The Hammerburst. I can down people with it quicker compared to the lancer and it has better range than both lancers. However, the Retro Lancer can keep most Gnasher users at bay. I like the Retro about as much as the Hammerburst. Both have there place.
I recommend the Lancer for beginner users since it's easy to tame while firing. The other two take more skill to use and have power and/or range benefits.
Hammerburst as i can down people on the other side of the map and beat shotgunners up close with my quick trigger finger and active reloads..................and regarding the retro comment being the least used ? really all i see if the sawn off and retro
combo its the hammer i never see
Retro lancer has to be my most used weapon as most of the combat, in multiplayer at least, falls within close to medium range. Excellent for taking down shotty rushers, but had to really practice controlling my shots for medium range fighting. Especially
for players that wall bounce or roll around alot during fights.
And hey, the bayonet is always a good idea, feels more invigorating to use than the chainsaw IMO. (>:D)