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10-13-2012, 09:09 AM
Hey Guys,

First off, this is probably the first time i have played the KDF for longer than 5 minutes (Onto my 2nd Month Now of KDF Only Play) and i have had the Luck of coming across a Tholian Recluse Carrier.

Im running an Engineer Toon, and im aiming to be the tank/Heal boat of the team, especially for the Fleet Events/STF's.

I also have the Vorcha and the Anniversary Bortas so any advice on which one i should use would be very much apprecieated?

Thanks in advance.

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# 2
10-13-2012, 12:58 PM
I missed out on the anniversary Bortas (didn't have a Klingon alt back then) but it looks like a beast I do fly a Vor'cha Retrofit though and that's a great ship - especially if you're used to cruisers Fed-side (mine I fly more like an escort though with DHCs).

Currently favorite though is my B'rel - as an Eng I can make it pretty durable whilst still doing some decent damage (DHCs+Turrets/AntiProtons/Tetryon Glider/DEM).

Next up will be a Fleet K't'inga which I'm really looking forward to
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# 3
10-13-2012, 08:26 PM
If you're not an engi, you really need the bortas universal slots to be eng slots, so you can maximize your healing abilities. If you're an engi, you can use your own healing skills and make one or both universal slots TAC slots, gaining much more firepower skills.

This can make you quite formidable in a bortasqu. If you like the ship, that is. It certainly has one of the highest hull ratings in the game.

Other than that, the free vor'cha retrofit is great, and the Fleet K'Tinga is in the same setup, but looks way better.
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# 4
10-15-2012, 01:01 AM

Try that.

The Recluse Carrier has a natural ability to tank (onto the scale of the Odyssey if you set it up right). With a Lt. Cmdr Engineering and Lt. Cmdr Science Boff setup, that just points towards tanking abilities with a bit of extra something at the end. This build will focus on a very strong tanking build, so I suggest you set your power levels to:-

25 - Weapons
50 - Shields
25 - Engines
100 - Auxilary

Shield and Auxiliary Power levels are you?re primary assets in tanking and healing. 100 to Auxiliary makes healing epic, and Shields at 50 will make them stronger. After that, I suggest the following consoles:-

Engineering ? 2 Neutronium Alloy?s, 1 EPS Power Transfer, 1 SIF Generator
Science ? 2 Field Generators, 1 Emitter Array, Borg Console
Tactical ? Plasmonic Leach, Theta Radiation

After that, equip the Borg Deflector, Borg Engine and then eventually the KHG Covariant Shield Array (the highest you can get your hands on) you will have nearly 14,000 total shields with an epic ability to regenerate quickly. In your remaining device slot, I suggest grabbing your hands on the Shields and Auxiliary Dual Consumables for bolstering both of those power levels (or something else if you find the Plasmonic Leach satisfactory).

The Recluse isn?t actually known for its damage potential; especially if you equip an Engineer in the Universal slot. This means the Ensign Tactical slot is really the only offensive ability you have, meaning it is highly recommended you put a Tactical Team 1 in there. Tactical Team 1 is used as both a shield defensive and tactical offensive ability, as it redirects any incoming fire to the shield facing being attacked, as well as boosting tactical skills. For weapon loadouts, you could go for supportive weaponry only (like Hargh?peng Torpedo and/or the Thermionic Torpedo from the Recluse itself) to benefit the entire team, so this is also a good PvP build (should you be interested in that side of things).

Being a Carrier, it has some kind of Engineering bias towards it, meaning you have to have some sort of tanking ability. This particular build focuses on Shield Tanking (hence the 2 Field Generators, higher leveled shield heals and the KHG Covariant Shield Array), so an Engineer in the Cmdr Universal will make this ship unkillable, combining this with the Lt. Cmdr Engineering slot, you?re basically flying a Cruiser with Carrier capabilities. Use the dual Emergency Power to Shields 3 as your primary shield heals and the Reverse Shield Polarity abilities for "oh ****!" moments. Use AuxSIF3 for your primary hull healing ability, it is your Cmdr Eng. ability so it should be great! Engineering Teams are there simply because there is nothing better to be put there; these abilities should be ignored most of the time.

Deep down, this is a Carrier. It has sub-system targeting for annoying enemy ships, the hanger bays and of course the Lt. Cmdr and Ens. Science slots. Use Science Team for clearing annoying science debuffs (your mortal enemy as a cruiser), Transfer Shield Strength 3 to help with shield healing alongside the EPTS3s, Hazard Emitters 2 for better withstanding Borg attacks, clearing Hazard debuffs and acting as your secondary hull heal (alongside AuxSIF3) and of course Polarize Hull to keep yourself from being tractored. In the Hanger Bays, if you really want to go all tank/heal, I?d use the shield repair drones for healing both yourself and allies.

Overall, this build is brilliant for a Tanky/Healer for a Recluse and will serve any of your allies and/or teammates proudly! Good luck!
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