Can any of the vets recommend good Missions, and/or places to farm for fresh 50s to gear up for STFs.
A list of mission and gear would be quite helpful I am sure to many players both new (to have better gear) and old (so new people are not having to be carried as hard) Thanks.
You def. need the Assimilated Console from Assimilation (Undine Front). Aside from that, look for a decent fitting/ground loadout guide (like this if you're an escort and the guides linked here in general) and figure out what you need to do to match that fit as best you can. The big problem you're going to run into is that you get the majority of the preferred STF gear from running STFs so at some point you're just going to have to start doing normals - just make sure the stuff you do have is as good as reasonably possible, keeping in mind you'll be replacing a lot of it fairly quickly.
FWIW regarding that escort guide, I did well enough in normals with a Paratrinic before I got the Borg and MACO shields, if the crafting/ec grind for the Aegis looks scary.
If you are playing normal STFs, regular mark X's will suffice. Even mark IX for some things will be fine. Once you start running them, you will get 'rare borg salvage' as some of your drops. You can save these and turn them in for purple mark XI [Borg] gear. See link in my sig. There's a section on gear.
- Paratrinic shields (if you have nothing better)(bound on pickup)
- Rare covariant [Cap]x2 (if you want an alternative to the above)
Light in the Dark
- Rare neutronium armour consoles
- Rare high accuracy plasma weapons (including dual heavy cannons)
The Long Night
- Very rare polaron pulsewave (great vs Borg)
State of Q
- Rare personal shield [cap]x2
Everything old is new
- Rare phaser beam arrays
- Rare chroniton flux torpedo launcher (bound on pickup)
Cage of Fire
- Rare chroniton torpedo
Blood of the Empire
- Rare EPS flow regulator
- Rare RCS
- Rare plasma infuser (to go with the plasma weapons you grinded from Project Nightingale)
save rare drops for gear that is what I do you get gear pretty wuick save chips for sets
you do not need mark 10 to get 11 gear will close out when you get 11 ground set
get time accoldes get more tech drops
25 gets common 10 gear
50 gets rare hint 11 gear
100 gets hmm 12 gear
along with all three medals
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I'd recommend the Breen mission replays to get the Breen set for your ship. Couple that with the Reman shields from one of the Cloaked Intentions series, and you have a fairly decent set to start STFs with.
Weapons, I'm not so sure on. I usually end up with the Breen Transphasic Torpedo, and a bunch of crafted guns. Decent enough to get you started on the STF road.