How to Fly an Escort?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
02-06-2013, 11:25 AM
Lately, I've been experimenting with a "Balance of Terror" sort of Defiant build. Decloak inside 5km, drop facing shields with Cannon Rapid Fire and Beam Overload, then hit them point blank with a High Yield III from my Omega Torpedo launcher, hitting Dispersal Pattern Beta and dropping Tricobalt mines as I pass. The timing is a little tricky, and you have to get lucky with a crit or two, but if everything goes right you can kill most anything but an elite Cube/B'Ger/Donatra/Assimilated Negh'var in one pass. If not, buy time with Evasive Maneuvers + Emergency Power to Engines/Deuterium Surplus until you can cloak again, rinse and repeat.
Yes, you get splash plasma fire from the Omega torpedo at that range, but a lot of times that triggers the Reactive Deflection from the 3-piece Borg weapon set.