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# 1 How to beat a D'deridex?
08-21-2010, 02:18 AM
I realized that in higher levels, before you could get your new, stronger ship, beating a D'deridex becomes incredibly hard. These ships on Commander (for example) rank 7-10, even if they're lower in rank comparing to you by 2-3 are very strong.
They use always the same combo: First, they disable your ship with Viral Cortex, so they can get close to you, even if you don't want it. Then they grab you with their tractor beam so you won't go anywhere, and then they either hit you with a torpedo spread or if you're lucky only with a heavy plasma. Of course they fire at you all the time, so in the end you end up with no shields in at leas one side of your ship and with at least 20-30% of hull integrity loss. Adding to this that their phasers are extremely strong, they almost unbeatable...

What tactics do you suggest to get rid of these beautiful but deadly warships?
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# 2
08-21-2010, 02:57 AM
um well unless things have radicaly gotten harder i found killing them easier than the griffen (thats what it was called in armada) cant remember the name they use in STO

but depending on the ship you use a good move if having problems with it would be to sensor jam & unload on it.
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# 3
08-21-2010, 05:31 AM
Deridex is a Cruiser. So:

Approach it from behind, cause its Viral Matrix can only be shot in an frontarc and this huge bird need its time to turn around. scienceteam will cancel the effect of the VM btw.
Also stay away more than 5km to prevent beeing tractored, but remember that the tractor is a frontweapon with a rather narrow arc. so staying behind the ship will do in most cases.
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# 4
08-21-2010, 11:34 PM
I prefer to attack from the side to avoid the Plasma Torpedoes.

But players have to be extra careful because they added Photonic Shockwave. So if you can broadside, do so. If you're in an escort, get ready to omega the Tractor Beam and brace for the Shockwave.
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# 5
08-22-2010, 01:10 AM
ive never had any problems with dederidex vessels, i just decloak 2 km off their 6 o clock with attack pattern alpha omega beam overload 3 high yield torpedo 3 and whammo, dederidex go boom! viral is a frontal arc power he cant viral you if you arent in front of him, with feds not having cloaks it might be trickier but you do have the ability to set aux power high and sneak around to his backside with MES (thats mask energy sig for the uneducated, its a ghetto cloak thats good to around 5 km vs npcs with your aux up high) and then open up on him from behind, lock a tractor on so he cant turn to viral you and im sure youll do fine.
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# 6
08-22-2010, 01:14 AM
launh you specials and then stay underneath it this will take longer but ensure a victory
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# 7
08-22-2010, 01:18 AM
There are basically two keys to victory:

They can only fire their Viral Matrix in front of them. Stay to the sides and rear and you'll be safe from it.

Maintain enough distance to give yourself time to shoot down the Plasma Torpedoes.

Do both these things and you should be able to defeat them.
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# 8
08-22-2010, 02:09 AM
Pack a turret it helps put it on a hot fast button and not to auto fire. Get some anti disruptor engineering consoles and shields you will be fine. Anti plasma protection doesn't hurt either.
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# 9
08-22-2010, 02:55 PM
As annoying as the Viral matrix and tractor beams were, I never had too much difficulty with the D’deridex. Now the Cardasian Keldon, with his holographic Galors, ouch.
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# 10
08-23-2010, 03:22 AM
Funny, but the holographic Galors are not so big problems for me. Place a few phaser beams on your ship, they will pass their shields quickly and their HP is very low comparing tot he other vessels, so they're doomed after a few shots.
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