Science Support

Joshua Jardinero

Build Overview and Focus

This character has taken a number of different turns on his ground build evolution, mostly starting from a kit-based mage perspective and eventually settling on a cold-based build for his primary setup. However, around the time I began fleshing out his build and doing ground research, I realized that there was room for two unique support builds and one of them would need a science captain. Since he's my only science captain at present, he got the nod for an alternate support loadout.

We've been pairing this support with a tactical character also running support and had good success with it. This character is what we are calling a "blue support" due to the use of the science career and kit abilities, whereas the other is our "red support." This build has been used in a number of channel runs on Bug Hunt that set records for those characters

Character Info and Thematic Choices

Yet another human character with a 2409 start. Since he flies more Temporal ships, my headcanon is that he leans more into the Temporal agent side of things, but that won't really come into play on this build.

Meta Analysis

Budget Analysis

If the cost seems expensive, don't worry. Lower-budget alternatives are provided below

Change History

Build Breakdown

Heavy focus on support; he focuses hard on that, but is still functional enough to do Normal or maybe Advanced-level content, though I'd probably swap him around to his Mage build if I wasn't supporting BHE.


Skill Unlocks


The meta skill layout would be to skip Shield Capacity, Endurance, and Armor in favor of Improved Weapon Damage, Weapon Criticals, and Weapon Penetration. I just think ground on higher difficulties requires a bit more survivability than that and haven't felt the need to change it. 


Personal Equipment


The hypo doesn't matter at all. Replace it with whatever's convenient. There are some teamwide Health and Weapon batteries if you want to get really fancy but they cost dil.

Rainbow or IDIC Tribble is probably better than Solanae since it's teamwide.

Kit Modules


Set Bonuses


One last note: You could make an argument for Intelligence primary, taking Temporal Secondary. I am not sure which is better.

Alternately, the Iconian 3-piece (Shield/Armor/Weapon) is an option.


Personal Traits

Meta-Focused Tweaks:

Budget Tweaks:

Reputation Traits

Active Reputation

Duty Officers

Meta-Focused Tweaks:

Budget Tweaks:

 If low budget


Ground Stats

Parse Breakdown

Supported a teammates to 2.46K DPS on this run. Selfish DPS was  251

If you want to reduce DPS, don't use the active reps, which will reduce DPS to around 100. You shouldn't get a leaver penalty; we've seen people get rewards with DPS as low as 19.