Critique my tac excelsior.. and questions
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-29-2012, 05:04 PM
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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.
Get rid of the quantums and replace them with beam arrays. Torps on anything other then a tact escort are just a waste of weapon slots, due to cruisers not having the firepower to keep a shield down for long. Now if you were working with an experienced team with high damage dealers, I'd say keep them. Otherwise there's little chance of them striking a hull.
If you're really stuck on using torps, I'd suggest reducing it to one fore and one aft.
(Im looking for mk12 very rare non borg stuff, it's expensive, how much better is it in pvp?)
It's better, but not amazingly better. To be honest a Dual Beam Phaser Bank Mk XI [Acc]x3 is far better then a Dual Beam Phaser Bank Mk XII [acc][CrtH][Dmg]. So, if the MK XI weapon has the desired mods, it's better then a MK XII without. If you can find a MK XII with the desired mods and have surplus EC, then sure go for it, but it's not really something you need to go out of your way for.
Mk11 Maco Deflector (Have mk12, waiting on sheilds)
Mk11 Maco Shields (Working on mk12..)
Looks fine to me.
Eng consoles: Neutronium alloy, Emergency Forcefields, EPS Flow Regulator, all mk11 rare, and a RCS accelerator, mk11 uncommon.
I'd drop the Emergency Forcefields myself, since keeping your crew alive is of very little benefit.
Science consoles: Borg Console, and ? (Sheild Generator, or Sheild emitter Amplifier, which is better with the maco shields? My shields run 70-100 on attack, 118-125 on defense, and i run two EPTS.. as explained later)
I'd recommend moving the borg console to where the emergency forcefields console was and sticking on two field generators.
Tac Consoles: 2x Zero Point Quantum Chamber, Mk11, one rare, one uncommon. 1x Phaser Relay, Mk11 rare.
If you're sticking to using 4 torp launchers, that's fine.
Now for my Boffs:
Lt Cmd Tac: Tac Team 1, Spread 2, High Yield 3
Cmdr Eng: EPTS 1, Reverse Sheild Polarity 1, Directed engergy mod 2, aceton beam 2 (Anything better for pvp and pve? :\ Aceton seems only pve quality?)
Lt Eng: EPTW1, EPTS2
Ensign Eng: Eng Team 1
Lt Science: Polarize Hull 1, Tractorbeam 2
Yup, rather then Aceton field 2, take aux to structural 3. It's a nice small hull heal and defense buff. It's trainable via boff only, so if you don't already have it, you'll need to search the exchange for it.
For science I'd suggest you take atleast one hazard emitters.
As for the cannon build, it is pretty much the best build for the Excelsior.