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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 155
01-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by BlackWyvern View Post
To answer that, the consoles for resistances all have diminishing returns with the equations targeting 40% softcap. Stacking all of one console type usually gives less of an overall benefit over spreading things out. I'll admit that, yes, if you used three eletroceramic plates, you'd get somewhere in the margin of 43-45% plasma resist, but... And this is a big but.

Using 1x Monotanium, 1x Neut, 1x Electro, and even before taking skills like Hull Reinforcement and Armour Plating into account, you can sit on 34-36% resists EACH (Plasma, Kinetic). Count the armour perks if you have them, and the skills, once they're all fixed, you can potentially sit on 40-45% Plasma, Kinetic with 25-27% in the unfocused damage types.
I agree, but assuming you are going with a more balanced build, and only have one Eng slot to use for an armor resist console, electroceramics would be the best ones to use if you're using the ship to play STFs right? Assume 3 Eng console slots- 1 is for Field Generator (balanced/shield build), 1 is for monotanium (kinetic resist) and the 3rd is electroceramic (plasma resist).

If you devote multiple Eng console slots to armor resists, then definitely the neutronium makes sense. But for a pure STF/Borg build, the electroceramic is the best in the case that you only have a single Eng console slot to devote to armor resist