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# 681
04-10-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by tmichc View Post
Thanks for the input guys! Now if I could just work out where my Bug build is failing me...

The build in question: My main character

I don't know what it is, but I just seem to be failing with it at times, and seem to have a lower damage output compared to a few team mates. DOffs: 1x Hamlet, 2x Attack Pattern, 2x EPtX reduction (all purples)

Any suggestions as to where to improve for the full min/max potential?

Tim
well, your station setup is as if you don't have any of the doffs you mentioned equipped at all. with 2 attack pattern, you just need APO3 and an APD, proboly version 1. with damage control doffs you only need 1 copy of EPtS, and for an escort a copy of EPtE1. you got EPtS doubled up too, like you have for APO. also, you got a torp equipped, but you don't have a single copy of THY. i guess before i go from here, tell me if your going to use a torp or not
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# 682
04-10-2013, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
well, your station setup is as if you don't have any of the doffs you mentioned equipped at all. with 2 attack pattern, you just need APO3 and an APD, proboly version 1. with damage control doffs you only need 1 copy of EPtS, and for an escort a copy of EPtE1. you got EPtS doubled up too, like you have for APO. also, you got a torp equipped, but you don't have a single copy of THY. i guess before i go from here, tell me if your going to use a torp or not
Gagh, obvious things that I'd kept on because I was too worried about taking them off... Fail on my part as I should take the training wheels off now.

Anyway, took your immediate advice and took off the 2nd APO, put on THY2 (upped a CRF to CRF2), and replaced a copy of EPtS with EPtE.

In answer to your question, yes I intend to run a torp up front for that extra spike damage.

Tim
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# 683
04-11-2013, 06:15 AM
I am curious, how important is it for an escort to have points in Starship Hull Plating? Currently I have a build that has insulators/dampeners/sensors, but I was wondering whether it would be more useful to spec Hull Plating instead of Sensors/dampeners. It is a Sci Kumari by the way, I cant really afford to put armor consoles on it instead of RCS...
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I currently fly a build that has DEM3, cannons and beam w/BOff and is fairly fun for shooting in PvP but in light of the current Tribble EPTx changes I'm curiuos about how to choose some traits and would appreciate seome input or ideas.

Should I support the DEM combo part of the build and choose?

RSE T4 20% placate

Borg T4 2.5%/ 5% passive proc for kinetic damage

or support the shield health and choose?

RSE T4 20% crit based self shield heal

Borg T4 Passive constant buffed shield regen rate.

WHich is more important for the changes possibly comming? Support damage or shield health? The build is average lets say on both in combat.

Thought?
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# 685
04-11-2013, 04:00 PM
Just today, I was 1v1ing a bug in my scourge (same setup). I got absolutely owned... he was just going at a speed a little slower then me, and tanked my shots like crazy...after the fight was done, he still had 100%hull and about 25% of shields taken off on each side...im like wtf (normally at my speed, i tank ALOT more). people like you out there, please explain to me what you are doing? i know he prob had like 60 mil cred purple doff and XII accx3 weapons, but still...i kinda feel ashamed of my self on how easily he beat me. please give me some tips on making me a better pvper. thanks

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# 686
04-11-2013, 08:40 PM
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# 687
04-20-2013, 02:28 PM
dontdrunkimshoot can you please post a new defiant builds using the new gear / sets ?

thank you
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# 688
04-20-2013, 06:14 PM
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dontdrunkimshoot can you please post a new defiant builds using the new gear / sets ?

thank you
defiant? well i can wip up something fast and real quick. might make a beter post for this later if i have time

fast and dirty would look something like this. substitute the torp and torp skills with a DBB and BO if you desire

3 DHC, 1 quant, 3 turrets

TT1, CRF1, CRF2, APO3
TT1, THY2, APO1
HY1


EPtE1, EPtS2
TSS1, HE2

damage control and BFI doffs


any combination of turn, armor, and universal consoles your comfortable with, and 5 energy damage consoles.


i like fleet elite shield or maco, with omega deflector and engine for high speed and a boost to acc. new sets as in rep stuff? not really a good fit, cant beat brute force spike, thats what the defiant does best


this is the part were i would write paragraphs about tactics, but its as simple as decloak and try to take them out in a single pass, speed tank and then try again when you get your second cannon and torp/beams skill cooled down. if you arent CRFing someone, just fly defensibly, dont stop moving. anyone else with cannons shooting at you, try to get directly above or below them.

nice and simple, ive been meaning to go back and write detailed posts on old favorites like this, but just haven't had the time.
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# 689
04-21-2013, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bitemepwe View Post
I currently fly a build that has DEM3, cannons and beam w/BOff and is fairly fun for shooting in PvP but in light of the current Tribble EPTx changes I'm curiuos about how to choose some traits and would appreciate seome input or ideas.

Should I support the DEM combo part of the build and choose?

RSE T4 20% placate

Borg T4 2.5%/ 5% passive proc for kinetic damage

or support the shield health and choose?

RSE T4 20% crit based self shield heal

Borg T4 Passive constant buffed shield regen rate.

WHich is more important for the changes possibly comming? Support damage or shield health? The build is average lets say on both in combat.

Thought?
ATM on my sciship I mitigate damage by not letting them shoot at me. The rom passive placate is still appling far to much. Crit rate turrets plus rom boff and crit consoles plus APA and I dont fear going head to head vs a sci captain with every single buff going as I have watched a fleetmate smash his subnuke button to pieces and it just wont target.

Really needs fixing as that definitely not to design. But not being shot at makes you hella tankly.
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# 690
04-21-2013, 08:08 AM
Newbie here who has spent a long time studying sto mechanics and whatnot.

The below is my "end-game" *cough*dream*cough* ship, that basically is supposed to serve as a hybrid healer (both hull and shield), a somewhat capable debuff cleanser, and a tank (on occaision).

(Note: This was heavily inspired/influenced by Renimalt's healer oddy, so that's why some aspects will look similar. Thanks ren for posting that build!)

http://skillplanner.stoacademy.com/?...cruiserrev01_0

Captain Class: Engineer
Rank: Vice Admiral
Ship: Star Cruiser

BOff Abilities:

Cmdr: EPtS 1, EPtS 2, AtSIF 2, ExtS 3
Lt. Cmdr: ET1, AtSIF 1, ExtS 2

Lt: TT 1, TT 2
Lt: HE 1, TranSS 2
Ens: ST 1


Shields: MACO
Engine: MACO
Deflector:MACO

DOffs:
x2 Damage Control Engineers (AtSIF form)
x3 Shield Distribution Officers

Weapons
Fore: x3 Phaser BAs, x1 Omega Plasma Torpedo
Aft: x3 Phaser BAs, x1 KCB

Items: Deuterium Surplus, Shield Batt, Aux Batt, Subspace Field Mod

Consoles
x2 Neutronium Alloy
x1 SIF Generator
x1 Field Generator
x2 Emitter Array
x1 Phaser Relay
x1 Assimilated Module

I know that the MACO set (excluding shields) isn't very good, but the Omega set seems more escort-oriented and I have......issues with the Borg set (mainly because of its appearance). Additonally, the weapons I intend to upgrade to fleet elite-spec (the BAs, at least), the ship itself to the fleet variant, and -once I actually have money - swap the plasma torp for a wide-angle quantum and the SFM for a Photonic Displacer. Finally, is it possible to get more "bang for my buck" with a different doff setup?



Sorry for the wall o' text and my adruptness - as I was typing this my semi-decent pc was downloading the f2p game client.... (now patching the game)
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