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goduranus

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New favorite ship, the Monitor
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:25:10 AM »

Wow,  Monitor+Frontal Shield+Harden Shields+Flux Distributor, could sit in the middle of an enemy formation for minutes without overloading :D, and distract the crap out of them while your cruisers shoot them from behind. There is a choice between Unstable Injector for extra speed or Hardened Subsystems for longer distraction.
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 07:17:31 AM »

Same! Tho after the initial mods you mentioned I just throw everything onto reactor skills.
It's especially fun to put an aggressive officer at the helm, throw him at a carrier-heavy expedition and just... watch him go
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 07:24:49 AM »

Wow,  Monitor+Frontal Shield+Harden Shields+Flux Distributor, sit could in the middle of an enemy formation for minutes without overloading :D, and distract the crap out of them while your cruisers shoot them from behind. There is a choice between Unstable Injector for extra speed or Hardened Subsystems for longer distraction.

So frontal shield doesn't change the arc of fortress shield? Will the AI actively use the fortress shield and just sit there?
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 08:23:51 AM »

This is really something I've wanted to play with, but have been having trouble finding them in my .9x games.
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 09:34:34 AM »

I've found a few Monitors in the Askonia system.
Not sure about AI control, I've been controlling it myself, gonna give AI officer a try if I find a reckless officer with good stats.

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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 08:44:16 PM »

That image is amazing.  :o
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 01:45:58 AM »

Yep, they are friggin amazing :)
An immortal distraction for 6 supply might be a bit too much but still love them.

This is really something I've wanted to play with, but have been having trouble finding them in my .9x games.
IIRC they can show up in black market, dunno if it's faction dependent.
I remember having them way before the blueprint so definitely buyable.
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 02:51:11 PM »

Yep, they are friggin amazing :)
An immortal distraction for 6 supply might be a bit too much but still love them.

This is really something I've wanted to play with, but have been having trouble finding them in my .9x games.
IIRC they can show up in black market, dunno if it's faction dependent.
I remember having them way before the blueprint so definitely buyable.

Hegemony patrols have them too! You can steal them from the hegemony.
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 04:42:26 PM »

They're really good vs. starbases. You can park it in front of your carriers, and soak up most of the attacks.
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 12:07:57 PM »

AI will drop shields for no reason so monitor will not last long - still much better than any frigate except maybe centurion.
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2018, 04:20:00 AM »

Lul gotta try that whats the load out?
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 12:40:37 PM »

With the hard 30-ship fleet limit, Monitor is the only combat frigate that's worth including in your endgame fleet. Anything else is a waste of slot.
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2018, 12:57:08 PM »

SO tempest for pursuits and monitor for distraction are the only frigate I use.
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2018, 08:26:18 PM »

actually the monitor serves as proof to me that 1% hard flux discharge with shields up and 0-flux boost at 1% or less flux should be the standard for frigates -- the monitor has half of those and is the only frigate that can stand up in a big fight
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Re: New favorite ship, the Monitor
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2018, 11:15:21 PM »

tempest\afflictor chain deployment + monitor with officer with 10% hard flux drain and you can beat anything that have limited CR
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