Lt. Commander
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# 1 Orion Marauder Patrol Cruiser
08-11-2012, 01:31 PM
I am somewhat new to the KDF, not to the game though. I have three KDF right now, they are more or less "testers" - testing ships and getting Duty Officers to upgrade so everything is ready to go when I have get my real characters going. I role play to some degree, as such, I have an interest in particular ships for particular characters. One mix I had in mind was an Orion Engineer with a Marauder Patrol Cruiser, which leads to my question. How does the Marauder Patrol Cruiser hold up to other end-game ships? I note that it is a level 40 ship, not 50, but does that make a noteable difference? Would this be a decent tanking vessel compared to other ships?

Any advice is appreciated.
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# 2
08-11-2012, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by praghas View Post
I am somewhat new to the KDF, not to the game though. I have three KDF right now, they are more or less "testers" - testing ships and getting Duty Officers to upgrade so everything is ready to go when I have get my real characters going. I role play to some degree, as such, I have an interest in particular ships for particular characters. One mix I had in mind was an Orion Engineer with a Marauder Patrol Cruiser, which leads to my question. How does the Marauder Patrol Cruiser hold up to other end-game ships? I note that it is a level 40 ship, not 50, but does that make a noteable difference? Would this be a decent tanking vessel compared to other ships?

Any advice is appreciated.
It would be a fine tank, get some shield repair drones and they will add to your defense or use others for some extra offense.
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# 3
08-12-2012, 04:10 AM
I know it will be expensive but the Fleet Corsair has the beauty of an Orion Cruiser in T5 flavour and but it's very Sci spec from memory.

Com & Ens: Eng
Lt.Com & Lt: Sci
Lt: Tac

A Marauder, is a Star Cruiser with a Hanger bay, making it that bit better than a Star Cruiser IMO, able to change to fighters, Shield Repair or Slavers (Free stuff is awesome) depending on the situation.
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# 4
08-12-2012, 06:20 AM
This from one who flies bops:

As I see it, paper stats wise, the patrol cruiser will work fine as a tank in any current content.

It will just be a matter of getting the right weapons, consoles, and boff skills onto it, but that's true for any ship in any role.
Lt. Commander
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# 5
08-12-2012, 07:42 AM
Thank all for the replies, I will probably eventually get it, any other comments are appreciated. I know from looking at the stats that it would perform decently, which I suppose is good enough. The consoles, weapons, Boff layout is the fun part... Probably six or seven beams and a mine set...

As for the Fleet Corsair, I prefer it actually, I like the looks better, the stats better, the cost less. I still believe that these fleet ships are a rip off and will not purchase a single one til I see other wise or they are changed. Were it account wide, there would be no choice between the two, but since its not, i'll go with the lesser, but account wide option, the Marauder (more than likely) as the differences aren't that major from what I recall.
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Survivor of Romulus
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# 6
08-12-2012, 10:09 AM
I'm sure you can get a 9 Console version for 200,000 Fleet Credits. I intend to update quite a few of my old favourites that way.
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Lt. Commander
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# 7
08-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by dknight0001 View Post
I'm sure you can get a 9 Console version for 200,000 Fleet Credits. I intend to update quite a few of my old favourites that way.
Yah, but then its for a single character, which puts makes that amount of fleet credits not worth it.
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Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 8
08-12-2012, 09:21 PM
In my case, and I suspect many others, as a F2P I am only allowed two characters on the account - 1 Fed to rank up far enough to get the 1 Klingon I really want - so any ship I get will in effect be character-wide. Unless and until I decide to spent real money on additional character slots - it is a lot easier just to start another account.
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# 9
08-13-2012, 03:33 AM
It is awesome for an eng. I have used it a lot.
The only issue I have with it is the lack of canons.
I will be using a fleet corsair r from now on,

Also, use advanced slavers for the pet. You make money while you fight
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# 10
08-13-2012, 05:30 AM
The MFDC makes an excellent Tank and healer.
Put a 3 piece Borg + KHG shield on it, slap some Siphon drones in the Hangers, (2) Damage control Officers, (2) Shield Distributuon officers, (1) Warp core Engineer;
EPTS1 EPTS2 EWP1
EPTA1 RSP1 A2SIF2 EXT3
HE1
TSS1 ST2
TT1 (Beam Target Subsyetm of choice)

(6) Beam arrays and (2) mines and have fun in PvP.
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