This is the successor to Bruiser Ninja D3. This build does not hit anywhere close to as hard as the Bruiser build. But it will far outlast it. A single kill will take you to the hard cap of 60% damage reduction. This means you effectively have 5.9 million shield health and your toughness is up a lot too. If you find you are tanky enough without that level of reduction, replace the 4 damage resilience mods with damage mods. This will give you damage just shy of a 6K firearms and 6K stamina build but with a way stronger shield as outline in this theory crafting thread. Swap to the secondary to farm back Recovery Link, if it ever goes off. If it does, I've messed up bad. Typically I never switch away from my House. But you never know. Same reason I run Strike Back. If the shield goes down I want it back quickly. If I'm exposed this helps get it back quick as well as the support station for a burst heal.
I have also thoroughly enjoyed an MP5 with Hurried, Destructive and Predatory/Self-Preserved. I do miss the 1 second reloads, but these 2 weapons are within 1% sustained DPS of each other. The House will win when I optimize it and learn to keep Card Counter always active.
In a team, your job is *NOT* to block incoming damage to help keep teammates alive. That's the medic's job to keep everyone's health full and counter the incoming damage. Your job *IS* to flank the enemy and dislodge them from their positions and focus on you so they expose themselves to the DPS players who can mop the floors with them. You can sustain incredible amounts of damage that no one else on the team can, so use that to your advantage and break from the ranks to annoy the enemies. Just make sure the medic knows and can fire a heal your way if needed.
The support station is for drop, wait and pop. This heals you and your shield. If you're solo farming Resistance, then keep the box down for ammo management and change Strike Back to Tech Support to keep the box up longer.
Note: the Reactive Taregting mod does not apply to the shield, but it is physically the biggest shield you can deploy, so it’s a better choice than the base shield for this reason.