Originally Posted by barsoomian
First -- thanks to both who have replied. You reminded me of things I know but haven't been doing (area damage and really being careful about not getting in the midst of a big horde). That alone is helpful. I do still wonder if anyone has a "formula" for a simple build -- not a surefire winner, of course, but a relatively straightforward to at least proceed.
The EMP is a useful early game weapon, as is the Lightning Field.
What Race are ya playing as, & what's your current Weapon Compliment?