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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
04-19-2012, 06:59 PM
After all that research and advice, how on earth did you end up with this build for your Dreadnought? I am so not surprised that you're not happy with it, the Dread is a finicky ship and easily nerfed right until you find that sweet spot combination of loadout + skills.

I agree with *most* of the responses, particularly the note about the all phaser and to check out the Dragon build thread.

I run my Dread as a jumbo Escort in PVE/STF with excellent results;

Fore: 3 x Phaser DHC Mk XII Borg; 1 x Quantum Mk XII Borg Torp
Rear 4 x Phaser Turret Mk XII Borg
Maco Deflector/Shield + Borg Engine/Console (or Maco Shield + 2 piece Borg & Console)
Devices: Sub Modulator, 3 Shield Batteries, or Shield Battery Large, or Shield + Engine combo batteries
Engineering Console: 2 x Neutronium, EPS, RCS
Science Console: 2 x Field Generators
Tactical: 3 x Phaser, 1 x Quantum

For a very effective PVP loadout, I switch out to basically a Dragon Build, maybe slightly modified from there:

Fore: 3 x Phaser Array Mk XII Borg; 1 x Quantum Mk XII Borg Torp
Rear 4 x Phaser Array Mk XII Borg
Maco Deflector/Shield + Borg Engine/Console (or Maco Shield + 2 piece Borg & Console)
Devices: Sub Modulator, 3 Shield Batteries, or Shield Battery Large, or Shield + Engine combo batteries
Engineering Console: 2 x Neutronium, 2 x EPS
Science Console: 2 x Field Generators
Tactical: 3 x Phaser, 1 x Quantum

I'm running my Defiant-R at the moment, and am posting this from memory as I'm not logged in, so I don't have my exact Boff layout available but it's very similar to the Dragon build as well, except I run BFAW with the beams and CSV with the cannons (obviously).



Quote:
Originally Posted by notaredshirt79
I've seen different threads and posts about the "best" or "perfect" Dreadnought build. I can't seem to find my build. I've tried numerous combos, taken loads of advice, and spent god knows how much EC and Dilith on stuff that now sits collecting dust in my Bank. Here is what I currently have on my Dreadnought:

Fore Weapons:
Antiproton Beam Array Mk XI [Acc][CrtH][Borg] Very Rare
Antiproton Beam Array Mk XI [CrtH][Dmg]x2 Very Rare
Breen Transphasic Cluster Torpedo Rare
Rapid Reload Transphasic Torpedo Launcher Mk XI Very Rare

Aft Weapons:
Antiproton Beam Array Mk XI [Acc][CrtH][Borg] Very Rare
Antiproton Beam Array Mk XI [Acc][CrtH][Borg] Very Rare
Antiproton Beam Array Mk XI [Acc][CrtH][Borg] Very Rare
Rapid Reload Transphasic Torpedo Launcher Mk XI Very Rare

I have the Aegis Engine/Shield/Deflector Set

For Devices I have Weapons Battery/ Shields Battery/ Aux Battery/ Engine Battery

Engineering Console:
Universal Cloaking Device
Ablative Hull Armor Mk XI Rare
Field Emitter Mk XII Rare
RCS Accelerator Mk XI Rare

Science Console:
Shield Emitter Mk XII Uncommon
Emiiter Array Mk XI Rare

Tactical Console:
Antiproton Mag Regulator Mk XI Rare
Antiproton Mag Regulator Mk XI Rare
Antimatter Spread

For Boff I have

Tactical 1: Tactical Team I/ Beam Array: Fire at Will II
Tactical 2: Torpedo: Spread I
Engineering 1: Engineering Team I/ Reverse Shield Polarity I/ Emergency Power to Shields III/ Aceton Beam II
Enginerring 2: Emergency Power to Shields I/ Extend Shields I/ Aux Power to the Structual Integrity Field II
Science: Science Team I/ Jam Targeting Sensors II

I'm asking for help because I go into battle and my weapons and shields suck. My shields drop faster then a drunk skanks panties at a frat party. Seriously though. My shields melt away and I have to respawn 1-2 times, even in easy fights. It's embarrasing. And like I've said, I've tried all kinds of different combinations, I've looked at the forum threads, and I even got advice from a nice Klingon. :-) So I decided to post something in hopes that someone could help me in making my Dreadnought the kick-*** ship that it ought to be.

Thank You!
A.Vidro