As one of the top Atrox users. I can say it is fun to fly. Also, as someone said above, it gets laughed at, until you blow them up with it. It is the strongest carrier the Feds get. The recluse is worse because the BOFF is horrible. Now, my DPS build rivals escorts on damage output. Plus, the Atrox can tank almost anything. So yes, get the Atrox, and I can post my build if you want.
i have had a love - hate relationship with my atrox. since you are a "top" atrox user i would like to see your build just out of curiousity.
initially i felt like i threw money away when i got the atrox and put it in moth balls for a month or 2. i eventually got it back out and tried it again and liked it much better.
i got lucky and got the recluse and never really use the atrox much anymore. i do pretty good with the atrox, but as a tac officer i have become addicted to the massive killing power of an escort. i spend most of my time in escorts now, but like a break now and then and use one of my other ships.
Sounds good. I haven't been able to test it since the new changes in season 7 because my PC wont let me on. This was before the Borg nerf so I may change that. But in PVE this was a great build. Rarely died in Elite and could DPS with almost all escorts.
3-peice Borg with MACO shield is the best.
Front: 3x Phaser DHC, depending on the day I sometimes throw a Quantum here.
Aft: 3X Phaser Turrets
Tac: TT 1, CRF 1 if you have cannons. If not then get one of the Attack Patterns.
Eng: EPtW 1, RSP 1, AUXtSIF 2. You can switch RSP for something else, but it is great against alpha strikes.
Sci: HE 1, TSS 2, TR 2. TR is up to you, I am thinking of changing it for PO and trying that.
Sci: HE 1, TSS 2, Anything here, ( I have PH 2 and TSS 3 right now.) GW 3.
Still leaning pretty heavy on getting it but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
But this is some good reading for me.
Quick question on the DHC build, I thought that I had read a long time ago that range effects on cannons put optimal under 5k and for beams it was over 5k. With the turn rate on the Atrox would it lend itself to beams over cannons for this reason?
The Atrox is a fine ship. I like the Kar'Fi a lot better. I never really got on much with the Vo'Quv.
I think it might be because Fed is a sci and my KDF is a tac. If I was a sci in a Vo'Quv it might have been a little better.
In the end on my Atrox after trying every possible combination I finally settelled on 6 beams, tac team 1, and attack pattern beta 1. I liked attack pattern delta better but cursed myself every time I wanted to bump my DPS on a passive target so I finally caved and went back to beta.