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# 1 Escort Builds for PvP
01-29-2012, 04:19 PM
Just rethinking my escort build lately on my Tac (not too happy with my Eng/Escort) and seeing what other people think

I was running for a long time this build in my Defiant:

Tac:
TT1 BTSS:E2 BO3 RF3
TT1 APB1 APO1
BO1

Eng:
EPTS1 A2D1

Sci
HE1 TSS2

3 Polaron DHC ACCx2, 1 Polaron DBB ACCx2
2 Polaron Turrets ACCx2, 1 Polaron BA ACCx2

Consoles
1RCS, 1 cap, 1 shield regen
Cloak, Borg
4xPolaron

New build I've been thinking:

TT1 APD1 CSV2 APO3
TT1 CSV1 BOIII
BTSS:S1

Eng
EPTS1 EPTS2(or A2D1)

Sci
HE1 TSS2

3 Polaron DHC ACCx2, 1 Polaron DBB ACCx2
2 Polaron Turrets ACCx2, Chroniton Mines

Consoles
1RCS, 1 cap, 1 shield regen
Cloak, Borg
4xPolaron

BO3 is fun and all, but sometimes I wonder if I'm better off running a torpedo instead. The Chroniton proc is nice, but I wonder if I should leave that up to a support ship or not. I do have access to a Torp Spread 3 Boff, but thinking I might just throw than on an excelsior on another toon or my Eng/Escort. CRF is nice for putting pressure on 1 target, but I sometimes think I'm better off pressuring multiple targets with CSV then spiking with BO3

I tend to primarily Pug these days, not much incentive to get a premade going these days. Been also thinking about dropping a copy of Tac team to prepare for the upcoming nerf to it "soon" (tm)
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# 2
01-30-2012, 04:46 AM
Just yesterday I decided to drop my DBB (and consequently BO) in favor of a fourth DHC on my Escorts and BoP.

I'm loving it so far - though, if you're in a Defiant or MVAE, there'll be a wasted Ens Tac.
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# 3
01-30-2012, 05:03 AM
Yeah BO3 misses like crazy. I think I'd run BO2 instead, or if you still want to run Target, change your BO3 boff for one with CRF2.
For the second build I'd consider moving BO3 down to BO2 and CSV1 up to CSV2.
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# 4
01-30-2012, 05:10 AM
I wonder if BO3 is bugged somehow under the new miss mechanics and graphics?
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# 5
01-30-2012, 05:34 AM
BO3 has always missed quite often, but now it's insane. I'm not sure if the KHG has something to do with it or what.

Also, your sig you need to change it. You answer your own questions in it
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# 6
01-30-2012, 10:05 AM
I'll give BO2 a try
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# 7
01-30-2012, 11:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mavairo
BO3 has always missed quite often, but now it's insane. I'm not sure if the KHG has something to do with it or what.

Also, your sig you need to change it. You answer your own questions in it
And, cryptic needs to follow the way of the Star Trek universe or they get a very angry letts from CBS. This means that the KDF can never have an advantage over the feds, because thats not canon.
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# 8
01-30-2012, 02:13 PM
i support the BO2 comments above. it is more consistant and can crit almost as high as BO3. my tac/defiant BO2 crits regularly above 25k, which, if you play your cards right is one helluva burst.

i have been on this all energy weapons kick recently...thanks jorf.

i do give up some agility or defense by adding a second eps console, but my team backs me up with great setups on the called target.

your build looks close to a lot out there, but what is most important for solid escort pilot is timing. practice up man...see you in the q's

have fun kill bad guys

horizon
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# 9
01-31-2012, 09:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mvs5191 View Post
Just yesterday I decided to drop my DBB (and consequently BO) in favor of a fourth DHC on my Escorts and BoP.

I'm loving it so far - though, if you're in a Defiant or MVAE, there'll be a wasted Ens Tac.
If you're running an aft torpedo, use THY 1 & 2. Takes advantage of the extra ensign tac slot.
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