Personally I prefer jet pack recharge speed. Use it in combat to dodge those heavy hits like a leap smash or boulder from Goliath, a lightning strike or shock wave from Kraken, or a Supernova from Wraith. It can help you keep up with the monster as well. Once in combat I tend to keep distance and spam stasis grenades. If he stays in their aoe or body camps I switch to shotgun till I lose two or more grenades or he stops camping. The shotgun deals more damage than you might think, especially with head shots. Don’t quick-fire unless he’s in your face. Right before the dome goes down, dart the Lug.
When i start i usually look for a trail. If they leave one I follow it till I can draw a bead on him. I don’t really fire the tracking dart at wildlife much on the chase. If I loose the trail I usually start darting smaller and midsize wildlife till he disturbs birds. Then it’s back on the hunt. If early on you suspect a stealthy monster, the majority of the game, dart as much as you can and follow up any leads.
Abe’s biggest advantage is that once you find the monster it’s incredibly difficult to get away after the fist dome. When the domedrops get a dart in him spam stasis grenades till you get recharged and in range to dome again, alternating to darts if he starts getting out of sight. Better to have him tracked for the long haul then slowed for another 10 seconds in most cases. If your on his tail I would keep up the stasis and let the rest of the team do damage, your shotgun’s good but it isn’t enough damage to offset keeping him slowed.
Wraith can be your weakness. Her warp can easily put her out of stasis and dome range, so focus on damage and darts, that grenade won’t do much in the end if she decoy’s till she can warp again or simply warp blast’s out. Keep tabs on her and shred that health and armor when possible. Try to save your dome for if you haven’t seen her decoy or warp and pour on the damage. Smart players will wait till you throw it then scamper out before the wall can come down. Slowing you down and burning your dome. If you do want to dome, throw it and then throw stasis grenades in her predicted direction of travel. It may not do much but it can be enough to shut her in with you.
Hope this helps!