Critique my tac excelsior.. and questions
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-29-2012, 08:25 AM
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Excelsior Refit, USS Brooklyn Battery
Fore: 1x Dual Beam Phaser Bank, 1x Phaser Beam Array, 2x Quantums. All Mk12 borg.
Aft: 2x Phaser Beam Array, 2x Quantums. Mk12 borg.
Facing your target you have 1 DBB, 1 Phaser beam array and 2 Quantums.
Anytime your target has shields, your Quantums are basically ineffective.
This also forces you to face your target to get the most out of the DBB, but then you’re backing it up with a weak beam array. And then neither of your fore beams are backed up with a skill of anykind.
Aft you have two beam arrays and 2 quantums. Are you always going to running away or do you plan to be facing your target for your fore set up?
Broadside, so many limited arc weapons now means you have a 3x phaser beam array broadside, which is extremely weak.
So you’ve tried to cover several directions and instead have wound up covering not much in any strong capacity.
If you really want to stick with multiple quantums, then stick with just your quantums fore and go with this:
FORE: 2x Beam Arrays, 2x Quantums
AFT: 4x Beam Arrays
Now at least, you can have a solid 6 beam broadside.
Second is your BOFFs, you’ve given way too much priority to Torpedos when Beams are really going to carry the load.
If you must have a torpedo skill, go with the following:
Lt Comm Tac: TT 1 > TS 2 > BFAW 3
Here are some things I would change about the rest of your BOFFs.
COMM ENG: EPTW 1 > EPTS 2 > EPTS 3 > AUX to SIF 3
LT ENG: EPTW 1 > RSP 1
ENS ENG: ET 1
LT SCI: PH 1 > HE 2 or TSS 2
Lastly, you are a Tank and Support ship. Take threat control, at least 3 ranks if not 6.