An escort without turrets.
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Join Date: Dec 2007
08-25-2011, 04:54 AM
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As well, if I'm taking fire from a boss ship, I can manage to survive by giving them a different side to shoot at without having to hit Evasive Maneuvers and come back while I wait for EPTS or Science Team to become available again. I can get rid of a boss a lot quicker this way.
I think at some point I'll switch back to turrets, as the forward firing power is nice (not to mention the fact that CRF works with turrets), but beams do feel viable in the rear.
My Defiant-R runs 3xDHC+DBB with turrets rear. There aren't many ships that will survive one pass let alone require worrying about rear damage. Turrets all the way to the bank.
Mixing 3 weapon types can really hamper your skill point spending.