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# 11
01-20-2012, 07:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HF_Mudd
For what it's worth, my Fed Tac PvE loadout:

Beam Array, Dual Cannons, Dual Heavy Cannons, Q-Torp
Beam Array, Beam Array, Q-Torp

(no, I'm not under the delusion that this is a cruiser But the arrays offer good flexibility during "evasive maneuvers", with the cannons and torps for punch. (and yes, I have Fire At Will and both Spread and High Yield.) I'm considering swapping out the front array for another set of cannons, though, leaving just the ones in back. )
Please don't do STFs with this build, you have less than half the DPS of a properly geared escort.
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# 12
01-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Wasn't really planning on it, no. I tend to stay off the raiding treadmill, in any game.

While you're here, why don't you tell us all what a proper build is?
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# 13
01-20-2012, 08:41 PM
Typical loadouts would be

Front: 3x DHCs and 1x Torpedo
Rear: 3x Turrets (or 2x Turrets if referring to the Captain level Defiant)

Standard variations for the front include:
4x DHCs
3x DHCs and 1x DBB,
2x DHCs, 1x DBB, and 1x Torpedo.
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# 14
01-21-2012, 05:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ainu
Typical loadouts would be

Front: 3x DHCs and 1x Torpedo
Rear: 3x Turrets (or 2x Turrets if referring to the Captain level Defiant)

Standard variations for the front include:
4x DHCs
3x DHCs and 1x DBB,
2x DHCs, 1x DBB, and 1x Torpedo.
What she said ^

I prefer the 3x DHC and 1x DBB recently, for more sustained DPM as opposed to burst DPS. (elites take a minute)

The point is having all of your weapons forward firing. As an escort you are a fighter pilot, not a destroyer.
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# 15
01-21-2012, 09:49 AM
Though you don't have to do DHCs. You can just do DCs.

This is really just stylistic.

I prefer the looks of a stream of phaser fire
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# 16
01-21-2012, 01:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HecklerKoch_USP
Though you don't have to do DHCs. You can just do DCs.

This is really just stylistic.

I prefer the looks of a stream of phaser fire
You can yes, and it will be effective, a lot less effective than DHCs though, because of power drain cycles.
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# 17
01-21-2012, 03:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by malianx View Post
You can yes, and it will be effective, a lot less effective than DHCs though, because of power drain cycles.
I have found on my Defiant build that in PvE (and STFs are still PvE) that having DCs instead of DHCs is a bit better since they have a chance to proc 2x as much. So if you are using Phasers, Tetryons or Disruptors, things go boom a bit faster. However, with each shot the target's defense is counted twice compared to DHCs, which is why I don't recommend it for PvP. But it does a nice job in PvE.

OP If you like your Tetryons, use them, the way weapons work in PvE it makes no real difference. Pick the weapon you want the proc for. Or how it looks...
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