Octopus build recommendation

I’m building an Octopus and I wanted to see what you think of my setup.  I’m going for a mobile tank build.  I’m thinking…


Vanguard Drones (these are the tanky ones with triple the hit point and 50% healing when activated)

level 4 bonus: 10% weapon damage

level 4 bonus 20% effectivness of engineering modules

Slot setup:   2-1-3-2-1


I definitely think the Vanugard drones are the way to go.  I’m not sure on the level 8 bonus though; should I use energy consumption or reload rate bonus instead?  I was also thinking of going 1-1-3-3-1 but I really like the idea of having an extra engine module instead.  What do you all think?  Thanks!


[@ORCA1911](< base_url >/index.php?/profile/254263-orca1911/)
is the one to ask about ludicrous Octopus builds! ![;)](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/002.png “;)”)

I have a rather unorthodox build that acts like an active guard/gunship combo, very aggressive and no team heals 404 ![:D](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/006j.png “:D”) IDK if you’re looking for such a thing.

Managed to dig it up ![:D](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/006j.png “:D”)

That is very impressive take on an engineering build.  I’m not sure it is what I had in mind because I really want to make something to help my teammates out whereas this build looks like a solo type build. 


I think I will probably go with the 2-1-3-2-1 setup unless anyone has a dissenting opinion.  The beefier Vanguard Drones seem to be the way to go.  I’m just not sure what I should get for level 8 bonus.  Do you think energy regeneration, module effectiveness, or faster module recharge rate?

On my idea u can only heal someone really close to you with the drones you pop for yourself (theres a small radius where it heals everything close to you). As for lvl8 bonus, its how you play, do you have more trouble with energy or do the modules seem a bit wonky when activated? SP ships are made for things like this where you really want to max out your game style, outside help is of no use except providing the basic concept/idea for you to adapt to yourself.