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    Hi Guys

    I'm looking for a bit of advice and figured the forums would be the best place to start as having looked on Reddit etc and a lot of info isn't really up to date. Basically I've come back to STO after about 3 years break or so, I've levelled a new character to 65 who's fed engi and I got the Kelvin Timeline Intel Dreadnought.

    Basically I'm a bit overwhelmed with where to start, alot of the builds I'm seeing have universal consoles on pretty much every spot and of course I don't have those, I don't mind a grind to get good gear but I need like a starter point if that makes sense ?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!

    Kal
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    Where to start. I would say the first step would be to get the Reputations to T6, check if the Skill Tree needs updating and get to Level 65.

    The Kelvin Timeline Intel Dreadnought can be used for both DPS and Tanking (I have seen a build but have not tried it)

    If you can give us more information the better we can help you.
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    Hi Guys

    I'm looking for a bit of advice and figured the forums would be the best place to start as having looked on Reddit etc and a lot of info isn't really up to date. Basically I've come back to STO after about 3 years break or so, I've levelled a new character to 65 who's fed engi and I got the Kelvin Timeline Intel Dreadnought.

    Basically I'm a bit overwhelmed with where to start, alot of the builds I'm seeing have universal consoles on pretty much every spot and of course I don't have those, I don't mind a grind to get good gear but I need like a starter point if that makes sense ?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!

    Kal
    Hey there, since you are returning player my advice would be to play through the new and revamped story arcs as some of the missions reward really good starter gear. I'll provide a list below, but as Bridger above me advised I would start levelling reputations to T6 (it takes about 2 months total). While you are doing that find some time to upgrade your gear to MK.XV using tech upgrades.

    On that front I'd suggest getting Phoenix upgrade tokens. Normally tech upgrades cost dilithium per upgrade (it can get expensive!) I'd suggest turning in your refined dilithium for Phoenix Prize Packs from the Dilithium Store. When you open a Phoenix prize pack you get 1 token per box of varying quality. The green uncommon ones can be turned in for Phoenix upgrade tokens which require no dilithium to use.

    If you get really lucky and get a gold (epic) prize token, you can use that to reacquire an old event ship on that character (winter, summer event etc.). Each prize token can be broken down into x2 of the quality below - e.g. Purple quality can be turned into x2 Blue qualities etc.

    Lastly check out this link its a list of recommended missions rewards and where you can obtain them: http://www.lethalitysto.com/mission-...ssion-rewards/

    Hope this helps!
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    A good guide in builds thread from Bridger on alternate consoles that you should take a look at. A fair few mission and rep consoles are fairly decent dependant on your build and will work as placeholders till you got exactly what you want



    Getting the best out of your build will be more than the consoles though Doffs Boffs Traits all play a big part again in builds section are some pointers on this also, Its a grind to get it all but jump in as many runs as you can or randoms and you will see the marks and dil build making it seem less a chore to get.


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