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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 14
11-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
it will hit as hard as every escort build that includes a torp or DBB, were the BO misses or the torp hit shields harmlessly. more often then not, this is what happens to non 4 DHC escorts.

captain tac powers with just CRF 1 will deal more damage, and more useful damage, then an 8 beam array cruiser. maybe even a 4 single cannon cruiser. its the usefulness of spike thats the problem. before this ship, sci ships could just befuddle, not deal much in the way of damage. the vesta will add significantly to the spike available for focus fireing, dealing the right damage at the right time, to vastly increase kill chance.

a tac captain in the vesta with a LTC tac or TLC eng with a 2 AtB build will have global cannon ability up time, just like an escort. the only thing it could be missing is any APO, the weakest of all damage buffing tac abilities. SNB and sensor scan turning off someones resistance will be basically as effective at dealing damage as staked tac powers as well. thats why sci/escorts can be so dangerous.

there is no getting around it, its a monstrously op mary sue ship that makes a significant number of other ships in the game worthless by comparison, and not just other sci ships.

Don't forget the Phaser Lance console, which it can slot to give it the equivalent of a BO w/ sensor analysis. Even if its not available as often as a normal DBB+BO, with you science powers and great shields you'll be able to hang is a fight for quite awhile.