Noob Captain Needs Escort Guidance
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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-27-2012, 01:23 PM
Well, it's not a bad idea. Generally high DPS on an escort means abuse of dual/dual heavy cannons up front, plus a decent quantum torpedo launcher, and turrets at the back. For STFs, at least - which you'll do loads of when you reach RA, that's the best build. Have attack pattern omega and two tactical teams on rotations on your ensign tactical skills, and shield and hull heals - I use transfer shield strength, emergency power to shields and reverse shield polarity.
The rest is up to your choice, but make sure to fill your tactical consoles with damage improvers for your weapon type, and one console to improve torpedo damage. You must have at least one Science - Field Generator console to improve your shields.
But until you get to VA, just do the missions and save up ECs. Don't bother too much with buying stuff.