Tau stinks right now nerf it to 2 shots a kill and nerf a least the headshot 2 shots **bleep**
So, you want a Mag-5 loadout?
I think TAU is better for mid-range and Micro is better for close-combat.
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There's not much they can do damage wise, as its 1 bullet away from becoming a Mag, and also making the dragon completely obsolete. The gun is fine for the most part now, and surprisingly effective at getting a good amount of kills, it isn't even to bad to steel-fist with either.
I would say it just needs more max ammo, 18 bullets is still nothing, I end up doing great with it only to run out of bullets with it after like 3 kills.