Most of us have skipped over the 30% life steal on attack command anointment. I know in the past I’ve tried it for a minute or two then put it away without really bothering with it. That was a mistake.
This anointment works like the ASE life steal anoint as far as I can tell. It has twice the value of an ASE anoint @30% instead of 15%, comes on shields as well as weapons, and can be used with all actions skills equally as effective.
Most importantly, for Rakk builds, coming on a shield means you don’t have to give up a 100% Rakkslag weapon for life steal. You can replace a 50% elemental ASE, and as long as you aren’t using weapons that create bullets from elemental damage, you’ll gain 50% damage and have twice the life steal.
BTW, my pet missed most of the attack commands it attempted, and the anointment still activated. It doesn’t need to hit enemies to take effect. Check out 00:24.