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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 134
# 4
03-18-2013, 07:02 PM
Originally Posted by bublawek View Post
I need a walk thru on the Hive Onslaught STF.

I am not finding one on wiki or in the forums.

I haven't been able to complete it on elite with any teams.

Thanks for any help.
Here's what works for me:

When match starts, everyone pulls to the right to avoid dragging borg to spawn. Everyone focuses fire, one target at a time. Everyone stays within 10km of one another for repairs, and keeps each other alive at all times - the dead can't dps.

First phase: Spheres before cubes, always. When attacking tactical cubes, focus on one shield facing. Tractor beams prevent them from rotating a damaged facing away. Stay at max weapon range (10km) to reduce incoming damage. If being fired on by more than one thing, pull range, or die quickly. If you don't make the first optional, your team may be a bit low on DPS.

Second phase: Maximum DPS on the first big ship. Ignore vanilla and tractor probes completely. Cross-healing is critical if you want to make the optional. Everyone attacks from above so you're all hitting the same shield facing. This also puts your ships in the same area for cross-healing. Keep Brace for Impact up at all times, as well as any other abilities that let you tank kinetic - this will stop you from being instapopped by that broken-ass torpedo spread. Use tractor beams or evasive maneuvers to protect yourself from the slow-moving giant plasma balls. If done right, the first ship should die before any regeneration probes appear. If there's regen probes out, and two big ships still remain intact, your team may be crappy or low in DPS. Most teams that can't kill the first big ship before regen probes start popping won't be able to finish the STF.

Same deal with the second big ship, attack from above and cross-heal anyone taking damage. By now, regeneration probes will be spawning - kill these *as soon as they appear* or they'll undo all your hard work. The moment they're down, return to max DPS on the big ship from above.

Third phase: Queen. Attack from above, at max weapon range. Under no circumstances get closer than 5km - queen has an instapop AoE. Move in and out of max range to manage your aggro. Continue keeping Brace/kinetic buffs up, as the instapop torp spread is still a threat. Queen moves side to side very rapidly, but can't move up and down quickly at all - if you fight on her level, she can chase you down and nuke you; if you attack from above, all she can do is swat at you. Keep in mind that if everyone on team dies, queen resets to full health. If you're down to two teammates alive, both should start thinking about getting out of range immediately until more teammates respawn.

Equipment that helps: Monotanium + Neutronium alloy, really badass torpedoes. Having a torp specialist on the team makes elite Hive Onslaught with all 3 optionals a breeze.

Last edited by istvaanshogaatsu; 03-18-2013 at 07:10 PM.