Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,051
# 11
08-11-2012, 11:13 AM
If you need a tank you want something like the following:

Forward
Mk XII Quantum torp launcher [Borg]
Mk XII Tetryon beam array [Borg]
Nk XI Polarised Tetryon Beam array
Mk XI Phased Tetryon Beam array

Aft
Mk XII Quantum torp launcher [Borg]
Mk XII Tetryon beam array [Borg]
Nk XI Polarised Tetryon Beam array
Mk XI Phased Tetryon Beam array

Deflector: Aegis
Engines: Aegis
Shields: Aegis

Consoles

Engineering
Borg Console
Mk XI Neutronium alloy (Blue quality)
Mk XI Ablative Hull armour (Blue quality)
Transwarp computer

Science
2x MK XI Field Generator (Blue quality)

Tactical
3x MK XI Tetryon pulse generator (Blue quality)

Power levels (Post bonouses)
Wep: 100
Def: 96
Eng: 50
Aux: 50

BOFF abilities:
Lt CMDR Tac: tac team, HY torp II and BFW III
CMDR Engi: EPtW I, Reverse shield polarity I, EPtS3, Eject warp plasma 3
Lt Engi: Engi team I, Aux to structural I
Ensign Engi: EPtA I
Lt Science: Sci team I, Jam targeting sensors II

I'm an Engineer and I run this on my Excelsior retrofit (Got a tac to train the FAW 3) and when I'm on the ball I can solo Cure Space Elite negh'vars (I just about scrape them since season 6 but it's still capable of it) it maxes out at 1700 damage per hit (Emphasis on HIT) but overall it seems to be the best of three builds I've run. also one last word of advice The ship can't sensibly defend itself and power 8 beams (you lose out on a lot of damage potential or shields if you up the weapon power) if you are after an 8 beam ship then this is not the ship for you, you want an oddy for 8 beams
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 293
# 12
08-11-2012, 12:43 PM
My Excelsior-R build for what its worth

Forward
Mk XII Quantum torp launcher [Borg]
Mk XII AP beam array [Borg]
Mk XII AP beam array [Borg]
Mk XII AP beam array [Borg]

Aft
Mk XII AP beam array [Borg]
Mk XII AP beam array [Borg]
Mk XII AP beam array [Borg]
Mk XII AP beam array [Borg]

Deflector: Borg
Engines: Borg
Shields: MACO MK XII


Engineering
Borg Console
1x Mk XI Neutronium alloy (Purple)
2x Mk XI Monotanium (Purple)
[Can swap out another Neutronium or energy specific for a Monotanium]

Science
2x MK XI Field Generator (Blue quality)

Tactical
3x MK XI AP Mag (2 Purple, 1 Blue)

Devices: Sub-space Modulator, Jevonite, various LG batteries as needed.

Base Power (pre-buff)
Wep: 125
Def: 63
Eng: 64
Aux: 56

BOFF abilities:
Lt CMDR Tac: TT1, TS2, FAW3
CMDR Engi: EPtS I, RPS I, EPtS3, APtS3
Lt Engi: EPtW, ES1
Ensign Engi: EPtW I
Lt Science: PHI, TSS2
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Last edited by defcon1776; 08-11-2012 at 12:50 PM. Reason: forgot to add tac consoles correctly
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# 13
08-11-2012, 01:41 PM
for pvp i use this with a tac captain. engineers are better off using an assault cruiser over an excelsior

tetryon or polaron weapons

TT1, BO2, BO3 for 8 beam arrays
TT1, CRF1, CRF2 for single canons/turrets

EPtS1, EPtS2, ET3, DEM3
EPtW1, RSP
EPtW1


TB1, HE1

2 TT con doffs, 3 shield distro doffs

omega deflector and engine, maco shield

EPS, borg, nutronium x2 with beam arrays
RCS, borg, nutronium x2 with single cannons

flow cap x2

weapons energy x3
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,395
# 14
08-11-2012, 03:56 PM
I feel like beams in an Excel is a waste, but that's just me. Generally if you want a team ship you're better off going with something that can double up on Lt. Com. Eng. stuff. You can always take CSV and do more AoE than you would with beams (a 180 degree arc really isn't that hard to manage).

The Excel also isn't as well-suited to Engies unless you play to Engie strengths (DEM3 gets mad buffed by EPS Power Transfer).

RSP on almost any cruiser is excessive, in PvE it's completely unnecessary.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,395
# 15
08-11-2012, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dashuk2381 View Post
Thanks for the pointers so far.

Just curious, has anyone tried running a phased Tetryon build with the Omega set? I was thinking about trying it, the only issue I have is the Omega deflector seems to be horrible compared to both the Borg and MACO deflectors and since I'd be using the MACO shields I just can't seem to bring myself to sacrifice the structural intergrity bonus from either deflector just to get the 2 piece Tetryon bonus.
I've posted a build here just a day or two ago:

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...&postcount=152

Go with Omega engines, keep the Borg/MACO deflector (ideally Borg since you can grab another set bonus with the console going). Omega shields synergize well with the Excel.
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