I always just stack damage if my char deals ton of damage.
My loadout is
Glove Legnedary from sentinel : 15.8% damage boost at max health. Huge snipe damage
Health vest : 250 hp and 5.3% damage. Huge damage and health pool
Shield item : 120 shield and 4% skill damage. Comes with negative reload for cheaper cost.
TBH, every char in the game should be running a few bruisers items. Those kind of items are always broken for a reason and this game is no different.