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# 21
05-24-2013, 07:17 AM
one simple thing to note flying the fastest escort with quard cannons and dual heavy in ce event is not a way to win read the instructions it states clearly topedos will work better i did my first one yesterday on easy near a full 20 people not a single one had torpedos besides me now considering that torpedo spread three and high yield on an oddessy knocking three percent yes noone else was shooting during its energy in take heal so i definatly was the only one who damaged it and quite easily i am not saying this will work on elite but a oddessy science cruiser doing more damage then a lot of escorts using quards and dual heavy and alpha strikes other cruisers and science ships i think i will try this today with my omega torp and cutting beam both classed as hull damaging and ce is hull might have better luck
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# 22
05-24-2013, 07:33 AM
I was in a PUG group, and we got it below 30%. But after that, we were forced to put our full effort into dealing with the shards. The thing went from under 30% to over 80% in less than a minute. After the tenth time getting one shotted, I gave up.

And that was just Normal CC...
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# 23
05-24-2013, 07:39 AM
so it's getting fixed, good to hear.

anybody got an idea which torpedos are best for this encounter? Omega tropedo? Romulan tripple HY torp launcher? or a simple photon launcher?

also, grav well seems to deal exotic dmg, not kinetic dmg...only the tractor beam repulsor seemed to really hurt that thing

ideas?
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# 24
05-24-2013, 07:41 AM
yeah, CE has a lot of things to it that the DPS fest approach doesn't work well to counter.

Kill the small shards. If you don't the mission will become harder and the effect stacks for each one.

Sub Nuke actually works on the CE. It doesn't do the same thing to it that it does to players, but it does something useful.

Don't fire on the CE with energy weapons during the absorbtion phase!!! It heals the CE AND makes the shockwave hurt more!

Oh and... torps do more damage to it than beams. I can't recommend Trics and HY plasma simply because the CE's primary fire mode is a variant of Fire At Will, and the CE will often shoot them down. Shot range launch sometimes works though.

Mines work if you DPB at close range. It still shoots them but it usually only gets one or two before they hit.

Oh and Grav Well the thing until it implodes. Seriously.... Grav Well hurts it more than any attack ever will. SPAM Grav Well, use multiples if possible.
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# 25
05-24-2013, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by baudl View Post
so it's getting fixed, good to hear.

anybody got an idea which torpedos are best for this encounter? Omega tropedo? Romulan tripple HY torp launcher? or a simple photon launcher?

also, grav well seems to deal exotic dmg, not kinetic dmg...only the tractor beam repulsor seemed to really hurt that thing

ideas?
If you use targetable Torps you must launch from close range for them to be effective, otherwise it'll Shoot them down.

TBR is really good too.
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# 26
05-24-2013, 07:49 AM
I beat her with a pug team ( elite yes !)...with my science captain in fleet corsair, just use any exotic skill like gravwell tractors and such...and stop her regen with theta radiation, she seem to be very affected by this skill.

I have try to do the same with my tac in vesta ....and cant beat her...what's different between the 2 runs ?...no theta on my vesta...

CC elite...seem really buggy specialy with her regen mechanics

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# 27
05-24-2013, 08:07 AM
easiest elite stf ever. 10 sci captains, all running max double stack of grav well, forwar weapons torpedos, rear weapons mines. no grav well power slots use shield and hull heals, engineer slots use aceton and heals, tac slots use torp and mine powers.

strat. all 10 sci ship sci caps get into mine range, fireing torps the entire time, dropping mine nets in range to hit, 10 stack sensor scan, 10 shots of grav well, she dies in 30 seconds, with doubled up grav wells at 125 aux power (torps and mines dont need weapon power to be awesome dmg) all the shards die to minefields and grav wells.

and just rotate snb shots to keep it on her.
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# 28
05-24-2013, 08:12 AM
ive noted its not just cc that is borked, most AI enemies have been updated with far stronger weapons that make your survivability buffs completely useless. although i use them for very limited survivability needs, the rest is dumped into dps... thats not right, not for engineering cruisers and science ships.
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# 29
05-24-2013, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by mirrorchaos View Post
ive noted its not just cc that is borked, most AI enemies have been updated with far stronger weapons that make your survivability buffs completely useless. although i use them for very limited survivability needs, the rest is dumped into dps... thats not right, not for engineering cruisers and science ships.

Criptic give to you some new way to be fast and agile, keep a high defense in combat and you will see a far better survivability ! Sitting duck ...the best way to die...in pvp...and pve

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# 30
05-24-2013, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ferdzso0 View Post
well, anyone who has some grasp of the meaning of difficult, know tht beating something that is nearly impossible is not "easy."

if you are not up for the challange it is not the fault of the event
The dev said it was broken - you need 18,000 sustained DPS per player - I don't think there is any build in the game that can sustain 18k DPS - so the devs must have done some cheating to see how much was required.

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