Author Topic: Daedrus Presents: The budget glass cannon build  (Read 1627 times)

Offline Daedrus

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Daedrus Presents: The budget glass cannon build
« on: April 19, 2015, 09:56:45 PM »
(This is separate from my build thread because of the cheapness).

As a stopgap measure for my new Rom toon, I decided to buy a Kazon Heavy Raider, which is stupid cheap right now (I got mine for 1 million EC!!!!) Needless to say, that's not bad for an upgradable ship. (If you have a Risan Corvette you can transplant this build to an extent). So, 700 zen and 1m EC and you have a ship. This is obviously optimized for tacs. I'll assume you've skilled out appropriately.

We're going to take this budget bucket and make it NASTY. Maybe the Iconian Rep items will make this even meaner, but I'll use this for the grind.

One really nice thing is that the T5U upgrade track for this includes a 15% Crit Severity bonus (instead of the Chance bonus escorts have). Since I'm a Romulan, I might even out-DPS my Kumaris. Being a raider does mean a boost to aft damage.

Parts list:
Fore: 4x Fleet Antiproton DHC. You could go ACCx2/Dmgx2. I might try Dmgx3/CritH. Might sub in the Iconian one later. (That set looks like my dirty glass-cannon dreams).
Aegis Set for impulse/weapon/shields.
Aft: Ancient AP omni beam array, R&D AP omni beam array. (Yes, you can have both. Apparently you can have a second Ancient Omni (for a total of 3!) if you never put it in the upgrader, but don't expect that to last).
Warp: Ancient Subspace Rift (for AP damage bonus and Aux boost, useful in an A2B build- though I might go Drake this time.)

Eng: 3x Fleet Neutronium (1 turn, 2 Hull HP)
Sci: Borg console, 8472 Console, Romulan Console. (*Might* swap out 8472 console for Iconian...)
Tac: Spire AP consoles. Chance/severity as needed.

Boffs: TBD: but CRF/TT/A2B emphasized. Probably BAFAW for the tail guns. 4x Superior Romulan Operative (each granting a nice 2.5%/5% crit bonus on top of the Captain bonus) and one Space Potato (for Efficiency/Pirate).

This might turn out pretty sexy.






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Re: Daedrus Presents: The budget glass cannon build
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 03:58:37 AM »
There is now so many consoles, Does anyone use normal eng or sci consoles anymore? Just seems a lot of builds use special consoles in every slot possible.
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Re: Daedrus Presents: The budget glass cannon build
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 04:45:10 AM »
Just armor for me in eng. Drain boat has sci consoles and eng consoles but tac is filled with special ones.