First ask the question: What is the purpose of the build. PvP or PvE
Next Ask: What Role am i? Tank (PvE only) DPS, Healer.
Now Ask: Do I have the skills, Boarding party, Tachyon Beam, Gravity Well 2, Photonic Shockwave 2, Attack Pattern Omega 2, or more then 3 team abilitys, If you have any of these your build needs work. Grav Well 2 is the same slot as 3, Same with Shockwave, and Attacj Pattern Omgea. If You have more then 3 team abilitys you become horibly ineffective.
Now Ask: Do I have Tactical Team. If you said no, you need to work it into your build.
Now, for your build. Class matters little. Tactical, Engineer, Science All Can DPS or tank. But, healing is optimal for scis. Science officers can buff there team with class skills, engineers can not.
Must have Skills: Emergency Power to Shields, Tactical Team
Escort:Must Have skills, Attack pattern beta (PvE), Attack Pattern Omega (PvP) Cannon Rapid Fire/Scatter Volly
Escort:Ineffective Builds Beam Overload (Its Accuricy is broken) Fire at will, (Beam scorts do not work, get cannons or be ineffective) Torpedos (PvE) Dual Beam Banks (PvP) (***Exclusions include Target subsustem 3 setups)
Cruisers: Avoid, Rainbows, using many energytypes is pretty, just not effective. Pick 1 and specialize ur consols. (Unless your a Healer, Focus on Chronitons, torps and mines, also Tricobalt works)
Cruisers: Must Have: Emergency Power to Shields, Reverse Shield Polarity, Extend Shields (healer) Engineering team (Healer) Directed Energy Modulation (DPS/Tank), Hazzard Emmiters, Attack Pattern Delta (Healer), Fire at Will (Tank)
Sugjested: Eject Warp Plasma (Tank/DPS), Engineering team (Healer/Tank) Fire At Will (Tank/DPS)
STAY AWAY FROM: Boarding party, Tachyon Beam, Cannon Skills (Exceptions for Dkora), Fire at Will (DPS)
Not knowing Much about sci ships
Avoid Charged Partical Burst, Tachyon Beam, and Unskilled use of Tractor Beam Repulsors, <-- For pvp
Must Have for DPS: Gravity Well, or Phontonic Shockwave (Recently SuperNerfed btw)
Must Have Skills: Viral Matrix, transfer shield strength, Tactical Team, Hazzardemmiters, Science team.
Must have Healer Skills: Transfer shiedl Strength 3
Good Healer Skills: Photonic officer 3
CONSOL SETUP HELP: DONT GO OVERBOARD WITH C-STORE CONSOLS!
NEVER EVER USE MORE THEN 1-2 C-Store Consols.
The only useful consols from c-store are.......
Point Defence System
Also DO NOT USE Aqurius/Worker Bees on oddy.
ARGUE WITH ME ALL YOU WANT OVER THIS. Words dont mean a thing. You show me valid math which shows a C-Store console will give better mathmatical results I will change my entire post around this data. But Standing data shows C-Store consoles are jokes, No math has proved this wrong, and Id love to be shown up.
There are a few exceptions in certain circumstances. Antimater spread IS A JOKE. DO NOT USE IT. For every consol u use lowers your effecency.
The Stat boost consols are worth 3 c-store consols.
AND NEVER USE YOUR C-STORE CONSOLS IN TACTICAL SLOTS UNLESS YOU ARE A HEALER!
If you need 1 on 1 help with your build contact me ingame at @BrokenMirror