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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 20
04-27-2013, 03:34 PM
Why am I not surprised. None of the klingon players here have mentioned carrying a Lt. Science Bridge officer with charged particle burst I. Sure you lose Transfer Shield Strength II, but with CPB you can knock a bird of prey out of cloak before they are ready to attack. There is something very satisfying about knocking a bird of prey out of cloak during their prep phase.

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Originally Posted by xiphenon View Post
I think most BoPs builds will have higher spike potential on alpha then the average escort/raptor. Of course an escort can be specced for spike like a BoP. However, rarely see one.
Aye, I run a fleet patrol escort like a bird of prey (High Yield III/Beam Overload III with High Yield I/Overload II) and I rarely see anyone else doing the same. It's probably due to the difficulty in dropping torps though an enemy shield when it's not a surprise attack. However it does make an effective anti bird of prey measure after you've hit them with charged particle burst.