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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
09-23-2011, 08:30 PM
I'm biased, because I've only ever flown escorts, but I'd say the Defiant Retrofit is the best option, although you need to know it's limitations.

No other ship in the fed arsenal can do as much damage, in my opinion. Maybe not even in the KDF. In PVP, i'm almost always the top damage dealer.

And if you know what you're doing, and you have the right BOFF skills, you can actually hang in the fight for a while if you need to. You just really need to know when to cut and run, which you eventually will have to do.

But I tell ya, there's nothing more satisfying than dropping out of cloak, and killing a ship within a couple seconds. That's something you rarely get with a cruiser or science ship.

Speaking of which, the cloak is my absolute favorite part of the defiant R. Not only do you get a +15 (percent?) to attack for a few seconds after decloaking, but it lets you choose your battles. Let's you position yourself perfectly before striking. That's somethig you can't do if you don't have a cloak. Now if only it had a battle cloak for when th ings went bad.