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kaeaja 10-13-2012 03:46 AM

The Chimera Heavy Destroyer
Is this ship worth all the hype? I mean it looks like a fun ship but is it worth buying a 200 dollar life time sub just to get it? If so, please explain why its worth it.

srspells 10-13-2012 03:52 AM

its a glass cannon hope this helps you make an informed decision from a person who owns most ships. less good then the jemmy and time ship but better then most.(for an engi.)

tac mode seems to crit ever 5 shots
heres my build

seekerkorhil 10-13-2012 03:58 AM

Better than most is false. In a single word Is it worth all the hype? Is it worth buying lifetime to get? No.

In 4 words: No not at all.

Go gold for the one month it takes you to level from 1-50 and use your free VA ship token to buy the now-called Blockade Escort.

That is, in the ways that matter, a better ship than the Chimera Destroyer. The fleet version even more so (fleet version is called Fleet Patrol Escort).

srspells 10-13-2012 04:10 AM

i tend to disagree, I beat a fleet scourge destroyer, most of which is about manipulating effects and abilitys to help.

It isnt better these.
its more of a thing how you play then other but Id read my post might give you some ideas.

also the lifetime is for the respecs and other rewards mostly.

also the above poster is wrong you cant get a VA token by subscribing for 1 month.

rustychat 10-13-2012 07:28 AM

It's a nice enough ship, but like it's already been said, not really worth it.

It's biggest pitfall is probably simply that it only has 9 console slots, which puts it behind from the start. The Tac/Reg mode is nice, but doesn't really make up for the lost slot compared to fleet ships, especially not when the abilities have a 5 minute cooldown. I use it on my Engies since Cruisers are generally fairly underwhelming when it comes to getting the optional on STFs. But there isn't really anything that it can do, that a Patrol/Blockade/whatever they'll call it tomorrow Escort can do. Or any other escort.

Given that it effectively costs at least $200, the ship alone just isn't worth it. If it's all you're looking at getting from lifetime, then I suggest finding something else. If it's just going to be icing on the cake, and something that you won't be horribly disappointed with when they most likely release a 10 console version of the heavy destroyers later, then yeah, it's worth it.

seekerkorhil 10-13-2012 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by srspells (Post 6072671)
also the above poster is wrong you cant get a VA token by subscribing for 1 month.

Ah yes I didn't mean VA i meant RA LH. Thats the level at which you get your free T5 ship. I believe you still get that token if you are gold.

cptrichardson12 10-13-2012 09:14 AM

One: Yes, yes it is up to it's hype.

It crits every 5 shots in tac mode, on top of easily obtaining a DPS per gun of over 1200. It is extremely durable despite what some would have you believe. And, either of the special powers (two for the price of one!) are horrifyingly effective, and will either strip the shields of a target entirely or punch a hole through 5 different ships.

Do I think it could be far better with a carrier boff setup instead? Yes, but I can live with what I'm currently getting.

srspells 10-13-2012 09:48 AM you get a token if u are gold for 600 token.
2. you guys might want to realize you dont just buy lifetime for 1 ship you buy it for bank slots, inventory slots, respec tokens and the VA token, and account bank.
chimera is nice but its under the jemmy, timeship and fleet defiant.


lianthelia 10-13-2012 10:53 AM

Hoping one day they will add it to the fleet store. I mean the ship really isn't more than your average escort without the console anyway. Actually a bit weaker without it...

Still hoping they will put some type of permissions system into the fleet shipyard so one day can claim ships like the Gal X, Guramaba, and D'Kyr...the ships that have built in abilities instead of a console.

gthaatar 10-13-2012 11:06 AM

I haven't used it in a PVP match yet, but I've run it through ESTF's using both a set of Phaser Beam Arrays and a full Phaser Cannon setup and its an excellent ship for it. The console allows for a very quick alpha strike that can strip a Tac cube's shield facing (I've managed to get two to come down completely at once) and bring it down to ~80% health in the less than 10-15 seconds it takes to fire the Inversion beam and then switch to the Lotus and fire that. Then just wait for my power to start coming back, pop a weapons battery, and I'm good to go. If I time it right, I can virtually do two alpha strikes in a row, with only the 2-3 second window where my weapons go offline, and I usually use that time to prime my buffs.

Also, Idk if its just me but it seems to me like the Beam arrays get a slight bonus when you put em on the Chimera. I've used the same beams (+the same tac consoles) on my Mobius and they never seemed as effective as they are on my Chimera, which thus far have proven as equally effective as my DHC's/Turrets are.

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