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Archived Post 06-01-2012 09:22 PM

Star Ship Weapons
 
Hey is there a specific type of ship weapons that are better than other. For example Phaser tetryon Plasma and so on....
Also whatever is the best to use...is there a place to buy these weapons. When im at space dock in the shipyard i can only buy phasers i believe unless im not looking hard enough. There is also the exchange but again i got to search for weapons but how do i no what to look for???

help please.

Archived Post 06-01-2012 10:26 PM

No, there isn't "One" best weapons type out there. Now, there are bad ones, like plasma. Most end game shields come with plasma resistance so if you are planning on doing any PvP, then don't use plasma. Other then that, it is really personal preference. Pick the color you like, and the effect you like. I personal like Phasers for two reasons: 1, they are canon, and two, I like the effect. I know a guy that like polorans because he like the power drain proc, Some people like Anti-proton because of the extra crit you get from it. It is really personal preference.

You can get other weapon types at ESD. Up in the shipyard, go to the people on the opposite side of the room from the people that you get ships from. They will have good weapons. Although you have to pay dilithium for them, and they don't have AP. Deep Space K-7, the computer vender has some nice weapons to get you started as well.

If you are searching on the exchange, it is easy. just type something like this:

Dual Phaser Beam Bank Mk XI

Disruptor Beam Array

Polaron Dual Heavy Cannon

Archived Post 06-02-2012 03:45 AM

You can pick your weapons based on what you wish to accomplish, but keep in mind that there's only a 2.5% chance per shot so its effect will be very minimal.

In my case, I'm running an energy drain build so I use Polaron weapons for optimal draining. A science supporter might want disruptors to help its team, where an attacking escort would likely want anti-proton for as high as possible critical hits.

It really depends on what you want to do. But apart from the Plasma in PvP scenario, there is no wrong choice.

Archived Post 06-02-2012 06:16 AM

AP than Hybrid than Standard. That is without getting into the different rare bonuses you may find on a weapon.

Archived Post 06-02-2012 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by warduke73 (Post 4241710)
AP than Hybrid than Standard. That is without getting into the different rare bonuses you may find on a weapon.

Not true. Anti Proton weapons' effectiveness greatly scales with your base damage and your critical hit chance. On an escort, sure, they rock for dealing damage. But on cruisers and science ships, damage is lower and as a result, so is the 40% crit bonus.

And hybrids aren't better, because they sacrifice a damage modifier for the second proc effect. They're just different.

Archived Post 06-02-2012 09:29 AM

very interesting thanks guys. yea i wanna get into PvP and i take it plasma at this point isnt a good option. ill look into AP and the others. i might go to K-7 and get these weapons might be more variety there

cheers.

Archived Post 06-02-2012 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by mimz1990borg
very interesting thanks guys. yea i wanna get into PvP and i take it plasma at this point isnt a good option. ill look into AP and the others. i might go to K-7 and get these weapons might be more variety there

cheers.

I'll save you the trip, The default Federation Weapons are Phasers, all NPC vendors who are Federation Sell Phasers. I'm not sure if they sell only Photons or Photons and Quantums.

White Weapons off the Exchange are usually adequate, for leveling.

Same for the Klingons but with Disruptors.

Archived Post 06-02-2012 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by DKnight1000

White Weapons off the Exchange are usually adequate, for leveling.

Same for the Klingons but with Disruptors.

I would agree with that. White weapons will work fine for leveling. I even used Mk IV very rare weapons all the way to VA.

Once you reach VA, then start doing STF's, and get that gear.

Archived Post 06-02-2012 03:55 PM

For beams: Mk. XII Purple Phaser w/ [ACC] x 3 is probably king of the hill for PvP among beams. It's the proc. Even at 2.5% per Phaser fired it has the potential to be devastating.

The Hybrid Spiral-Wave Disruptors that come with the Galor are a solid second, combining the Phaser Proc with the Disruptor hull DR debuff proc, but can have problems hitting reliably in PvP.


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