Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online (
-   Builds, Powers, and Game Mechanics (
-   -   Hazard Emitters or Eng Team (

Archived Post 02-24-2012 09:58 AM

Hazard Emitters or Eng Team
As the title says, as far as a Hull heal go, which is better? And do you need both?

Im a Science Officer in a Recon Science ship, and would like to free up one of my Eng BO skills for Emer Power to Aux.

My Current Hull and Shield heals are:

Eng Team I
Emer Power to Shields II
Hazard Emitters I

Could I get by safely using only HE as a hull heal?

Archived Post 02-24-2012 10:18 AM

HE has over all a higher hull heal than ET. However, it is over time instead of instant. It also clears negative effects like plasma dots. Plus, if you use tac team or sci team, eng team will share a cooldown with those. My vote would be for HE.

Archived Post 02-24-2012 10:28 AM

I did have all 3 Teams on till recently, dropped Sci Team recently for TSS, due to TSS being a better heal overall and the shield buff. That and the shared cooldown between all 3.

If Shields were down, both wouldnt save you right?

Archived Post 02-24-2012 12:53 PM

One big advantage engineering team has over hazard emitters is that it'll bring damaged shields back up, say from a phaser proc or beam target shields. If you're fighting PvE this probably isn't a huge concern. Emergency power to shields has the same effect, but can onlly target you. (Engy team also counters VM and repairs other damaged subsystems, but shields down is the one that kills you.)

Hazard emitters, like the other dude says, counters some annoying crap, so it's sort of a tossup of what bothers you more.

Hull heals... can save you if shields are down, but it depends a lot on what you're fighting. Science ships of course have little hull to work with, unlike a cruiser. A high yield torp to bare hull isn't going to end well.

Archived Post 02-24-2012 01:46 PM

HE also has a damage resistance buff for its duration which can be rather significant.

I used to run all three teams when the doff system allowed you to stack Maintenance Engineers to reduce the CD of all the teams to 15s. At that time, given the option, I would use Tactical Team every single time until I had absolutely zero shields remaining in all of my quadrants.

You could make do with just HE as your hull heal, and for the majority of the solo content that's perfectly reasonable and doable.

Archived Post 02-24-2012 08:36 PM

Hazards is pretty much mandatory for fighting the borg, anyway. I'd vote for it, but it should be on all of your ships. You can't afford to not have hazard emitters.

Otherwise, Aux2SIF gets my vote for general hull heal. Weaker, but adds resists and has a short cooldown, doesn't interfere with my shiny tactical team.

Archived Post 02-24-2012 08:50 PM


Originally Posted by NovaFury (Post 4048220)
Otherwise, Aux2SIF gets my vote for general hull heal. Weaker, but adds resists and has a short cooldown, doesn't interfere with my shiny tactical team.

I find that Aux2SIF actually heals for a little bit more than EngTeam with reasonable Aux power over the same period of time (Around 50 aux power is the break point IMHO) but it relies on the faster CD instead of a larger burst amount. Of course, running 2 copies of Eng Team will result in more healing per second, but that's two abilities compared to the one that also has the advantage of providing a hull damage resistance but without the repairing disabled/damage subsystems.

With max aux power, Aux2SIF provides for easily the same amount of overall healing as 2 copies of Eng Team.

Archived Post 02-25-2012 12:24 AM

Engineer team shares cool downs with tac team and sci use that skill minimally...

Hazard emitters is nice because it shares a cooldown with polarize hull if i recall....and the other good hull heal aux to integrity heals and does not share a cooldown with either of those...

So theoretically you could have 3 diff hull heals not sharing a cooldown and always have a lil heal for someone in need

Archived Post 02-25-2012 02:34 AM

Thanks guys :)

Using just HMs for now, replaced Eng Team for EPtA. Which in turn gives a bigger heal from HM, I believe 8k over 15secs currently.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:52 PM.