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buddha1369 07-17-2013 08:15 PM

Romulan VS Reman Space Sets
I jut finished the T5 Rom Rep system, and I must be blind because I never even noticed the Romulan set even existed! I have been using the Reman Rare XII set.

What's the difference between the two sets? They look really similar.

Which would be better for an engineer in a Fleet Ex?

starkaos 07-17-2013 08:20 PM

They are really similar. There are some difference in stats, but not much. The most important difference is the Shield looks. As you know, the Reman Shield has that gaudy look while the Romulan look is more subtle. Head to DS9 on Tribble and there is a vendor that sells all the Reputation items for free. You can see how it looks on any of your ships for yourself.

alopen 07-17-2013 09:01 PM

Romulan space set looks are barely noticable on a KDF ship (they already have a slight green to them). Unlike the Reman shields hte Romulan shields are much more subtle. The stats differences are + to att pattern skill for Romulan engine, in place of + manuvers on the reman engine? (not quite sure, I'd have to check and I'm kinda lazy right now). I tried out the romulan set on a KDf toon before LoR and was massively disappointed. Plasma torps are still slow and the capacitance HP didn't seem to do much. Admittedly its hard to figure out the exact numbers in the middle of being shot at. KHG, MACO and OMEGA are just so much better. However, if you like the Reman set well then be my guest and pay more dil for almost the same thing that you already have.

dknight0001 07-17-2013 11:50 PM

Given the buffs to stealth and detection on the Romulan shields if you've got a cloaking vessel it could be worthwhile. Or at least the Deflector may be.

starblade7 07-18-2013 04:23 AM

While this may or may not sound particularly obvious, the Romulan/Reman sets best suit (IMO) the new Warbirds. Prior to LoR they were very much a niche set - not a lot of ships used High-Yield Plasma Torpedoes before the reputation Plasma torpedoes were released. That is, the set works best on "traditional" Romulan builds: ships using cloaks and HY Plasma torps, with some Sci debuffs on the side.

My recommendation: Don't bother using it on a Federation Cruiser when you could instead be using the MACO/Fleet gear. (Standard caveats apply if you've got a specific build that works for you.)

trek21 07-18-2013 07:53 AM

As far as STOwiki shows, the Deflector and the Shield are the exact same, as well as the 2-piece/3-piece set bonuses. The Impulse Engines are very similar, but one stat is different:

Reman gives 20+ boost to Starship Maneuvers (more defense)
Romulan gives 20+ boost to Starship Attack Patterns (better Alpha/Beta/Delta/Omega)

Other than that, the only difference is the visuals

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