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# 1 Chimera Heavy Destroyer Build
03-21-2013, 06:59 PM
Greetings Starfleet Shipwrights,

I am a Science Captain, flying a Chimera Heavy Destroyer, and I am trying to improve my build. This is what I'm currently using:

GEAR:

Fore
Fleet Advanced Dual Heavy Phaser Cannon MkXII (Dmg)x3 (acc) x3
Fleet Advanced Photon Torpedos MkXII (Dmg)x3 (acc) x1

Aft
Fleet Advanced Phaser Turret MkXII (Dmg)x3 (acc) x3

Deflector
MACO Adapted Mk XII
Impulse
MACO Adapted Mk XII
Shields
MACO Adapted Mk XII

Engineering Consoles
Neutronium Alloy Mk XII x3
Science Consoles
Field Generator MK XII x2
Tactical Consoles
Universal Dynamic Tactical, Phaser Relay Mk XII x3

BOFFS:
Lt Cmd Uni (tac)
Torpedo Spread I
Attack Pattern Beta I
Cannon Rapid Fire II

Ensign Uni (sci)
Hazard Emitters I

Cmd (tac)
Tactical Team I
Attack Pattern Beta I
Torpedo Overload III
Cannon Rapid Fire III

Lt (eng)
Em Power to Shields I
Em Power to Shields II

Lt (sci)
Hazard Emitters I
Sci Team II

DOFFS :
Developmental Lab Scientist (very Rare) X2
Projectile weapons Officer (very rare) x2
Space warfare specialist for STFs or Conn Officer


I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

Last edited by vulcanmonk; 03-21-2013 at 07:05 PM.
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# 2
03-22-2013, 08:27 AM
Hello Vulcanmonk !

Your build looks solid, except on a small detail. From lots of parsing in my chimera, i've found that you gain more than you loose by putting that Universal console (dynamic targetting) into either sci or eng slot (i prefer removing a shield cap console over the neutronium one), and then adding another phaser relay console in tac.

Another good move would be to put your torp in the back in lieu of a turret, and add another dual heavy in the front.

You would also get more crits (and more DPS) by swapping one of those neutronium alloy for the Adapted Borg Module (universal).


Hope this helps, and good hunting !
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# 3
03-22-2013, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by toneyboy View Post
Hello Vulcanmonk !

Your build looks solid, except on a small detail. From lots of parsing in my chimera, i've found that you gain more than you loose by putting that Universal console (dynamic targetting) into either sci or eng slot (i prefer removing a shield cap console over the neutronium one), and then adding another phaser relay console in tac.

Another good move would be to put your torp in the back in lieu of a turret, and add another dual heavy in the front.

You would also get more crits (and more DPS) by swapping one of those neutronium alloy for the Adapted Borg Module (universal).


Hope this helps, and good hunting !
I second this... how do the two of you like your chimera? Is it on par, say with a Temporal Destroyer? With all the goodies Cryptic is bringing us in May I am thinking of going lifer once its on sale again and like the idea of the Chimera personally. Thanks.
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# 4
03-22-2013, 11:40 AM
I did some PVP with my fleet in a Chimera and found it to be very squishy...we even had a discussion afterwards wondering why it was so squishy.

Switching to a Fleet Defiant worked much better, with the same equipment.

I'm in a temporal destroyer right now, but haven't had a chance to test it out with my fleeties yet.
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# 5
03-22-2013, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by quintaris View Post
I did some PVP with my fleet in a Chimera and found it to be very squishy...we even had a discussion afterwards wondering why it was so squishy.

Switching to a Fleet Defiant worked much better, with the same equipment.

I'm in a temporal destroyer right now, but haven't had a chance to test it out with my fleeties yet.
I have one as well but I don't find it that squishy but then im a eng and that uni I stuff with a eng I do a ton les damage but I livea lot lot longer
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# 6
03-23-2013, 05:27 PM
I greatly enjoy my chimera on my engineer. I tend to build it more defensivly than others. The key to the chimera is its versatility. It can be built very differently. I personally build with Cmd. Tac, Lt.Cmd. Sci, Lt. Sci, Lt. Eng, Ens. Eng. The transformation console also offers a nice boost to shields or weapons accuracy.

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# 7
05-30-2013, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bugspatteredjack View Post
I second this... how do the two of you like your chimera? Is it on par, say with a Temporal Destroyer? With all the goodies Cryptic is bringing us in May I am thinking of going lifer once its on sale again and like the idea of the Chimera personally. Thanks.
I wouldn't say it was QUITE on par with the Mobius, but if it gets a shield buff and a extra console It would definitely be
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# 8
05-30-2013, 01:57 PM
It's a funny thing, but with most C-Store ships, I have found the special console some times nice but rarely necessary. However with the DTS console, is by far the most useful special console I've had. Not only do I often toggle in and out of tactical mode depending on the damage I'm taking, but the fact that it has two really nice powers rolled into it is awesome. Seriously hoping this ship gets fleet stats soon.

I will also point out that post-LoR the updated textures look awesome on my Chimera.

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# 9
05-30-2013, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by thegreendragoon1 View Post
It's a funny thing, but with most C-Store ships, I have found the special console some times nice but rarely necessary. However with the DTS console, is by far the most useful special console I've had. Not only do I often toggle in and out of tactical mode depending on the damage I'm taking, but the fact that it has two really nice powers rolled into it is awesome. Seriously hoping this ship gets fleet stats soon.

I will also point out that post-LoR the updated textures look awesome on my Chimera.
Yeah the new textures are nice
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# 10
05-30-2013, 05:14 PM
So I inevitably bought a lifetime subscription and of course picked this ship up. My build is fairly straight forward, though I am struggling with the boff powers. May follow suit with the OP's build as thus far I find the ship kinda squishy in comparison to my fleet assault cruiser or even the fleet excelsior.

That being said, however, its a great ship and I concur, the console that comes with it is great! Its probably one o the most useful consoles I have come across and the double powers are decent enough to make it feel worthwhile.

Overall a great ship that with some tweaking could bring good things to its player base. I have started a klink toon and will later try a rom toon with the inetnt of throwing them into their respective lifer ships. The klink version has battle cloak which I could see making the lifer ship quite a headache for enemies, especially in PVP.
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