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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
05-29-2012, 01:25 PM
Those are some typical cruiser configurations. I have seen two unusual setups for Tac Excelsior Retrofits with very good focused DPS...

All energy weapons are Tetryon.

#1 Pew Pew Build

Fore 4X Cannons
Aft 4X Turrets
Eng Console 1RCS, 3 Neutronium
Tac Console 3 Tetryon + Damage
BOFF TAC: Tac Team1, C:RF1, C:RF2

The rest as usual. Heavily focused firepower, similar to the usual all dhc escort build. Just use both Cannon: Rapid fire and pew pew away.

#2 Torpedo Build
Fore 1 X DBB 3 X Quantum
Aft 4 X turrets

Eng console 2 RCS, 2 Neutronium
Tac console:3 zero point quantum chamber

BOFF Tac THY1, BO2, BO3
3x projectile DOFF for extra torp fire rate.

The single beam weapon on this ship works great with the two beam overloads to strip a target's shield, while the constant barrage of quantums does the rest. Use high yield 1 to finish. The two RCS consoles make the ship turn like an escort.
I am using this build myself with an aegis set and antiproton weapons and it is awesome, and a match for the DHC escort I was using before.