Engineer in a PVP escort
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Join Date: Apr 2013
05-22-2013, 01:16 PM
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I'm not entirely sure you've ever played an Engineer. If you have, and you have a well built ship with a good crew, DoFFs, Boffs, items, etc. then you should have no problem. Especially with the new "below 25% get miracle worker back for free" thing. Engineers in Escorts are extremely powerful, run full shields power or aux and pop EPS when you need weapons power. Not to mention the new set bonuses from some of the rommy gear and such. If you're having problems killing Tacs (the most squishy toons in the game) then quite frankly, lrn2play.
Killing a tac escort with an engineer cruiser is only possible if that escort is flown by a really really bad pilot, otherwise you can sustain damage, but can't output even remotely enough to destroy an escort..With elite shields, TSS, EPtS, RSP etc. one would have to be extremely "limited" to get destroyed by a slow turning beam boat flown by an engie whose best offensive skill is APOIII..which is insignificant compared to APA..
Now, if an engineer pilot wants some power, he needs to fly an escort. Good turn and DHCs (or DCs for increasing the proc chance) give some basic damage with which it would be achievable to kill someone in pvp. An escort pilot flying with Reg shields is either dumb or just dumb. So most opt with Res or Cov. Increasing shields power doesn't do much to regenerate those shields and with the newest update it even
"regenerates" on the lowest possible level (25). Putting power to Aux and Shields in an escort and seeking to destroy an opponent is a poor decision, to say the least..EPS has a cd of 2 min, so I would get enough wep power for 30 sec, after which I would have like what..200 dps per cannon? So for the next minute and a half (if I don't get lucky with critical using BOIII with ACC x 3 DBB in the first place) I would become a punching bag with high aux and high shield power (for who knows what reason), also not to mention slow if using hyper engines and power levels are drastically low..slow means easier to hit etc. Did u ever have a pvp?
You are talking rubish mate..
APA + APOIII + FOMM + GDF = dead engineer
APOIII + EPS = amused tacscort