kaosbain wrote: »
I really appreciate this thread because of all the suggestions for me to check out that I never considered.
Another ship I have been surprised I enjoyed so much is the Cardassian Intel Science Dreadnought. It is 4/3, and has a 2ndary deflector slot, and 5 sci console slots that can be upgrade to 6 with an x-upgrade. It is a dread so it has a pet slot. The only down side is the turn rate but I can deal with that. Over all, it is a great sci ship and fun to play with.
szerontzur wrote: »
Strictly in terms of ships that exceeded my expectations..Durgath Temporal Heavy Dread
I primarily got it for vanity, and the layout really left me scratching my head when I got it; however, with the build I have on it, it never fails to put a smile on my face. It can take a stupid amount of punishment, it slices through things way better than it "should", and it can send swarms of fighters after things all while looking the part of a proper klingon dreadnought. Mine has a couple fun gimmicks on it that synergize suprisingly well with both the build and the look too(subspace jumper for the lance/repositioning and Entangled Quantum Bombardment for Radiation-based AoE - the built-in Lance is also radiation-based, so they're both boosted by the same things).Suliban Silik
Honestly, I overlooked the ship for a long time because of its fewer tactical consoles and bridge layout. When I finally decided to get one.. wow. A Battlecloaking strike-carrier with 5 forward weapons and a standard(non-romulan) warp core. It also looks great with a dual beam bank overload setup(the beams fire from the forward pylons in a very satisfying way).Jem Hadar Vanguard Carrier
I liked what I saw from the stats on paper, but I really underestimated just how much of an anomaly powerhouse this ship can be while also sporting a near-escort forward weapon capacity. Additionally, you've got dual hangars and get 3 supplemental attack craft(2 wingmen, 1 separation console) BEFORE adding in pet swarms like photonic fleet, Command spec, and the myriad of traits/consoles/devices that let you summon more. Jem Hadar may still lack a proper science ship(seriously, they STILL don't have a SINGLE Secondary Deflector ship), but the carrier is wonderful for hybrid science builds.
Tactical Command Battlecruisers
Qib Intel Battlecruiser