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# 1 Help for PVP Advanced Escort
04-10-2012, 03:21 PM
Hi there,

Looking to make a PVP Advanced Escort, just wanted to see people's views in what's best these days and for any critique of my build.

First of all been thinking about whether to have 4x DHCs upfront or 3x DHCs + 1x DBB? Which do you guys think is better?

Below is the build I'm thinking for both.

For 4x DHCs

Front: 4x AP DHCs
Back: 3x AP Turrets
Borg Engine
Borg Deflector
Maco Shield
Eng Consoles: Borg Assim, RCS Acc
Sci Consoles: 3x Field Generator
Tact Consoles: 4x AP Mag Reg

BOFF layout

CMD Tac: TT1, APB1, APO1, CRF3
LT CMD Tac: TT1, CRF1, APO1
LT Eng: EPTS1, EPTS2
LT Sci: Hazard Emitters 1, Transfer Shield Strength 2
Ens Sci: TSS1

For 3x DHCs + 1x DBB

Front: 3x AP DHCs + 1x AP DBB
Back: 3x AP Turrets
Borg Engine
Borg Deflector
Maco Shield
Eng Consoles: Borg Assim, RCS Acc
Sci Consoles: 3x Field Generator
Tact Consoles: 4x AP Mag Reg

Not too sure about the BOFF layout for this build, I have 2 versions in mind, could you guys please advise which is better, one is APO orientated, the other BO?

BOFF layout - APO orientated

CMD Tac: TT1, BO2, APO1, CRF3
LT CMD Tac: TT1, CRF1, APO1
LT Eng: EPTS1, EPTS2
LT Sci: Hazard Emitters 1, Transfer Shield Strength 2
Ens Sci: TSS1

BOFF layout - BO orientated

CMD Tac: TT1, BO2, APO1, CRF3
LT CMD Tac: TT1, BO2, CRF2
LT Eng: EPTS1, EPTS2
LT Sci: Hazard Emitters 1, Transfer Shield Strength 2
Ens Sci: TSS1

Thanks all in advance!!
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# 2
04-10-2012, 05:18 PM
Overall, I like this build. Though the Antiproton could be switched out for Phasers or Disruptors (maybe even Polaron) as those are the main energy types used for PVP:

Phasers have a small chance of knocking out a random subsystem for 5 seconds, and if said subsystem is their shields....

Disruptors have a small chance of lowering people's Damage Resistances (from their hull plating and certain skills). And in a world where most of the big time PVp'ers have high damage resistances, every little debuff counts.

Polaron has a chance of drain power from subsystems for a few seconds, plus purple cannon fire looks awesome.

The consoles look great and so does the Boff layout. Though i will defer to a more experienced PVP'er for their input.

Otherwise, it looks like a pretty solid build.
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# 3
04-10-2012, 06:37 PM
the build is very good. I would use the 1st set of skills for BoFF, 2 copys of BO in an escort don't have much sense. If u want u can replace 1 copy of BO for target to subsystems (target to engines for kill, and target to weapons for save your ***, o the *** of a teammate)

For an advanced escort i will prefer 4 DHC, BO is more usefull in defiant retrofit because of clock+alpha.

U will be fine with that build, just be sure of have good keybinds, and practice for improve your skills, timming is everthing in an escort, use ur buff/skills properly and u will own

p.d: u have 2x TSS, be sure of have a good power lvl in aux.
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# 4
04-12-2012, 08:16 AM
what skill is APO & BO?

I may copy this for my defiant, and choose one of the other energy types as suggested. Would this work for my defiant?
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# 5
04-12-2012, 08:32 AM
APO- Attack Pattern Omega

BO-Beam Overload
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# 6
04-12-2012, 08:36 AM
I don't understand why would he have BO when all he has are heavy cannons?
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# 7
04-12-2012, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by masclobo View Post
I don't understand why would he have BO when all he has are heavy cannons?
Because of the Dual Beam Bank up front. Thats what DBB stands for
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# 8
04-12-2012, 08:40 AM
oh i totally skipped over his second build lol... is BO that good that its worth dropping a cannon for?
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# 9
04-12-2012, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by masclobo View Post
oh i totally skipped over his second build lol... is BO that good that its worth dropping a cannon for?
depends on your gameplay style, just be sure to fire BO when u weapons powers is at 125 (before fire cannons), use an extra key bind for the DBB and is easy.
BO miss a lot, but when it hit, hit hard.
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# 10
04-12-2012, 10:35 AM
what about an all beam build with no cannons for a fleet escort? viable?

thanks for answering
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