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Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 38
# 6
12-30-2012, 02:51 AM
Thanks for the advice Kapla1755. I am using the Tactical Escort Refit at the moment. It is the Captain level ship.

I already used the free ship at Read Admiral Level to buy a Assault Cruiser. Will try to buy the Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit. It looks to be the more powerful of the ships you have listed.

Isn't the Hargh'Peng more powerful than the Quantum Torpedo? Is it worth having it as a aft firing weapon compared to fore firewing weapon?

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Originally Posted by kapla1755 View Post
Good advice on the weapon / boff layout the problems I see are:

1. You said your flying the tactical escort refit at level 50? its a Captain level escort so only has 2 aft weapon slots. so is it this ship?

http://www.stowiki.org/Tactical_Escort_Refit

2. If you like the look of the defiant and are willing to spend money you can get the Tactical escort Retrofit its the upgraded version of what you have.

http://www.stowiki.org/Tactical_Escort_Retrofit

3. or try

http://www.stowiki.org/Blockade_Runner_Escort_Retrofit

http://www.stowiki.org/Heavy_Escort_Carrier

http://www.stowiki.org/Multi-Vector_Advanced_Escort

All are escort class and a blast to play with and have 4 forward / 3 aft weapons with a very nice turn rate.

4. If money is an issue and u haven't used your rear admiral ship token you might try:

http://www.stowiki.org/Patrol_Escort

very similar boff layout - LTC Tac vs LT Tac , 4 Tac consoles vs 3 Tac consoles

Weapons preference is up to you but it is generally better to run all the same type of weapons so you only have to buy 1 type of tac console. my general preference in the Defiant if you like the quad cannons is:

FORE
2x Phaser dual heavy cannons
1x Phaser Quad cannon
1x Quantum torpedo launcher


AFT
2x Phaser turrets
1x Hargh'Peng ,or Additional Phaser turret


in your tactical console slots you could run:
3x Phaser Relay + 1x Zero Point Quantum chamber or
4x Phaser Relay - the dmg bonus stacks without issue as i understand it

so if you have Mk XI Phaser relays = 26.2% base dmg boost from each console or 4 x 26.2 = 104.8% BASE dmg boost vs 78.6% for running 3x same console

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