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Archived Post 02-04-2012 05:24 AM

How is my Dreadnought PvE layout? (Engineer)
 
So I'm an Engineer, mainly a PvE player (might try PvP again sometime) and I just got the Dreadnought yesterday, and here's my current weapon layout:

Front:
Antiproton Dual Heavy Cannons Mk. XI
Antiproton Beam Array Mk. XI
Antiproton Beam Array Mk. XI
Quantum Torpedo Mk. XII

Aft:
Antiproton Beam Array Mk. X
Antiproton Beam Array Mk. X
Antiproton Beam Array Mk. X
Quantum Torpedo Mk. X

In my bank, I have two Antiproton Beam Bank Mk. X's, and I have a Borg Mk. XII token

Any help is welcome!

Archived Post 02-04-2012 05:41 AM

you're an engineer?
in a drad.?
specifically stated to PvE?




Get 4 dual heavy cannons up front, 4 turrets back, pack Scatter volley 1.
Watch things wither away under your barrage.



get tractor beam 1 too.

Archived Post 02-04-2012 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by claydermunch (Post 3991911)
you're an engineer?
in a drad.?
specifically stated to PvE?




Get 4 dual heavy cannons up front, 4 turrets back, pack Scatter volley 1.
Watch things wither away under your barrage.



get tractor beam 1 too.

Thanks, no torpedo's though?

Archived Post 02-04-2012 06:12 AM

Torpedoes are slow and if you are fighting at long range, target usually dies before your torpedoes hits or gets his shields up and entire salvo will be worthless. I agree on cannons and turrets.

Archived Post 02-04-2012 07:33 AM

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=251422 = Dragon's Dreadnought

For an Engineer, I would recommend this.

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=247724 = My Dreadnought

Tactical setup, but it still works adequate on an Engineer if you wanted a more aggressive stance.

Archived Post 02-05-2012 04:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hakaishin
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=251422 = Dragon's Dreadnought

For an Engineer, I would recommend this.

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=247724 = My Dreadnought

Tactical setup, but it still works adequate on an Engineer if you wanted a more aggressive stance.

Those seem to be PvP builds mate, I'll probably start PvP at some point, but I'm mainly a PvE player.

Archived Post 02-05-2012 06:16 AM

Phasers. Phasers all around and 3 Phaser relays for tac consoles. One Hargh' peng torpedo fore. For your tactical bridge officers you need beam fire at will one and two and tactical team one. Unmodified weapons attacks are "Mostly Useless". Tactical team one is in there to give you at least one shot at computer assisted shield distribution. You will need to choose engineering skills like warp plasma and aceton beam to add some more damage and control and for science you may want a tractor beam in there for more control. You can of course include an aft launcher. Just depends on your intent for that particular mission. If you intend to be in position to fight both ends of your ship then do so.

You do this because the bridge officer lay out severely restricts you from building a traditional sustained damage output based on modified energy and torpedo attacks in combination with tactical buffs. You can only choose one of those options and the option that's going to have the most time on target will most likely be energy weapons, specifically beam arrays. The Hargh'peng torpedo doesn't accept attack modifiers it is fired 'as is' and is a solid attack with secondary effect. You do phasers and phaser relays because you have ONE REALLY BIG ONE and well since we choose energy weapons why not get the most out of our 3 tactical consoles? We could waste a console on a kinectic for our torpedo but I believe it does at least two damage types anyways so best to just focus on our energy weapons.

As you do about a billion of the STF's you may start to think "hey everythings the same every time". This is true. And it makes positioning your whale very easy. So easy that you may feel you can run cannons or cannons and torpedoes in a classic escort load out. You could, but your ship would still lack the bridge officer powers that make those weapons so yummy. You could manage 2 torpedo modifiers or 1 cannon modifier, or one of each. But if you do that you extend the amount of time in which you'll be making unmodified attacks plus you'll now want to have a torpedo console to bring your damage with those attacks up to what the Hargh'peng does on its own.

Archived Post 02-05-2012 06:55 AM

Hey thanks for the reply, was an interesting read!

Earlier today I bought:

Phaser Dual Beam Bank Mk. XI
Phaser Cannon Mk. XI x2
Phaser Turret Mk. XI x4

Just need to sort out my BO's

Archived Post 02-05-2012 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SYLiam (Post 3994350)
Those seem to be PvP builds mate, I'll probably start PvP at some point, but I'm mainly a PvE player.

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*facepalm*

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*QWERTYtattoo*

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If it works in PvP, it will perform AMAZING in PvE.

PvP builds > EVERYTHING in PvE.

That said... those are the best recommendations most anyone can make at the moment.

Archived Post 02-05-2012 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hakaishin
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*facepalm*

...

*QWERTYtattoo*

...

If it works in PvP, it will perform AMAZING in PvE.

PvP builds > EVERYTHING in PvE.

That said... those are the best recommendations most anyone can make at the moment.

Yeah I followed your build and one of your weapon layouts, what do you think of my weapons above?


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