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# 11
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
All of the best sci stuff I could use (as an enginner) my opponents needs to be in front of me. So, so, imho, it doesn't matter because it is hard to set that up.

But, at the end of the day, i guess I choose Gravity well.
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# 12
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
When I get my carrier set up. I was thinking Photonic Officer 3. I had a friend refer so I can get as much of those as possible.
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# 13
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
I'd be hard pressed to pick one, but it would come down to Photonic Shockwave or Tractor Beam Repulsors.

PSW can give a 4 second stun, that is pretty huge and you don't have to face a target to hit them with it. Also, it isn't affected by AUX power so you can be 100% to weapons and still use it to full effect.

I am loving TBR lately. Let me give you a rundown of why.

I get to about 2k from my target, headed straight at them. I pop Aux battery, TBR and Evasive. In that order, fast as possible.

The evasive keeps me pushing toward them, the AUX boosts my power to 125 so I get max effect from it. TBR isn't affected by shields, so all the damage goes to the hull.

I have killed ships at 100% hull this way. I did it to a Defiant the other day and he wasn't pleased. The only protection I found from it is Polarize Hull.

Few people realize how hard TBR hits and full AUX until they get hit by it.

Right now I'd lean toward TBR being my favorite Com Sci Skill. But PSW is a good one too.
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# 14
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by staalker View Post
I'd be hard pressed to pick one, but it would come down to Photonic Shockwave or Tractor Beam Repulsors.

PSW can give a 4 second stun, that is pretty huge and you don't have to face a target to hit them with it. Also, it isn't affected by AUX power so you can be 100% to weapons and still use it to full effect.

I am loving TBR lately. Let me give you a rundown of why.

I get to about 2k from my target, headed straight at them. I pop Aux battery, TBR and Evasive. In that order, fast as possible.

The evasive keeps me pushing toward them, the AUX boosts my power to 125 so I get max effect from it. TBR isn't affected by shields, so all the damage goes to the hull.

I have killed ships at 100% hull this way. I did it to a Defiant the other day and he wasn't pleased. The only protection I found from it is Polarize Hull.

Few people realize how hard TBR hits and full AUX until they get hit by it.

Right now I'd lean toward TBR being my favorite Com Sci Skill. But PSW is a good one too.
I may have to try that!
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# 15
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
i like ES 3. it helps weaken my target and help me for a good 16-19sec and when tanking it is to die for, just hit the dps guy with it and your safe.
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# 16
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
My carrier is a TBR build i run EMG PWR TO AUX I and TBR I and TBR II there is a 15 sec shared cool down between the 2 and if set up right I will use and AUX BAT then when it is cooling down EMG PWR TO AUX just for added flavor.

Also I run AUX TO SIF II so EMG PWR TO AUX gives it a pretty good boost as well.

I have tried all the set ups from GAV WELL to ENG SYPH... to be honest they suck compared to the TBR build with fighters.

TBR will also help in keeping fighters alive while you are being a bully with the TBR.
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# 17
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
go with FBP3 or SS3, FBP3 with high aux is awesome defense against escorts, if you time it right you can get them to kill themselves in their first strike. SS3 might be a better choice right now because it's a good defense against all those faw cruisers and at full aux it lasts about 30 sec.
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# 18
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
In todays pvp fbp is a good skill, I get that good escorts will stop shooting, but if they see your hull drop below 50 then they usually stay on target and try to outlast the sci ship. Beyond that ,fawking beam boats get some hull damage for their skillless setup. There seems to be alot of firepower in pvp these days and fbp essentially provides the user with 15 seconds of resistance while knocking a chunk of hp off of the attacker. Any more than three ships firing at you and fbp wont get you far. As far as it being a skill that is so selfish to kick somebody from a team, well perhaps, but I use it to stay alive so that I might offer up some help to my team/side. I would say that until the FAW fiasco, fbp would sit idle for too long. I will probably lose it after they fix faw. I did not use it prior to faw, but we will see how things evolve.
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# 19
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Ardept View Post
Any Escorts who anyone would recognise as good? Does having killed 'more than just a few times', which skill sounds a lot smaller than a lot, qualify this as one of the top Cmdr Sci skills in your opinion? Not being sacrastic (odd i know) a genuine question for you.
For a regular SV, likely not

For a Carrier, most definately one of the top, yes - The reliance on the frontal arc on many of the "normal" skills people use on SVs are a huge, huge, HUGE drawback in my opinion..


Ive only played the Carrier this way for a couple of hours total in Kerrat - Generally fighting 1v3-1v6 odds, so it isnt a "real" test.

Atleast my FBP was a huge factor in a couple of Cubas Defiants death in Ker'rat yday..
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# 20
06-09-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by staalker View Post
I'd be hard pressed to pick one, but it would come down to Photonic Shockwave or Tractor Beam Repulsors.

PSW can give a 4 second stun, that is pretty huge and you don't have to face a target to hit them with it. Also, it isn't affected by AUX power so you can be 100% to weapons and still use it to full effect.

I am loving TBR lately. Let me give you a rundown of why.

I get to about 2k from my target, headed straight at them. I pop Aux battery, TBR and Evasive. In that order, fast as possible.

The evasive keeps me pushing toward them, the AUX boosts my power to 125 so I get max effect from it. TBR isn't affected by shields, so all the damage goes to the hull.

I have killed ships at 100% hull this way. I did it to a Defiant the other day and he wasn't pleased. The only protection I found from it is Polarize Hull.

Few people realize how hard TBR hits and full AUX until they get hit by it.

Right now I'd lean toward TBR being my favorite Com Sci Skill. But PSW is a good one too.
I never thought to use the skill like that; I'll have to give it a try
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