My TAC guy has found a new home, and my KDF ENG hasn't had much chance to use it because all my time has been getting the Fed ENGIE setup. Got no sets on this guy so I stripped my star cruiser of the freebie REMAN shield, a mk12 positron deflector [em][shds][gra] and a mk12 combat [spd][turn][full] impulse engine.
4x white mk11 disruptor DHC (front)
2x white mk11 disruptor turrets, 1x mk11 disruptor beam array, and 1 mk11 tric mine
2x mk11 field emitters and 1x white RCS accel.
1x mk11 white emitter amp, 1x Subspace Field Modulator, and the Energy Disipator
4x white mk11 disr induction coils
My BOFFs layout is a bit of a secret ATM but I'm using Dispersal Pattern Beta 3 and loving every second of the carnage.
I've noticed even with an almost 30deg/sec turn rate keeping the cannons on target is more of a chore than on my KDF raptor so I'll likely be pulling off 2 of the DHC's and putting beams back on so I can make use of my now unused BOFF with beam overload2 since directed energy modulation isn't quite enough destruction for my taste.
I can't really complain as the fed guy now chews up the last part of the satellite repair mission in under a minute, but I still think this new boat has some untapped power left my ENGIE could harness.
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Not sure what people are doing that makes this ship so under powered. Given its turn rate it is just slightly under my Temporal Destroyer, so I made it out as an escort with the same boffs i had on there. The layout is a bit wacky for me after the destroyer but I have to say this ships is rather damn sturdy (and I'm a tac officer btw). If people are blowing up in normal stfs with it I can not say there is really anything that will help them. If they are that determined that the ship is that bad they should just move to another.
It has two things really going for it (at least for me) its the only ship that the borg set actually looks decent on, and its a 'free' non fed ship. Even klingon side I love this thing.
In elites if its blowing up alot its probably some one getting use to the ship. I can not really comment how bad some one is if I dont know them, so I'm not going to do that. I will however point out that builds take a bit more thought for them, and jumping from a sci ship to this with the same character build will not work out well, as this thing demands a skill build similar to a build for an escort.
I dare say its not a full cruiser, its not a full escort but more a destroyer with one extra weapon slot, plan accordingly.
Umm... I Rip ESTF's and PVP apart in this ship from what I have used it on so far. This Ship outclasses The Armitage and the Steam Runner/Blockade Runner in my Opinion. Looking at what you shown for your BOFF skills and weapon Load outs, you claim to "know how to play the game" I call very much questionable, apparently Everyone else in this thread has as well.
I will not go into how I have mine setup, but I will say, You need to either Respec your Captain or Decide what your Captain is going to be doing in his Career.
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I love the ship, it is more of a light cruiser, has smaller crew compliment but has a commander and lieutenant tactical with 4 tactical consoles so it is a lot more offensive than other cruisers in it's division.
It's turn ability is great for a cruiser. It doesn't have the layout to tank like a big slow turning cruiser but has a lot more damage output than a cruiser.
This is great to do pug STFs with terrible players who don't bother to drop any friend and self abilities on anyone else and escorts tend to evaporate as pug tanks usually have no threat whatsoever so if you can do even a modest amount of damage you are likely going to tank stuff.
This thread should be renamed "I am utter garbage with the Breen Chel'gret Warship". I think it's far more appropriate, especially considering I have run the breen ship on a number of different toons with all 3 careers, I have as of yet to find one that it fails with. In fact more often than not, it's doing more damage than most of the other ships I run with, and living more often. Just an hour ago, I ran an ESTF in which there was an Oddy (friend of mine, I know his build, and it's pretty damn good), and he and I were arguing over aggro (he's got 4 points in TC), and he died more than I did, despite his ship being tankier on paper.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
Any ship can be excellent. If a ship seems to be sub optimal, don't accept defeat or loss. In this mind-set, I have learned to love some cruisers, and science ships.
If you're familiar with the Advanced Escort, the Breen ship sets up much the same. If you really love to fly escorts, don't be afraid to use two RCS consoles. This ship can be a tanky escort thrill ride! With EIGHT weapon slots, you have a wall of wail!