The STF Escort Build Thread
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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-12-2011, 03:27 PM
Nice guide. My fleet escort build is very similar to what you have suggested. (although I run 2x EptS instead of RSP, and I run an eng team instead of EPtW). I also do what Ainu does, and only run 2 turrets in back for less power drain.
Another 'hold' ability that can be considered is tractor beam repulsors. It is especially useful in Infected in keeping the nanite spheres/probes away from the transformers. The advantage is 1) you can repulse multiple targets. 2) You can keep moving (which keeps your defense bonus up). 3) You can keep the targets in your forward weapon arc. With enemies that are heading towards you, you are faced with a decision. You either have to slow down/stop to keep them in front of you, OR you fly past them and then have to circle around. Repulsors solve this issue.