As the title says I have a Science Capt. looking to gear up for some STFs, however other than the kits (Medic, Geophysicist for heals/dps) I am not certain where I should go for gearing. On my Tactical Capt. its a bit simpler since I have mastered that fella a while back -- but with lower HP and a different style of gameplay I am a bit hesitant to just fart around and wing it.
The main concerns I have are the personal shield and body armor. I recall plasma being a big deal and think that knockback would be nice, but aside from those (if that even matters for Science in the end), what else shall I concern my self with? And for now, I am primarily looking at crafted items since I have few badges (need the bat'leth anyway first).