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goku5030 09-16-2013 08:40 PM

Hello any one know Good sci ship for fed
 
Hi i just raised a sci fed almost 50.. i want the vesta class :D.. Any body got tips whats nice sci ship :) thanks

westx211 09-16-2013 08:42 PM

Wells class (Temporal science vessel) nuff said.

starsword1989 09-16-2013 08:52 PM

If you can afford it, Wells.
If not get Vesta 3 pack (unlocked on all characters unlike Wells) and it's not that far off from the Wells.
Vesta is fun on its own though (hangar bay, free dual cannons that run on aux power, impenetrable shield bubble ability)
From a player who owns both ships

eurialo 09-17-2013 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by goku5030 (Post 12433681)
Hi i just raised a sci fed almost 50.. i want the vesta class :D.. Any body got tips whats nice sci ship :) thanks

at the momenti the temporal science vessel is the best pure science ship for fed and kdf (I do not know about romulans). The strong point:

turn rate,
shield modifier
boffs layout


Another good ship is the vesta, but I do not use it and if I remember is not a pure science vessel but a carrier hybrid.

capnshadow27 09-17-2013 02:18 AM

If you are looking for Science for the sake of Science, most of the ships are pretty ok, depending on your set-up. If you want to be a DPS-Monger go Vesta Line.

If you can afford a Wells totally go for it.

I dabble with various ones. I like Science ships they are all a lot of fun.

baudl 09-17-2013 03:38 AM

don't feel obligated simply because you have a sciene captain to get a science ship. you get basically no synergy out of this combination and to have an effective build you need considerable knowledge about ship building.

it is a sad fact, that the other 2 classes have better synergy with science ships.

however if you are determend to get a science ship i'd suggest the vesta, though you should look into the option of getting a science heavy escort, like the temporal destroyer, breen cruiser, basically anything with 3 or more science boff ability slots.

capnshadow27 09-17-2013 03:45 AM

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Originally Posted by baudl (Post 12436031)
don't feel obligated simply because you have a sciene captain to get a science ship. you get basically no synergy out of this combination and to have an effective build you need considerable knowledge about ship building.

it is a sad fact, that the other 2 classes have better synergy with science ships.

however if you are determend to get a science ship i'd suggest the vesta, though you should look into the option of getting a science heavy escort, like the temporal destroyer, breen cruiser, basically anything with 3 or more science boff ability slots.

Fleet Nova? :D

reyan01 09-17-2013 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by capnshadow27 (Post 12436101)
Fleet Nova? :D

Absolutely the Fleet Nova.

My drop-dead favorite ship, and whilst I do own the Vesta pack, I still find myself in the Fleet Nova more often as she is a versatile, and often overlooked, little ship. As nimble as many escorts, a Lt-Cmdr Tac slot grants some very nice tactical-focused options, her sci stations make her versatile in that area too, she has better hull strength than the Vesta and with the right shields/consoles she can take a good pounding and still fight back.

I've said it before and will say so again - regardless of the new, shiny, ships & their special consoles/abilities, the Fleet Nova is the one ship that I never leave 'in mothballs' for very long on the few occasions that I do. It's just too much fun to fly. :)

amincielbleu 09-17-2013 05:34 AM

Like all other professions, the science captain has three approaches to the choice of a ship.
(1) The fanboy approach: "I want the Voyager". Don't laugh, it's a perfectly viable approach in this game, where most T4/T5 ships are sufficient for 95% of the game content. Make it epic, choose your equipment carefully, and enjoy.
(2) The escort approach: all professions can fly an escort succesfully for maximal DPS.
(3) Do what your profession does better than the other ones. Look at your captain's abilities, most of them depend on auxilliary power. You should therefore choose a ship that can put that auxilliary power to good use (which can be an escort or a science ship), without sacrificing offensive efficiency.

Concretely, if you choose an escort as Fed captain, it's going to be expensive. The MVAE or Fleet Advanced Escort have too many tactical Boffs to give you what you need. You'll have to turn to a Lobi ship : the Mobius, the S'Golth or the Tal Shiar Destroyer (70-80M credits at the exchange, i.e. 2-3 weeks of farming with reasonable playtime). You'll envy the Romulans and their Fleet T'Varo, less expensive and just as good. Check this thread, especially the second post (dedicated to science captains), for a more detailled argument.

If you go for a science ship, as the previous posts said, the Wells and the Vesta (prefer the tactical version, the Aventine) are the best options, with the added bonus that the Vesta is available for Starfleet captains only and impossible to replicate with a ship of another faction. The Wells is expensive and not necessarily better (depending on what you intend to do with it ; again for 95% of the PVE content, you won't see the difference). The Fleet Nova is honestly a bit less effective than the Vesta (auxilliary cannons are just too good), but it is an iconic ship (some would say it's the best iconic ship in the whole game, and I would agree on an ex aequo with the Regent). It is more important to end up with a ship you like than to argue about 1.2% differences...

Make your own choices and have fun !

baudl 09-17-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by capnshadow27 (Post 12436101)
Fleet Nova? :D

It is a good ship, and a cheap sci vessel and maybe even the best boff setup on a fleet science vessel you can get. But a downgrade from the wells or vesta when looking at the stats.

whatever someone prefers personally is out of the equation, after all tastes differ. On paper the wells and the vesta are better.

although i have to admit, that the shield mod on the nova is somewhat much higher than indicated in the description.


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