Battle Cloak for Raptors! - what do you think?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-10-2010, 08:57 PM
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I love my Klingon, but Battle Cloak should remain limited to the BoP. Not because it's Cannon, but because it's fair to the Feds. If both Raptors and BoP had Battle Cloak, the feds would hardly every win a match, because we would never die.. We'd simply cloak, maneuver, and attack again. It is hard enough for feds to handle BoP's doing that in combat with multiple targets. Raptors would be over kill.
Also, if Raptors had Battle Cloak, hardly anyone would fly a BoP... Add to that Universal slots in Raptors, and nobody would fly a BoP at all...
The desire of Raptors over BoP is higher DPS at the cost of no Battle Cloak. If you want Battle Cloak, fly a BoP..
I mostly play Federation, but I've been leveling up my Klingon lately, and frankly I don't think Battle cloak would be any more OP for Raptors than the regular cloak is. On my BoP I really can't use Battle Cloak as an escape unless I already used speed or an obstacle to get out of range/LOS. Cloaking in combat usually means you keep getting pounded for 5 seconds, only now it's without shields.
On my Feds, I almost always kill BoPs that cloak in combat.
I've got to say that I really don't see the problem with Raptors though, especially as compared to Fed escorts. The hardest thing about skippering an escort is that everybody will shoot you first, and your ship is pretty fragile so to be most effective you really need to get a couple seconds of firing on your target before they return fire. The regular cloak makes that incredibly easy.
The real problem is that tactical BOs suck, and tactical captains (who are likely to skipper an escort) kind of suck.