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Author Topic: Finally made Captain, now need advice for good Defiant setup  (Read 1188 times)

Offline captmorgan72

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Finally made Captain, now need advice for good Defiant setup
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:32:27 PM »
I finally have access to my favorite Trek ship, the Defiant class. Now I need to set her up to get the most bang for my buck. What do you guys recommend?

Offline BlueBard

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Re: Finally made Captain, now need advice for good Defiant setup
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 06:46:41 PM »
I'll have to pass... I don't yet have a Tac captain so I've never flown one.  I assume we're talking about the standard one and not the retrofit with the cloaking device, since you're not in Tier 5 ships yet.  I'm also assuming you are a Tac captain and not Eng or Sci.  Also assume you're focusing on PvP (which I am no expert on)?

The official forums will no doubt have lots of build guides and examples, though.  Even if you're Silver you can read even if you can't post.

Were I you, I'd start by thinking about what kind of tactics you favor.  Escorts are all about Outgun-and-Outrun, right?  So are you the kind of guy who goes in guns blazing and runs away to start another pass, or do you prefer dogfighting tactics where you try to stay close and outmanuver the enemy?

In the first scenario, you're all about massive DPS and then a quick burst of speed to get out of range/firing arcs before you get hammered yourself.  In the second, you're trying to out-turn your target so you're hammering his weakest shield faces while trying to stay alive... which means you need things like shield/hull heals and debuff resists that you might not have needed if you're just going to alpha strike over and over.

I'm starting to level up my Tac now, so I'll probably come to you for advice ;)
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Offline captmorgan72

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Re: Finally made Captain, now need advice for good Defiant setup
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 08:12:37 AM »
I bought the Sao Paula Defiant for her quad pulse cannons. I love the original Defiant look, so I stayed with that. Now my girl has quad pulse cannons and three fore photon torpedo launchers (mostly because I have a couple of decent photon launcher tactical stations) and a aft plasma torp and photon mine launcher. I love her, she has major teeth. I thought it was time to spend some money on this game.

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Re: Finally made Captain, now need advice for good Defiant setup
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 01:55:39 PM »
I bought the Sao Paula Defiant for her quad pulse cannons. I love the original Defiant look, so I stayed with that. Now my girl has quad pulse cannons and three fore photon torpedo launchers (mostly because I have a couple of decent photon launcher tactical stations) and a aft plasma torp and photon mine launcher. I love her, she has major teeth. I thought it was time to spend some money on this game.

What Tac consoles are you using?
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Offline captmorgan72

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Re: Finally made Captain, now need advice for good Defiant setup
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 07:03:55 PM »
Two Mark 6 photon detonation assemblies. They together give my photon torps an extra 30% more damage. Pretty sweet I think.