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# 1 Borg / covariant shields
07-03-2011, 01:37 PM
Just wondering what the common consensus is regarding using the Borg set with Borg shields or a Covariant alternative.

If you propose a covariant alternative, do you recommend the Reman or Aegis shields?

Thoughts?
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# 2
07-03-2011, 05:58 PM
Shield choice (considering the chnage currently on tribble to balance them) is entirely down to your play.

Covariants I find are nice on escorts where i will get his hard very quickly(but dont care about regen as the targets usually dead after a pass or two)

The borg shield when used with the other borg gear gives you 2 proc shield heals and a tractor beam!

I would advise trying both and then decide how it works out for you
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# 3
07-03-2011, 10:45 PM
I find that I use the Breen Set, until I have completed Infected and earned the Borg Engines. Then I swap out the Breen Shields with the Reman depending on how I feel.
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# 4
07-03-2011, 10:54 PM
There have been many posts about shield discussions, and the only conclusion is that there is a shield for every gameplay/style and every situation. If you want to be an escort flying around Alpha striking and leave the field of battle, go for the Covariant. Do you want to stick in battle a little longer but loosing alot of capacity (and possible defense against an unseen attack) take a Normal or even Regenrative shield.

Hint: The regeneration rate of a Covariant is so slow that you are probably have to rely on Bridge officer abilities only to heal your precious shield.

So it might be wise to check out the forums and you will know your answer. (Partly), the other part will come with practical experience and 'feel'
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# 5
07-04-2011, 01:02 AM
Borg shield is amazing if you throw it on a cruiser with 125 power, 3x13% regen and a 35% field generator.. Were talking ~400 regen per arc, per sec
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# 6
07-04-2011, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MelineAaele View Post
Borg shield is amazing if you throw it on a cruiser with 125 power, 3x13% regen and a 35% field generator.. Were talking ~400 regen per arc, per sec
That would make for one fun Excelsior
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# 7
07-04-2011, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mvs5191 View Post
That would make for one fun Excelsior
it works best on cruisers with 2x EPtS III to reach 125 shield power constantly...so no excelsior...although with APO its pretty durable ship.
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# 8
07-08-2011, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Dalnar
it works best on cruisers with 2x EPtS III to reach 125 shield power constantly...so no excelsior...although with APO its pretty durable ship.
DPS cruiser with 1 efficient boff, 1 +7 console, aegis deflector and 2x ep2s2 hits 125 power (123 without the console iirc )

Current Excel:

4 cannons, 4 turrets, borg set + aegis deflector, 2 regen, 1 shield power, 1 field gen - apb1, crf2, dem2+3, dual ep2s2 and ep2w1

95 - 55 - 25 - 25 power

I run with 125 power in both shields and weapons with both ep2x active
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# 9
07-08-2011, 12:01 PM
Oh ye, you keep the aegis deflector. That explains it. I either use borg, or any of the craftable mk XI, there are some really nice alternatives there.
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# 10
07-08-2011, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by MelineAaele View Post
Borg shield is amazing if you throw it on a cruiser with 125 power, 3x13% regen and a 35% field generator.. Were talking ~400 regen per arc, per sec
Wonder where did you get that numbers from.
For starters "%" based consoles do not stack at all.
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