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novemberalpha 09-14-2012 02:12 PM

question about shields
 
for a defient refit what shields could I use to to stay in the fight longer. I see some players are able to keep there shields up even as they take weponds damage

lordfuzun 09-14-2012 09:18 PM

You shield is only part of the answer. The other is what Bridge Officers abilities they are using. The two most common are Emergency Power to Shields I or II which gives you are moderate shield heal, but also increases power to your shields which inceases the amount of damage resistance they have, AND there is a shield damage resistance buff on top of that. And player will be using Tactical Team, which has a 10 second shield rebalancing buff which is better then you you get by clicking on your ship status. That's a kin to the command "Divert power to the forward shields". But it's actually to which ever shield facing is taking fire.

Other common abilities are Reverse Shield Polarity which uses damage to heal your shields and Transfer Shield Strength which you can use on your self to help and buff damage resitance of your shields.

eurialo 09-15-2012 01:42 AM

escorts often use maco shield, however that shield is only one step...
you need emergency power to shield and/or transfer shield strengh to buff your resistance and/or heal your shield. Use a pair of each one and also use a pair of tactical team... try to use them as often as possible.

reverse shield polarity can help, but i do not use it.


consoles are important to increase shield's capacity and shield's regenetation rate... but do not forget that the shield's energy level also impact on damage resistance and regeneration rate... Learn about using and switching between the 4 configurations you can set up and save.


finally do not forget that also duty officers assigned to space roster can help.

age03 09-17-2012 02:14 PM

You want a regen that regen and go with omega as maco is for engineers.

shaeply 09-20-2012 07:57 AM

against borg:
maco shield - 35% resistance
EPtS - 25% res
125 shield power - 35% res
that means 95% shield dmg resistance. do i understand this right?

lordfuzun 09-21-2012 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaeply (Post 5770711)
against borg:
maco shield - 35% resistance
EPtS - 25% res
125 shield power - 35% res
that means 95% shield dmg resistance. do i understand this right?

Close. There is a cap 75% shield damage damage. Before the cap it was possible to reach 100% Shield Damage Resistance. Which is sorta the reason they added the cap.

eurialo 09-22-2012 02:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaeply (Post 5770711)
against borg:
maco shield - 35% resistance
EPtS - 25% res
125 shield power - 35% res
that means 95% shield dmg resistance. do i understand this right?


also TSS give you a small resisstence buff...

kerryleblanc 09-24-2012 12:31 PM

What's the best shield for klingon's bird of prey class

teleon22 09-24-2012 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kerryleblanc (Post 5823611)
What's the best shield for klingon's bird of prey class

Klingon Honor Gaurd. It can placate someone shooting at you and allow you to battle cloak more safely. :cool:

bohiap 09-24-2012 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eurialo (Post 5718641)
escorts often use maco shield, however that shield is only one step...
you need emergency power to shield and/or transfer shield strengh to buff your resistance and/or heal your shield. Use a pair of each one and also use a pair of tactical team... try to use them as often as possible.

reverse shield polarity can help, but i do not use it.


consoles are important to increase shield's capacity and shield's regenetation rate... but do not forget that the shield's energy level also impact on damage resistance and regeneration rate... Learn about using and switching between the 4 configurations you can set up and save.


finally do not forget that also duty officers assigned to space roster can help.

This. I run a MACO shield on mine with two copies of Tactical Team, two copies of Emergency Power to Shields, and a doff that reduces cooldowns. I don't remember what eng and sci consoles I have, but at least one boosts shields.


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