I’ve recently changed out my engineering consoles. I removed a “Ablative Hull” and “Plasma Distribution Manifold” and replaced them with dual “Neutronium Alloy” consoles.
I was wondering if anyone else has done this or something similar. I have a “Monotanium” and the other three more specialized armor consoles but don’t use that combo often. Mostly because I’m lazy and find that I can switch to PVP and normal sector missions with the “Neutronium” and not freak out too much.
Last, does anyone fly an escort with the borg set + aegis shields? I’ve switch to this load out since season 4 and found that it is a bit more viable on elite settings and PVP.
I have to make a quick correction with my original post.
I use to run the borg set with aegis shields. But after season 4 I switched to a borg set with aegis deflector. The covariant aegis shields were not cutting it quite as well and with my engineer and BO being so shield buff heavy, I haven’t had to worry about the shields going down as much; combined with the borg shields coming back up much quicker.
Depends on your ship type. With my Star Cruiser I run:
1x Shield Cap
and situationally the other two spots hold any combination of:
2x Plasma Dist. Manafolds (vs PUGS or low-moderate DPS premades)
1x SIF Generator (if I need the extra healing on ET)
1x Shield Regen (used when I run the Borg shields against low-moderate DPS teams)
1x Neutronium (vs shield strip builds where my hull is normally exposed and debuffed most of the game)
A single Neutronium console puts my SC at 22% hull resist, a second at 30%. I also carry Aux to SIF 3 in my heal build which will cap myself regardless of whether or not I have 2 armor consoles. Armor does help, but 1 is usually sufficient for a good pilot with a supporting team. 2 is the most I'll ever run, any more and the costs outweigh the benefits.