We also dont use BOP or Raptor in premades. Too easy to pop. Premades throw around heavy damage and healing... Not enough hull in a BOP or Raptor to allow survivability under 100k/sec damage numbers. Great for pugging tho.
Playing on the KDF side and also in those rare FvK matches I get as a Fed, it seems that Raptors really fell down in popularity. You rarely see them these days. BoPs remain popular in PuGs, definitely. Probably because uncoordinated Fed PuGs (default assumption) don't deal well with battlecloak.
Originally Posted by Zorena
It still deal less dmg (maybe I suck huh?) then one of my fleetleaders dps cruiser
Well whats the purpose of hiding something already most of ous know, "dps cruiser" have same dmgpotential threw out a fight that an escort have. Have better heals (for his team) is more resiliant to dmg (beffer for team), and have additional utility stuff. eject warp plasma/sci team/scramble.
The cruiser does infact have less burst but with healing being this good and its unlimited never runs out only cds need to refresh.
When I made my "escort" into a resist stacking idiot, and removed all "fun stuff" like tractor and such. It still deal less dmg (maybe I suck huh?) then one of my fleetleaders dps cruiser, if i get snb'ed then my "true" hull value is less, and self buffing resists is not a great way to be a team asset.
lol I love my defiant and I think that they do have a role in fleet premades... other escorts not so much but the defiant yes. With the new build we have been running... I have insta incinerated 3 healing cruisers.... do that in your cruisers nothing like a 45k BO3 crit and 4 torpedos in the back to make you pop
Yesterday i had the honor of flying in a group of 4 escourts and one cruiser. Were we the best thing since sliced bread no we were not. But we won 75% of the fights we were in and gave a few premade fleets a run for there money. Never thought i would see 4 eascourts throwing heals to each other to keep us going. hazzerds for the win