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Archived Post 02-01-2010 12:53 AM

Tanking in Spaaaaace
 
So I get how to set up my ship to take hits, however can anyone fill me in on how my cruiser is supposed to draw enemy fire efficiently? plus any other random tips

Archived Post 02-01-2010 12:58 AM

Be the first person to fly into a group of enemies.. can be difficult since cruisers are slight slow but abilities always help..

focus on one shield side and pump as much firepower as you can.. person who does alot of damage will take thier eye off whatever else they were doing..

Archived Post 02-01-2010 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Twinbladez (Post 1842815)
So I get how to set up my ship to take hits, however can anyone fill me in on how my cruiser is supposed to draw enemy fire efficiently? plus any other random tips

I've read that Feedback pulse draws aggro like crazy. Any enemies in range will immediately focus on you, that includes groups that haven't been engaged yet.

Archived Post 02-01-2010 01:11 AM

Enemies seem to fire at whomever is doing the most damage to them, if no one is shooting them, they pick the nearest threat. A good way to draw aggro is to shoot EVERYTHING. Beam fire at will helps with this.

Archived Post 02-01-2010 01:51 AM

Feedback pulse seems useful, problem is You would need a T3 Cruiser to use it

Archived Post 02-01-2010 05:15 AM

Any other tips from Budding Cruiser captains?

Archived Post 02-01-2010 05:19 AM

I'm pretty sure you can get Boff a skill called "draw fire", which makes enemies fire on you. Although it might be ground based only :/

Archived Post 02-01-2010 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Robbiee
I'm pretty sure you can get Boff a skill called "draw fire", which makes enemies fire on you. Although it might be ground based only :/

I checked, it is ground only

Archived Post 02-01-2010 05:31 AM

I have little problem tanking in my cruiser.

Works well solo or in group.

I tend to go for the increased regen ability shields, Seems to allow me to shrug off more damage then without it.

I also use for my BOFFs....

Ens Tactical: Undecided at this time, currently Beam Overload
Ens Engineering: Engineering Team 1
LT Engineering: Emergency Power to Shields 1 and 2
Ens Science: Science Team 1

This allows me to sustain broadside attacks much longer, especially with redirecting shield recharge to the facing shield....which I don't do generally solo...as most of the time, I am the only target....:D


Oh...and I tend to keep a supply of weapons batteries....so I can immediately unload on a target after dropping from Full Impulse.

Archived Post 02-01-2010 05:32 AM

Theres no starship tanking in the traditional sense. The most useful cruiser captains I've teamed with play it out like DnD clerics: throwing buffs and heals around while engaging the most heavily armed ships in the mob, while the rest of team takes out the smaller ones first. Healing and buffing actually does seem to draw aggro a lot, based on what I've seen. Bad news is that just like most of the game, the team window is frikking bugged and doesn't show all teammates shield status, so communication is key.


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