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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Aug 2013
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# 3
04-10-2014, 04:43 PM
PVP and PVE need different builds usually, but not really with the dhelan variants. I only know PVE well, though, so...

Assume you're playing ISE. Your primary role in a mirror Dhelan is a tough escort vaper.

Fleet damage resistance consoles are a must, as are boffs with space traits. Since you're a Rommie, I suggest D'vex (the free Rommie veteran boff), Tovan Khev, and a good Reman boff to start. Get a Nausicaan boff any way you can, as well.

You have good tac and eng boff slots, but weak sci (as opposed to the regular dhelan retro, which is a scidestroyer). Dhelan is kind of a glass cannon, so get yourself some good healing powers; RSP 1 and 2 are musts, and I suggest a DEM as well. Eng team 1, another eng team, an EPTS OR one aux2bat to round it out; I usually go with EPTS myself.

Tac boffs: Assuming you don't use torps (I like having one on myself, but elites generally use all energy weapons), you're going to want CRF and CSV, TT and APB, probably APO as well for speed.

Sci boff: Science Team 1. This is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay undervalued. Massive shield heal, no longer interferes with other team powers. Much better than hazard emitters on a ship like a dhelan.

Gear: Resilient or covariant shields; I'd use the Reman covariant to start and move up to the Solanae shield ASAP. Engines and deflector are up to you, but I advise a good neutrino deflector. Reg shields are really bad on an eng-heavy escort.

Weapons: Do the Dyson rep, lots of the small project. Get lots and lots of protonic polaron weapons. DCs and DHCs in front, preferably with [ACC], [CritD], and/or [CritH] mods. Protonic polaron turrets in back. Get a bunch of polaron-boosting Dyson rep consoles (which also boost your accuracy).

Strategy: Vape and tacscort. Stay a ways back from your target, engage tac buffs, decloak and alpha, use a heal buff if you have to, decloak, retreat and set up for another run, buff, alpha, repeat. You can solo cubes on elite that way if you're careful.

Skills: Power, damage, criticals, toughness. Nothing fancy, just power boosts, weapon damage and crit boosts, and whatever improves your survivability. Mirror dhelan is much easier to fly than regular dhelan in this regard.

Hope this helps.
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Last edited by worffan101; 04-10-2014 at 05:05 PM.