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General STO

RATFOs vs Red Alerts

Red Alerts: https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Red_Alert ~3 minutes each if you can guarantee that speed yourself (without relying on team mates). ~20 runs per hour. 52 marks per run; ~1040 marks per hour (20×52). 480 dil ore per run; ~9600 dil ore per hour. Normal R&D Materials; ~x20 per hour. Duration ~3 minutes Runs per hour ~20 Marks […]

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Space Combat STO

Legendary Scimitar Surgical Strikes Part 2: Concentrate Firepower

After processing the great feedback from the folks at r/stobuilds (seriously, some really significant improvements), I’ve refined my Legendary Scimitar Surgical Strikes build into something I’m very satisfied with by adding in a torpedo and Concentrate Firepower. It pulled 601k DPS in it’s inaugural ISE channel run. Great team! My piloting was empirically not so […]

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Space Combat STO

Legendary Scimitar Surgical Strikes Builds

See part 2 with new updates here! Exploring the reworked Surgical Strikes (SS) ability from the Intel specialization with the Legendary Scimitar. The bridge officer seating of this ship is remarkably flexible with SS, and I think multiple variants are worth exploring. Here I’m sharing what I’ve started with and hopefully we can identify things […]

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Personal Log STO

Crit Doffs

https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Specialization:_Energy_Weapons_Officer#Crit_Chance_variant https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Specialization:_Projectile_Weapons_Officer#Crit_Chance_variant I recorded a PUG ISA run using a single CritH doff and a single CritD doff and tallied the buff stacks every 5 seconds. I flew a CSV-built Akira (7 cannons + Soliton). The run took about 97 seconds and I parsed 317k DPS (actually a personal best in this ship, parse below). […]

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Space Combat STO

Legendary Scimitar Cannon Build

This is a fun and effective cannon build – I’ve had a 511k DPS Infected Elite run it, but it really shines in general scenarios! It’s quickly become one of my favorite builds to play around in. I utilize Photonic Officer, Boimler, and Unconventional Systems for cooldowns. Since I’m utilizing four activated Universal Consoles, Unconventional […]

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Ground Combat STO

Ranged Build (Tactical)

This powerful ground build is based around an unusually strong, vendor-sold primary weapon and mission reward items (obtainable at any level, post tutorial). I think it is great for both new and experienced players alike. While some of the items listed are more expensive, the bones of the build are not, and you can safely […]

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Space Combat STO

Interface & Keybinds

This is how I configure my UI, Settings, and keybinds for STO. I use the same layout and keybinds across all of my toons, which helps keep things consistent and speeds up the process of setting up new builds and alts. Here is my full screen layout, for reference: Note: Due to a longstanding bug, […]

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Ground Combat Missions STO

Solo TFO: Cat’s Tale

UPDATED: 9 minute, 40 second run here: I think this Halloween Event TFO is easiest solo, because an uneducated teammate – or troll – can really halt progress. Here is a video of a 13 minute, 20 second run. I did not try to get the cats, but I think I hit all the candles […]

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Personal Log STO

Event Campaign III Reward Choice

To help people choose their Event Campaign reward (https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Event_Campaign_III_Prize:_Premium_T6_Starship_Choice), here is a spreadsheet that lists the 68 possible ship choices: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nvnfGYiaXPuyZefTDD6z1PViylTMH538ZClPJC4zamM/edit?usp=sharing Each ship is listed with most of its stats, but most importantly: the Notes column specifies whether or not the ship has any “meta” consoles, traits, or seating. The list has been reviewed by […]

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Space Combat STO

Space Skill Tree

A strong offense is the best defense. This is the all-around skill tree that I use for all my builds. Note the lack of defensive skills – they are like training wheels and will only hold you back. I use this (or a close variant) on all my alts. More specialized trees can be put […]