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# 70
02-03-2013, 06:24 PM
Originally Posted by doomicile View Post
If they're running with two copies of APO and have the proper Doff's, there's no such thing as a disabled Escort and that's part of the problem imo.
Even w/the cooldown reductions et al, a proper team will have Scis and thier SNBs. VMs (human boff fixes aside) will disable a target w/APO. TBs will force either APO or evasives w/high engine power. PSW will disable the evasives. SNB removes the immunities. Things are a little more tricky w/the offensive placate procs, but a jam sensor prior to debuffs will allow a Sci ship to hold an Escort down while it debuffs it.

Again the point is a support cruiser should be able to tank one escort's alpha easily enough and potentionally even bait it into a trap in a team environment. Against a good team it really is a bad idea for an Escort to go after a support cruiser other than an occassional strafing run to keep it honest.