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# 11 Some options
08-07-2012, 12:28 AM
The bug is the best with nothing coming close.
Nearly 50k hull, a turn rate like a brel and great slots. The 5 th console is crazy dps.

Since its almost impossible to get one, the other ships worth using would be the hegta, garamba, brel on klingon. The fleet defiant, fleet armitage, fleet blockade escort, fleet MVAM on fed.
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# 12
08-07-2012, 12:53 AM
To be honest, I prefer a Tac Cruiser like the Excelsior- Slap some good Beams, a few Torps, an RCS and you got yourself one lean, mean, Klink-Killing machine.

The Refit Defiant is also good if you just simply want to pump damage out and make Alpha strikes, although I find the Armitage has lots of Versatility with it's BOff layout and fighter wing. Like a Cruiser-Escort thingeh (I guess it IS an Escort Carrier )

It's honestly all about play-style, whether you want DPS, Versatility/Healing or Crowd Control.
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# 13
08-07-2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by animusredwing View Post
The bug is the best with nothing coming close.
Nearly 50k hull, a turn rate like a brel and great slots. The 5 th console is crazy dps.

Since its almost impossible to get one, the other ships worth using would be the hegta, garamba, brel on klingon. The fleet defiant, fleet armitage, fleet blockade escort, fleet MVAM on fed.
That depends what yo'u'e doing. In PVP for example, the ability to setup your attack run and jump someone when they're not expecting it, from an awkward angle for them is invaluable. And as far as I know, the bug can't cloak.
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# 14
08-07-2012, 09:49 AM
Are the quad cannons from the San Paulo class worth picking up? Do they add to the damage?
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# 15
08-07-2012, 10:07 AM
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Are the quad cannons from the San Paulo class worth picking up? Do they add to the damage?
Supposedly the Quad Cannons are suppose to be slightly better now with Season 6.

Folks like to argue this point, so who really knows....I have run my own tests with my defiant lately and they seem to be slightly better than Mk X12 Dual Heavy Cannons in the DPS category.

I paid for them when I was ranking up and I think they just look cool in combat, so I just use them!

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# 16
08-07-2012, 11:19 AM
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Are the quad cannons from the San Paulo class worth picking up? Do they add to the damage?
If you have access to mk 12 don't bother.

I truly think they should have been introduced earlier like T2 as they would have provided a far better bang to buck ratio.

If your not going for a bleeding edge build, they will be just fine.
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# 17
08-07-2012, 12:02 PM
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If you have access to mk 12 don't bother.

I truly think they should have been introduced earlier like T2 as they would have provided a far better bang to buck ratio.

If your not going for a bleeding edge build, they will be just fine.
I don't craft, I just collect Mk XII Borg weapons with one damage suffix. Based on that, what do you think about quad cannons?

Last edited by djf021; 08-07-2012 at 12:26 PM.
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# 18 reply
08-07-2012, 02:03 PM
well i caurrently flt an armitage for the combat pet gimmick and the torpedo point defense system and have bought the defiant refit the sao paulo , and the thunderchild but the ship i have flown since season one up tilll season six that always brought the dps and had good surviability was my fleet escort /blockade runner with the malestrom ship costume and best part about it it was free. i tried the rest but always have gone back.
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# 19
08-07-2012, 07:10 PM
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Are the quad cannons from the San Paulo class worth picking up? Do they add to the damage?
Quads shows more dps than Borg MK XII DHC. On top of that they are phasers and the phasers proc is based on hit, with Quad, DHC, turrets + CRF you can set those proc going off quite often. Nice to see enemy shield going almost constantly on and off from procs. And that's not counting weapons which we don't see and usually don't really notice or engine which shows when they stop suddenly or auxiliary which we can't really notice either save on hud.

As for best escort, like everyone says, they all have strenght, tac, eng or sci. So its more a matter of personal choice and play style.
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# 20
08-07-2012, 07:18 PM
While I'm more of a cruiser player, I would say the Defiant-R is my choice for best escort. I have the MVAE and the Defiant-R, and the Defiant just plain packs more firepower and has a little more agility. Plus, I've never been overly enamored with space pets (although I always keep a Horta on my captain for ground missions).

The Armitage looks like it's even stronger, though, with the fighters, though as I don't have it and don't plan on getting it I can't say for sure.
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