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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 105
03-20-2012, 06:10 PM
Even if it's not optimal for tanking/healing tonight i have tryed a different build only for STF, since DPS is very important for completing optional objectives:

Heavy hits on single targets:

Bridge Officers:
Eng. Ens. EPtW 1
Tac. Lt. TT 1 / Beam Overload 2
Tac. Lt Cmd. TT 1 / Attack Pattern Beta 1 / Beam Overload 3
Eng. Cmd. EPtW1 / EPtS 2 / EPtS 3 / Extend Shield 3
Sci. Lt. Transfer Shield Strength 1 / Hazard Emitters 2

With this layout i find the damage against single targets to be very very intresting, critical hits of Beam Overload when Beta is active is very very good striping out cubes shield or wrecking smaller targets in no time, i like it a lot but the drop of weapon energy is not very lovely.

Heavy hits on groups (but is very difficult to focus on something when surroaded by enemies)

Bridge Officers:
Eng. Ens. EPtW 1
Tac. Lt. TT 1 / Beam Fire at Will 2
Tac. Lt Cmd. TT 1 / Beam Fire at Will 2 / Attack Pattern Beta 2
Eng. Cmd. EPtW1 / EPtS 2 / EPtS 3 / Extend Shield 3
Sci. Lt. Transfer Shield Strength 1 / Hazard Emitters 2

With this layout i noticed a very high overall DPS, very good energy management but it has a big problem, Odissey is pretty slow and for focusing on something with full DPS i need to move since everything else then my main target is at 10km+, this is very hard and when i need to drop a transformer while spheres are around make me loose a lot of dps, for covering against probes or borg bop's is very very nice the dps is lovely and very easy to use.

With +5 on shield power i reach anyway 125 shields (even if i waste a bit when under EPtS 3), the survaivability is NOT BAD at all (in Elite STF's) when i die is always due to invisible torps or burst of damage that i could not survive in any way.

I still keep the Extend Shields 3 for healing others or the Kang in Cure Space and the DPS is a LOT better, for STF's i think this build is better since healing is not so "crucial" and i keep the "dragon" layout.

Give it a try, it's not the best build ever but i can sit on my odissey without crying about going back to my Defiant due to crap damage all time..

Regarding 2x TT 1 sincerely, i always use "balance shields" on my main keybind but without the double TT 1 (that is continously applied by keybind without my direct decision) i find my tank a lot better, maybe i could live without it but i like it a lot.

I will test these build more, for PVP i will never switch the engineer lt. cmd. for tactical but for STF sadly DPS is the king.