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# 171
07-11-2012, 12:37 PM
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the playfail troll is still alive?
inorite?!
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# 172
07-29-2012, 05:10 AM
inorite!!
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# 173
07-29-2012, 01:45 PM
I've staggered EPtW/EPtS in the Excel before, but I don't recommend taking any Emergency Power at Lt. Com. level. For one thing, you miss out on a lot of great options that are only available/competitive at that level, and for another it's just flat-out wasteful. If you want to broadside at 135 you can just build around Aux2Bat or pop weapon batteries.
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# 174
07-29-2012, 06:57 PM
Dragonfail is still alive and I swear by its effectiveness.
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What should I wish upon the endless universe;
To be able to smile and forgive everything;
That's right, if we light up the dream in our hearts without averting our eyes;
We should be able to walk whatever tomorrow comes...

I am V. Adm. Kha Yuung, and I approve of this message.
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# 175
08-15-2012, 07:01 PM
hello im just startin this game and came across the tread and im really interested i have several questions about if this build with a tac captin can do the stfs and elite and if the assult cruiser part of the build can be aplied to the mirrior universe one as well ty
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# 176
08-16-2012, 09:18 AM
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hello im just startin this game and came across the tread and im really interested i have several questions about if this build with a tac captin can do the stfs and elite and if the assult cruiser part of the build can be aplied to the mirrior universe one as well ty
The mirror universe assault is exactly the same as the usual assault (the only difference in stats is crew, afaik, but that doesn't really mean anything), so yes.

And speaking of EliteSTFs, variations of the dragon worked for me on my KDF tac, KDF sci and FED eng. I see no reason for it not working on a FED tac. Only in comparison with an eng captain, a tac can expect to attract far more aggro while having less tanking abilities.
I'd advise using shield distribution doffs.
TOIVA, Toi Vaxx, Toia Vix, T'vritha, To Vrax: Bring in the Allegiance class
Toi'Va, Ti'vath, Toivia, Tia Vex, Toi'Virth: Add Tier 6 KDF Carrier and Raider.
Tae'Va, T'Vaya, To'Var, T'Vira, To'Vrak: Give us Asylums for Romulans

Don't make ARC mandatory! Keep it optional only!
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# 177
08-18-2012, 07:45 AM
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The mirror universe assault is exactly the same as the usual assault (the only difference in stats is crew, afaik, but that doesn't really mean anything), so yes.

And speaking of EliteSTFs, variations of the dragon worked for me on my KDF tac, KDF sci and FED eng. I see no reason for it not working on a FED tac. Only in comparison with an eng captain, a tac can expect to attract far more aggro while having less tanking abilities.
I'd advise using shield distribution doffs.
Really solid advice here. I have been flying the MUAC in stf's for a couple days now as a change of pace from my Armitage/orb/Luna. My tac captain with 3 peice borg and a MACO shield has very little problems tanking anything the STF's can toss at you. Be very careful about what you choose as your Lt. Cdr/Cmdr boff skills as stated up thread you can lose out on some really nice skills.

All in all the MUAC is a very solid ship (maybe the best buy in the game at 300k ec ish range) and the Dragon build readily adapts to it as a tac in my opinion.
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# 178
08-18-2012, 01:33 PM
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All in all the MUAC is a very solid ship (maybe the best buy in the game at 300k ec ish range) and the Dragon build readily adapts to it as a tac in my opinion.
Hehe, yes. Those cruisers are the cheapest Tier 5 vessels in game, excluding the 1 free ship you can choose after leveling. I have actually bought a couple of these for all of my alts in order not to spend dilithium if I wanted a cruiser for them.
TOIVA, Toi Vaxx, Toia Vix, T'vritha, To Vrax: Bring in the Allegiance class
Toi'Va, Ti'vath, Toivia, Tia Vex, Toi'Virth: Add Tier 6 KDF Carrier and Raider.
Tae'Va, T'Vaya, To'Var, T'Vira, To'Vrak: Give us Asylums for Romulans

Don't make ARC mandatory! Keep it optional only!
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# 179
08-18-2012, 04:12 PM
The assualt cruiser works well with the dragon build, buying a MUAC and using your RA token for a Patrol Escort is an option I WISH I had when I hit 40th level. Instead I grabbed a Star Cruiser, something I regretted for many many moons.

Seriously, I'd advise anyone wanting to do Elite STF's to use an escort instead at this time. The concept behind this build is very solid for a lone cruiser doing it's thing but it can't bridge the distance between the best of cruisers(Atrox as an exception?) and a mediocre escort in the DPS race, which is all STF's really are.

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While we're bumping it.
I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to use 3 Damage Control Engineers so one could afford to run just one copy each of EPtS and EPtW. Or would it be a better idea to run 3 Warp Core Engineers for an almost constant power boost.
Well being as we're bumping this thread again I figured I'd chime in on this subject.

You don't get 100% up-time but it approaches something like 90% up-time on EPtS and EPtW. With an Oddy this could allow you to pick up more Tactical powers or more Sci abilities by getting rid of one Lt.Commander Engineer, with an Atrox or an Armitage it really beefs up the survivability and damage levels.

I think that trick is well worth it because it let's me fly my least appreciated C-store ship in 3 very different ways.
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# 180
08-19-2012, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by razellis View Post
Well being as we're bumping this thread again I figured I'd chime in on this subject.

You don't get 100% up-time but it approaches something like 90% up-time on EPtS and EPtW. With an Oddy this could allow you to pick up more Tactical powers or more Sci abilities by getting rid of one Lt.Commander Engineer, with an Atrox or an Armitage it really beefs up the survivability and damage levels.

I think that trick is well worth it because it let's me fly my least appreciated C-store ship in 3 very different ways.
I'm actually cycling EPtS and EPtW with three purple Damage control doffs on my hegh'ta. And I'd do the same on every other escort, raptor probably. The reason is simple: While for it to work reliably you need 3 active doffs, there aren't many more doff options for escorts (on the other hand, if you fly a science ship, 5 active doff slots are really miserable).

EDIT: Oh, and using the same trick on an Oddy (free version) with Lt. Comm. tactical boff, I actually consistently get better damage numbers then with an assault (with one more tac console), while being subjectively still more "resilient".
TOIVA, Toi Vaxx, Toia Vix, T'vritha, To Vrax: Bring in the Allegiance class
Toi'Va, Ti'vath, Toivia, Tia Vex, Toi'Virth: Add Tier 6 KDF Carrier and Raider.
Tae'Va, T'Vaya, To'Var, T'Vira, To'Vrak: Give us Asylums for Romulans

Don't make ARC mandatory! Keep it optional only!

Last edited by toiva; 08-19-2012 at 12:06 AM.
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