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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 58
02-17-2010, 07:49 AM
Originally Posted by Bloodlance View Post
HA, if you are focused and you cloak, you loose your shields and trust me in T4 and T5 its instant death if you cloak while being hammered by 2+ feds.
Exactly my point, for some reason some people here seem to think cloaking is a guaranteed save every time. Far from it. It goes hit cloak button, shields drop, wait for 3 seconds while enemies can still shoot the crap out of you and now you don't even have shields, then the cloak enables. And trust me when I say you often still get hit after that fact. automated defense turrets for one see right through cloak (i guess it's a bug) and torpedos or cannon blasts that were on their way from however far out will still catch up.

Can you use it to get out of a bad spot ? Sure, but only if you are really lucky. I don't want to put statistics on it but I would say popping cloak can save you maybe 3 or 4 out of 10 times. The other times it's actually a boon to your enemies since you have dropped shields.