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# 11
07-22-2013, 11:38 AM
Although I currently use the Breen ship I have got a Normal Tier IV Vorcha and the MU Vorcha and I did enjoy it and when I get sick of my Chell grett and BOP retrofit I will use the MU Vorcha to take it out may use this ship for PVP
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# 12
07-22-2013, 12:36 PM
I regularly alternate between my KDF mirror vor'cha and Federation mirror advanced escort. The KDF crusiers just seem so much funner and more maneuverable than any of the other cruisers.

My Mirror Vor'cha build. I use this for combat, Doffing, and roleplay it as an Orion-only crew. It combines survivability with decent DPS and even some crowd control. I use A2B with 3 technicians to shorten cooldowns and keep my weapon, shield, and engine powerlevels maxed.

Eventually I'm putting him into a Fleet Negh'var for even more survivability with only a slightly lower turnrate.
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# 13
07-22-2013, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by theredviola2003 View Post
Thanks for the replies. Since they're so popular, what's better for them, Eng or Tac captain?
I use Tacs in all my cruisers. Using an engineer is kinda' redundant, but if you don't care about the sheer speed by which you destroy things and care more about survivability, both can work just fine.
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# 14
07-22-2013, 07:05 PM
Whether one decides to fly a TAC heavy or a ENG heavy Battlecruiser for the KDF, they all share 3 traits:

1. Cannons are doable, but you can go beams if you want still.

2. They handle wonderfully.

3. Cloaks.

The regular Negh'Var and Vor'Cha Retrofits have carried KDF Cruiser play for so, so long until the advent of the fleet ships. When those came about, Battlecruiser selection opened up more. K'T'Inga, Fleet Tor'khat/Vor'Cha, Fleet Negh'Var, etc.

And then there's the Orion designed Corsair and Marauder Flight Deck Cruisers at T5 that play very differently from the Battlecruisers.

While KDF Escorts and BOPs have been eclipsed in power, KDF Cruisers / Battlecruisers are still a strongpoint to the faction. KDF Carriers still are the best in the game, and one does not have to break their backs and bank account to access them, as well as their great selection of hangar units.

Simply put: If you like Cruiser and Carrier play, the KDF is still, IMHO, the best place in the game for it.
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# 15
07-22-2013, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by warmaker001b View Post
Whether one decides to fly a TAC heavy or a ENG heavy Battlecruiser for the KDF, they all share 3 traits:

1. Cannons are doable, but you can go beams if you want still.

2. They handle wonderfully.

3. Cloaks.

The regular Negh'Var and Vor'Cha Retrofits have carried KDF Cruiser play for so, so long until the advent of the fleet ships. When those came about, Battlecruiser selection opened up more. K'T'Inga, Fleet Tor'khat/Vor'Cha, Fleet Negh'Var, etc.

And then there's the Orion designed Corsair and Marauder Flight Deck Cruisers at T5 that play very differently from the Battlecruisers.

While KDF Escorts and BOPs have been eclipsed in power, KDF Cruisers / Battlecruisers are still a strongpoint to the faction. KDF Carriers still are the best in the game, and one does not have to break their backs and bank account to access them, as well as their great selection of hangar units.

Simply put: If you like Cruiser and Carrier play, the KDF is still, IMHO, the best place in the game for it.
Agreed, battlecruisers are one of the KDF's remaining true strengths, even with the advent of the Romulans. We also have managed to retain an edge in carriers, though it has been greatly diminished from what it used to be (thanks, Cryptic!).

If you can make battlecruisers work for you, then it is highly recommended that you use them. They're the best the KDF has to offer, aside from the BoPs and their flexibility (which are becoming obsolete in their current form, but are still somewhat useful).
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# 16
07-23-2013, 12:01 PM
All I want to say is that I have way more playtime on my Klingon tac/Tor'kaht than on my other chars.

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# 17
07-23-2013, 02:54 PM
While I use all ship types I most enjoy using cruisers. Having played nearly all of them I can say that the Fleet Tor'kaht Battle Cruiser is one of the best. It can deal a great deal of damage and still be quite tanky while also enjoying decent maneuverability. A very fun ship and the one I use the most on my Klingon character.


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# 18
07-23-2013, 09:42 PM
So, what are good choices for weapon types like disruptor, plasma, etc for battlecruisers and carriers? I know they need to be beam boats primarily, and I could get away dhc's, but again I am unsure as to what type to use...
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# 19
07-23-2013, 10:16 PM
The general thought is 'use what you like'.

However, for the sake of completeness:

Polaron, Tetryon, and Plasma all have set bonuses to increase their damage beyond your matching Tactical consoles. Polaron you get from the Cardassian story missions, Plasma and Tetryon come from Romulan and Nukara Reputation.

Plasma has special Science Consoles in the Embassy Fleet holding to boost them even more.

Phaser and Disruptor are fine weapon types, but there are a lot of...exotic...weapons about that have Phaser and Disruptor secondary effects whilst being a different weapon type. Then again, there's about as many that have other weapon's secondary effects whilst being Disruptors. Observe here:

http://sto.gamepedia.com/Space_weapons
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# 20
07-24-2013, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by theredviola2003 View Post
Very possibly a stupid question, but how many KDF players use cruisers? I played Fed mainly and want to change things up big time. I did tac and sci as Fed already, so I'm going for a change of scenery as well as game play. But, I rarely see KDF players, and of those players I see, I don't see a whole lot of cruisers. Can I assume it's because tac vessels are "better" and the game is currently STO: Escorts? Or am I just not seeing them?
I use the Tactical Bortasqu' on one of my KDF and the Chel'Gret on another. Both vessels are Monsters and devastating to my foes and I have no complaints.
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