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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 36
06-04-2010, 02:51 AM
Originally Posted by PatricianVetinari
You can not set a power level below 25 (or above 100). You would be unable to downset Shields to 10 to raise Aux to 40.

If you want your Engines at 50, Aux at 40... Well, since escorts have an innate +15 to Weapons power, and were ok with S=25, W=100 (instead of 115), you could downset your Weapons to 85. That would give you: 100/25/50/40.

Put some levels in Warp Core Training (7) and Auxiliary Systems Efficiency (9), set your gauges to 95/25/50/30 and you'll actually end up with 110/29/52/41. It's pretty amazing what you can do with some properly placed skill points. Try out some profiles using the calculator linked in the first post.

As for judging the surviveability of an Escort so empowered with what I assume you mean is a "Covariant" Shield? That would be outside my knowledge base (I've never yet flown an Escort, don't have a "feel" for it) and outside the purpose of this thread. I will say that personally, my Assual Cruiser loves it's big shields and 71 shield power in Attack Mode. But then I'm slow and hulky, an Escort gets defense from it's speed, so I dunno. Good luck!
Thanks! Exactly what I needed to hear!!