cloaking during combat
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Join Date: Jul 2012
12-29-2012, 07:19 PM
To the OP: sounds/looks to me like you just had your first encounter with a B'rel Retrofit, and as Travelingmaster pointed out, it's basically got ONE trick-a trick that, once you know it's there, can be successfully (even easily) countered using basic-menu bridge officer abilities like PSW, Gravity Well, etc. and Sci captain abilities like sensor analysis.
Be also aware that AOE weapons do considerably more damage to the B'rel Retro if it's cloaked, due to the simple fact that improved cloak still shuts the shields off-meaning that a Tric detonation is hitting pure hull, as in bare hull, when it's operating "invisibly", and remember also that mines and pets still see cloaked ships just fine.
"when you're out of Birds of Prey, you're out of ships."