Elite Tactical Reports - A Guide to STFs on Elite Difficulty
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Join Date: Jun 2012
06-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Infected Space Briefing
Note: I copied this from the wiki article which I wrote, so this is not a case of plagiarism.
Initial Borg patrols are defeated.
Optional Objective timer begins (All mission objectives must be completed in 15 minutes).
Nanite generators (4 per transformer) are destroyed. Two spheres will warp in after the first two generators are destroyed, and the destruction of generators begins the process of nanite probes and spheres, which heal the transformer, warping in.
Nanite transformer(s) is/are destroyed.
Borg Tactical Cube warps in.
Tactical Cube & Gate are destroyed to complete mission.
General Tactics & Suggestions:
Gravity Well, Eject Warp Plasma & Tractor Beam Repulsors are all quite effective at slowing down incoming nanite probes and spheres.
It is recommended to focus on destroying the Tactical Cube and any remaining Borg ships before destroying the gate. It is generally easier to destroy the spheres before attacking the Tactical Cube.
Klingon Carriers with Power Siphon drones are extremely effective against the Tactical Cube: one good carrier skipper can quite literally turn the Tactical Cube into a defenseless, offensively impotent target drone. The Aceton Assimilator console can also single-handedly take out the shields on a the tactical cube.
Tactical Walkthrough & Optional Strategy:
After clearing out the initial patrols, the timer will start. Head over to one of the gates and quickly destroy the Cube guarding the nanite transformer.
The team should split up and bring each of the four nanite generators to 10% of max health, WITHOUT destroying any of the four generators feeding nanites into the transformer. On command of the team lead, destroy all four nanite generators simultaneously. IMMEDIATELY have all ships focus fire on the transformer, using all available DPS-boosting abilities. The goal is to destroy the transformer before the spheres that spawn can get into range to heal it.
After the transformer is destroyed, all ships should clean out the Borg vessel that entered the system.
Repeat Steps 1-3 for the other transformer.
After both transformers are destroyed, a Tactical Cube will warp in. The team should have a science vessel use disabling abilities such as Beam Target Shields, Beam Target Weapons, or Tyken's rift to neutralize the Cube as quickly as possible. If available, Klingon carriers with Power Siphon drones can effectively neutralize the tactical cube in short order by deploying drones and then leaving the Tactical Cube's range envelope.
Focus all fire on the Tactical Cube, then the Gate to complete the optional objective with time to spare.