Is the Fleet Defiant worth getting?
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Join Date: Nov 2012
12-25-2012, 10:34 AM
Well, I currently fly all energy with 2 DHC,1DC and 1DB for BO. Its a nice build, however, there is a reason why the lead-pvp-fleets fly with torpedos.
However, a skilled torpedo, maybe photon or borg/romulan plasma (the letters are real dmgbusters), would also be of use (instead of DB). There are several factors, first of, your energy drain would decrease. So the other weapons will make more dps than they have before - but of course less than with DB or DC/DCH in place. The other point is the high damage density of a torpedo, and thats very important in PvP. You need to deliver a blow the moment your enemy cant heal himself, and this is the power of a torpedo. (Which is the weak side of all-energy-escorts, they cant deal a massive blow every few seconds -except with BO, but even here HY is stronger.) And dont forget the Elite Shields with reactive shielding
I have also run with DHC only, for testing, its nice, but I think a torpedo might be more efficient.
A Torp as a rear weapons is misplaced, because with a defiant you are bound to attack the enemy with your front side. Even when turned, you lose much more dps with a torp rear than with a torp front an a turret rear. Because your rear torp would fire every >30sec.Every other scenario would be a huge dps-loss, because your dmg-makers are the frontweapons.