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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,356
# 5
10-30-2012, 04:25 PM
If you want to be a healer go ENG cruiser. For one it has more weapons slots, so you still deal more damage. For two most of the healing skills you can find on the ENG boffs. There's extend shields, engineering team, aux 2 sif, etc. You can also use your tac team. You get 2 sci skills, and they also translate to other players too (TSS, Sci Team, HE).

You don't need a sci ship for healing. Sci ships are really best for sci characters because it allows them to try offensive skills. However if you're a tactical captain you're really better off with an ENG cruiser. By ENG cruiser I mean something with CDR and LtCDR eng boffs.

Just my observation. I tried running dedicate SCI ships as an engi. It was futilely boring to the point I stopped playing the character entirely. Don't use sci ships unless you're a sci build. You'll just hurt your own capabilities.