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I usually run an N7 Destroyer w/ Saber and Reegar Carbine. (Saber instead of Harrier to minimize time exposed while still keeping damage up)
While I scored almost 100k (second place) for my last Gold game, it really feels like I have to struggle to do well (use all 5x of my Cobra's, ammo consumables) compared with the "Power-Based" Classes I am used to.
Also, the reduced mobility of most Soldiers (lack of a dodge/roll) really affects my gameplay.
Haha i was gonna suggest the Vorcha or the Geth, but i guess not. They are they true EZ mode soldiers. You could do the Turian Havoc with the Raider or Wraith. Stim packs will help keep you going, and they have a nice dodge for you to utilize.
Trooper and Destroyer should be fairly easy to work with in Gold. For the Trooper I only equip the geth pulse rifle since it has two damage bonuses tied to the character, then an assault rifle amp, and decent ammo. But then again, just about any character you outfit with a decent weapon, suitable weapon amp, and decent ammo should make it cake.
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Well, your 2 easiest answers are out so I would first suggest getting reserve packs.
However, for more immediate advice - Claymore Human Soldier - Destroyer is good with Harrier or Pirahna (if you get that PPR or Typhoon, either is good as well) - I've really started getting into the Batarian Soldier with Harpoon Gun and/or Wraith. - Turian Soldier w/ Revenant
Your best weapons seem to be the Harrier, Spike thrower, Widow, Claymore, Wraith, and Reegar (not in that order).
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Saber honestly isn't that good, despite what Saber fanboys will tell you. You need to headshot with it to make up for the gun's weaknesses. Typhoon and Particle Rifle are much better weapons for the Destroyer. You can even try Piranha as a main arm. Revenant might work if you compensate for the recoil with mods.