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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-11-2012, 12:23 PM
I am going to assume that you're a free player, who is attempting to choose between the free end-game cruisers - the Assault Cruiser and the Star Cruiser.
The Assault Cruiser is a VERY sound choice - a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. It is definitely the end game cruiser for DPS.
However, the Star Cruiser is the superior support ship, with enhanced Science abilities. If you want to tank or leverage science abilities, the Star Cruiser is your ship of choice. Otherwise, I would recommend the Assault Cruiser.
Also note that you can purchase the Mirror Universe versions of these ships off the Exchange for relatively little compared to their cost in dilithium. Spending 200K EC is very cheap compared to 120K+ dil. But be sure you're getting what you think you're getting - the Mirror Star Cruiser looks like our Assault Cruiser (Sovereign class) and the Mirror Assault Cruiser looks like our Star Cruiser, so go by the name, not the looks. Their performance characteristics are very similar to their prime universe counterparts.
Considering the numerous options available at T5 in terms of C-Store and Fleet Ships, however, if you are thinking of actually purchasing a ship from the C-Store, there is a lot more to choose from, and a lot of caveats that go with the many choices. So as the previous poster said, we need to know more, because there is no "cruiser to end all cruisers."