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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 14
12-04-2012, 02:24 AM
Originally Posted by admgreer View Post
I got the 1st excelsor from Exploration points back in the day so I just spent 1 fleet module. I have 8 respec tokens so I need to do some respecing to get the cruisers abilities up to snuff and some Boff retraining. So no Dual Beam banks in the front? Just use all beam arrays and torps?
Personally, that's what I'd recommend.

With an Excelsior, though, you have a bit more flexibility. But IMO it isn't worth it - except you MIGHT consider a single DBB up front. Some might disagree with me and it WILL weaken certain parts of your firing arc, but it will boost the strength of your forward arc.

That said, this is all IMO, your mileage may vary.

As a note, it is possible to have a build that accommodates both cruisers and escorts well. That's what I do, although your performance may be slightly below what you would get if you did extensive minmax, but I wouldn't want to do that as it would be too constricting.