Ensign
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 21
# 1 Defiant Class Loadout Help
03-02-2013, 08:19 AM
I have the Defiant tactical escort (the free one from level 40). I am trying to do space STFs but keep getting my butt handed to me. Any recommendations for load out on weapons types or such for fighting those big Borg cubes with my little Defiant?

Thanks for the help.
Commander
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 254
# 2
03-02-2013, 08:38 AM
first,you dont want polaron/tetryon weapons,in stf's you mostly kill things without a shield,so tetryon proc isnt much worth,polaron drains energy levels,but on the borgs it doesnt seem to do much.

plasma is oke.

phasers/disruptors and anti proton weapons are the best imo.

weapons front: 3 dual heavy cannons and a torpedo.
aft; all turrets.
try to put youreffront to the enemy,as much as possible.
use a shield with 20% plasma ressist.

for boffs: have rapid fire 2/3

use an omega attack patter to escape tractor beams,and gain speed/turrn rate buff.
use hazard emitter to clear your hull from the plasma fire.

with this,and some trying out,you will be fine.
Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
# 3
03-02-2013, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mattsvenson View Post
I have the Defiant tactical escort (the free one from level 40). I am trying to do space STFs but keep getting my butt handed to me. Any recommendations for load out on weapons types or such for fighting those big Borg cubes with my little Defiant?
First problem is that the free Defiant is a Captain level ship (tier 4), so she's not really made for STFs. The C-Store (Tactical Escort Retrofit) one is a far more durable ship for an STF. Even the free admiral level Patrol Escort will be better than the tier 4 Defiant.

As for weapons to put on a Defiant, Dual Heavy cannons in front (3 or 4) and possibly a quantum torpedo launcher. For the rear, fill it with turrets. Keep all the energy weapon types the same and make sure all your tactical console slots are filled with the console to boost that energy type (Phaser relays for phasers for example).

To boost survivability, make sure you have some good armor consoles (Neutronium) and try to get a Field Generator console for your science slot (they can be crafted). Shields with plasma resistance are also a boost and some inexpensive ones can be found on the exchange.

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Ensign
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# 4
03-02-2013, 12:07 PM
Ok, thanks for the recommendations! I appreciate it.
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