Just started playing with the soldier, up to level 11. I find the Neutron Assault rifle better than the scrapmaker so far. I think it’s because of it’s long wind up. I have both these guns as my weapons. My perks are 1. The ability that reduces splash damage, Sharpshooter I believe it’s called. 2. Flak Armor 3 Weapon stabilizer. My 2 abilities are whirlwind and the ability jammed option.