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Archived Post 03-10-2012 06:16 PM

Point Defense Turret is like crazy strong??
 
So, I'm redoing the one 2800 mission where you have to disable the clusters under DS-9 before going to the worm hole.

I just did the mission and got the Deflector and now I want the shields.

Knowing how much of a pain those swarms are, I put my Point Defense Turret on my shuttle and this basically one-shots those Jem'Hadar fighters that but you while you disable the things under DS-9.

My MK-X Phaser Beam Array doesn't even do that. Even my MK-X rare Quantum Torpedos are no one-shot kill, but this turret is...

Not complaining but what is the deal with this thing? I got it when I bought one of the Commander Escort refits.

Archived Post 03-10-2012 06:29 PM

All three swarmers groups destroyed in less than 6 seconds with it. Like a BOSS!

Archived Post 03-10-2012 06:37 PM

It works great, and makes a nice finishing attack against larger taregets once the shields are down (and use a tractor beam to get the target to stand still)... But then there's that 3 minute cool-down, as well as limited range...

Archived Post 03-10-2012 07:27 PM

Is this the Thunderchild console, or the other one from "way back when" that was exclusive for some reason or other?

Archived Post 03-10-2012 07:30 PM

The Point Defense Turret has special damage modifiers for smaller crafts like fighters and and frigates...gets a huge boost against fighters and shuttles.

Archived Post 03-11-2012 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ebeneezergoode
Is this the Thunderchild console, or the other one from "way back when" that was exclusive for some reason or other?

I have the exclusive one from collectors edition, but that is a set damage
amount. Does not scale to my knowledge.

Archived Post 03-11-2012 01:32 AM

I love the Thunderchild PDS, that's the only C-store ship I've bought so far and that console goes on every ship I get.

It's also crazy useful in the shuttle missions like the Vault and the Gamma Quadrant one - when the native creatures turn hostile and you have to kill them the PDS just evaporates them in seconds

Archived Post 04-16-2012 12:16 PM

Can anyone tell me if the turret you use for the thunderchild has to be a phaser turret? Or can I use any weapon type with the console?

Archived Post 04-16-2012 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pyratlord
Can anyone tell me if the turret you use for the thunderchild has to be a phaser turret? Or can I use any weapon type with the console?

The Thunderchild PDS is a Phaser weapon.

Archived Post 04-16-2012 04:10 PM

I have it too, very worthwhile. I seldom use it, but whenever i'm doing FvK I slot it to massacre the klingon cheese. Works on fighters, dronespam, russian satellites, etc. Then I evasive away, cloak, swap it back out, and come back with my alpha build.


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