cannons or beams, I had considered using DBB on the front with turrets or arrays on the back so that I can make use of the 10k range of the javelin, cannons are only realy usefull if your point blank, beams dont care if your max range or not.
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Well, this is going to sound strange, when you look at it on paper, but: don't fly it like an escort.
What I mean by that is, do not go in all buffs activated and unleash straight away, as you won't have anything left to buff your Javelin. And you do want that. Really. I ripped through a Recluse in Azure Rescue with a 120k crit, mostly to hull, just yesterday, wiping it away instantly. A fully buffed javelin hit is a thing of beauty.
Instead, I suggest you run (at least) 2 AP:O's and a cannon ability, so you can use APO1 + CRF/CSV to soften up your target and build up your Javelin charge, and once the Javelin is charged (won't take long), hit the enemy with a tractor beam, pop all your tac buffs, including the second APO(3?) and unleash on the poor target.
Ideally, you end up with an Alpha strike, which contains your big buffs, captain buffs and the like, and your Javelin, preceded and followed by a Beta strike, using mostly lower recharge buffs and weapon abilities. Maybe not Beam Overload, unless you keep track of the shared cooldown with the Javelin.
I run mine with 3 DHC's + 1 DBB (I've got a BO2 in there to finish stuff off) and 3 turrets.
Note: you can almost immediately reactivate siege mode after firing the Javelin, so you can start building up its charge while its cooldown is still running, allowing you to fire it again immediately upon cooldown.
Ok gona sound stupid but what are AP:O's APO1 + CRF/CSV, i never got my head around the short hand for everything.
AP:O or APO is Attack Pattern: Omega
CRF is Cannon Rapid Fire
CSV is Cannon Scatter Volley
It's an Escort, I feel you'd get better DPS out of Dual Heavies than you would from Dual Beams. But it's your call, try both.
And yeah save you big buffs for the 2nd Cycle when you can use the Javelin.
I'm usually just a CSV and Tac Team on the first pass with Absolutely everything on the second. The Javelin takes 4s to fire, use it when your buffs have 5s left to make sure it works.
I love this ship, I just hope the (Eventual) Fleet version isn't on a T5 starbase. No announcement yet, but a man can dream right?
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