fresh crew, and they are just going to cruise their way through this run.
Pistoleer Captain focusing on Fire Commander (raising Crit Vulnerability and lowering Dodge) and eventually Honing for AoE damage and raising personal crit %.
2 Soldiers, Dalan using Long Leviathan and focusing on OW and Calling Shots (Again raising crit%). The other is using a Heavy Lev and Rallying Charge for mobility and raising the already heavy damage of his weapon class.
Engineers focusing on Turrets and Power Field, coupling them with Soldiers and the Captain to keep them mobile and where they can be most effective. Turrets act as rearguards and enemy foils, keeping the attention off the crew and away from VIP and objectives.
Snipers focusing on Crit boosting with Headshot and Crippling to keep the mobs away from the crew. Overdrive for days.
HYDRA X3, 2 focusing on on enemy spawn suppression with Napalm Charge/Lance, and covering any and all lines of approach in conjunction w/ OW fields put down by Turrets and hungry Soldiers. The other will be a short range Incinerator user, blasting the way for the charge and handling heavy targets.
Paladins will be secondary deployers, sent to hold the line and replenish the health of my weary Templars.
It's going to be a fine tuned machine, with Crits abounding.