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# 1 Retro Defiant suggestions?
05-08-2012, 03:13 AM
Finally hit level 50, and am going to get the Defiant retrofit. I'm an Engineering captain, and usually play the tank role, broadsiding people with phasers, tractoring them adn then flying past at point blank with ejecting plasma, or running around healing shipmates. But I fancy a change, so was wondering if anyone could suggest a good setup for the defiant retro? Weapons, consoles, boff skills etc? My idea on playing this little guy is to be geared towards maximum speed and maximum weapons.
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# 2
05-08-2012, 03:25 AM
there are threads about very good defiant builts here already. But you can basically go with the standard escort built with 3 DHC and quantums and turrets aft, or add a DBB for beamoverload and or fire at will or target any subsystem.
In my experiance DBB with BO 3 works best for tactical captains but give it a try...its a nice bursty entrance into battle after decloaking.

further use the engi and sci BOFF slots only for heals...HE 1, TSS 2, RSP 1, EPtS 1.
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# 3
05-08-2012, 03:34 AM
DBB? What's that?

Still learning all the anacrinms.

And those other threads all list them as being tac captains. I was wondering if there was any difference in setup made by being an Engineer?
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# 4
05-08-2012, 03:50 AM
DBB is Dual Beam Bank. As for the rest, here are a couple of the best threads you'll find on the subject.

For the basics, check out: http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=258587

For more specifics, check out: http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=255864
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# 5
05-08-2012, 03:53 AM
I got beat to the post.
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# 6
05-08-2012, 04:48 AM
Oooh, looks like I have some major reading to do. Thanks.
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# 7
05-08-2012, 05:11 AM
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=244532

This will give you a good idea of how to design your defiant build. It's a complete guide to escorts and STFs and how to build your escort accordingly. Helped me a ton when building my own Defiant-R
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# 8
05-09-2012, 10:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveHale View Post
I recommend AGAINST the x4 DHC he says to use. x3 DHC, x1 torp is better because it has greater hull damage potential.
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