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Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
# 158 Starship Evolution
12-27-2012, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by koppenflak View Post
I... don't quite know what to make of this thing.

There is already a vocal cross-section of the community that holds the cruiser as a second-tier class thanks to the growing tendency to favour DPS builds... The recent appearance of 'Destroyer' types certainly reinforced it, and now they've given us an... escort, with a cruiser's weapon layout, room for multiple hard-tanking powers, good turn rate, and DHCs.

I mean... this thing is truly fantastic, but I hope it's not going to set a precedent that could render every other ship in Tier 5 obsolete!
Really? I tend to favour Cruisers, even with my Sci & Tac Cpts. The versatility of having the most Weapons and Devices coupled with the robust Hull is what is most comfortable to me. The weapon combinations alone make it my fave. And though it is not a Cruiser in Name it clearly is a member of the Cruiser 'family' as shown in its stats:
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The Breen Chel Grett Warship comes with an Energy Dissipator console which fires a targetable Energy Dissipating Blast that causes significant subsystem drain and has a chance to knock a single subsystem offline for a short duration. The Energy Dissipator can be equipped in any console slot on any Breen ship.
?Rank Required: Rear Admiral / Brigadier General
?Hull Strength: 36,000
?Shield Modifier: 1
?Crew: 650
?Weapons: 4 Fore, 4 Aft
?Device Slots: 3
?Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science, 1 Ensign Universal
?Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 3 Science
?Base Turn Rate: 13 degrees per second
?Impulse Modifier: 0.18
?+10 Power to Weapons; +5 Power to Engines
?Can Load Cannons
?Breen Energy Dissipator Universal Console

NOTE: The above stats are subject to change. The box that the ship comes in, which cannot be opened until the minimum rank listed above, is bound upon pickup.
I agree with LordKylix47's assesment; it is a leaner, meaner Cruiser with some Escort elements to be sure. I can hardly wait to get it and play with the different builds i can fit her with!

I doubt this one vessel will make all Tier 5 ships obsolete, though it may have that effect on some of the more popular builds. I've seen T1 ships tricked out with Mk XII goodies perform very well; well enough i think i'll try it myself at some point albeit after Jan 14th. I'll prolly do 2 DBBs, 1 DHC & Rapid Transphasic fore, 3 BAs & TCT aft. Maybe play off of drkfrontiers' build by adding some high-end turrets and RCS consoles.