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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 27
02-11-2012, 01:32 AM
Originally Posted by CptBANG View Post
in short:

Cruiser's can't heal (ships that explode instantly can't be healed!!!)

Cruiser's can't Tank over duration because they die *almost* as easy against the one shots, so Cryptic you can keep your Threat Generation, i still have better chances to heal the Escorts (that not get hit by the one shots) than to heal myself for a minute after ONE of those one shots.

and personally i never liked SCI ships either, or high level SCI space abilities for that matter.
My SCI Char is sitting in an MVAM Prometheus, doing good damage, and producing nice PvE pet spam with MVAM + Holo Ships.
If the one shot cubes shoot down NPC spam, the players are still around to shoot the Cube.

Carriers aren't half bad either, didn't fly one yet myself, but it makes sense to stay out of range of the Cube and send in your NPC spam, out of range you can easily throw some heals at the Escort players without fearing to get hit yourself.

If the ship is not a paper airplane then a Cruiser CAN save it from the one shot torps. You must do two things though: A) Ensure their shields are up and the facing towards the Cube is good and B) Get some Hull Resistance via ASIF and HE going on before it hits. This would be made muuuch easier if we could you know... SEE THEM...

Sciships are pretty powerful and a great boon. Nothing makes a Tact Cube more pathetic faster than a few Tyken's III's ravaging its power to nothing. It makes it inert except the invisotorps. Gravity Well III is real handy during the rest of the fight as well.

Carriers are AWESOME at STF's. Their pets do a lot to keep enemies occupied and kill things. They bring Science Ship type abilities with them AND they can Tank. I find the best way to tank a Cube is either to sit on its roof with my Carrier and have a mate keep extra heals on me or swoop in and drop some abilities on it, like Tykens and Sensor Scan etc.., Brace for Impact and slip back out. This way I survive the Invso Death Torp and let my pets and abilities annoy the heck out of it so it keeps focused on ME not my friends. Just ride that 10K mark.