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# 92
02-04-2013, 10:08 AM
Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post
You can build the Escort to soak the Cruiser's Alpha - but in doing so, the Escort is still likely to be able to kill the Cruiser in a quick engagement if the Cruiser is not built in turn to soak the Escort's Alpha.

Well there is an A, B & C component here. A (alpha) & B (soak damage) and you are missing C (aid someone else in soaking damage)

A Cruiser that might lack certain things to absorb an Escort's alpha most likely lacks those things because they've focused their consoles/gear/abilities on helping someone else absorb an Escorts alpha.