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# 1 DOFFs in PvP
03-21-2012, 03:20 AM
Another poster mentioned that we didn't really have any dedicated threads about the existing DOFFs and their effect on PvP.

It seems to me there are quite a few that are actually very relevant - for example those that reduce the cooldowns of the various team skills, or the Brace for Impact Shield Heal Buff. Or the "Subnuke DOFF".

I don't really have a good overview at all, but I am sure others have.

What DOFFs are good (preferable name the actual name of the officers "job", e.g. Energy Weapons Officer, so noobs like me aren't guessing which one it is).
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# 2
03-21-2012, 03:41 AM
For Escorts:

Subnuke:
http://www.stowiki.org/Muaza_Amman%27sor from C-Store packs
http://www.stowiki.org/Silin from Gamma C-Store Packs

Shield Distribution:
http://www.stowiki.org/Specializatio...bution_Officer farmable in Rolor Nebula

Torpedo Cooldown:
http://www.stowiki.org/Specializatio...eapons_Officer farmable in Khazan Cluster

Tac Teams:
http://www.stowiki.org/Specialization:_Conn_Officer
or Attack Pattern CD: http://www.stowiki.org/Zemok_Jenro Gamma C-Store Packs

Just visit your fleetmates in our TS for more information
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# 3
03-21-2012, 05:44 AM
Also recommended to me, as an escort player, was this type:

http://www.stowiki.org/Specializatio...System_Officer

I'd guess that as long as you'd get a blue quality guy they might be useful, but only lasting for 4 seconds is a bit of a bummer. A question though. How do they go about stacking? Can I use two blue hazard officers to get a total of 40 resistance for 4 seconds? Same with the shield DOFF. Can I stack 5 blue shield distribution DOFF's or do I get diminishing returns or even a hard cap at, say, a set amount of shield regen?
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# 4 Handy For Sci Captains
03-21-2012, 05:44 AM
Defletor Officers are handy for sci captains. They reduce the recharge time of all deflector abilities.

Tractor Beam Officers - Drain Shields with tractor beams, scales on quality

Conn Officers - Chance to reduce recharge time on Evasives

Maintenance Engineer - I think there are actually 2 types of these. 1 gives a buff depending on the type of battery used (exocomp). The other reduces recharge time on Engineering Team (thanks Vampir888)

Development Lab Scientist - Reduces the recharge time of Sci Team

Projectile Weapons Officers - chance to reduce the recharge time on torpedoes and torp abilities

Energy Weapons Officers - chance to reduce the recharge time on BTS abilities edit: 2 types, the other is the infamous SubNuke Doff

Gravimetric Scientist - Chance to produce aftershock gravity wells - Scales with quality, can produce up to 4 additional GW's with a purple officer - nonstackable

Sensor Officer - Applies weapons damage debuff to target when using Sensor Scan (thanks Roach)

Shield Distribution Officer - Chance to partially recharge shields when using BFI - stackable. I don't actually use this one on a sci ship, some of the others are so much tastier
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# 5
03-21-2012, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bmr1580 View Post
Maintenance Engineer - I think there are actually 2 types of these. 1 gives a buff depending on the type of battery used. Not sure about the other
The other one reduces recharge time for ET. The one with the battery is a special doff (Eng Exocomp) and I'm not sure if you can get him currently.
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# 6
03-21-2012, 05:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fleve
Also recommended to me, as an escort player, was this type:

http://www.stowiki.org/Specializatio...System_Officer

I'd guess that as long as you'd get a blue quality guy they might be useful, but only lasting for 4 seconds is a bit of a bummer. A question though. How do they go about stacking? Can I use two blue hazard officers to get a total of 40 resistance for 4 seconds? Same with the shield DOFF. Can I stack 5 blue shield distribution DOFF's or do I get diminishing returns or even a hard cap at, say, a set amount of shield regen?
Some DOFF's are stackable, if they are, they only stack to 3. Others only allow 1 per type. The shield distribution officer can stack, not sure about the HSO though.
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# 7
03-21-2012, 06:02 AM
If you take two conn officers you can get away with using only one Tactical Team, as they lower the cooldown by a lot. This is handy if you play in a BoP, and don't want to use two tactical bridge officers. Useful for sci and engineering ships too, that don't have two tac boff slots.

Brace for impact (shield distribution officers) ease the transition when you finally get rid of those reverse shield polarity abilities.
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# 8
03-21-2012, 06:31 AM
Well maybe we should mention that the Shield distribution doff, is possibly the best one to have on any ship, Its not a bad idea to put 3 of them on any ship infact. They scale with aux power but that doesn't really matter, even on a low aux setting they are great.

I think many people consider the Subnuke doff, shield distribution doff to be very powerful.

Then there are those that are just meaningless for pvp atleast and one I can think of immediatly is the transfear shield strenght doff, that basicly dont do anything in pvp.
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# 9
03-21-2012, 07:15 AM
I would like to add that DOFFs have even allowed me to go back to my favorite ship, the DSSV. I am a big fan of the extra ensign engineer slot, but the Intrepid is/was preferred because of the extra ensign sci slot... now with Development Lab Scientists, you can reduce the recharge time on sci team, making only 1 copy necessary.

Now, I can slot 2 copies of TB1 and have a ST every 17 seconds on a DSSV w/o giving up any of my other standard abilities. Previously I had to use the ST3, ST1, TB1, TB1 layout to accomplish the same thing. Plus, all my ST's are now ST3's
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# 10
03-21-2012, 07:23 AM
I can't remember its name, but the Sensor Scan weapon damage debuff DOff is a huge benefit to Sci players.

and greatly annoying to Escorts wishing to attack.
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