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# 11
06-15-2011, 10:18 AM
Tac Team
TSS
EPTS
Evasive
Extend Shields
RSP
Brace For Imact
Poarized Hull
Hazard Emitters
Duterium
EPTE
Shield Bat
Engine Bat
Devidan Sub Space thingy
Aux to Sif
Aux to damp
Sci Fleet
Engi Fleet

You should be able to combo any 2-3 of those skills to completely laugh at any single ship alpha strike. If you can't then you need to l2p.
Burst in this game has already been nerfed to a point where an average match will be 30+ min.
If you are consistanly getting roasted by Defiants then its your issue, not the def-r.
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# 12
06-15-2011, 08:00 PM
Everything worth saying has pretty much already been said.

Defiant-R is a hit and run machine.

As a Defiant-R Captain, I'll look for the easy kills in a battle or the people who aren't spec'ed correctly, and hound them mercilessly. I'm an opportunist. I look for someone whose blown a ton of cooldowns or who isn't paying attention to that low shield facing while they're mixing it up with someone else. Make yourself an unsavorable target, and you won't get hounded so much.

If you're getting blown up constantly by an escort, you need to take a long hard look at what you're running and what abilities.
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# 13
06-15-2011, 09:11 PM
Defiant-Rs are my preferred targets. After B'Rel's, they're the squishiest. And unlike with B'Rels, you know that it will always be squishy (even an Eng Captain can only do so much).
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# 14 ???
06-15-2011, 09:18 PM
Um take it from one that flys one.....it does NOT need a nerf.........trust me....its just fine, leave it alone cryptic......
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# 15
06-15-2011, 09:23 PM
This is just silly. Why don't you hop in one and find out how over powered it really is?
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# 16 lol
06-15-2011, 10:04 PM
another one of these threads? Give me a break lul
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# 17
06-15-2011, 10:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Husanak View Post
If you are consistanly getting roasted by Defiants then its your issue, not the def-r.


amen brutha qaw
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# 18
06-15-2011, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveHale View Post
This is just silly. Why don't you hop in one and find out how over powered it really is?
Exactly

Think of it as fighting fire with fire
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# 19
06-16-2011, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Cattivo80 View Post
This is simply a retread of something that has been discussed at length before here: http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=202650

In my opinion, that thread did a good job of dismissing any calls for nerf. It even inspired a thread asking for a buff: http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=205221

As a Def-R pilot, while spec'ed fully for hit & run, I only get kills within 5 seconds if the opponent is inexperienced, unprepared, and/or distracted by my teammates. Otherwise it takes about 10 seconds, or I have to run if I've failed to kill my target - which gives you plenty of time to defend yourself. There are plenty of counters to alpha strikes. A combo of Tac Team & EPtS as soon as you hear someone cloaked popping of their powers or even immediately after they begin firing at you works well for me. Other tactics mentioned above work well too, such as FBP, tractors, RSP, or good old-fashioned teamwork.

A hit & run defiant that can get quick alpha strike kills are glass cannons, and therefore are very squishy and easily poppaple. The only tac captained defiants that can tank well have to sacrifice burst damage. I know because that's how I used to have my defiant spec'ed and I rarely got kills in my first wave of attack. Engineer captains can tank their defiants well, also with a sacrifice to burst damage - and therefore making it difficult to get 5 second, one salvo kills.

If I didn't run after being damaged & focus fired, I would die quite often in PvP.
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# 20
06-16-2011, 04:58 PM
This topic is awesome !
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