- The Anaconda-M :
The Anaconda-M is a rank 9 Federation Guard Frigate unlocked throught the Anaconda (Rank 8 Engineer).
Corresponding to all the federal ships, it have balanced hull and shield values, making it able to use various builds and differents gameplays. With a better mobility than its cousin, the “Crusader S”, the Anaconda-M can be use in the Front Line, for Flanking actions or Hunting Playstyle.
The Anaconda-M use 7 ship modifiers and 4 Active modules :
_ 1 Engine
_ 1 Capacitor
_ 3 Shields
_ 1 Hull
_ 1 CPU
The following bonus are unlocked by synergising the ship :
_Maximum Capacitor Volume increase by 20%
_Shield resistance to all dammage increased by 10 pts
_Weapon Cooling rate increase by 50%
The Anaconda-M is a guard with a Faster Gameplay than the Jericho Guards, allowing players to have a ship a little less tankier (or not) but more interesting in terms of speed, strategy and repositionning.
Of course, it can be play with standard fitting but you will not be able to exploit the main particularity of this ship.
The following builds are based on this adaptation capacity and require a certain comprehension of the guard’s mechanics and game’s mechanics.
- Implants :
The Following Implant List is open to modification according to player’s preference, most of the implants listed here are really well synergised with “my” gameplay/flying style and the modules/Ship modifiers I use to equip on my Anaconda-M listed later in this post.
Rank 1 : Neurocontroller “HR1-SE” : +25 pts to all hull resistances
(Basic implant → Combo with the Hull modifier / Implant)
Rank 2 : Neurocontroller “Occulus” : Locking time -43% / Critical Chance + 10%
Rank 2 : Neurocontroller “FCM-M1” : CC time reduce by 23% / Spread -20%
(Depending of your weapon choice / CPU choice)
Rank 3 : Neurocontroller “SR-Mark 2” : +20pts to all shield resistances
(Basic Implant → Combo with Active Modules / Prevent Negative resistance)
Rank 4 : “No specified Implant here” Adapt it to your preference/Missile type
Rank 5 : Alpha-Ihnibitor “Velox” : Rotation speed increase by 30%
(Must Have in a frigate / Combo with the Hull Modifier)
Rank 6 : Alpha-Inhibitor “Ox” : +50% to critical dammage
Rank 6 : Alpha-Inhibitor “WPN-F52” : +30% Plasma/Railgun Projectile speed / +10% maximum laser temperature
(Depending of your weapon)
Rank 7 : Beta-Accelerator “Predator” : Afterburner energy use reduced by 17%
(My choice due to the fact I’m a lot of time out of position)
Rank 8 : Beta-Accelerator “Rapidus” : Reduce Multipurpose modules cooldown by 17%
(Combo with an Active module) / (Can be changed according to players preferences)
Rank 9 : Beta-Accelerator “Gigas II” : Increase Hull resistance to all dammage by 12pts by ennemy locked on you
(Must have / Combo with an active module and a ship modifier)
Most of the Implants are related to modules and Ship modifiers, Boosting the survavibility and allowing to do some survive in risky situation:
_Diving a protected beacon/location (and survive)
_Survive against Ion Emitter / Singularity Cannon enough time to reach cover / give time to your team
_Optimise your resistance while healing (Engineer/SelfHeal)
_Become the Master of the Galaxy (… Wait, what?)
- Prerequisites :
a) Mechanics :
Two Important things to understand : “Phase shield” and “Analysing the Battlefield”.
First the “Phase Shield” because it’s your most important tool in the game :
It’s the guard’ Special Module, Increasing your shield resistance to One type of dammage by 150 pts and buffing your dammages by 25% if you take dammge from the selected type for 5 secondes.
The Cycle for the Phase shield is :
“Thermal Resistance” → “EM Resistance” → “Kinetic Resistance” → “Thermal Resistance” →…
You can switch the type of increased resistance by pressing “F” (standard button).
You always start a game with the “Phase Shield” on “Thermal Resistance”.
Mastering the “Phase Shield” is an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY !
