After deciding on what gear I wanted, I scoured through forums and videos for item cards to determine what effects pre-fixes had on the stats (with consistent results when pre-fix and level are the same) As for more specific reasons…
Via my item card research, I found that the Pangolin variant has somewhere around 30% less capacity and nearly double recharge rate compared to Anshin variant at same level. (both of which are good things for an amp shield. Especially recharge rate)
I chose the the AS cooldown annointment over the Bonus elemental ASEs because I felt that getting SNTL back out faster would have a greater impact on overall DPS. Also, the rest are useless for my play-style and/or build.
I actually managed to get an Anshin variant since original post but getting a Pangolin one would still be the biggest upgrade on the list. (even without annointment)
Of the three skills, Donnybrook is the only one that I really want more than 5/5 in. For bonus roll, Weapon Damage for DPS since I’m using 4 different weapon types and Shield Recharge Rate to benefit the amp shield.
Got one with sub-par bonus rolls since original post so this is now lower priority than it was.
Have this element/annointment combo but with the worst pre-fix while Executive is the best based on my item card research. Arguably the smallest upgrade on the list but also the gun I use for 90% of mobbing, so definitely worth the effort of trying to get better roll.
During the month of playing my build, I noticed that Drone Delivery procs far more often than either of my action skills end.
Actually had this but accidentally lost it while dropping unwanted legendaries for a rando that joined my game. Before that however, it was absolutely amazing against armored bosses/badasses. Though without the SNTL annointment it is only half as effective.