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# 1 Assault Cruiser Build
03-04-2012, 08:52 AM
Okay guys, I've got an Assault Cruiser and wouldn't mind knowing some setup suggestions. Because of the somewhat poor turn-rate (when compared to escorts at least) I've set her up more as a 'beam-boat'.

Currently, she's set up as follows:

Weapons (Fore):
- Type X Phaser Array x3
- Type X Quantum Torpedo x1

Weapons (Aft):
- Type X Phaser Array x3
- Type X Quantum Torpedo x1

Essentials:
- Type X Positron Deflector Array
- Type VII Hyper-Impulse Engines
- Type X Shield Array

Engineering Consoles:
- Type X SIF Generator
- Type X Plasma Distribution Manifold
- Type X Parametallic Hull Plating
- Type X Ablative Hull Armour

Science Consoles:
- Type X Power Insulator
- Type X Particle Generator

Tactical Consoles:
- Type X Zero Point Quantum Chamber
- Type X Directed Energy Distribution Manifold
- Type X Phaser Relay

*colours represent that displayed with item. Suffice to say, I still don't feel like I'm getting the best out of this ship, thus recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Reasons for such would be nice too.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
03-04-2012, 10:09 AM
I know you said you have an assualt cruiser... but take a look at either of these builds:

"Dragon" beam boat:
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...=251422&page=8

Cannon build:
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...=256974&page=4

They're are both written for the dreadnaught, but since the assualt has the same Boffs, they're easily adaptable to an assualt cruiser. Just remember anti-proton is just as good as phasers for the assualt cruiser (maybe slightly better).
Lt. Commander
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# 3
03-05-2012, 06:29 AM
That's helpful and that (so I thank you for resources) but I'm not understanding the fundamentals of those setups. Some for example have x2 mk X phaser arrays and x2 mk XI phaser arrays for their aft weaponry. Would it not make more sense to have x4 mk XI phaser arrays?

Are there specific advantages to having one deflector over another, same question asked for shields and impulse drives. Not only am I after a build-setup, but also a few explanations to go with it. Beside the fact both those builds seem to be for PvP and I haven't even touched on that yet; something I don't intend on doing until I understand the internal configuration of both ship and bridge officers.
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# 4
03-05-2012, 06:54 AM
I personally would maybe suggest an upgrade to Antiproton XI [Borg] weapons if you are planning on getting into STF's...its a little bit of work to get the chips to get them, but well worth it. And then of course grab a Antiproton tactical console, EPS Flow Regulator Mk XI. I'm not on my home computer right now to share what I had for my set up, but those are a couple of things that can improve your output on you ship IMO
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