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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
04-24-2012, 09:19 AM
Originally Posted by Shar487
I find Omega better at sustained combat due to the 221 shield regen on my advanced escort vs. 152 for the MACO equivalents. MACO defends better at big alpha strikes due to the 5% damage absorbtion and 10% energy damage reduction, but otherwise, its slower recharge makes MACO more dependent on BO shield regeneration abilities (EPtS, TSS, Sci-Team, etc.).

Omega used to have OP'd shield drain rates at -37, but as of now I only get -10 shield drain per weapon shot at maxxed +9 Flow Capacitors. However, this -10 shield drain triggers per weapon hit (tested extensively), so they will strain enemy shields with slow recovery rates.

As mentioned above, MACO works best on Cruisers and Sci ships with lots of shield-regen BO abilities, while Omega favors fast attack escorts that hit/run.
I guess I don't see much value in ~70 more shield regen every 6 seconds. I'd prefer the 10% reduction in energy damage and the 5% absorption.

Did they nerf the Omega set again? I recall that I had -29 shield drain before and after the first nerf, and, again, I have no points in Flow Capacitors.

I also like the 2-set bonus of the MACO set which is the +5% Power Recharge Speed. Which, I think, reduces the cool down by, no?