Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 15
I'm currently running a Chimera and was wondering if I can optimize my build a bit more.

Fore:
3x Advanced Fleet Phaser DHCs
Advanced Fleet Quantum Torp
Aft:
2x Advanced Fleet Phaser Turrets
Kinetic Cutting Beam

Aegis Set

Eng:
2x Neutronium
Borg Assimilated Console

Sci:
Field Generator
Dynamic Tactical System

Tac:
4x Purple Mk12 Phaser Relay

Boffs:
TT, CSV1, TS3, APB3
TT, CSV1, TS3
HE1
TSS1, HE2
EPtS1, RSP1

Doffs
2x Shield Distribution
3x Damage Control Engineer

I'm mainly doing PvE, but hey, I would love to eek out whatever power I can into this ship even if it doesn't matter in the long run. At the moment, I'm kinda iffy on keeping the torps and the torp skills, but I'm worried about power management and power drain. I'm also wondering if I'm gimping myself by not having APO. Any thoughts on how my setup adds up?

Also, I'll be replacing the Aegis set for the Borg set.

Last edited by someone7x; 01-26-2013 at 03:58 PM.
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
# 2
01-26-2013, 12:29 PM
I would get some sci doffs to make up for the lack of sci boffs?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,236
# 3
01-26-2013, 04:01 PM
Generally it's a good build. But here is what I think:

Lose the Cutting Beam and replace it with Rear-Firing Torpedo or another Phaser Turret. Because the Cutting Beam is best for a AP build also, the cutting beam reduces your effectiveness with Cannon abilities like Scatter Volley.

The Second Neutronium, it's handy for PvP, but in PvE you can easily put a Universal Console there. Really your call.


With BOFF slots, you have low DPS with that build. With my Destroyers and Escorts, I have this build:

Commander: TT / RF1 / HY3 / RF3 (or TT / Scatter 1 / Spread 3 / Scatter 3)
LTC: TT / Scatter, Spread, or Beta 1 / Omega 1

Also Omega helps get you out of Tractor Beams, which is necessary for the STFs. And you'll be hugely vulnerable in PvP without it.


With the Ensign Universal, go with something else like Engineering Team 1 or Polarized Hull. Having 2 of the same abilities sometimes can be a crutch.


With DOFFs, you're call. But personally I'd mix in one Projectile DOFF. When you have multiple Torpedo Attacks, it can really make a difference.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 15
# 4
01-27-2013, 01:33 AM
Thanks for the advice. I've taken a lot of what you said into consideration and made a couple changes.

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Originally Posted by azurianstar View Post
Lose the Cutting Beam and replace it with Rear-Firing Torpedo or another Phaser Turret. Because the Cutting Beam is best for a AP build also, the cutting beam reduces your effectiveness with Cannon abilities like Scatter Volley.
I supposed I really like the idea of the Omega Weapon Amplifier. I originally had another Phaser turret instead of the KCB, but perhaps I can use the Omega Torpedo Launcher instead to get the 2 set bonus?

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The Second Neutronium, it's handy for PvP, but in PvE you can easily put a Universal Console there. Really your call.
Decided on using the Zero Point console from New Romulus. Crits are always good.

Still fiddling around with Boffs, but I came to the conclusion that you were right in that I was losing out on a lot of DPS by not having single target skills. I'm probably going to keep my Commander Tactical Boff the same with the AoE skills. I'll just retool the Lt. Commander boff to have CRF2 and THY2. Also decided to go with Polarize Hull instead of HE1.

If I'm PvPing, I'll probably have a boff with APO instead of APB.
Career Officer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 240
# 5
01-27-2013, 05:01 AM
I love the chimera it has the same set up ability as the PE and the JHAS and those two are monsters in this game. Too bad for her to cost 300 dollars she's not being upgraded like the other ships so i may end up taking a pass.

But secondly my concern is the fact that you are taking away a 360 degree weapon and replacing it with a 90 degree ark weapon... when they both hit about the same. Sounds fishy to me, how often do you think this behemoth will out run a target or even show its tail to an enemy? This isn't exactly a nimble girl, she's actually quit clumsy and unwieldy and more a cruiser then a hybrid so keep that in mind.
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Posts: 429
# 6
01-27-2013, 05:28 AM
I'd go with a boff set up like this, but only for PvE and if you really want that torp.

Tac Com - TT, APB1, CRF2, APB3
Tac Lt. Com - TT, CRF1, THY3
Eng Lt - EPtS1, AtSIF1
Sci Lt - HE1, TSS2
Eng Ens - EPtS1
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Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 15
# 7
01-27-2013, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by lasonio View Post
I love the chimera it has the same set up ability as the PE and the JHAS and those two are monsters in this game. Too bad for her to cost 300 dollars she's not being upgraded like the other ships so i may end up taking a pass.

But secondly my concern is the fact that you are taking away a 360 degree weapon and replacing it with a 90 degree ark weapon... when they both hit about the same. Sounds fishy to me, how often do you think this behemoth will out run a target or even show its tail to an enemy? This isn't exactly a nimble girl, she's actually quit clumsy and unwieldy and more a cruiser then a hybrid so keep that in mind.
I got lucky with this one and the lifetime subscription was more a gift.

But as far as the the second concern goes, I think the Cutting Beam is also 360 degrees. I think my main concern is whether or not the Omega Weapon Amplifier is worth the decreased DPS when compared to another Phaser Turret.

Quote:
I'd go with a boff set up like this, but only for PvE and if you really want that torp.

Tac Com - TT, APB1, CRF2, APB3
Tac Lt. Com - TT, CRF1, THY3
Eng Lt - EPtS1, AtSIF1
Sci Lt - HE1, TSS2
Eng Ens - EPtS1
I always thought AoE was more important than single target skills, but I keep on hearing opinions to the contrary. I'm starting to think that CRF should be favored to CSV.

I'm kinda iffy on the torpedo. Was thinking about using a Dual Beam Array or something, but if I do that, would I have to do anything special in order to maintain a good power level?
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