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Archived Post 09-04-2010 03:24 PM

transphasic cluster torpedo?
 
I was in kerrat killing feds when I saw a transphasic cluster torpedo, at least I think that's what the name was... Am I seeing things or is this the high yield transphasic torpedo?

Archived Post 09-04-2010 03:28 PM

It is the reward from the new weekly mission.

It is basically a torpedo, that when it hits, spawns a net of 16 Transphasic torpedoes.

If used properly, it will suck the health out of anything.

Archived Post 09-05-2010 01:58 AM

Its basically a torpedo (torpedo cooldowns) which spaws net of transhasic mines as if you used dispersal pattern beta III.

It would be great if you could chose the type of mines. But its using the crapiest (tm) projectile in STO.

Archived Post 09-05-2010 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Dalnar
Its basically a torpedo (torpedo cooldowns) which spaws net of transhasic mines as if you used dispersal pattern beta III.

It shares the same cool down with mines; it cycles when mines are deployed. It's improved by mine skills and transphasic projectiles.

I'm using it on my mine-laying escort (engineer captain), and it's a lot of fun. Take down a target's shields with a volley of cannon fire, launch the Transphasic Cluster Torpedo and watch as the ship's loses about 25-50% of it's hull. On one instance I had about 7 or 8 of the mines get critical hits, so they were hitting bare hull for 1000-1200 damage each.

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Originally Posted by Dalnar
It would be great if you could chose the type of mines. But its using the crapiest (tm) projectile in STO.

With the torps the bonus is pointless once your target's shields drop. With mines it actually helps when you're taking on multiple targets.

Archived Post 09-05-2010 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Jarnin (Post 3011827)
On one instance I had about 7 or 8 of the mines get critical hits, so they were hitting bare hull for 1000-1200 damage each.

Are you sure skills affect it at all? I've no skill points spent in mines or transphasic projectiles. And get the same results.

Archived Post 09-05-2010 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by superchum (Post 3011870)
Are you sure skills affect it at all? I've no skill points spent in mines or transphasic projectiles. And get the same results.

According to the description Torp skill, Mine skill and one more add to the effectiveness of the torpedo.

Archived Post 09-05-2010 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Jarnin (Post 3011827)
It shares the same cool down with mines; it cycles when mines are deployed. It's improved by mine skills and transphasic projectiles.

Nope, it shares cooldown with torpedoes. You can drop mines and shoot the torpedo at the same time.

Archived Post 09-05-2010 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by anazonda (Post 3011901)
According to the description Torp skill, Mine skill and one more add to the effectiveness of the torpedo.

It's "Projectiles" (the lieutenant mines + torps skill), Mines and Transphasic Weapons.

Archived Post 09-07-2010 08:40 PM

Its a great support tool if you can fit it. Its kinda a weird ******* child of mines and torps. Its kinda like Tricobolt, in that its got a pretty lame cooldown time compared to normal torps, not as bad as tricobolt though. It flies relatively quickly, like a torpedo, and blossoms into 16 mines. Since most basic minelayers drop 5 mines, this is a pretty big difference for a 1-slot item. Also, the cluster torp scales with level, as you grow more powerful, so does it.

However, like all scaling weapons (like the tos phasers), where you are in your rank tree matters. At lowest levels of the rank tree, the item may be better replaced with the highest Mk you can fit, but as you move up, it quickly becomes equal to or exceeding green/blue highest MK stuff for your tree.

Archived Post 09-08-2010 12:22 AM

this torp is gonna be fun with the undiscovered country bird of preys fireing torps while cloaked passive skill :D 2x tricobalt, a cluster bomb, and whatever hehe maybe a quantum for high yielding, or a plasma!


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