Assault Cruiser Builds?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-29-2012, 05:45 AM
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Anyhow, the dragon build looks amazing, but it seems to require you to have a specific skill point allocation. I was hoping to command both a Fleet Escort and an Assault Cruiser. Possibly some other ships down the road as well.
Is the skill allocation good for Escorts as well?
Unfortunately, I'm not sure which skill allocation you're looking at so the best I can do is give you some generalizations.
As long as you're not jumping into a science based vessel, you should be safe putting most of your points down the engineering and tactical skill trees. You can probably unlock most of your skills by putting 6 points in most of the generalist skills (weapon training, hull integrity) and still have a few points left over. After that, you'll just have to decide if you'd rather have more of a tank or more damage.
Personally, I prefer to run the Assault cruiser as a tank. It performs very well in this role and the skills will transfer to the fleet escort fairly well (being the Eng based escort).
You can't really go wrong with a general skill layout like:
There are still points left over, which allows you to specialize however you want.
One thing I would like to warn you about though... don't max out threat control unless you plan on taking on a tanking role and sticking with it. I've seen far to many people max out the skill and get ripped apart in STFs.
Hope that helps.