Tanking A Dreadnaught Cruiser
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Join Date: Dec 2007
08-30-2011, 08:25 AM
Attack Pattern Delta will get you another damage resistance power. Tac team clashes with the other team abilities and I don't give it preference for that reason.
Use two EPtS, personally I prefer EPtS3. You get 30% damage reduction compared to 22% (lvl2) or 14% (lvl1), and 40 shield power compared to 20 or 15 - that's 20 extra power units you can pump into weapons, engines or aux to boost your defense directly or indirectly. If you keep the efficiency skills maxed like you do, you can have your shield power setting on 50 and the actual level will be capping out with the boosts from EPtS 3 and Efficiency.
For science, Hazard Emitters, Science Team and Transfer Shield Strength are all good, but Science Team clashes cooldowns with Engineering Team.
If you find yourself with a lot of shield healing abilities, bear in mind which ones focus on resistance and which ones focus on healing. You try to keep resistance steadily buffed in PvE, but in PvP save them for when someone's trying alpha strike you.
Most of all, don't panic, and always bring a towel.