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# 1 Best Set for Escort?
12-09-2011, 10:51 PM
With the new changes, any new thoughts on the best set for an escort? Retro Borg? Aegis? MACO/Omega? (Mk XI, let's be reasonable).
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# 2
12-10-2011, 02:57 AM
"The Best" depends on what skills your using and even if you care to buff them up. That said, you failed to mention the Breen set. Im using it on a BoP and now my fleet escort. i love it, once you get around the speed thing ......Try it, its free and attainable in under an hour.

Alot have been using borg engine and deflector w/ either the Reman or Aegis shield. While the Reman shield "looks cool" and the Aegis set is shiny, i dont like them for my setup. I run all Borg on my Intrepid retro, and on a Defiant retro. But after this skill change fiasco, ill be changing them also.....

On Tribble, i got myself the MACO set for a fleet escort, it didnt impress me much. Never tried the Omega.
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# 3
12-10-2011, 12:41 PM
I haven't tried the maco or omega sets yet, but I'm not impressed with the stats I've read about them.

So far, I still think Borg retro engines, deflector and console, along with shield of your choice is the best set out there.
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# 4
12-10-2011, 01:09 PM
Like ToIsIcH said the stats dont look that all special. With that said i dont see myself grinding to get the set either. i personally use full aegis with the borg console on my neb retro but i would still try them out if i was willing to work for it.
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# 5
12-10-2011, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by toisich View Post
So far, I still think Borg retro engines, deflector and console, along with shield of your choice is the best set out there.
This is my setup, using the Aegis shield largely out of vanity. I tried the borg shield, but after tacking on the escort penalty the capacity just isn't there - they go down too easily and the tractor beam just doesn't help me like I wish.

I also like the full Aegis set. It's bonuses are nice and always there. It's easier to put my finger on times the Borg set has saved my life, but its also easy to put my finger on times that set's failed me.

The benefits of the MACO and Omega Force sets don't really get me excited. I'll probably still buy them and hope I'm wrong, but the Borg set's healing saves my life daily, and the Aegis set's reactive shields are great in STFs because the bulk of energy damage you're taking is plasma.
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# 6
12-10-2011, 09:20 PM
Since I really need the heals on my new Defiant, I use the Borg Deflector, Engine, and console to get the borg hull/shield procs, and then I use a covariant for my shield (either Aegis, Reman, or MarkX Capx3 if that's still around).
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# 7
12-11-2011, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by superherofan1701 View Post
Since I really need the heals on my new Defiant, I use the Borg Deflector, Engine, and console to get the borg hull/shield procs, and then I use a covariant for my shield (either Aegis, Reman, or MarkX Capx3 if that's still around).
You'd want the Klingon Honor Guard Covariant shield over any of those shields. The Mk XI version has about 5% more capacity than the Mk X Cap x3 one, as well as 10% damage reduction from plasma, +10 defense, and +1000 stealth.
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# 8
12-11-2011, 03:28 AM
Yeah, full Borg sans shield seems to be the way to go. Right now I'm using a Mk XI Cov. Cap x2 w/ 20% plasma resist from the STF vendor. Seems to be working pretty well.
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# 9
12-11-2011, 09:58 AM
Fleet Escort Hulltanker

Aegis Engine / Shield + Borg Def / Console
Monotanium, Eletroceramic, and Neutronium Plating on Engi Team | EP2Aux - Aux2SIF | Hazard I - II

+2/+2 Set gives abit of extra defence (Thoron Scattering Field), and a proc for the hull regen. (Regen Sequencer)

Who says shields are useful? >:E Hulltank all the way baby.
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# 10
12-13-2011, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by BlackWyvern View Post
Who says shields are useful?
Me. The Honor Guard shield provides more defense than the 2 piece set bonus from the Aegis. It also has more capacity than the aegis shield. And has 10% plasma damage reduction.
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