From playing Gears 5, Jack the drone has been fairly effective the more you upgrade him. He does okay, but you still have to put in work to get through a battle. It made me think though, who is the ultimate support character?
For me, I say it's Jess Black from Far Cry 5, stealth ranged attacker. She made the game super easy, as in, I just sit back and watch her silently wipe out a compound with her bow. Her counterpart in New Dawn was the Judge, but he didn't really seem to be as capable of a replacement.
Anyway, what's your pick?