Just started playing STO about a month ago & I've started the romulan & omega reputation grind.
I play a tactical toon who fly's an escort & I'd love some advice at to which lvl 1 rewards are best for dps characters. I could go just dps & take +3% critical chance (Romulan) & +30 wep dmg or I could take the rewards that strengthen your shields & regenerates health.
Well I play a liberated borg engineer with an Odysssey assault cruiser. I decided to mix it up. When I choosed a damage skill from the romulan reputation I choosed a shield skill from the borg reputation rewards.
An escort is a very powerful ship, but if you play STFs on elite or PvP you also need good shields. Otherwise you are dead in seconds.