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Archived Post 06-26-2011 02:33 PM

I was just told FBP is not good for pvp
 
I am using FBP3 for my intrepid, I like the potential for offense using a build with APD, and DEM with a sensor scan anyone have any better suggestions for how I can respec my sci? I liked running with High power High Aux, and I hate the idea of not doing any damage. Right now I am using

4 Beam arrays
Harpheng in front (told this may not be good for pvp, but I like not having to spec into it, and how fast it is)
tric in the back

Archived Post 06-26-2011 02:52 PM

well, not doing damage doesnt mean your not helping the team. I run my sci/intepid build with high aux and do very little damage. Ask any of my fleetmates if they like having me on the team however. I run CPB3, two tractors and the rest heals for my science skills and am a huge help to a team for holds, burning through shields, and heals. Regularly at the top of the charts for heals, and not many escort captains care for the 2nd tractor and the CPB3 throw at them. being a science captain running high aux also means having a crazy dampening field damage mitigation for the team also. FBP definately helps your damage numbers and self preservation, but I prefer abilities that will help my team over myself. Just my 2 cents though

Edit: Oh, and I run two chroniton torps out the front (allows firing 1 torp every 5 seconds=avg chroniton proc every 15 seconds) and two chroniton mines in the back. I stack another target engines1 as well as my inherant target abilities also. My whole goal is to slow down our target, pull down a shield and keep my teammates alive in the process. One beam array front and back gives me a 360 degree arc for me to use target abitilies. All of these equal laughable damage numbers every match. Its really bad for any ship to score less in damage than my setup unless their doing something similar.

Archived Post 06-26-2011 03:26 PM

Btw does anyone know if CPB and PSW share the same cooldown?

Archived Post 06-26-2011 03:27 PM

Unspeced Feedback pulse is rather useless, but I've seen a coule of people in PvP that managed to make even the new FBP3 work.

Just last night I got really torn up in my Negh'var against a Sci with FPB3. I believe it was comboed with Pattern Delta. So if you do that, your build might work. But for me, seems that a fully buffed FPB3 with consoles is the way to go.

Archived Post 06-26-2011 03:31 PM

Yeah thats exactly what i use, I was even thinking of switching for antiproton beams and the harpeng to transphasics in front and the breen transphasic in back, with plasma brams.

Archived Post 06-26-2011 04:10 PM

no cpb and psw do not share a c/d

Archived Post 06-26-2011 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by V12
Yeah thats exactly what i use, I was even thinking of switching for antiproton beams and the harpeng to transphasics in front and the breen transphasic in back, with plasma brams.

hhhmmmm DON'T :D

Stick to one single damage type (phasers/disruptors/tetryon/etc..). It's the only way to maximize your dmg output. Also, all dmg types do exactly the same BASIC damage, the only difference is that tiny "secondary" effect (called "proc").

Phasers/Disruptors are LOW COST in terms of Skillpoints, they both have good PROC and you can spare a lot of point to boost other vital skills (in your case, Science skills).

Archived Post 06-26-2011 06:55 PM

It's not bad, but there are better things to take for helping your team.

Good pugging skill, but not really good for premades.

Archived Post 06-26-2011 10:02 PM

But but, to "use it" you have to be the target..once people (with clue) realize you have it, and you tank well, they will focus on someone else and your pulse will be rotting. It works or noobs or persistent fools (like me).

Archived Post 06-27-2011 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalnar
But but, to "use it" you have to be the target..once people (with clue) realize you have it, and you tank well, they will focus on someone else and your pulse will be rotting. It works or noobs or persistent fools (like me).

Welll, as a Science, you can be so annoying that people really want to target you.

For that you probably need to expend some resources to tank, but even more to be the annoyance factor.

People will hate you for Scrambles, Gravity Wells, Tractor Beam and Photonic Shockwave ...


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