Do not expect miracles without knowing your ship.
Secondly, analysing the battlefield is also an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY !
I use a small list (Convenient and Fast) : the rule of OR-CA.
_ OR-CA _ means: _ O _bjective _ R _econ / _ C _ombat _ A _nalysis
_ OR _:
1.What are my objectives? (Basic)
2.Where are they? (Basic)
3.What are / will be the ships (Allies and Enemies) on the objective? (Strategy)
4.Which way will I take? (Strategy and Security)
_ CA _:
1.Do I have enough firepower or effects to influence the battle? (Strategy)
2.Could I put myself under cover? (Asteroids, Buildings …) (Security)
3.Are my Modules / missiles ready to be use? (Combat)
4.When will I use them? (Strategy)
Normally, 1 and 2 should soon become automatic.
And there will only be 3 and 4 to apply.
Finally the last question: WHAT WILL I DO?
It will be up to you to adapt according to the responses to the questions posed above.
The advantage of this “little methodology” is that it also works after a death / a battle.
What to understand what was wrong, what it would have rather been done.
And thus progress in mastering your ship.
And it’s adaptive to all ships and all players. You can add all the question you need and find your own answer to adapt your Gameplay !
b) Modules and Ship Modifiers
(Small Reminder: These fitting are made and tested with “at least” the MK3 modules.
The viability of these builds has therefore not been tested with Mk1 and Mk2).
Let’s start with the weapons:
_Heavy Blaster (Thermal Dammages)
_Coil Mortar (Kinetic Dammages)
_Positron Cannon (EM Dammages)
Weapons depend on the desire of the players, they can all be used.
The choice of munitions and missiles as well.
Secondly, Active Modules:
_Emergency Shield booster
_Multiphase Shield Adapter
_Liquid Metal Injector
_Mass Propulsion Inhibitor
Finally Ship Modifiers : ( Sort by Category )
_ Vernier Engine ( rotation speed)
_ Catalyst Injector ( High speed)
THIS CHOICE WILL CHANGE YOUR POSITIONNING !!!
BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU WILL CHOOSE IT !!!
_ Iridium Heatsink ( Increase Rate of Fire or RoF )
_ Voltage Regulator ( Increase Energy Regeneration)
_ Pulse Discharger ( Dammages Increase / Reduce Energy Regeneration)
_ Acceleration Coil ( Increase shot speed)
_ Adaptive Shield ( Increase shield and Hull Resistance When flying at max speed)
_ Projection shield Splitter ( x2) ( Increase shield Values for reduce Acceleration)
_ EM Diffuser ( Increase Shield EM Resistance)
_ Thermal Modulator ( Increase Shield Thermal Resistance)
_ Auxilliary Projector Shield ( Increase Shield Values)
_ Armor -Plated Hull ( Increase Hull Values but reduce Max speed)
_ Galvanized Amor ( Increase Hull resistances to all types of dammages but reduce rotation speed)
_ Reinforced Beams ( Increase Hull values)
_ Electronic Guidance (If you still have one ) (Reduce Spread)
_ Horizon Module ( Increase Maximum and Optimal range)
_ Proton Wall ( Reduce CC duration )
_ Target Tracking Coprocessor ( Increase Critical Dammage )
_ Infrared Scanner ( Increase Critical chance)
Standard n°1 :
With this build, You will have a poor acceleration rate due to the 2 Shield Projector Splitter, but nice shield quantity.
The 2 Others Hull modifications are based on your Gameplay, some players will prefer to have Huge hull and less resistance (Armor Plated / Reinforced Beams) and others will prefers resistances (Galvanised). (An also what you already have as modules)
The main fact with this build is your Capacitor.
According to your weapons/missiles and the capacitor you will choose, it can modify your positionning. Most of the time, your job will be to stay with your team and make them a way to the objective.
The CPU choice is yours (Player preference and Weapon)
Keep a Command Fighter and an Engineer in range.
The multiphase Shield Adapter is a must have with this build.
(I’m using this build when I don’t want to play to much aggressive and a little bit more passive).
