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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
12-25-2011, 07:34 AM
Klingon battlecruisers are extremely versatile ships, much more than their Federation counterparts. We can set them up for good damage or extreme survivability, or a mix of between.

The most common sort of Negh'var build is typical of most cruisers; focus your Engineering powers towards survivability. Two copies of Emergency Power (Shields) used back-to-back will harden your shields considerably, even the rank 1 version. I'm a fan of using your science powers for heals, namely Hazard Emitters and Transfer Shield Strength. Both of these can be used on others as well, so they're great for STFs. If you PVP, you may want to switch out one of these for Tractor Beam as its a great focus-fire and survivability tool.

Negh'var has a decent turn rate, and as mentioned earlier having single cannons and/or dual beam banks is a solid choice for more damage output in PVE. I agree if you're using Beam Overload you shoud have a Dual Beam bank at least, as its terrible inefficient with a beam array. Turrets in the back is preferred for this set up.

A build for a more advanced player is a damage-heavy focus with dual heavy cannons and using Auxiliary to Inertia Dampeners power to achieve escort-like maneuverability and high speed. I use this personally with my Vor'cha retrofit, but it also works just fine on the Negh'var. If you have any questions about it, you can PM me and I can tell you everything you need to know about such a build.