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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-21-2012, 11:12 AM
Previous poster is pretty much correct IMO, though I thought I might elaborate on a couple points and toss in an opinion or two of my own.
In an escort, single-cannons are basically nearly useless. Dual cannons, apparently according to research done by forum members, just don't give you the bang for your buck the dual heavy cannons can give you. As such, you're probably wasting weapon space and power if you stick single cannons on, and may well be doing the same with dual cannons.
You might want to consider putting a single torpedo launcher on this ship, so the layout would be 3 DHC, 1 torp fore, 3 turrets aft. Though since you have literally spec'd not one point into torps, I don't know if that would be ideal; nevertheless, it's what I'd consider. On a related note, if I recall correctly the Zero Point console is actually intended for quantum torpedo boosts, so it's doing basically nothing for this build.
Additionally the EPS console is mostly useless except for a few specific situations; due to changes made pre-season 5 (don't know when) it doesn't do what it used to in terms of replenishing weapon power, but rather helps with power transfer rates. It is also noteworthy that it does NOT boost the Electro-Plasma Systems stat, which does at least a few other things (perhaps most importantly, improves Emergency Power to X).
I would consider putting a single Neutronium console, best you can afford (at least Mk XI blue or Mk XII green, but higher is better) into one of the engineering slots, myself.
I would be interested in seeing what your BOff setup is. I strongly recommend a constant rotation of tactical team, combined with a constant rotation of Cannon Rapid Fire (preferably 2 or above) to get the most out of the dual heavy cannons.
Admittedly I'm not too sure what to suggest in terms of shields/deflector/engines - although the shields are good, I haven't been too familiar with how the sets have changed since S7 rolled in. I would however suggest you consider the Omega set, as it is considered optimum for DPS. That said, it may not fit your play style, and certainly seems worse for survivability, but nevertheless, I would be remiss not to at least mention it for your consideration.