So, beyond absolutely adoring the Tau Commander and his pretty electric blue effects, I'm feeling that it's just too sweet. I haven't played Last Stand before this month (I know, right?), but I have brought my LG up to lvl 19, Sorc lvl 15, and HT lvl 10. Mek lvl 5, I believe. Anyways, I'm noticing some major disparities between the old and the new.
My standard build is Commander Armor, which gives Fearless, Unbreakable, and aura w/+15% ranged dmg. Generally Fusion Blaster, and always shield with Kinetic Pulse. Accessories are Coolant, Mark Target & Ion Battery, and either Shield Drone (ranged teammates) or Heavy Gun Drone (tank teammates). Coolant drops cooldown, and drops cost by 5. Mark Target is now FREE and can be applied as often as desired. Shield drone makes Raveners, Rokkit Launchas, Plasmaspam Marines, etc mere nuisances, and the Ion Battery is a LOLIWIN for energy. Fusion Blaster is insane at close range, even with cooldown & 75% accuracy. Anyone getting near melee gets Kinetic Pulse'd, which is absolutely SICK.
Now, as much fun as dual Frag Launchers is, the cooldown and utter fail to hit moving targets kills it. Flamers are pretty lousy after about Wave 5, since anyone close enough to fry is close enough to melee. Burst Cannons were LOL after Wave 5, and Pulse Rifle felt about as effective as a pellet gun. I love the Anti-Armor Rockets, but the loss of sheer megadeath via the Frag Barrage seems too much to part with. I've seen a LOT of Tau with Stims/revive, but I've found it's basically a wasted slot. What use getting insta-revive if you then have to run like Forrest for 30 seconds, then rinse & repeat? The +25% accuracy is kind of a waste, even lower levels, thanks to rocket barrages.
The only time the above build has failed me is when my teammates either try to go solo, or pull some genius move like having their Sorc cloning Boyz instead of the Warboss, then standing in melee with Killa Kans. That was mildly amusing...
So, question is this:
As a Last Stand novice, am I just not getting it, or is the Tau Shas'O really that OP? Also, has anyone found a more viable build? I think mainly that the gear just doesn't seem ordered appropriately, like weaker accessories on higher levels, obviously not Mark Target + Marker Drone, but there you go.