i have a single cannon vorcha and im pretty happy with it. the best part is whenever your opponents arnt a bunch of escorts you can swap in duel cannons for even more damage on the slow movers, something an excelcior cant do.
I personally think you should replace the Aegis deflector with an assimilated one and the assimilated shields with a covariant (Aegis or some such). The Borg shield just doesn't have much in the way of capacity (much lower then an escort with a covariant) and while you will be able to recharge it, it does make your shields rather brittle to high sustained DPS.
Originally Posted by StrykerV
Is the survivability of the vorcha close to that of the excelsior? That would be the deciding factor if you can stay in the fight without poping.
While it has an ever so slightly less hull, I'd say a Vorcha is more survivable due to it's manoeuvrability and engineer BO slots.