Beam Overload does NOT work with the lance. You should never use beam overload with the Dreadnought unless you are an engineer. The severe power drain from overload (-50, equal to the lance) makes all of your follow up energy attacks extremely weak just like the lance will. Doing it more than once diminishes your overall dps immensely.
ussultimatum gave a very good and sturdy boff layout. That's pretty much what I use when using the Dreadnought. Though I personally tank and replace EWP1 with DEMII for increased aggro generation.
Also Aux to Structural 3 is a heal you cannot dismiss. With a decent aux setting (Mine is at 75 total), I get over 7k per heal, sometimes upwards to 9k. Coupled with the insane hull resistance it provides, the 15 second up/down timer, it's far more useful than warp plasma or aceton.
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Last edited by daiouvegeta2; 07-25-2012 at 08:24 AM.
It will not work with that setup you have. You are going to have to do some serious rethinking of some of those skills... May I suggest the following.
LTC Engineering: ET1,RSP1, EPtS3 OR EPtW1, ET2, EPtS3
Commander Engineering: ET1, DEM1, EPtS3, EWP2 or 3
LT SCience: ST(your choice), HE(your choice) OR TSS(your choice)
Tacticals are just fine.
Devices you should have equipped
Now about those SPACE skills... Yeah your trying to be Mr Super Science in a Tanking Class ship, not a good fit... Current setup you have, you will die, quickly, in a cruiser.
think about balancing out your build some and have at least 6 points in the following...
Starship Hull Plating
Starship Armor Reinforcements
Starship Shield Performance
These will buff your hull and resistances, along with your shields.
On science, you really need to decide what you want to be. Some skills you need to keep...
Starship Shield Emitters
Starship Power Insulators
Starships Shield Systems
Starship Inertial Dampners
(Rest are science skill based on what you specialize in)
THe ship itself...
In the Devidian Mission, you can get a semi decent blue quality Mk XI phaser, either in ACC or DMG buff (NOTE NOT the BLUE TOS beams, the other ones)
You can use those till you earn STF and Borg weapons later.
For equipment I suggest the following...
Maco Shield (X, Xi, Xii) OR a good Standard shield with at least REGx2 (x3 if you can get it) buff
Engineer slots: Monitonium, Neutronium x2, BOrg Console
Science slots: Field Generator Console, Particle Generator
Tac Slots: Phaser Relay x3
This will make you a touch more tanky along with helping you to survive more. NOTE: this is not a DPS build, it is more for Surviving/Support, then damage.
the EPtS3 will boost those shields hard, and the TSS adds resistance, mix in the TACTeam to shore it all up and be pretty much untouchable by any PVE mob. You can probably figure out the rest of the skills and how they will help you and your team to survive being a science background you have.
Still understand this is only my recommendations, copy a character to tribble and experiment some.