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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 677
# 3
03-27-2013, 08:53 PM
Speed tanking is a myth.

Overall a ship benefits more from higher shield settings then engines.

Bonus defense is the only thing you have to worry about, after a specific speed, and on a bug with a proper skill tree spec (Even using combat engines like the borg) your bonus defense is maxed.

And if you're properly hold, your hold, no matter if you run 100 or 50 in engines.

So speed tanking EptE escorts die faster then the ones with EptS.


Sure there are some smaller factors which gives you a 'slight' benefit running higher engine speed, which for instance is keeping out of ones arc more, etc.

So far every 'speed tank' escort ive seen pops faster then a slow one with higher shield resistance, and if they dont they probably just keep running. haha

Just my observation.