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# 21
02-22-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ddesjardins View Post
You are quite wrong. They have different abilities that impact the way a player plays the game. People really need to shake the concept that 'there can only be one' as being the best overall.
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Plasma and experimental plasma weapons aside, the Reman XII set comes with 2 bonuses that work well together and stand out.
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The second is the Capacitance passive ability for Reman shields. Approximately 1 in 10 hits to your shields will trigger both and increase in shield capacity AND the energy available to sustain it. This stacks up to 10x, and each capacity increase lasts for 60 seconds. During intense combat with multiple larger targets (Fleet Starbase Defense for eg), my shields jump from 9500 per facing to over 15000. I have seen as high at 17000 with my oddy transformed into a bright green Easter Egg. The CD is tied to the last capacitance dropping, and lasts 1 min.

Add reputation shield passives and wow - shields that are better for tanking than MACO.

While not perfect and lacking MACO's abilities, the Capacitance passive makes for a very survivable tank. Is it for everyone? Heck no. I would not be comfortable trying it on an tac escort, but for engineering and science vessels, yes I would be.
Look no offense but you seem to misunderstand the basics of tanking.

The reman shields and 3-piece set are utterly useless for tanking as a whole. Maybe against non-elite and regular mission mobs it does fine (but heck any shield does well in those) but for elite stfs and pvp its a joke.

It doesn't matter if the 3-piece bonus triggers in the first hit 100% of the times to boost your shield HP up by 50%... the shield has NO resists and a piss poor regen rate. The faction regen bonus barely makes it better in regen than a standard shield and in pvp and elite stfs the damage you're taking in far, far exceeds that of the regen amount per 6 seconds.

Also the duration of the shield buff proc is 30 secs not 1 minute.

1 in 10 hits to proc just once means you've taken an absurdly higher amount of damage than the shield hp you would be given for it. Without resists thats even worse.

You need shield resists to tank. For this, the best shield is the Maco since it has global 10% resist plus power leech.

The only ship this type of shield benefits is, contrary to your statement, an escort. They speed tank so they get hit a lot less than sci and engineering ships. In that situation a big buffer shield is more effective than resist-based shield defense.

I'll be frank here and after I read your post I equipped the reman on my voquv tank and tried it. It had been a year since I used it.. just to see if the changes really were that good.

Result: ISE, just facing the first cube and 2 spheres my shields were GONE in the opening minute. That never, ever happened with the KHG shield or any shield with resists (plasma specifically). In fact I wouldn't have even gone under 90% shields in that situation. But the reman just dropped to its knees faster than a white house intern.
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Last edited by cmdrskyfaller; 02-22-2013 at 04:00 PM.
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# 22
02-22-2013, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by dem613 View Post
Can anyone help me out with this question - I completed Mission:Coliseum and chose the Reman shields, but how are the other 2 acquired?

I read online something having to do with tiers, but I do not really understand that. It also says something about completing the Vault Shuttle Event and through the Reputation system - Can you only do Vault event with 5 players? and How does someone do the Reputation stuff (I'm reading about it but having troubel understanding it - is it only multiplayer and is it available whenever?
There are other missions around that same mission under the Romulan missions. You can look at the missions and the rewards for the missions to find the ones that give you the rest of the set.

The Romulan rep everyone is talking about is a way to grind out better gear then what you get from the mission.

But if you are looking to complete the set you received from the mission, don't worry about the rep system.
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# 23
02-22-2013, 07:33 PM
No offense taken, but I think I'll judge the success or failure for myself.

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Originally Posted by cmdrskyfaller View Post
I'll be frank here and after I read your post I equipped the reman on my voquv tank and tried it. It had been a year since I used it.. just to see if the changes really were that good.

Result: ISE, just facing the first cube and 2 spheres my shields were GONE in the opening minute. That never, ever happened with the KHG shield or any shield with resists (plasma specifically). In fact I wouldn't have even gone under 90% shields in that situation. But the reman just dropped to its knees faster than a white house intern.
Well we must be talking about two different sets of shield. The Reman set XII only became available in the past month at T5 romulan reputation. To my knowledge - and I could be wrong - the XII set is effectively new, and have had changes made to then in the Feb 14th(?) update.

So how did you get the Prototype Reman XII set a year ago?

As for the definition of tanking - and again I could be wrong - is to provide sufficient threat level that the opponents target you, while you use your superior HULL and shields to absorb damage while your team mates deliver damage to him OR you destroy him over time.

I have little difficulty in ANY of the elite STFs. If you died in ISE, I'd be looking at the captain, not the boat.

And please don't take this this as 'my ship is better because...'; this is about one build I am toying with and having a lot of fun tanking. There is no 'one' ship configuration that is better than everything. Much of the anyone's success goes back to the pilot.

Just my two bits.

Admiral Thrax

Last edited by ddesjardins; 02-22-2013 at 07:43 PM.
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# 24
02-23-2013, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by ddesjardins View Post
So how did you get the Prototype Reman XII set a year ago?
The Reman and Romulen sets are pretty much identically with a tiny difference in + to skill stats. One of the sets was out over a year ago.
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# 25
02-23-2013, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by pottsey5g View Post
One of the sets was out over a year ago.
it wasn't over a year ago; it was just under a year

the reman set was added with the vault shuttle event, which in itself was added april of last year
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