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# 1 Ground DPS Boffs
07-04-2011, 05:55 PM
I'll be making a pure dps tactical/escort captain soon.

Could anyone give me some advice on how to set up your away team to maximize DPS?
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# 2
07-04-2011, 10:30 PM
I use a team with 3 engineers with weapon malfunction 1, shield recharge 2, phaser turret 2, phaser turret 3 (requires an engineer to train up ) all armed with full auto assault phasers.. for the fourth boff i use a science with gravimetric shift, to root them all in place, the tricorder scan to lower resists. (the actual power name eludes me though lol) and also medical tricorder and vascular regenerator. I usually can wipe an elite mob in seconds with that setup. because my boffs are all spamming exposes still while dealing massive dps with 2 turrets each and an expose full autto AoE attack debuffed enemy. I recomend you carry an auto-targeting assault ( basically a split beam rifle with longer cool down but more targets it hits at once) as your secondary for when entire mobs of like 7 guys get exposed at once.... They die super fast and especially since your tactical you will be extra dangerous adding your dps to the mix.
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# 3
07-05-2011, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by salvo85 View Post
I use a team with 3 engineers with weapon malfunction 1, shield recharge 2, phaser turret 2, phaser turret 3 (requires an engineer to train up ) all armed with full auto assault phasers.. for the fourth boff i use a science with gravimetric shift, to root them all in place, the tricorder scan to lower resists. (the actual power name eludes me though lol) and also medical tricorder and vascular regenerator. I usually can wipe an elite mob in seconds with that setup. because my boffs are all spamming exposes still while dealing massive dps with 2 turrets each and an expose full autto AoE attack debuffed enemy. I recomend you carry an auto-targeting assault ( basically a split beam rifle with longer cool down but more targets it hits at once) as your secondary for when entire mobs of like 7 guys get exposed at once.... They die super fast and especially since your tactical you will be extra dangerous adding your dps to the mix.
Sounds good. I'll take it tactical boffs aren't very useful on ground.
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# 4
07-05-2011, 01:26 PM
Tacticals are OK, if you are not a tactical already. You really only need one for fireteam and/or grenades.

My play style varies slightly, but 3 engineers do an amazing amount of damage. I'd suggest if you spec in a different weapon group, go with that weapon type. I spec in soldier and everyone on my crew carries split beam rifles. ( I carry sniper and high density)

This may change slightly with season four though. You may want to wait a few days before spending the points to retrain/rearm.
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# 5
07-05-2011, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ankesdorel
Sounds good. I'll take it tactical boffs aren't very useful on ground.
With the revamp on tribble I find tactical boffs useful in a defensive role rather than offensive. having one with a couple ranks of overwatch made things a bit less eye gouging in that one build where everything on elite was doing way too much damage and 1-2 shotting entire away teams. Their other skill slots I filled with whichever skill it is that makes the entire team's normal attacks have a small expose chance.

My DPS boffs (again, post revamp) are engineers with weapon malfunction 1 (one of them has shield recharge 1), turret 1, turret 2, and support drone. With the speed that you move from fight to fight with the revamp, I've come to prefer the drone over a turret 3 skill, since it comes with you and saves some setup time.
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# 6
07-13-2011, 10:03 PM
Dont go to maximize DPS, Go for 2 Turrets 1 drone, 1 shield heal, on 1 boff, then 3 boffs with 3 vasculor regenerators and a medical tricorder, if ur a tact this will work well, it can keep u alive vrs OP bosses
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