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Archived Post 07-03-2011 12:37 PM

Borg / covariant shields
 
Just wondering what the common consensus is regarding using the Borg set with Borg shields or a Covariant alternative.

If you propose a covariant alternative, do you recommend the Reman or Aegis shields?

Thoughts?

Archived Post 07-03-2011 04:58 PM

Shield choice (considering the chnage currently on tribble to balance them) is entirely down to your play.

Covariants I find are nice on escorts where i will get his hard very quickly(but dont care about regen as the targets usually dead after a pass or two)

The borg shield when used with the other borg gear gives you 2 proc shield heals and a tractor beam!

I would advise trying both and then decide how it works out for you

Archived Post 07-03-2011 09:45 PM

I find that I use the Breen Set, until I have completed Infected and earned the Borg Engines. Then I swap out the Breen Shields with the Reman depending on how I feel.

Archived Post 07-03-2011 09:54 PM

There have been many posts about shield discussions, and the only conclusion is that there is a shield for every gameplay/style and every situation. If you want to be an escort flying around Alpha striking and leave the field of battle, go for the Covariant. Do you want to stick in battle a little longer but loosing alot of capacity (and possible defense against an unseen attack) take a Normal or even Regenrative shield.

Hint: The regeneration rate of a Covariant is so slow that you are probably have to rely on Bridge officer abilities only to heal your precious shield.

So it might be wise to check out the forums and you will know your answer. (Partly), the other part will come with practical experience and 'feel'

Archived Post 07-04-2011 12:02 AM

Borg shield is amazing if you throw it on a cruiser with 125 power, 3x13% regen and a 35% field generator.. Were talking ~400 regen per arc, per sec

Archived Post 07-04-2011 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by MelineAaele (Post 3623100)
Borg shield is amazing if you throw it on a cruiser with 125 power, 3x13% regen and a 35% field generator.. Were talking ~400 regen per arc, per sec

That would make for one fun Excelsior :D

Archived Post 07-04-2011 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by mvs5191 (Post 3623769)
That would make for one fun Excelsior :D

it works best on cruisers with 2x EPtS III to reach 125 shield power constantly...so no excelsior...although with APO its pretty durable ship.

Archived Post 07-08-2011 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Dalnar
it works best on cruisers with 2x EPtS III to reach 125 shield power constantly...so no excelsior...although with APO its pretty durable ship.

DPS cruiser with 1 efficient boff, 1 +7 console, aegis deflector and 2x ep2s2 hits 125 power (123 without the console iirc )

Current Excel:

4 cannons, 4 turrets, borg set + aegis deflector, 2 regen, 1 shield power, 1 field gen - apb1, crf2, dem2+3, dual ep2s2 and ep2w1

95 - 55 - 25 - 25 power

I run with 125 power in both shields and weapons with both ep2x active

Archived Post 07-08-2011 11:01 AM

Oh ye, you keep the aegis deflector. That explains it. I either use borg, or any of the craftable mk XI, there are some really nice alternatives there.

Archived Post 07-08-2011 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MelineAaele (Post 3623100)
Borg shield is amazing if you throw it on a cruiser with 125 power, 3x13% regen and a 35% field generator.. Were talking ~400 regen per arc, per sec

Wonder where did you get that numbers from.
For starters "%" based consoles do not stack at all.


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