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Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 278
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01-05-2013, 02:35 PM
What're your thoughts on the borg set? I'm currently working to complete the following:

Assimilated Borg Set
  • Assimilated Subtranswarp Engines
  • Assimilated Deflector Array
  • Assimilated Regenerative Shield Array

Great speed, and fast regenerating shields with hull repair and shield regeneration boosts that kick in fairly reliably, slap a field generator on top and it's dead durable if you have the abilities to back it up. The only real downside to this set is that the appearance change to your ship isn't very elegant; the asymmetrical impulse engine visual annoys me a little, but not enough to ditch the set.

Omega Adapted Borg Technology Set
  • Assimilated Module
  • Kinetic Cutting Beam

The Assimilated Module is pretty much mandatory for every ship with critical chance improvement and bonus damage on critical. The weapon power and hull repair boosts aren't exactly unwelcome either! While I do really like the omega torpedo launcher I'm looking to ditch it for the romulan one, as the 3-piece bonus on this set is just too unreliable to be much use, but the 2-piece bonus is pretty good (bonus weapon power and resistance to weapon power drain).

Romulan Singularity Harness
  • Zero-Point Energy Conduit
  • Romulan Hyper-Plasma Torpedo Launcher
  • Experimental Romulan Plasma Beam

The conduit is another must-have console for even more critical chance bonus power to all systems and a good boost to power insulators in one neat package. The torpedo launcher seems at least as good as the omega one, as it fires torpedoes in strings of three. The beam array, if you're happy with a plasma energy build, is pretty sweet with zero power drain and a damage resistance debuff, plus the 3-piece bonus gives you an extra powerful firing mode, with the 2-piece bonus giving extra plasma damage to all (energy) weapons, and a boost to power transfer.

I think it should be none too shabby with the best benefits of three sets. If you're not doing PvP then there shouldn't be any drawbacks (other than cost) as plasma is fine for PvE and solo play, it's just PvP where a lot of people have plasma resistance thanks to many of the shield options.