OKAY, this is my lazy build ! (Or the build I consider as the laziest build ever made)
With this build, it will be possible to tank a little better thermal damage. This build is I think the most fluently used on Guards.
It contains a bit of everything you need: Resistances shields, a little a reduced acceleration, and maximum speed more than correct.
This build is slightly more versatile (Especially if a Capacitor Power Relay is selected)
With higher resistances on shields, and a small improvement in their regeneration, build allows some bold moves.
The advantage of this build is that it reduces the dammages:
_ From Ion Emitter
_ From the torpedo of Jericho LRF
_ From Imperial disintegrator
_ From proximity mines
_ From Minelayers
_ From Standard Missiles
_ From Web Plasma / Plasma Arc
_ From Anomaly Generator / Nuke
In short, a balanced Build that has already proved its effectiveness ! (Already use in old game version)
You will be limited by your Capacitor once again, remember to always stay in the range of your allies !
Or you will have troubles…
This special build is a bit unusual.
Unlike previous builds, in which the capacitor and your allies dictated your positioning, it is governed by one rule:
ALWAYS BE AT MAXIMUM SPEED!
The aim is to maximize the combo “Phase Shield” + “Adaptive Shield (s)” + “High Mobility”.
In case of loss of shields: The combo “Adaptive Shield (s)” + “Galvanized Armor” + “High Mobility” should save you more times than you might think.
This build is for players who blame the Guards to be too static and slow.
Mobility, Firepower and Tanking Combined combined at it finest for giving birth to a new type of gameplay underexploited.
For this “Fitting”, the only limit we could find would be the choice of weapons.
Because mobility is necessary to use the full durability of this fitting, weapons with the “Slow Barrel” have a slight tendency to be slightly more difficult.
Little bonus: The “Battering Ram” becomes super Funny.
Actual Viable Actives Modules Combo for the Anaconda-M :
- Why no Anti-Missile Shield : Most of the Time, your positionning will not be enough useful to optimize the AMS and the Nerf of the AMS, it change it to something not really interresting.
- Emergency shield booster Everywhere? Yes, The phase shield do not only buff resistance, it also buff Dammages by 25% and it’s safer to have something to heal your main tanking hability.
- What should I take if I use …? What you want/have ! The best thing to do is to try them all and find which one is better for you !
- Why no explanation about the Fitting/Positionning? Understanding the basic Game’s Mechanics is needed to be able to use this fitting. A minimum Knowledge about the modules and the maps is also important. Each game in StarConflict are differents (Fleet Composition / Ennemy team / Allied Team / Personnal skill), that makes impossible to explain all the particularities on differents fitting.
Terminology and Tips:
The positionning is considering the “Range between you and your Ennemy” ,the “Range Between you and your Allies” and the “Cover”
It’s allowing to create a Suppresion zone with your guard and can be done by differents way :
_ Debuffing the Ennemy Dammage (Signature Masking)
_ Slowing the Ennemy - Make them easier to shoot (Mass Propulsion Inhibitor)
_ Kill them all (Pulsar)
A good Positionning is the location where the majority of your allied are protected by your debuffs (or Ennemies debuffed) and where you’re still able to kept a good amount of Energy to fall back when needed.
Afterburning in straigh line directly to a beacon without any allies with you and no cover available is a bad positionning (and a bad idea)
Flying with your team, to a beacon and using the asteroids/building to reduce the amount of Locking / Sniping, missiles, random shots and use the cover to do a “Pick-a-boo” is a good Positionning.
Cover : It’s everything that can stop Projectiles, missiles and some debuffs (By blocking the side of View). Using it at your advantage will grant you a tactical survavibility bonus. It’s also a good Baiting zone.
Don’t try to be an Hero :
“HEROES ALWAYS DIE”.
Questioning is the basis for improving : Always ask yourself about what you did if you died.
Modules Timing : Use your modules wisely, most is of the Guard modules have pretty big cooldown (even for experimental). This mastery often requires a little time.
DO NOT FRIGBALLZ ! And Fly safely !
Word of the day : Baguette !
Thanks for Reading !