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soulwarrior78 06-27-2012 11:52 PM

Best weapon type for PvP
 
I used to play this game when it first came out, over 2 yrs ago, then I switched to other games, and now I came back (swtor blows), and I'm wondering what damage type to use on my escort ship.

I heard antiproton is good, but for a pvp situation wouldn't phaser or polaron be better since they actually have procs unlike antiproton?

Speaking of Polaron, the proc for that is -25 to all systems, but it doesn't say how long that -25 lasts. Is it for 5 seconds like the procs from the other weapons, or does it stay -25 until the target gets out of combat or how does that work exactly?

Thanks.

falloutx23 06-27-2012 11:56 PM

phaser=disable=death

talzerotwo 06-27-2012 11:57 PM

I pretty much never fly escorts. But my understanding is that antiprotion should be for tac captains because of their higher crit rate? phasers = king for procs. polaron = idk. dis = you only need on person running this on team. plasma = everyone and their ma has resists to it. tetryeon = good for back up to switch to as not too many folk resist specifically against it.

my reccomendation is phasers for the proc. ap if you're a tac. but probably someone more familiar with escorts can help you with that.

talzerotwo 06-27-2012 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by falloutx23 (Post 4466881)
phaser=disable=death

what he said.

dantrainor 06-28-2012 01:27 AM

Phaser is definately the most potent proc... Too potent? Perhaps.

shimmerless 06-28-2012 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soulwarrior78 (Post 4466851)
I used to play this game when it first came out, over 2 yrs ago, then I switched to other games, and now I came back (swtor blows), and I'm wondering what damage type to use on my escort ship.

I heard antiproton is good, but for a pvp situation wouldn't phaser or polaron be better since they actually have procs unlike antiproton?

Speaking of Polaron, the proc for that is -25 to all systems, but it doesn't say how long that -25 lasts. Is it for 5 seconds like the procs from the other weapons, or does it stay -25 until the target gets out of combat or how does that work exactly?

Thanks.

Antiproton has an innate proc (i.e. it isn't a chance/rolled for) which boosts crit severity. If you're specced right, the extra DPS adds up fast. Unfortunately there are no available antiproton weapons with decent modifiers (iirc there aren't even [Acc]x2s) so their use is very limited at best.

Phaser is pretty much king of the roost.

neurodopamine 06-28-2012 02:05 AM

If you happen to own a Galor, the Spiral-Wave Disruptors are the best weapon type.

piwright42 06-28-2012 02:13 AM

I have seen a few of late call phasers cheesy. To me that says it all. Otherwise I see it as situational.

Tac on an escort? Antiprotons or phasers

Engie in a cruiser that wants to actually tank? Tetryons for sure or possibly Polarons

Flying a Garumba and want the javelin to mean something? Disruptors

For everything else there are phasers.

Eww I use phasers on my Qin Raptor.

:(

bawj4ws 06-28-2012 02:39 AM

Phaser proc is the most noticeable. Not sure if its broken or if its because there are now a lot of pets using this weapon type.

still sticking with polaron for energy stripping goodness

otherdave 06-28-2012 02:46 AM

the type that makes things go BAAA-BOOOOM!!!!!!


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