So, i really need help with a solid build.. Let me explain a bit about my char so far.
First time tier 5 Admiral, i plan to use the tactical retrofit escort, My intests mostly space play.. Some pvp, grinding etc.
I am condused enough that i dont even know if that info helps you all any, but i wasted so many points my first time around, i really want to get a solid functional build going.
Thanks for the help in advance people, and sorry i know we have several topics on the subject but the ones i came by seemed to vague to risk.
(I did try the builder but i would really love a players build that has proven itself in combat.)
:Edit to add: Also any gear ideas tac. retrofit esort users are into would be a great help!
3-part Borg with MACO shield is pretty standard, but we're experimenting with different builds now.
As for weapons, antiproton is best for STFs. Phasers or AP works in pvp, but borg ships seem immune to the phaser proc. All DHC fore and all turret aft works pretty well, as long as you have 2 copies of CRF. Try to use CSV too on STFs; you may want to create two separate BOFF layouts, one for STFs and one for PVP. Things like tractor beam help in STFs when you need to keep borg ships away from your optional, but aren't as good in pvp. Two copies of Tac Team are pretty necessary for both, so you can have 2/3 uptime.
More important than the build is timing. Learn how long cooldowns are, and try to plan ahead as far as you can. Before using an ability, think about how long its cooldown is, when you can use it again, and what shared cooldowns it causes.