Shields for escorts
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-28-2010, 05:44 AM
I have often wondered which would be better. I see so many varying opinions on the chat channel whenever this kind of question comes up.
I have played an escort up through R.Admiral. Whenever I get my hands on a new shield I equip it to see the amount of protection it provides to my ship. Since I came across Paratrinsic Shields (very high shield protection with very low regeneration rate), I have used this shield over anything else. It is equipped on y current Advanced Escort. I would treat this shield as being similar to a Covariant Shield (except the Covariant gets a better regeneration rate).
Even most shields I've come across as Admiral-rank shields don't provide as much protection for me as my Lt. Cmdr-rank Paratrinsic Shields. I know some of this may change depending on what class your captain is. Mine is tactical.
So there is my set-up. Anyone else have any thoughts or suggestions? In PvE I am basically flying at full combat impulse and make full use of Emergency Power to Shields, Reverse Shield Polarity, and Jam Sensors. Survivability has been pretty darn good, but not perfect. The speed allows me to quickly change the shield facing the enemy, so damage is spread out which has aided my survivability.