I say ECM. As for the guards, two choices, Fed’s or Jericho’s.
For Jericho, use the LRF line so you can kill two birds with one stone by the end of T4 and have it ready to flesh out the LRF and guard’s in T5 already. It makes it that much faster.
In Fed, just keep up with the guard’s and you’ll have healers as well in T5.
Here’s the page with my T5 fed and Jericho guard builds. (T-Rex MK.II + Inquisitor (rank 13))
[http://forum.star-conflict.com/index.php?/topic/21967-inquisitor-build/page-5](< base_url >/index.php?/topic/21967-inquisitor-build/page-5)
To make sure you get up to T5 faster, thus giving you faster credits in the end, just focus on one until the end. Then, and only then, will you be able to flesh out the rest of one faction’s line in less than a year to T5.
Also, after you unlock the next ship and buy it, sell the previous one. Keep the best one in each tier. Do not focus on synergizing to max. You can do that when you are getting credits via T5 like a black hole. I don’t suggest selling the ships in T4, though (unless they’re not the good ones (If you don’t think you’ll be wanting to fly them later, sell them), And do not sell the ones in T5.
Bottom line, keep the best ones per tier, and sell the rest. This will give you the credit boost you need to accelerate your growth to T5.
Once in T5, you will be able to quickly rebuy the other ships while synergizing the T5’s. From here on out, farm in T5, and get all the credits you’ll ever need, and then buy the weapons and modules in the other tiers once
you’ve fitted the T5 using the T5 credit farms.
My guard builds can solo the Pirate Base on its hardest mode. Don’t take them lightly. (First round) (second and third round require other players with allot of dps)
You get more credits using the guards, mind. so work on these first.