Thread: Wanting a B'rel
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 10
08-27-2012, 10:52 AM
Originally Posted by travelingmaster View Post
And it's entirely possible to do that in a BoP, if you're using an engineering toon and have the BoP focused more on 'tanking' abilities. You're sacrificing sheer firepower for that, though, and the BoP already has enough trouble competing on the DPS side of things compared to the nearest Fed equivalent, the Defiant and the other escorts. I run a Tactical toon in a Hegh'ta, and I've got 2 Tac Team 1s and an RSP 1, along with EPtS1 and HE1 and 2. That usually gives me enough crunchiness to survive most fights against NPCs, but I have trouble with STF cubes simply because they hit pretty hard, have a tendency to one-shot you, and drain your shields after you've used your Hazard Emitters to fend off a previous shield drain attempt.

That being said, the BoP is a versatile class due to the Universal boff slots, but it definitely suffers from limitations due to the overall fragility of the class, only 3 tac consoles on Hegh'ta and B'rel retro, etc.
My KDF character is a Tactical. My BOFF slots are as followed:
Commander = Tactical
Lt. Commander = Science
Lt. = Engineer
Lt. = Tactical

I have Hazard Emitters 2, Engineering Team 1, and Aux to SIF 1 for my hull heals. Since I fly a B'rel, it is a torpedo boat in every sense of the word.

To mitigate the heavy torpedoes, I use Aceton Assimilators. 100% hit rate, and with the heavy torpedoes only having 1 HP, they die instantly. Also, the cubes weaken their own shields when they attack it (as I have buffed their radiation damage when hit with energy weapons). I also hit them with Tacheyon Beam 3 and Jam Sensors so I can fire off my first volley of torpedoes, which includes a Bio-Neural Warhead.

I have enough hull resistance that I can take a good amount of punishment and can heal when I'm cloaked. I don't even bother with shield heals.

It's been awhile since I've done an STF with my Klingon (pre-season 6), but I was still able to do all of the STF elite missions without dying after they increased the difficulty in the STFs.

In PvP, I have taken severe punishment from DHCs, Beam Overloaded DBB, and torpedoes before recloaking again with no shields and have survived almost every time.