Multi-Mission Explorer - Engineering Version
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Join Date: Jun 2012
02-19-2013, 05:06 PM
It worked decently well on my Engineer. I'd go for the Aventine over the Rademaker, if getting only one on a Eng, for the extra damage it can output with 4 Tac slots.
I'm not sure why you want to avoid Aux beyond possibly Nadeon Inversion becoming less useful, but you can mount normal cannons to it instead if you like. I didn't have any trouble running an Aux heavy build to keep the Commander Sci and the Aux cannons well powered, but my Eng is skilled into power heavily and has bonus Warp Core Potential via a Trait.
The Vesta line can certainly shield tank, particularly with Rotate Shield Frequency and EPS Conduit Link, but you need to keep a close eye on the hull for bleed-through and plasma burn.
The only issue I had was that the QFFP (deflector phaser) didn't do much damage on my Eng since I had no points in Particle Generators, but Cryptic has since buffed the base damage and decreased the amount Particle Generators affect it, so I'm not sure how'd it handle now.