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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 29
09-08-2011, 07:36 AM
Originally Posted by Jaruslothran View Post
And with these powers, you can recover shields even faster with the Borg Set.

I have been using regen shields since the game has launched and it has been wonderfully effective.

The thing about regen shields is that they are extremely high maintenance. To really use them successfully, you have to be on top of them at all times. This means you have to balance them, shift to a certain facing and everything needed to keep all that great regen happening on all facings going to where you need it.

Personally I don't mind how much work they entail, because the results have been infinately more valuable than any covariant shield. Frankly I would use resilient shields before I would use Covariant. I Certainly hope that one of the new sets offers this kind of option as well.

It would be a hard choice for me to choice between resilient and regen... but an easy choice to stay away from covariant.

If you are in a fight longer than 40 seconds ( and typically I am in a fight for minutes at a time ) the regen shield is worth more overall shields than the covarient can ever achieve. Maintaining high shield resist through EPtS and other abilities, along with high shield power for regen.. these shields are a powerhouse.
I still think that covariants Cap 3 are better for me because higher capacity gives me certainty that I will survive strong Alpha(s) with stun (especially attack after decloak). Can you say the same about Borg shields?