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Trincomalee vs Endymion

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I am planning on building a load of either one to hopefully get some good bonus trim on a few but can't decide between the two. I would appreciate some of the more skilled / experienced PvP players among you to share your knowledge and explain the pros and cons of each compared to the other and let me know which one you prefer and why. Also if there is another frigate I should consider, let me know please.

Thank you, captains.

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Both :) 

Trinco: More responsive ship, better turning and tacking. Needs getting used to but once mastered she is the best ship in game imo.

Endy: Better at tanking/bouncing and better close hauled. has stern chasers :) 

I would say both ships are good but personally I prefer the trinco because its my ship since release. 

Test them yourself and find out!

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Hachi is correct. A recommendation: try both with carronades on the top deck. Methinks the Trinc got some more HP but the Endy counters it by better hull shape. Endy's turn rate got buffed a while ago so one more reason to try her. 

Personally as Hachi I prefer the Trinc. For the OW there is no alternative in this class. Pirate Frig is too small and not good enough close hauled. Essex lacks chasers and fire power. Indefatigable is very bad closed hauled and has serious crew issues (well actually they all have that^^)Though I never really sailed her a lot. Methinks @EliteDelta sails the Indef. 

Edit regarding Ahoy Mateys comment: the more experienced you get on those ships the more can you cover their weaknesses. As basically on every ship. Never sank due to leaks on the Trinc.

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Just now, Ahoy H.R. Matey said:

Endymion is pretty, fast, fragile and has bad DPS.

Trinco is awkward due to its excess heeling.

So, neither.

put 18s on endy and dps is the same. 

 

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Trinc was my fav ship for a long time, but Endymion is a much better sailor and better brawler because of hull and turn rate + stern chasers, the Achilles heel of Trinc. 

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I'd say the Trinc is more difficult to master, but can be very rewarding once you do. (I'm told) :D

The Endymion seems not punish you as much if you make a mistake though.

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I prefer Endymion for the 24pd longs to demast at further ranges. Also you can demast first rates (had some fun in that battle, hehe) from reasonable range if they don't buff their masts, something the Trinc's 18pd guns may have more trouble with. Also I like the Endymion's stern guns for when you have to run :). That being said, Endymion is pretty squishy compared to some other 5th rates--you have to be careful about taking hits--so maximize your hull shape advantage and get some angles to bounce shots (as you always should).

Trincomalee is also quite nice. Handling is overall better than Endymion, and the four bow chasers are certainly nice. However the lack of stern guns can be concerning if you are trying to run from a ship(s) that is nearly as fast as you. The 18s on the Trincomalee are nice for brawling, but they seem lack the pen to fight at longer ranges (not always important, just depends on your fighting style). 

 

Really, you should try both and see which one suits your style better. I like both ships, but if I could only have one, it would be my Endymion. I don't sail a fir/fir one, but I am fairly confident that I can always outrun the ships I can't outfight...I can't say the same for too many other 5th rates I've sailed.

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As soon as I reach the necessary rank for recruiting enough crew, my ship of choice will be the Endymion. Until then, I have to annoy Merewether and Nethro with a Prince of Neufchatel, like yesterday. One of them sunk, other only escaped due to massive repair efforts.

Have to admit, most of the work was done by my ally (think Lisa was sailing a Trincomalee). :ph34r:

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Trincs a very good turner, it will tac with no negative speed if you enter the tac with enough speed. I get the impression the Endy is stronger though. Plus of course, the Trinc has no stern chasers.

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Endymion is pretty, fast, fragile and has bad DPS. Famous for annoying the sister ship of the Connie, the President, into striking colors.

Trinco is awkward due to its excess heeling.

So, neither.

Edited by Ahoy H.R. Matey

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