Offensive Science Vessel
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-09-2011, 11:33 AM
If you wanna deal massive damage in a Science Vessel the best skill around is Feedback Pulse 3.
All you need to do is fly to the center of an enemy formation, get them to target you, engage FBP3 and start spamming shield heals. Make certain you have a copy of APB1 for your tactical LT power. 2 or more of the +to deflector field science consoles helps too. These synergize with Transfer Shield Strength too which further enhances this build.
Focus your fire on the ship dealing the most damage to you and target their shield subsystems. Hit them with a sensor scan as well to reduce their resistance even more. With enough training in sensors + APB your target will have near -100% resistance to damage!
This pops most BoPs and Escorts in a few seconds because they have such low shields and hull strength compared to the massive damage they dish out. Usually they don't even know what's happened until it's too late.
Great skills to combine with this build are Gravity Well, Tractor Beam Repulsors, DEM, Reverse Shield Polarity, Tactical Team, Beam FAW and any Transphasic Weapons. FBP (and some of the other skills mentioned) bypass shields and do direct hull damage to the target. This means you can literally kill targets while their shields are still up.
The main problem with this build is a single SNB will kill you.