I have been going PUP/MNK to VW for months now.
That's because I'm the one shouting and made the run.
Funny enough, while started earlier, I used to bring a MNk. Having the impression that they do make good damage.
Suddenly, during my runs, I was the one steal all hates except when I have good WAR in my ally.
And some MNK are even useless die a few sec at start and weakened for the rest of the fight, while I am still alive while tanking or not.
That's proving to me that, not all MNK are doing good dmg. I don't consider myself output good dmg.
Since those failed MNK with empry weapon.... I am now not considering MNK is a must job to go for all VW runs, unless they proved to me that they are well DMG over my PUP.
Myself bring PUP/MNK, I am covering all PUP and MNK proc, except AF. That's better than bringing a useless MNK and wasted a spot. And my ally can cover almost all proc even a free spot to bring a BST.
Besides, PUP is calling hint master! Every 10 sec from deploy for hint, WS for hint, if you are using RDM frame, magic hint whenever you made it nuke. And yes, TS to steal its TP to do more SP ws.
Most importantly, knowing what yourself are doing and what kind of dmg you can take and survive.
Your temp item allows you to survive almost the entire fight for most VW including Pil.
Above statement has not yet proved in PW area though. I am still farming gears atm.