Ensign
Join Date: Dec 2012
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# 1 Space Set for a tac captain
02-02-2013, 08:35 AM
Just hit lvl 5 for Omega Rep and about to hit lvl 5 for Romulan in a couple of days.

I'm a tac captain running an Armitage escort carrier. This is mainly for PVE that I'm looking for.

I've got my weapons but now I'm moving into upgrading the rest of my gear. What space set should I be running? I've heard Adapted Maco, I've heard Assimiliated, but I don't know what would be best. Someone said to get the Maco shield and then the borg engine/deflector. Anyone advice would be much appreciated.

Last edited by themellow18; 02-02-2013 at 08:51 AM.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
02-02-2013, 09:54 AM
depends really, look at the set bonuses and see which ones fit your style more. Example: if you want to not have to worry about healing as much, you might want to go assimilated because of the procs.

the maco shield and borg deflector/engines isnt as good as it used to be since they removed the borg console from that set and made the space weapon set with it. not saying its not a viable choice anymore, im just saying its not as powerful as it was pre S7.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 515
# 3
02-02-2013, 11:42 AM
I'm an engineer running the Tac Vesta right now so I got the entire Adapted MACO and regular MACO set.

Sometimes I want more torpedo bonus so its Adapted on the Vesta and Fleet Nova... sometimes I want the Graviton weapon with my Gravity Well so I use the regular MACO.

Or I mix and match.
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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# 4
02-02-2013, 11:47 AM
The assimilated set has always worked well for me on whatever ship I have flown. Increases hull strength considerably as well and you can disable the visuals. The assim module and cutting beam are also nice. The set also gives you a borg tractor beam too. Thus you dont need to waste one of your bridge officer powers with that ability. For added bonuses you can put the Omega Torp too... Though in truth, I never found it that useful in Elites or PVP. But the set bonus is nice.

I heard of the two piece borg and one maco but have yet to try it myself personally. In the end, it all comes down to what your looking to do. Given the heavy concentration on Borg content in game, the assim set seems to be best suited most of the time.
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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# 5
02-02-2013, 12:48 PM
Just compare the statistics on each component. Set bonuses are nice extras but the qualities of the individual items are what relay matter.

So what should you be looking for?

Engines that are efficient at medium power levels are generally a better choice then those that are so at high or low levels. This is because most of us will have our engine power approaching medium, as a result of our captain skills, Even when we have manualy set them to the minimum level.

If for some reason you didn't chose skills that enhance your engine power levels or if you have some reason to run with higher then minimum power levels you may wish to make a different choice. But for most people the MACO engines are going to be the best choice.

Shields with high capacity or high regeneration are nice. But unless you are specifically looking to maximize your passive shield regeneration rate the MACO Resilient Shield is widely acknowledged to be the best shield in the game.

Unlike most common knowledge there is merit to this. The majority of your shield regeneration will usually come from active abilities. The 10% reduction of all incoming energy damage maximises the value of every individual point of shield capacity.

Deflector arrays are all about buffing your captain skills. Many people make the mistake of equipping the highest MK purple deflector they can find without considering weather the skills it enhances are ones they even use.

Once again the standard MACO set piece stands out. All but two of the skills it buffs will be useful to any ship build. The two exceptions being: 'Graviton Generators' which is only useful if you use tractors, gravity wells, the heavy graviton beam or a couple of universal console abilities. And 'Shield Emitters' which is only useful if you use transfer shield strength, rotate shield frequency, science team or extend shields.

The Reman Deflector should only be considers on ships built around disabling subsystems and holding enemies. The adapted MACO deflector offers bonuses to a range of different science abilities.

The Omega Deflector is worthy of note for its targeting systems bonus. If you are building a ship to maximize DPS at the expense of all else then this is the only set deflector that should be on your consideration list. However such a ship may not have much use for starship sensors, graviton generators or particle generators. This can be a very nice choice for a Vesta, Nova or intrepid, but ships with only two science abilities may wish to go with the MACO deflector instead.

Last edited by pwstolemyname; 02-02-2013 at 12:56 PM.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 160
# 6
02-02-2013, 11:33 PM
2 piece borg, MACO shield for all squishy ships.
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