Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
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I just made Lt. General (That was fast) and purchased a new ship. I have tried every single shield, hull & regen. power for my shields but if I get hit a few times they automatically go down. If anyone can offer any assistance with this beyond broken KDF faction, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
12-14-2012, 01:36 PM
The ship you purchased wasn't a Fleet Ning'tao, was it? I've seen quotes that state it specializes in exploding... which isn't far from the truth to be honest. It's a terribly designed hull: 500 more HP and 0.14 lower shield multiplier than the Commander level original.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
12-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Not gonna' lie, I've noticed that my engie-commanded Fleet Tor'Kaht's shields feel more delicate then my tac-commanded Steamrunner's. I currently use the same shield on both (Jem'Hadar, until I can get rep-rewards) and the Steamrunner shield-tanks better then the Tor'Kaht despite having less (much less) actual cap..

I'm wondering if there's something wrong with 1.1 modifiers.
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# 4
12-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Ya, KDF ships have some pretty pathetic shield mods. Just wait till you see what that magnificient mk12 KHG shield looks like on a shuttle or raptor.
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# 5
12-14-2012, 01:50 PM
All kdf ships have slightly lower shield mod then a comparable fed ship due to kdf also getting built in cloak. You just have to compensate for it by using high cap shields like Honor Guard Mk XII, and multiple field generator consoles.
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# 6
12-14-2012, 03:14 PM
Need ship and current boff layout to provide usefull advice
Captain
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# 7
12-14-2012, 03:16 PM
Covariant shields are your friends on the KDF side. I made the mistake of putting resilient shields on my raptors while leveling up (since it worked so well on the fed side), and it didn't work out well for me. Started to use covariant shields and my survival went through the roof (albeit recharging those shields was a pain). And then I got the KHG shield and practically wet myself from glee. Then I got my Tor'Kaht and put the KHG shield on that. And I haven't gone back since.

Your best bet would be to run EPtS and TSS. Combine those with a good covariant shield array, and you're gold.
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# 8
12-14-2012, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by marc8219 View Post
All kdf ships have slightly lower shield mod then a comparable fed ship due to kdf also getting built in cloak. You just have to compensate for it by using high cap shields like Honor Guard Mk XII, and multiple field generator consoles.
This. If it's true, then I really have no problems with it. As I've said elsewhere, each faction has their advantages. If KDF ships have to sacrifice a bit of shield mod in favor of a more tactical approach (battlecruisers with cannons, BoPs, etc) and built-in cloaks, then I feel it's a fair tradeoff.

I've seen KDF players tank well, so it's still possible. Feddies just have more options for it, as they should. Fits the doctrine a bit more. Take a few hits, and then open channels and try to BS your way out of the fight
Captain
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# 9
12-14-2012, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
Covariant shields are your friends on the KDF side. I made the mistake of putting resilient shields on my raptors while leveling up (since it worked so well on the fed side), and it didn't work out well for me. Started to use covariant shields and my survival went through the roof (albeit recharging those shields was a pain). And then I got the KHG shield and practically wet myself from glee. Then I got my Tor'Kaht and put the KHG shield on that. And I haven't gone back since.

Your best bet would be to run EPtS and TSS. Combine those with a good covariant shield array, and you're gold.
Eh, I've tried this on my BoP. EPtS 1 + TSS2 + Tactical Team 1. Overpowered Federation escorts still shred it easily, like it's not even there.
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 10
12-14-2012, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by travelingmaster View Post
Eh, I've tried this on my BoP. EPtS 1 + TSS2 + Tactical Team 1. Overpowered Federation escorts still shred it easily, like it's not even there.
I was thinking more along the lines of Battlecruisers and destroyers, ships not quite so squishy, but your BoP can still hit EM3 and get away better than most fedscorts can keep up.

And I am not entirely sure why you would try to shield tank as a BoP to begin with, but my experience with that ship is limited, so I can't speak from authority there.
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