New tactical Warbirds, Opinions?
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Join Date: Aug 2012
09-13-2013, 10:46 AM
It's a good ship. Not a great one, but a good one.
My analysis of said ship:
Relatively solid overall, with a good console layout and good base stats. There isn't really anything that makes the ship stand out, even with the gimmick console and the quad cannons. Her hull, turn and shields are equivalent to the Federation Patrol Escort/KDF Qin Heavy Raptor. Her inertia is fine, giving her quite good kicks when she needs it. She also has the Romulan BC which gives her great ambush potential, like most Romulan Warbirds. Appearance-wise, she's beautiful, like most of the new Romulan ships, and with the Reman skin, she's downright sexy.
As for her weapon layout, it's typical escort, so nothing new or amazing there. Her BOff layout is where things get a little wonky though. She only has an Ens Engineering BOff slot, which almost forces you to put your LtCmdr Universal to Engineering, just for survivability, OR put it to Sci and try to survive off of the weaker (but still very effective overall) HoTs.
Her combat capability is middle of the road. Not horribly impressive, but not really lacking. Her Tactical Slots, weapon layout, and BOff layout give her a playstyle (at least tactically) like most escorts, but you need to be careful what you put in the LtCmdr Universal.
My final assessment:
6/10. An aesthetically pleasing, balanced ship overall, but some glaring weaknesses that eclipse her strengths.
As Baudl said, there is no reason to switch to this ship from any of the other plethora of tactically heavy vessels. If I had this ship or my Ha'feh (freebie)/Mogai/Scimitar, I would stick with the Ha'feh/Mogai/Scimitar. There is no incentive really to use this.
As for the Cmdr version? Gold. Solid gold. A great alternative to the D'deridex, with a wonderful BOff and console layout, and great stats as well.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
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