Defiant Retrofit: Needs Nerf
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-16-2011, 04:51 PM
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For a long time, I've been beaten by a landslide when going against players using the Defiant-R. It's clearly obvious that it needs a nerf. I agree that the Cloak is cool and that its a fun ship to play, but the fact is its SO OP that its hard to tell that its an escort as opposed to one of the developers' personal toys that got loose. Cruisers and Science ships don't stand a chance against it, and the cloak only makes it that much more powerful. I've seen too many people using this strategy:
Cloak---Get Close---Fire off buffs---Uncloak---Lay waste and defeat in under 3 seconds---recloak
This is typically 1 on 1.
Even when you have a group, the ship can easily outgun the enemy 3-to-1.
ESPECIALLY When equipped with the Borg set. It is just TOO powerful.
Cryptic, I implore you to do something about it.
It's NOT way over powered. I fly an Intrepid and a Sovy and yet I'm able to take em out when one on one. One of my friends is VERY knowledgeable about the game and we'll leave it at that.
What strategies were you and your team using that wasn't working may I ask?
Science ships can detect cloaked ships, slow em down and take away SOME of their bite, while throwing it back at them. They can also throw a tractor and hold the bugga while you're friends clobber him.
Cruisers can heal AMAZING amounts of damage, but if you sit in their line of fire, good luck to ya.
The defiant/escorts are always gonna have better dps, up front, so stay behind him, if he goes too fast, utilize strategies to slow the little bugga down. There are SEVERAL to chose from.
The LAST thing this game needs is another nerf, rather than call for one, first tell us what you and your friends were doing that was ineffective. Maybe someone can help you develop a better strategy, so you can have a few surprises for your friend next time.