The new PVP help and ship build thread
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Join Date: Oct 2012
12-10-2012, 04:23 AM
It's been a while since I made my thread asking for help with my Galor, so I thought I'd update on my progress and performance with my current build, crafted using the very helpful suggestions I was given. The build follows.
Sci Captain (Jecoa of the IKS Seska, in case anyone's seen me around)
Fore Weapons: 3x Spiral Wave Disruptors, 1x Photon Torpedo Mk XII
Aft Weapons: 3x Spiral Wave Disruptors, 1x Kinetic Cutting Beam
Shield, Deflector: Omega Mk XII
Engine: Honor Guard Mk XI
-Eng--2x Neutronium Mk XI, 1x EPS, 1x Borg
-Sci--2x Flow Capacitor Mk XI, 1x Field Generator Mk XI
-Tac--3x Disruptor Coil Mk XI
Comm Eng--DEM III, EWP I, Aux2Batt I, EPtS I
LtCom Tac--BO III, Torp SpreadI I, Tac Team I
Lt Eng--Aux2Batt I, EPtA I
Lt Uni--HE I, TSS 2
Ens Sci--TB I
Doffs: 3xTech (1 Purp, 2 Blue), 1x DEM (Purp), 1x EWP (Blue)
Since finishing most of the build (still working on getting two more Tech doffs) I've been doing extremely well in PvP, able to take on most escorts 1v1 and doing exceptional damage over the course of a match. I haven't followed *all* of the suggestions made in that thread, though. My reasons for doing so are as follows.
Photon over Plasma torps: I wasn't able to get a Plasma torp as good as my Photon, for one. Secondly, I felt the photons helped me more against targets stripped of their shields, which is where I was lacking. Eventually I hope to try out the Omega torpedo.
Kinetic Cutting Beam over a 7th Spiral Wave: Continuing with that problem, i figured having the kinetic beam would help my hull damage considerably, and dropping the 7th beam didnt seem to lower my shield damage all that much. Also, the Cutting Beam gives me the Omega Weapons proc that helps keep my power level at max(and seems to stack with the DEM boff) and, according to the tooltip, it is affected by Tetryon Glider.
Omega 2pc and KHG Engine over 3pc Borg: I tried the Borg set out, and found that my survivability wasn't greatly increased over the Omega 3pc. In 1v1s and generally when not focus-fired, I didn't have much trouble keeping my shields up, and when focus fired the Borg regen didn't help much at all. So, I opted for the extra shield damage from Tetryon Glider. Additionally, I found that having my engine system offline was one of the things that ended up getting me killed most often (especially with no Engi team of my own), so having Hot Restart from the KHG engine was worth sacrificing the 3pc Omega bonus in my mind.
Overall I'm extremely happy with how my ship has turned out, and am very grateful to drunk and nacelles for their advice. /tiphat