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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 21
07-22-2012, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by futurepastnow View Post
They could easily make the Aegis set relevant again by adding a fourth component (presumably a console of some sort) with a nice Set 4 ability.

That might even get people to craft again.
I would absolutely love this (though, I think it would be nice if multiple sets had 4 pieces so we can use more 2 set bonuses. it;s also a pity all sets are the same pieces, wheres set consoles and set weapons, and such). If they gave a 4h piece to Aegis, what should the bonus be? a shield resist proc perhaps.
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As far as full sets go, I love Aegis. Alone, each piece gives a nice bonus to your defenses, but the extra bonus from the 2 set is also nice, and the 3 set bonus is great. With your hull resist getting buffed reducing the damage you take from bleedthrough, it's almost like having a resilient shield array but at covariant level shielding, I have actually been in situations where I was worn down to minimal shielding and was saved by that little bit of extra resistance. The Reman gear gives higher raw shields, but Aegis uses what its got more effectively.

Omega deflector gives a nice boost to damage output and the 2 set gives you more DPS vs shields, but the full set isn't the best, if you want the damage boost i'd go with the deflector and engines and a different shield. MACO shield alone is great, but the rest of the stuff is fairly meh to me. Borg stuff is great, but the shield wont give you much survivability, the console, is a must, though. This is why you see 3 piece Borg with a Maco shield.
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 22
11-05-2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by thoroon View Post
Just wait until someone tells you: 3Borg+MACO Shield

I'd suggest 3Borg+MACO Shield.
The boost to your survivability is great, to power nice, and the shield is one of the best ingame.
why is the 3 borg plus MACO shield XII better than just the entire MACO set plus the borg modulator in the engineering slot? if anyone would mind clarifying what i should use it would be greatly appreciated. i am running the Mobius Temporal Destoryer and im Vice Admiral. Thanks guys!
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 23
11-05-2012, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by datnigro View Post
why is the 3 borg plus MACO shield XII better than just the entire MACO set plus the borg modulator in the engineering slot? if anyone would mind clarifying what i should use it would be greatly appreciated. i am running the Mobius Temporal Destoryer and im Vice Admiral. Thanks guys!
The reason is because the Maco shield is arguably the best in game. Good recharge rate and it gives you +2 to all power levels every few seconds while taking damage. Also if you use the Borg engine, deflector, and console, the bonuses are a chance to kick in two procs: a hull regeneration heal and a shield regeneration heal. So 3 piece Borg and MACO shield equals lots of survivability.
HOWEVER, with season 7, the Borg console will no longer be part of the Borg set. So the above setup would only give you the hull heal instead of both hull and shield. Might want to keep that in mind as you decide your setup.
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# 24
11-06-2012, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by aethon3050 View Post
I just finished acquiring the Maco and Omega sets; in both stats and in practice, the Omega space set seems utterly pointless to me, especially since my ships can tank better with the Aegis set, and don't suffer any negative consequences as a result of using that lower set.

It's a shame, because the Omega shields actually look really classy on the Galor.
The Omega Set is only useful if the ship is armed with cannons and employs CSV or CRF to abuse the Omega Tetryon Glider mechanic. Galor beam boat set ups have too slow a fire rate to exloit Tetryon Glider effectively.

Tetryon Glider is very nasty, especially in PVP -- at 125 power, each cannon hit drains -37 shields per facing per hit with maxxed Flow Capacitors. CSV and CRF double current cannon fire rates (and as a results, TG shield drain speeds). This base shield drain rate outperforms even Tetryon weapon procs.

For STF's, TG doesn't matter much since borg are 10% shields + 90% hull, but when facing PVP'ers and other heavily shielded opponents, the Omega set gives (escort) players a nice offensive advantage.

Omega also uses Hyper-Impulse engines -- these are faster than all other impulse engine types with high base power captain builds. Omega shields also have very high recharge speeds, making them ideal for long, sustained fire fights.

I've tested both M.A.C.O and Omega sets, and being primarily an escort player, Omega seems more beneficial.

For STF's, I typically run 2 pieces Omega + Borg Deflector + Borg Assimilated Module console.

Last edited by shar487a; 11-06-2012 at 06:20 PM.
Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 242
# 25
11-06-2012, 05:30 PM
Sets I use are as follows

2 agies + Maco shd is used for stf tanking because the extra defense boost it gives.
2 omega + Maco shd for pvp Pre made/ qued. The extra movement boost with tet glider is great for rapid fire ships.
3 Borg + Maco shd for pvp stay and play like kar'ret. because of the Indian heals.
Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 325
# 26
11-07-2012, 09:39 AM
FYI:

When S7 rolls out the three piece borg plus MACO shield combo will no longer work. Console is being removed as part of the borg set and included instead as part of a second set of borg stuff that includes the console and two weapons.

New Borg Pace Set will only unlock the current three piece bonus if you have all three pieces (shield, deflector, engine) equipped. Tractor beam will also be inculded as a second three piece bonus.

Thought I would put this out there so no-one wastes time trying to grind for this set-up.
Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 242
# 27
11-07-2012, 10:25 AM
Also s7 will make the Borg set no longer lvled it will have a mk to it now which means mk12 Borg might be pretty good
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# 28
11-07-2012, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by glassguitar View Post
FYI:

When S7 rolls out the three piece borg plus MACO shield combo will no longer work. Console is being removed as part of the borg set and included instead as part of a second set of borg stuff that includes the console and two weapons.

New Borg Pace Set will only unlock the current three piece bonus if you have all three pieces (shield, deflector, engine) equipped. Tractor beam will also be inculded as a second three piece bonus.

Thought I would put this out there so no-one wastes time trying to grind for this set-up.

It's not like 10 EDC's and one Undine front mission is particularly grinding. But yes, as good as 3pc borg + maco shields or 2 pc Borg + 2pc KHG is, those options are going away.

I really don't like the sector space difference between omega and maco (one is reduced slipstream cooldown the other is just faster flying). That's just annoying.
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