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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
06-09-2011, 07:39 AM
There have been discussions like this for many times, and the only conclusion is, there is a good shield for every situation. Figure out what abilities work well with your specific shield, find a balance between capacity and regeneration, prefering as much regeneration without letting yourself be killed because of too low capacity (Burst strikes and Sustained strikes)

If you manage not to get a gap in one of your shield sidings, the borg shield is the ultimate shield.

If you are lazy, and totally want to depend on abilities only to regenerate your shield (which will eventually fail with a good opponent) or you want to go in and out of battle all the time go with Covariant.

But any regeneration shield will eventually outperform a covariant by far in terms of hitpoints, and not to mention the shield power level gives you much more profit with a Regen shield.

No offense to anyone here who still believes the mother of all gods Covariant types are best (aka more cap = better), I have been a long term Covariant user and I could see myself fail continuously with making full use of my available shield healing abilities, as soon as i tried a normal shield array things went better, going to the borg made me...