Kleckas wrote:I don't get why "everyone prety much dislikes" stealth B.
Not me. I love Stealth B.
Elhazzared wrote:They are both pretty bad, I'll give you that but for some reason the engi B didn't took too much atempts to get to sector 8 and even beat the flagship... The stealth B rarely gets past sector 1 (granted, if the run is not going decently like taking too much damage in a single fight, I'll just restart it).
Again dodge is dodgy at the best of times. Oh here, he fired the two weapons, engage the cloak... Both hit... Really...
Then ships with beams by the ton.
Ships with drones (especially the beam kind) by the ton. And these are EXTREMELLY rare when you run any other cruiser.
Ships with both lasers and missiles that will at least fire twice. One which you will hopefuly dodge if your cloak isn't acting like a jerk and a second time after your cloak expires before your beam is ready to fire.
I do go for level 3 cloak first and thentry to get engines at 4 but it just never works out. My weapon is too slow to charge and I always take damage. Worst is that in almost any fight that I take damage (and I take damage in almost all fights), the vast majority of times the weapon system is always hit.
The stealth B is just the worst ship ever in the game. Through a combination of the wrong weapon for the type of ship it is. To the way the RNG is purposefully altered to throw the absolute worst type of ships against you and finally to a screwy tweeked AI that when facing that ship will almost always try to hit your weapon system.
The only way this ship would work is either to have shields or a weapon pre-igniter... The later would be overpowered but again one of the few ways I see it working.
Quite frankly the ship is so incredibly bad that I think that from here on out I won't even go for cloak 3 to try and get my awesome run. I'll just restart as often as necessary till I am able to get the weapon pre-igniter so very early on that for the first 2 or 3 sectors I'll oneshot everything right at the start of the fight.
itg wrote:If you're struggling with Stealth B, you're probably not playing it right. The trick is to buy level 3 cloak with your first 50 scrap (literally), then cloak at the beginning of every fight, unless you see combat drones. That works because the glaive beam charge time is less than 15 seconds longer than almost every weapon in the game, an in particular every weapon you're likely to see in sectors 1-2. Note that you can steal power from oxygen and engines to power the cloak.
When you see combat drones, you have to tank the fire few hits, unless they're aimed at weapons or cloaking. It's possible to get screwed and take an unavoidable hit to weapons, but it's very unlikely if you do things right.
Elhazzared wrote:Cloak first is the wrong thing to do. Claok first means that it's guaranteed that you'll take a volley from the enemy ships every single time.
Elhazzared wrote:That is what I usually do and by the time I have the 3rd level of cloakI have taken 10 to 15 damage already because of all the reasons I stated above.
Elhazzared wrote:Cloak first is the wrong thing to do. Claok first means that it's guaranteed that you'll take a volley from the enemy ships every single time. You have 25 second charge on your weapon, even with 15 second cloak... Enemy ships short duration weapon fire in some 6 or 7 seconds cooldown so you'll always take a hit... And yes I've tried.
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