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# 41
09-27-2010, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by MustrumRidcully View Post
Note however that only defense from _speed_ is capped. If you use Attack Pattern Omega, you can get even more defense.
Given a 75% defense (with Elusive), I've gotten 90% with Attack Pattern Omega III, and 82.5% with Evasive Maneuvers (I think). I'll have to see what you can get with both running at the same time.

As for turreting, I see more Klingons do it at every rank than Feds. Feds start really doing it at RA, while Klingons just do it forever, because they think they are invincible after they decloak. Decloaking stationary Raptors and BoPs are my favorite target, because their shield power is so low that their shields just crumble, then they waste their heals and RSP, meaning they are on cooldown for a while. 15 seconds later, cue the attack!

Of course, when you decloak in the middle of a battle as a Klingon, most people don't notice you, while as a Fed, you are visible for the whole match. Oh wait, that isn't true since the Galaxy X and the Retrofit Defiant.

By the way, Reverse Power Drain is only in effect as long as you are in reverse. If you just tap the reverse button to turn it off, then click it right after, you lose some speed, but you remove the debuff. Fun fact!
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# 42
09-27-2010, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Vipermist
You do realise defense bonus means nothing, against good players.

I tested it with a escort, full speed maximum defensive bonus and elusive trait.

against anyone that has accuracy trait, and is fully speced into skills that boost accuracy and uses purple weapons they still hit almost 100% of the time.

The only time you can get some decent evasion is when running at full speed hit APO III and evasive maneuvers.

So defensive bonus = useless

Your better off lining up your target properly than trying to evade.

Until cryptic actually makes defensive bonus useful like make 1/4 of shots miss when at full speed.

But its not going to happen.
I just discovered this as well.

For one thing, it is extremely stupid that those with Elusive have to have nearly full power to their engines to reap the benefit of 75% Defense. But I've noticed that I am hit less by NPCs. Though it's feels worthless since you're at minimum Aux and Shields and Weapons at half power, so you're really not doing any good offensively as an Escort.
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# 43
09-27-2010, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Azurian View Post
I just discovered this as well.

For one thing, it is extremely stupid that those with Elusive have to have nearly full power to their engines to reap the benefit of 75% Defense. But I've noticed that I am hit less by NPCs. Though it's feels worthless since you're at minimum Aux and Shields and Weapons at half power, so you're really not doing any good offensively as an Escort.
you can reach the max defense from 25 power as long as your at max speed setting and not carrying a MKIV engine.
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# 44
09-27-2010, 05:25 PM
I do it all the time, especially 1v1, since, as has been stated, I have a firing arc not for guns, but for SNB, Tachy, Target X, and torps. It also means I'm only presenting one shield facing which I can easily spam diverts to.

Plus, I'm pretty on the ball with acceleration. You blast your target with a few specials, doing what you need to do, and then back to full.

I also tend to slow down when I'm chasing someone or when I'm being chased, either not to overshoot, or in order to be overshot.

I think it's a pretty legitimate tactic and one that, really, if you don't incorporate into your tool-set, you're a bit of a tool.
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