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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
02-26-2012, 03:15 PM
Carry some heals, and use them to heal your buddies when they come under fire. Extend Shields is the best of these, although it does nothing for you directly. Think of it this way: you are not a healbot, you are a force-multiplier. The longer your allies stay alive, the more damage they will do and the more damage they will soak up -- and the more likely it is that your team will win. You will do far more damage by throwing Extend Shields on an ally and keeping them alive than you will with a copy of DEM.

PvP is not about who can kill best 1v1. Yes, you bring your best build individually because to do otherwise is to handicap yourself, but two people working together can easily beat 3 or 4 uncoordinated opponents. Fighter pilots have wingmen. Even snipers deploy in teams of two.

The real secret tech to PvP in STO is that it's about working as a team.