Galaxy X Phaser Lance
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Join Date: Dec 2007
08-17-2011, 06:11 AM
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Didn't feel like it to me - seems the shields on that thing get carved up quicker than a family of twenty eating a Thanksgiving turkey. If anything, it's more equivalent to the escorts than to the other cruisers. I dunno.
All shields are made of paper. You must harden your shields with Emergency Power to Shields or similar shield resistance buffs. Tactical Team can also help (your shields still blow up, but they last long enough that you can react with other heals and your enemies damage buffs run out, and at that point paper can become an adequate defense.
I suspect that many Galaxy-X pilots try to make DPS builds, and omit such protections, or at least neglect them.
A ship's resilience and firepower is primarily determined by its Bridge Officer powers.