Skill 1 - Draw Fire I
Skill 2 - Target Optics I
Skill 3 - Photon Grenade IIi
Skill 4 - Overwatch II
Working on breeding the x3 damage tribbles so I can have my away team fitted with them. At the moment they just have the Regen / Damage tribble.
Currently, I frequently get exposes and between me and my Andorian exploiter I can take out entire crowds of enemies in seconds. The polarons come with a natural weapon malfunction effect so I can stop enemies from firing back while the phasers have a chance to hold them.
Grenades shake up groups of enemies and suppression fire slows down any charging NPCs like swordmasters / Borg.
BOF Races & Traits/Gear: I tried this at RA5, and gave no consideration to these. BOFs are all common and so is their gear (mk 9/10 store brought).
Gameplay: Basically with the AI's fondness to go after turrets, thats where I lay the minefield I dont worry about expose/exploit tactics with this team, just concentrate fire and mobs just melt away - most of the time no matter where a mob is, something is getting the bonus flanking damage.
Tactical Away Team:
x4 Focus Fire
x2 Supressing Fire
x2 Fire on My Mark
x4 Target Optics
BOF Races & Traits/Gear: I gave some consideration this time lol. All are Alien (rarity-blue), brought cheaply on the exchange for their ground traits. As Im still levelling my Tac char (current rank is captain, so havnt fought the borg as yet) I just pass gear down as I get it from mission rewards/drops to the BOFs, but they are equipped with exploit weapons.
Gameplay: In game I dont like beam weapons, so I run with Pulse Rifle/Full Auto assault, between that and the Target optics x5 something is normally disintegrated in the opening volley
This team does utilse the expose/exploit tactic alot. Overwatch provides another way to expose enemys and the stacking damage resist is nice too.
Comparing the two away teams (from my experience), the Eng team will kill groups consistently faster than the Tac team, but depending on how many mobs get exposed/exploited the Tac team can kill a group the fastest.
Playstyles are completely different, but both really enjoyable.
As a Tac captain I have found myself investing alot more skill points in ground skills - typically ones that improve weapon damage.
Oh, I put the Tac team together when my char was Com1, which didnt leave me enough merits to promote everybody lol. The Tac team was running around with just focus fire for a couple of levels