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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
09-18-2012, 06:37 AM
I enjoyed my Bortie when I played it but it is a different style of vessel to fly.

It works well with a Beam Boat set-up I discovered and that is one of the ways I flew it for PvP and PvE.
Tactical Toon
BO1 ApB1
BO1
EPTW1 EPTS2 EXTS2 A2SIF3
EPTW1 EPTS2 ET3
ST HE2 or HE1 TB2

(8) Beam arrays of choice

(2) Damage Control DOffs
(2) Shield Distribution DOffs
(1) Warp Core Engineer DOff

Tank the attackers, grab them with the TB2, pound them with the BO1s + EPTW1, throw EXT2, ET3 or HE1 on nearby friendly's.

A Cannon Boat can work for the Bortie but its slow as Greth'or turn rate makes cannon use tricky at best and near impossible at worst.

TT1 ApD1
TT1 CSV1 CRF2
EPTW1 EPTS2 DEM2 A2SIF3
EPTS1
HE1 TB2 OR HE1 TSS2

(2) DHCs
(1) Quad cannon
(1) DCs or (4) Single Cannons
(4) Turrets

(2) Damage Control DOffs
(2) Shield Distribution DOffs
(1) Warp Core Engineer DOff

Try to surprise the target, grab them with TB2, hit TI3, ApA, TF, GDF, FOMM, EPTW1, CRF2, DEM2, ApD1 and unleash the fireworks. Use a Engine Batt or Dueterium to move to keep target in firing arcs.

I even tried a Hybrid Beam/Turret boat but was never satisfied with its performance. though it did failry well against pet spammers.
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