having a hard time deciding next Escort Tier 5 ship
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Join Date: Jul 2012
10-05-2012, 08:46 AM
The Defiant-R basically has nothing to offer for PvE that your free Advanced Escort can't do, too, in fact you'll have problems finding a good use for the Ens Tac. In PvP, the option to carry a cloak makes it a very strong choice though.
The MVAE's selling point is not the multi-vector-mode (that's ... pretty "meh"), but the LCdr Sci slot - if you want an Escort with CC options, this is the one. Use of that LCdr sci is also the make-or-break, if you don't have a purpose for it, don't bother with the MVAE. Goes for PvP as well as PvE.
The Armitage is a beast. A full Escort, plus a fighter hangar. As close to overpowered as you can get. If you're not interested in the Defiant's cloak, or the MVAE's Sci abilities, then this is the recommended buy.
Note though that you don't NEED to buy any of them. The free T5 Escorts are perfectly fine for PvE content.