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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
08-09-2011, 07:00 AM
NohMalkiri is right, the Excelsior does outdo the Assault Cruiser in DPS, however, not by a whole lot. I decided to go with the Assault Cruiser for 2 reasons.
1. Money. The Assault Cruiser is free, while the Excelsior is going to cost you money.
2. I wanted to be in the middle. I wanted to tank, but put about a lot of DPS. I have seen the Excelsior tank very well in PvP, as in I couldn't kill it with my Tac. (This is my Eng toon)

So I am running the Assault Cruiser, and my DPS is very good. Here is my build, and it is actually really good in PvP,(Meaning you will never die one on one) and PvE is a joke. If you have a ship set up for PvP, you will win in PvE, but the opposite is not true.

Tac Boffs
TT 1
APB 1
TT 1

Eng Boffs
Cmd.

EPtE I
RSP I
EPtS III
DEM III

Lt. Cmd.
EPtA I
RSP I
EPtS III

Sci Boffs
Polarize Hull I
Hazard Emitters II

I am using the full aegis set now, but plan to use the borg set, with the aegis shields.

Eng Consoles:
+7 to weapons
EPS +105% power transfer rate
Nutronium Alloy
+35 to shields

Sci Consoles:
Halon System
Borg console

Tac Consoles:
3 + 26 to Beam weapons.

I run 8 Phaser beam arrays.

Hope this helps.