New tactical kdf captain
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Join Date: Oct 2012
10-27-2012, 10:37 PM
If you're getting blown out of the sky a lot, having a better bridge officer layout's much better than getting a new ship.
First off, what sort of ship are you flying? If you're a tac officer in an escort, you are going to be pretty fragile. There are things you can do to prevent this though.
First, you want to stock up on the baseline "not-dying" powers. They key ones are tac team (for automatic shield balancing) and emergency power to shields for a shield heal and increased shield regen/resists.
Now this may not be quite enough, so if you want the full suite of survival powers, you'll probably want at least one tac team, possibly two, either two copies of emergency power to shields I / II or emergency power to shields I and reverse shield polarity - opinions are split on which is better, and for science, the standard is hazard emitters and either transfer shield strength (if two tac teams) or science team (if one). If you're feeling confident about the impenetrability of your shields, you can also give hazard emitters a miss to grab a low level sci ability.