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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 154
# 8
12-28-2012, 09:34 AM
As others already said, the (Fleet) Excelsior is the best Fed tactical cruiser at the moment. It's a close 1 between the Regent and the Excelsior, but she is slightly ahead.

With a proper Aux2Battery build the Regent's second tactical ensign is wasted, where the Excelsior gets at least room for ET1. Also her turn rate and inertia rating is better, specially for ships with low turn rate numbers the difference between 7 and 8 and higher inertia means a lot. It makes piloting her way more pleasant and easier to keep your cannons on the enemy.

In case people insist on putting torpedoes on the Excelsior, it can be done but it will not be an improvent over a full cannon/turret version. Even the Regent's wide angle torp could be used here if you have both ships.
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decker999
Join Date: Aug 2010