Ensign
Join Date: Apr 2013
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# 1 Build for Patrol Escort
10-22-2013, 01:16 PM
I'm thinking of revamping my build on my patrol escort. Right now I have 2 plasma dual heavy cannons with 2 plasma torpedos in fore and 2 plasma beam arrays plus 1 plasma torpedo aft. I'm looking for a better setup to take down shields quickly and then having a devastating hull attack. I'm not sure what combo would work the best on what I want to do. I have 3 plasma infuser and a ambiplasma tac consoles for weapon bonuses. Any help would be great. I'm also looking into getting a fleet avenger. Should I just wait to get the avenger to do this build or would it work on my patrol escort that I have now?
Commander
Join Date: Aug 2013
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# 2
10-22-2013, 01:24 PM
You can make it work in the patrol escort. Personally, I would suggest Tetryon for the proc, DHCs for power, or DCs for shot output and proc potential. Photon Torpedoes for their fast reload rate and decent damage, and at least three Doffs to reduce Torp cooldown. Blue, but if you can afford it, purple. Projectile Weapons Officer Doffs.
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# 3
10-22-2013, 01:42 PM
Pvp or pve?
Chive on and prosper, eh?

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Ensign
Join Date: Apr 2013
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# 4
10-22-2013, 02:58 PM
I wanted to do both PvP and PvE but If I had to given more than the other I was going for PvP. I have room in my bank to hold a set of weapons to switch out between PvP gear and PvE gear. But if there is a setup that does decent in PvP and PvE i definitely would be interested. What about quatum torps they deal more damage than photon torps. Do transphasic torps work or its not worth it?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
10-22-2013, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bluetorino View Post
I wanted to do both PvP and PvE but If I had to given more than the other I was going for PvP. I have room in my bank to hold a set of weapons to switch out between PvP gear and PvE gear. But if there is a setup that does decent in PvP and PvE i definitely would be interested. What about quatum torps they deal more damage than photon torps. Do transphasic torps work or its not worth it?
Transphasic torps are only worthwhile if you're planning to run a shield-bypassing build. However, torpedoes in general are only good if you can get past their shields. The standard escort in PvP runs with either:

1. 3 DHCs and 1 DBB
2. 4 DHCs
3. 2 DHCs, 1 DBB, 1 Quantum Torp
(Turrets for aft weapons)

DHCs are your all purpose general damage output - they hold the #1 spot for consistent/burst damage output (single-target wise). However, for those people looking for more burst to open with, some escorts use a DBB to take advantage of a beam overload followed by Cannon Rapid Fire to shred the exposed hull. The last setup with 1 Quantum Torp is another take to burst damage build - use DBB Beam Overload to expose the hull and then drop in 2-4 quantums for that extra burst of damage (unaffected by weapons drain).

As for me, however, I run something entirely different on my escort (I fly the JHEC). But I suspect that's for another post.

Without a BOff layout, I can't do further analysis.
Ensign
Join Date: Apr 2013
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# 6
10-22-2013, 04:53 PM
My commander tac boff has torp spread 1, beam overload 2 since I have beam arrays aft, crf 2, and omega pattern 2. My lt.commander boff had tac team1, torp spread 2, and target engines 3. Would the weapon layout posted in the list work well in PvE or should I have a different setup for PvE? What tac consoles would work well with the layout suggested?
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