Borg Armadas

Summary
With the release of Borg armadas this guide will help understand the Borg Armadas and how to beat them. Now Updated for Mega Cube!


Overview

This guide assumes that you have the general concepts of armadas and crewing your ship. If you have any difficulties please familiarize yourself. (Guides on both of them coming soon)

Epic Borg Armada


Armada Mechanics

Borg Armadas requires a special item called "Borg Transwarp Cell". This is a different item then the "Transwarp Cells" you get as part of the daily gifts when having a Vi'Dar. The Borg Transwarp Cell can be acquired in the Event Store. Like the Transwarp Cells you will need to use one every time you travel to Borg Armada space but once you are there traveling between systems is free.

Make sure all the members of your armada are in Borg space before launching an Armada as these are only 5 minutes vs the 15 minutes for normal Armadas. 

Borg cubes have one major change over normal armadas their Critical Hit Chance is increased to 30% and the damage is increased to 400%! This requires a team effort as outlined below. 

Epic Borg Armada Stats


Ships

While any ships can be used to fight Borg Armadas the Vi'Dar's damage bonus applies to the borg cubes making it the most powerful choice when fighting the cubes. There is a tradeoff in this as the Vi'dar has very low health and the high damage of the cube creates the need for the fights to end quickly. 



Crew

Due to the mechanics of the Borg Armadas a team effort is more critical then ever to successfully beat the cubes. Outlined below is the crew setup for Uncommon and Rare Armadas.

Ship 1: (One of the weakest players or non Vi’Dar)

  • Captain:  9of10
  • Officers: 8of10 and 7of10

Why: With the synergy bonus 9of10 takes the critical hit chances of the Borg Cube to 0% effectively wiping off the 400% critical hits!

Borg Crew 1

 

Ship 2:

  • Captain: 8of10
  • Officers: Gorkon, 7of10

Why: This ship has a 42% chance to do critical hits and with Gorkon activating a Hull Breach everyones Critical Damage is increased by 80%!

Borg Crew 2

 

Ships 3-X: (Strongest Vi’Dars)

  • Captain: 8of10
  • Officers: 9of10, 7of10

Why: These ships have a 62% chance to deal critical hits and take advantage of Gorkon’s Hull Breach dealing massive critical hits!

Borg Crew 3


Conclusion

While these crews are listed for the relatively easy Uncommon and Rare armadas as we extend into the Epics the principals will remain the same. The epic officers will be included into this guide shortly. 

What about 7of10 as captain? : 7of10's captain ability does not work verses armadas.

Following these steps will allow even small alliances tackle these massive Armadas. 



Mega Cube - The Vi’Dar is no longer King

  • The Borg Mega Cube Armadas have been released and guess what... They are hard, Really Really Hard!

Most alliances will not be able to take out one of these Armadas on their own and a fleet of Vi’Dar’s will not be able to effectively deal damage before being taken down by the massive amount of damage inflicted by these Armadas. If you have a fleet of high power G4 ships laying around disregard this.  

The Mega Cube much like the normal Borg Armadas has a 30% Critical Chance with 400% Critical Damage. Where they differ is there are now 3 different types each very strong verses a particular type of ship. 

  • Tractor Beams - 61k Armor Pierce, 87k Shield Pierce, 438k Accuracy = Interceptor Killer
  • Photon Cannon - 438k Armor Pierce, 61k Shield Pierce, 87k Accuracy = Battleship Killer
  • Disruptor Cannon - 87k Armor Pierce, 438k Shield Pierce, 61k Accuracy = Explorer Killer

So the Plan: If you cant beat it make the biggest scratch possible The focus of this tactic focuses on a couple things to make the biggest dent into the Mega Cubes scoring points for the alliance and some lucky solo points for one-two player(s).

  • Focus on the Disruptor Canons (The have the lease Accuracy which means the Interceptors will live the longest) 
  • Use Interceptors and Battleships only!
  • Focus on longevity verses quick damage aside from 1 Vi’Dar. 
  • Gorkon and Nero are our friends (Remember the Burning hidden effect?)

Ship 1: Weakest Ship

  • Captain: 9of10
  • Officers: 7of10, 8of10, (6of10 replaces 8 if possible)

Why: Like before this crew takes the crit chance of the ship to 0%

Ship 2: Strongest Battleship

  • Captain: Kumak
  • Officers: Vemet, Nero

Nero and burning reduces the hull health of the target by 1% every round its burning. Kumak provides a boost to defense and survivability paired with Vemet for the max synergy bonus. 

Ship 3: Strongest Vi’Dar

  • Captain: 5of10
  • Officers: 6of10, 7of10

Try to keep the damage ship going as long as possible using 5of10 to extend the fight. 

Ship 4: Strongest Battleships/Interceptors left 

  • Captain: 8of10
  • Officers: 7of10 (6of10 if you have), Gorkon

Why: Like before maximize Critical Damage

Ship 5: Meat Shield (Strongest Battleship/Intercetptor)

  • Captain: Bones
  • Officers: Spock and Kirk (need 750% spock)

Why: Stay alive as long as possible and keep Nero burning and the Vi’Dar firing. 

 

Summing it up:

The idea of this fit is not to go into the fight and take down the Mega Cubes the purpose of this fleet is to score as many points possible for your Alliance and for the Vidar pilot in trying to top the solo leaderboard. The other bigger ships provide critical support roles to keep the burning ship alive and maximize the number of rounds the Vi’Dar lives.