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# 1 Assault cruiser optimal build
02-06-2012, 03:55 AM
My primary character is an engineer and I have an assault cruiser (sovereign variant). She's my "little" baby. After weeks and weeks of grinding for di and credits I start tweaking her with a fine tooth comb. And weeks later I managed to get her pretty much the way I wanted her so I go back to ker'rat and start picking for a fight. Things were going pretty well. I let them come to me with their typical klinky cloak and dagger stuff I get a 50% ownage rate and 25% get frustrated into submission and leave me alone. Satisfied over the work I put in I decide to kick back and take it easy for a while - STF, borg invasions, more relaxed demeanor and some farming.

So a few days later a friend of mine decides he's gonna play some klingons and he's got a brand new raptor and decides to pick a fight with me. We decided to go pvp and make it a best of 5. First round went to me, since he had no experience with klingons so I gave him pointers for ambush tactics and so on. The battle was long and grueling and never had so much fun in the history i played STO. In the end I won 3:2, after almost 90minutes of late night fighting and we both go bed with a big smile on our faces.

Days later we do it again and he STOMPS THE LIVING CRAP OUT OF ME with some antiproton and borg set build. It was still a long fight but this time i buckled and all my abilities ran dry and he managed to knock me down.

So it was quite obvious that I had to go back to the drawing board... but the problem is what to draw? Sure he has antiproton build, but the rest won't... Sure he has borg shields but others might not have that...

SO WHAT DID I DO WRONG, HOW DO I FIX IT?!?
Obviously as an engineer dps is not important to me, im going for survivability but I don't know how to tweak it any further. Im going to include my complete loadout to you so you can examine what im packing yourselves. Since im gonna change it anyways, there is no purpose to hide it from you.

Any tips from you PVP grinders would be apreiciated!


HERE WE GO:
(I'm doing this from memory so i might blow it wih some namings of powers)

CHARACTER:
  • Heavy graviton beam
  • Rotate Shield freq.
  • evasive man.
  • brace for imp.
  • miracle worker III
  • egi. fleet II
  • Fleet support II
The rest is gravy...

BRIDGE OFFICERS:
Lieutenant Tactical:
  • Tac. team I
  • Beam target shield subsystem II
Ensign Tactical:
  • Beam Overload I
Commander Engineering:
  • Engineering team I (Duty officer shortened cooldown)
  • Auxiliary power to structural (I or II im not sure)(Duty officer shortened cooldown)
  • Emergency power to Shields III
  • Eject Warp plasma II
Lieutenant Commander Engineering:
  • Emergency power to Shields I
  • Reverse Shields polarity I
  • Emergency power to weapons III
Lieutenant Science station:
  • #Some hull heal buff, 8500 over 15sec, heal depends on aux power level#
  • Jam sensors II

SHIP GEAR:
Front and rear weapons are the same:
  • 3x Borg phasers MK XI
  • Hargh'peng torpedo launcher MK XI

MACO MK X

AND A FULL LOADOUT OF BATTERIES

CONSOLES:
ENGINEERING:
  • 3X NEUTRONIUM ARMOR MK XI
  • RCS ACCELERATOR MK Xi
SCIENCE:
  • SHIELD GENERATOR MK XI (+35% shield thing...)
  • INERTIAL DAMPENERS MK XI (i got a hate for tractor beams)
TACTICAL:
  • QUANTUM FLUX CHAMBER (something...) MK XI(Don't know why, but it boosts hargh'peng damage)
  • PHASER RELAY MK XI
  • PHASER RELAY MK X

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P.S.:Any tips from you PVP grinders would be apreiciated!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
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# 2
02-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Fixed with my fleet's help, tnx anyway... lol ignored...
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# 3
02-09-2012, 01:54 PM
So, are you going to share how you 'fixed the build'? I've been a lifer since launch, but I'm just now deciding to get into more of the end-game content. I'm tired of being a hermit.

So I'm voraciously looking for tips.
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# 4
02-09-2012, 01:59 PM
I'm in the same state as you were Beef, i love my sovy and been pvping alot lately, at first she was doing great, mange to get ships or at least be on par with them. But now she is nothing, i have tried everything and nothing makes a difference.
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# 5
02-10-2012, 03:08 AM
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=251422

That link will take you to an amazing build for the Assault Cruiser.
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# 6
02-10-2012, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Ragnorok21
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=251422

That link will take you to an amazing build for the Assault Cruiser.
ahh your thread, thanks.
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