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My question is in the subject . I'm just curious can a tactical captain use this ship and what kind of setup if so?

I don't want to make a new character for it and grind omega marks again, so I'm just curious. This is also for PvE, not PvP at all.

Last edited by madblooddoll; 01-26-2013 at 01:22 AM.
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# 2
01-26-2013, 01:53 AM
Yes, any captain can use any ship.
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# 3
01-26-2013, 01:58 AM
Thanks for the reply. There's no real drawback to it? The people in my fleet are being really discouraging in regards to this. I'm not really sure how i'd set up the bridge officers either.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
01-29-2013, 02:56 PM
No drawback. In fact, the Dread almost screams to be used by a tac captain, as the Boff and console slots scream DPS, and when it comes to tank and sci powers, it just screams.

An engineer will keep it alive longer at the cost of DPS.
A science cap will do its tricks, but it doesnt have science Boffs to complement.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
01-31-2013, 12:45 AM
It's definitely do-able. I created a theoretical build for you (see link below). This is geared more towards STF's and beams as I don't believe the dreadnought turns really well. (I haven't flown it yet, so I can't be certain. but cannon's may not be practical if it is slow-turning.) If you believe it turns well enough to use cannons, then by all means go for it. I'd use an RCS console though.

http://www.stoacademy.com/tools/skil...TFBeamTac_2596
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# 6
02-02-2013, 06:52 PM
Simply put a Tac Captain can get in any ship and do better than any other captain for PvE. If you want the Dread get it.
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# 7
02-02-2013, 07:11 PM
One of my tactical Captains uses the Dreadnaught, for the simple reason that he is the one with the Bug Ship and I wanted the special pets.

And yes, the ship doesn't turn very well. I use one front torpedo and 6 beams.
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 245
# 8
02-03-2013, 11:45 PM
Normally I would get the heavy escort carrier, but I plan on getting the dreadnought because I already have the attack ship. Who else has both and has used the jemhadar attack ship pets? I figured they must be pretty nice, considering they will be fairly rare as most who were lucky enough to get a jem attack ship as well as a dreadnought will be a small percentage of people.
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 91
# 9
02-04-2013, 10:52 PM
I have both the Jem HEC, and the Jem Dread with the bug ship pets with my Tac Captain.

To be honest, I stay alive better in the Jem HEC than I do in the Dread. This is mostly due to it being faster, so better defense, and more engineering BOFF slots. I really want to love the Dread, but because it is not as tanky as I would like, I dont fly it much at the moment.

Anyway, here is how I have it set up:

Borg MK12 deflector
Borg MK12 engines
Adapted MACO shields MK 12

3 phased pol DHCs, and 1 phased Pol DBB all MK12 for the fore weapons.
2 MK 12 phased pol turrets and the borg cutting beam aft.

Eng Consoles: Dominion Coordination Protocol, Borg universal, MK 11 very rare Neutronium Alloy, and Tachyokinetic Converter.
Sci Consoles: Dominion Command Interface, MK12 very rare Field Generator
Tac Consoles: 4 MK11 Very rare pol consoles
Hangar: Jem Hadar Attack Ships

Commander Tac: TT1, APB1, CSV2, CSV3
Lt. Tac: TT1, BO2
Lt. Commander Eng: EPtS1, Aux2Structural, Reverse Shield Polarity
Ensign Sci: HE1
Lt. Universal (sci): TSS1, HE2
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,474
# 10
02-05-2013, 04:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by novathelegend View Post
To be honest, I stay alive better in the Jem HEC than I do in the Dread. This is mostly due to it being faster, so better defense, and more engineering BOFF slots. I really want to love the Dread, but because it is not as tanky as I would like, I dont fly it much at the moment.
And here is why an engineer is better for a Bugnaught. It's huge, it's slow, it can't run away. The extra hangar bay is your compensation for not being a tactical in a HEC.

The BOFF layouts are interesting, because you can make the ships mimic eachother. If you use the Dreadnaught's universal LT for an engineer, and the HEC's universal LT for tactical, the layouts match. Though from the sounds of it, I'd wager you're using the HEC's universal LT for science and using it as an all-around destroyer.
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