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# 1 I need help fighting borg.
10-18-2012, 07:05 AM
I am not sure I understand/recognize the attacks the borg use.

first and most obvious is the plasma fire. ok i get that one. what is the green glow? it seems to kill my sheilds and I cannot get them back using tss or epts or even rsp.

what is the borg hand that appears? it seems to go away with tactical team.

I'm sure there are others and I simply am at a loss to figure out the right counter.
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# 2
10-18-2012, 07:10 AM
The status icons above your shield status shows both buffs and debuffs.

The green glow is the "Borg Shield Neutralizer", and that debuff can be cleared by powers like Hazard Emitter.
I believe the "borg hand" you're referring to is "Assimilate Ship", and you can get them off your ship with powers like (as you discovered) Tactical Team.

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# 3
10-18-2012, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by annemarie30 View Post
I am not sure I understand/recognize the attacks the borg use.

first and most obvious is the plasma fire. ok i get that one. what is the green glow? it seems to kill my sheilds and I cannot get them back using tss or epts or even rsp.

what is the borg hand that appears? it seems to go away with tactical team.

I'm sure there are others and I simply am at a loss to figure out the right counter.
The green glow is a shield drain.

The Borg hand signifies 'assimilate ship' - basically, this usually hampers the time it takes for the ship to heal.

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# 4
10-18-2012, 07:24 AM
Fighting Borg ......Step 1.) Attain STF or better weapons /shields. In a escort ur better off running a 3 borg asim /maco mx2 shields..although you will pull more dps useing the omega set you sacrifce a incredable amount of survival to gain minimal dps.
Step 2 ) Go over your skill build make sure you spend point on survival...sorry little lady take the projectile points out and put them on shields..or armor or hull or warp core anything to help you live. Max engergy and runn a pure cannon build with a single aft harpang torp.
Third make sure you have the right boff set up Tac officer stack attack patterns take can rapid 3 can volley 2 and 1 copy of each attack pattern. The last thing you worry about is doffs....you want 2 damge control enginneers ....1 warfare /borg space spcialist..1 tact team recharge/buff guy 1 canon reload guy........after that it just go kil kill kill
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# 5
10-18-2012, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by annemarie30 View Post
I am not sure I understand/recognize the attacks the borg use.

first and most obvious is the plasma fire. ok i get that one. what is the green glow? it seems to kill my sheilds and I cannot get them back using tss or epts or even rsp.
As another poster mentioned, this is a Borg shield drain counterable by hazard emitters. If you've got a spare respec and are doing a lot of borg related content, I'd recommend putting some points into the power insulators skill, which should decrease the drain to a certain extent.

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what is the borg hand that appears? it seems to go away with tactical team.
It's the borg version of boarding party power, really annoying if you don't have a tactical team.
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# 6
10-18-2012, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by annemarie30 View Post
I am not sure I understand/recognize the attacks the borg use.

first and most obvious is the plasma fire. ok i get that one. what is the green glow? it seems to kill my sheilds and I cannot get them back using tss or epts or even rsp.

what is the borg hand that appears? it seems to go away with tactical team.

I'm sure there are others and I simply am at a loss to figure out the right counter.
The Borg use Plasma weapons,like you already found out.The best way to counter? Use shields and armor consoles with Plasma resistance.If you don't have the Omega or MACO shields yet,I recommend getting Covariant or Resilient shields with [Cap]x2 [Pla] ,it shouldn't be too hard to get MK XI or MK XII shields like that from the exchange.

You already have the Borg boarding party covered with Tactical Team,and Plasma fire and the shield neutralizer with Hazard Emitters.There is ony one thing left in the Borg arsenal that needs your attention,their Tractor Beam.Use Polarize Hull and/or Attack Pattern Omega to break free as soon as you can.Keep in mind though that the cooldown of your skills are longer than the cooldown on the Borg Tractor Beam.

One more thing....the Borg High Yield Plasma torps are stupidly powerful,and shooting them down isn't always that easy,weapons do miss.....Tractor Beam Repulsor however never misses.
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# 7
10-18-2012, 08:49 AM
first a basic thing you should try having full power insulator skills plus at least 1 28% 30% power insulator console using this the shield drain will reduce little shield strength if you use 2x power insulators 30%(or 30+ idk lol) the borg would have better luck trying to reduce shields of an iconion obex lol the consoles even 30% are pretty cheap to buy off exchange plus the damage types you said first most people pay little attention to combat log untill they get one shot and dead then wanna check out what killed them second if you do you'll see the borg also pretty fond of anti proton as well as plasma dont want to check your log? use aegis set in stf the reactive shielding lights up with more anti proton then plasma resists dont want to craft aegis or buy or check log? lower your shields and get ready for borg assimilation off topic but strangly in starbase 24 at va rank you end up with way more anti proton resists then disrupter using the aegis set hope i helped
oh and dont use aegis set too often in a stf its more of something to put on your shuttle and have cool bubbles out the back lmao
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# 8
10-18-2012, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by annemarie30 View Post
I am not sure I understand/recognize the attacks the borg use.

first and most obvious is the plasma fire. ok i get that one. what is the green glow? it seems to kill my sheilds and I cannot get them back using tss or epts or even rsp.

what is the borg hand that appears? it seems to go away with tactical team.

I'm sure there are others and I simply am at a loss to figure out the right counter.
Hi. :)

I think you already received most answers. A few extra tips:

1) Fit Neutroniums (Mk XII, and at least blue quality): kinetic, like gravity, is a b*tch. :P

2) Throw in a doff like Dlyrene, for a gratuitous extra 10% dmg against the Borg.

3) Consider using the Borg's own tech against them! A 3-piece Borg set (impulse, deflector, and assimilated console) + MACO Mk XII is generally considered a good choice. And even though you won't be using the Borg shields, you'll still be getting the Regenerative Shielding, with all kinds of extra heals.

Should you use 4-piece Borg set, you could even use Borg Assimilated Tractor beam, which really puts the hurt on (when you have a fair amount of points in Starship Flow Capacitors), draining your foes like crazy. I know, it doesn't look like much on paper, but anything in its hold generally dies significantly faster.
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# 9
10-18-2012, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by annemarie30 View Post
I am not sure I understand/recognize the attacks the borg use.

first and most obvious is the plasma fire. ok i get that one. what is the green glow? it seems to kill my sheilds and I cannot get them back using tss or epts or even rsp.

- Green pulsing circles from your shields towards your ship = Borg Shield Neuralizer, Drains shields at high pace.

- Green "glow" on your hull (more of a odd green really), looks like Vent warp plasma = Plasma fire, slowly sucks the HP out of your ship.

Both Cleared with Hazard emitters, should be applied ASAP


what is the borg hand that appears? it seems to go away with tactical team.

Thats the Borg equivalent of Boarding party, only transporter instead of shuttles. Disables adds a random cooldown to all BO skills.

Cleared, as you say, with tactical team.


I'm sure there are others and I simply am at a loss to figure out the right counter.
Also, Use Anti-plasma Armor to futher increase protections against borg attacks:

http://www.stowiki.org/Borg_Cube

http://www.stowiki.org/Ability:_Boarding_Party

http://www.stowiki.org/Hazard_Emitters

http://www.stowiki.org/Ability:_Tactical_Team
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# 10
10-18-2012, 11:51 AM
Thanks guys! I see that i have to respec because i do not have a lot in power insulators. I was told thats a pvp skill
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