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# 114
12-11-2012, 10:39 AM
Originally Posted by daiouvegeta2 View Post
The Odyssey is still a superior tank and superior all around cruiser compared to the excelsior, regardless of the version. Yes, the Excelsior is superior in firepower and hull total (4 tac slots and 900 more hull, really?). But in everything else, the Odyssey still comes out on top.

In fact, the Excelsior is outmatched by the Fleet Regent.

No redundant Ensign eng slot
+5 more power to weapons
LT universal boff slot

The only things the Excelsior has on the Regent is the 1 turn rate, and somewhat better inertia, both of which are not really an issue.

Same Hull
Same console slots
Same LTC Tactical
Same Shield Mod

So really, the Excelsior falls under the Regent in tactical power, under the Odyssey in tanking and all around abilities, and to top it all off. She's uglier then sin itself. So basically, an in between red headed step child that's in the Tier 3 ship yard and easier to get than the other two.
There is a NOTICABLE effective turn rate difference in the turn rate between the Excel' and the Regent. The ensign engie isnt redundant, it actually allows me to add lower defensive boff skills while keeping higher level abilities offensive. The Lt. is very useful in science both for offensive and defensive skills and most people will just use it for a sci boff anyways.

For those who like DBB's, the Excel' can make more effective use of them then either the Odyssey or the Fleet Regent and have more control of what stays in single cannon and 180' torps arcs to boot.