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# 1628
02-28-2013, 02:42 PM
Originally Posted by born2bwild1 View Post
This is only possible as a Tac captain in a escort - with very high DPS - can you do this with 3 probes coming in a crusier as an Eng or Sci Captain?

That's the problem with ESTF - the optionals are geared toward high DPS

I can handle 3 probes with my Fleet excel eng - but it's tough - I don't have the speed or dps to handle a cube, gens,trans and get back to probes in time to make sure they don't get through.

However, I can take a whole gate down while hanging around inside it at point blank range without ever dropping below 90% hull.

So should I be forced to change to a escort and tac just to play STF?
No, you should respec your ship and if necessary your skills. Being not capable of doing this with one of the finest cruisers out there is... disappointing. One side while on probe duty shouldn't be a problem. There are enough builds out there which are capable of tanking while doing damage. One point is an all-beam setup.

If you cant do damage on the fleet excel, you wont do significantly more with a escort. Granted you will do more, but in comparison to a normal escort (with an eng-captain), it will be near nothing. I cant stand "Cruisers are up, escorts are op"-talk, because it simply isnt true. You can do damage with every kind of ship -even sci, its just a different road. While escorts do damage with their tac-skill, cruisers buff themselves with their engineering skills and support that with their tac-skills.

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