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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 55
12-15-2011, 07:23 PM
I did some quick "hard math" on the 3 different shield types I'm testing.

Aegis - 118 regen, 10291 PER shield facing, 41164 total shield strength.
MACO MK XI - 152 regen, 9812 PER shield facing, 39248 total shield strength.
Borg - 246 regen, 7796 PER shield facing, 31184 total shield strength.

This shows why the Borg shields have a big issue... They have 10,000 LESS total shield output. This means while using Tactical team, you have 25% LESS total shields to spread across your shield facings.
This is why the Borg shields drop so fast!

I'll have to test out using a regen console with 2x epts to see how that works keeping the regen shields alive, but its obvious now looking at the math why the Borg shields haven't been holding up very well.

It also makes a STRONG case for using MK XI MACO shields. Not much less total shield output compared to the Aegis, and you get the extra resilient factor of absorbing 5% of the hits.
Originally Posted by Shar487
It also teaches escort captains how to hit and run.
Which is exactly what NOT to do during STF's, and one of the main reasons I made this thread.

If you can't survive a certain situation for sure, then yes think about running (a good example is if you are solo-ing half of KA, and that big group of Probes and Spheres spawns from the gate after the other gate is destroyed... Best to run, cause you won't survive until the rest of the team comes to help). But the purpose of this thread is to build an Escort that can hold fast and pump out the DPS, in order to quickly take out primary targets.