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# 20
10-13-2012, 03:40 PM
Originally Posted by adamkafei View Post
Hiya... again... I fly An Excelsior with an engineer at the helm and despite efforts of my own to refine my current build I've come back looking for ways to improve my ship and character builds for STFs although they are used for a little of everything.

So let's get down to business.

My ship

Fore: 1 Quantum torpedo launcher Mk XII [Borg], 1 Polarised tetryon beam array Mk XI, 1 Phased tetryon beam array Mk XI [Acc] [Dmg], 1 ADV Fleet tetryon beam array Mk XII [Dmg]x3 [Acc]
Aft: As Fore

Full M.A.C.O set

Eng: Monotanium Mk XI (Blue), 2x Neutronium Mk XI (Blue), Borg console
Sci: 2x Field generator Mk XI (Blue)
Tac: 3x Tetryon pulse gen Mk XI (Blue)

BOFF and character spec here

I am working on another retrain token as I have made some skills redundant so I'm planning to retrain to something approaching this

My current doff layout for space is:
2x Projectile officers (Purple), Matter-antimatter specialist (Green), Damage control engineer (Green), Technician (Blue)

So I hope you guys can give me some pointers as my unbuffed broadsides do about 300 damage per hit at 5km. The one thing I really can't afford to do is change my energy type so I'm afraid that's one thing that does have to stay.

The best way to increase your damage is to level up a tac character for your cruiser you will get about a 100% increase in damage be sure to max out the attack patterns skill thats where most of the damage is at then select only a few weapon skils dump any remaining into attack patterns from your boffs

Also if your a space only person pick a alien so you can put all 4 passives into space skills

Put your engineer in a escort

Both characters will be happy I think you will be too

A Engineer in a cruiser was a frustrating team for me

I have a fully decked out engineer in gear acoladyes wealth ships and he is collecting dust
because the Tac and science characters can do anything he can do better and are more fun to play imo
Jellico....Engineer.....Stargazer KDF Tac
Saphire.. Science.....Ko'el Rom Kdf Tac
Leva........Tactical.....Mailu KDF Sci

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