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[Discussion] - Seeking advice on Federation ship choice

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lisburn, Tue 24 Sep, 2019 7:06 PM
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    #1
    So as the title states, I'm looking to level up a Fed toon and would prefer to keep the same ship throughout the leveling experience. Maybe even use it as a main ship for later content such as TFO's, ideally I'd like a T6 that scales. I already claimed a T6 Shamshir Dreadnought for my Romulan at low level and she still uses it now at 65.

    I am planning on a Discovery Tactical, with no preference for ship size but maneuverability would be important for sure. I'd like to think of my character as being a more aggressive style captain so the ship would need to have options for various damage builds. This would be my 1st Tactical character as I normally only ever play Engineers. So any suggestions would be good.
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    #2
    What kind of ship are you looking at Lobi, C-store, promo(R&D), etc.. ?
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    If you only ever planned to pick a single Federation ship to buy right now my choice would be the Gagarin Miracle Worker Battlecruiser.

    It can be used all the way through the game from start to top tier. It is a perfectly capable ship that is probably in the top 5 ships in game in terms of performance it can put out.
    It's got enough tactical leaning to keep players who enjoy the dakka dakka side of things happy, is nimble for a cruiser, fairly tough, has a decent amount of sci and eng thrown into the mix too. Plus as a MW ship it gets an extra universal console slot which is really handy to have.
    The MW gimmick itself is pretty good but random so cannot really be built around intentionally.

    The trait it comes with is excellent for anyone mixing torps and energy weapons if that is what you fancy. The console is a bit rubbish imo, not really anything to write home about but then nobody really keeps the gimmicky consoles on ships anyway.

    Finally the ship looks amazing, a really good looking design and the ability to kitbash it with parts of the DSC era Shepherd class when you get the fleet version.
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    Seconding what Sul said. As well as being one of the best ships out there, it's also within easy reach since it's a store ship and not behind the lockbox/promo/lobi wall.
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    #5
    I third what Sul said, the Gagarin MW is a bleedin' fine ship!

    If you're looking for recommendations, I'll list a few below:

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    T6 Galaxy (Exploration Cruiser)
    I love the Galaxy and even though she is heavily engineering focused, she does have quite a diverse seating and access to command powers which make her a formidable candidate for tanking (if thats your thing) and she's makes for some nice eye candy, so thats a bonus!

    T6 Defiant
    If you're looking for something nimble and is capable of lots of damage, I'd suggest the Defiant in the words of Captain Sisko "She might be small, but she has teeth..", I love flying my little Defiant round and just blasting enemies away.

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    Kelvin Timeline Dreadnought Cruiser
    If you're looking at Lobi options, this vessel will certainly be worth the investment, capable of outputting insane DPS numbers (if you chase them) she is a perfect fit for any aspiring Disco captain. She has very good BOFF seating and since she just got a revamp, she looks even better!

    Those are my suggestions, hope they help!
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    #6
    Some great options to look at for sure! Getting the C-Store MW Gagarin would be an easy option no doubt but it has a fleet version also!? If so, when would I get access to the Fleet version of that or the Defiant?
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    Some great options to look at for sure! Getting the C-Store MW Gagarin would be an easy option no doubt but it has a fleet version also!? If so, when would I get access to the Fleet version of that or the Defiant?
    I think the fleet ships open up for you at Lvl 45(?) or maybe 50. Can't remember. We have plenty of provisions for you to get one though and can easily get you into one of the fleets to give access to the required shipyard holding.

    You'll need to apply for an invite to the Fed fleets via the same route as for your KDF character, and full access should open up shortly after that (within 2wks) but as you already joined a KDF fleet it'll be slightly less waiting for a Fed toon.
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    #8
    I went ahead and purchased the Gargarin MW, looking forward to see what she can do. Thanks all for the input and advice.
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    I am using the Fleet version of the Gagarin, and it is a damn good ship to fly. Enjoy it Thumbs up
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