I found Dark Channel to be an immensely useful bonus power throughout the DLC, since so damn many smoke screens are used. So if your Shepard doesn't have it, Javik might be a good pick. Overload was also very helpful, since pretty much everybody had shields (and combat drones). So if you don't have Kaidan, and if your Shepard doesn't have it, that'd leave Garrus or EDI.
So, for Soldier Shepard (Bonus power: Fortification) bring Garrus and EDI? What about Ashley and Garrus?
- Yeah, that could work, though admittedly I'm not a huge fan of how Ashley's powers ended up in ME3 (she seemed just a little too redundant with Garrus- I typically teamed him up with Vega if I wanted another weapon based character: James's Inferno Ammo is useful for setting up Fire Explosions, especially now that they don't require the target to be killed (patch seems to have changed Fire and Cryo Explosions to match the changes made in multiplayer) and he can take about twice the punishment that either Ash or Garrus can. Plus, I like having his Frag Grenades around for emergencies. Though upon considering it, I guess that wouldn't be as much of a concern if you're already playing a Soldier. 6thLyranGuard (talk)
According to the wiki, Garrus and Ashley "are inarguably the most firepower heavy squad members in the game, and when paired are capable of wreaking absolute havoc." Right? So, there isn't anything wrong with that.