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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 892
# 2
09-17-2012, 09:31 PM
Depends on how you play...

I know I love my "stock" RSV (Recon Sci), slotting BFaW II, Torp Spread I, GW III, TT I and EPtW II adds up to lots of group damage. Only problem is firing this into a group that can shoot back without some serious aggro management (read: Escort spamming CSV III or tank-spec cruiser with BFaW on also...)

As an aside, the RSV also has passable shield tanking ability. I've tanked the 2 sphere escort from KASN long enough to kill a probe group or two, and tanked an elite tac cube for 40% of it's life with a group that didn't have a real serious DPS machine in the group...

Yes, I do die quite a bit if I'm not careful, I have more of a paper hull than the average escort, and only one hull heal on my normal build (Haz Emitters), but except for spread-deaths, I find myself in the position that if I'm drawing that much aggro I'm probably the only one that's gonna hurt the enemy with any regularity...

Thusly, the fleet version would be nice. Extra HP, bigger shields, and that tac console would help both my survival and offense (survival by blowing up targets a hair quicker).

However, if you want a sci with survivability, then the F-DSSV would probably be the best option for you, I'd pick up the Fleet Nebula only if you're an ace shield tanker (Sci team & TSS as two of your 3 ensign slots)...
50: S'Leth/Eurthyr/S. Dareau/Ardrian/Krudge/Annlova Not: Jadja
Still at it. CBS "restrictions" fell by wayside with freebie Breen. Time to re-examine ENT and ToS at tier 5, repurpose the Connie into Sci and rebuild an Akira escort into the "NX". 6 "eras", spread evenly over all the classes...