J.H. Heavy Escort Carrier or J.H. Dreadnought Carrier
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Join Date: Feb 2013
02-28-2013, 08:22 AM
Since you mentioned preferring escorts and if you haven't got one already, I would advice looking into the Mobius or Krenn temporal destroyer. It has a nice turnrate and has, in my opinion, a very nice bridge officer lay-out. I'm running with plasma weapons at the moment and because the ship has 4 tac slots and 4 science slots, I'm able to use 4 tac consoles + 4 -threat science consoles which lets this ship dish out some serious damage. Thanks to the BO lay-out you can still make this ship durable even without resistance or shield based consoles.
On choosing between the escort carrier and the dreadnought, I can only tell you what I think of the dreadnought as I haven't flown the escort carrier yet. The dreadnought turns like a whale but it's a beast and a beauty.
It's very durable on my tac captain so it should be even more so on your engineer. The damage it can put out is pretty impressive as well. I guess if you have the ability to use elite scorpion fighters, there's no downside to the dreadnought as far as I'm concerned.
My experiences come from mostly doing STF's, fleet and romulan events, so if those pve missions are your cup of tea you really can't go wrong with any of these ships. The price difference might be the biggest factor here as the escort carrier is around 60 mil with the dreadnought and destroyer being in the 80+ mil range last time I checked.