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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
08-17-2011, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by AngelOfDespair
this is what i do and as far as i can see for pvE it beats every of those drain and shieldsoffline builds by far.
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Mustrum's build is not intended as a competitive PvE build.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MustrumRidcully View Post
Notice that this build might not be quite as good in PvE as it is in PvP, as players use a lot of shield resists, which shield drain ignores, but NPCs really just have tons of shield points. I recommend switching to a weapon-power focused setting for PvE normally
Here the author is actually recommending a high weapons power setting for PvE. The author admits that this build would be "slow" in PvE if it was used they way it was intended (which is for PvP). Hence, it's not really intended for PvE use but it can get by with some minor adjustments.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelOfDespair
just make a fun and just try this one:


tractor beam 3 + energy syphon 3, eptw2, 6 beams (no acc needed, spend it on dmg and crtH/crtD) then put photonic officer in the other lt com slot or a second tractor3.

when you fight: start with target shields, if you are at 5km put target engines and syphon, broadside your enemy. when target engines runs of put your first Tractor, when this ends (normally the fight is over by now but if not) use the second tractor.

i really would like to see other builds to be competitive in pvE environment, but unfortunately in pve just dps counts. burst is sensless, cause you cant burst a single escort (the only ones you can burst in one expose phase is the frigate, but there are always 3 of them ^^) in one "expose" (shield dropped) by using a tricobalt. i dont like this fact but its a fact.

this is what i do and as far as i can see for pvE it beats every of those drain and shieldsoffline builds by far.
the other builds just depend on to much other factors. like "use tricobalt" ... wow even the slowest mobs shoots these down unless you fire from zero-distance.

now just try that and youll see that the enemys will be destroyed MUCH faster, then with every other complexity build.
I'm sure this does just fine for PvE.