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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,273
# 5
04-22-2013, 12:57 PM
Yeah, this has been a problem for BoP pilots like myself for a long time. It's one of the several weaknesses the battlecloak has. That's why it's usually recommended that you try carrying a hull defense buff (polarize hull, aux2sif, aux2ID, whatever), because there's always the chance an opponent could launch a HY torp barrage at ya while you're trying to cloak.

This vulnerability is also why BoPs don't actually cloak in the battle zone, unless the opponent is really weak in DPS or is distracted by other targets. Cloaking when there's the chance that you could get alphastriked in the 2-3 seconds you're still targetable and vulnerable is a bit of a risk.

I can't wait until Feds start using their precious Romulan battlecloaks and realize it's not the epic, OP tool that they seem to think it is. It's an edge in tactical flexibility and decloak-alpha damage. That's about it. The BoPs, in particular, give up a fair bit in hull and shield mod (and, in the past, a tactical console) to have the battlecloak, universal boffstations, and the high turnrate.