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illcadia 01-17-2013 01:42 AM

Are Thermionic Torpedoes worthwile?
Or more accurately, are they worth the opportunity cost of purchasing an Orb Weaver off the exchange?

I'd intend for them to be used for an energy draining build on my Sci (running a fleet recon), but I've heard conflicting reports on their effectiveness.

mattjohnsonva 01-17-2013 02:11 AM

I had a Recluse so i bought an Orb Weaver to get the web. I have been using the Thermionic torp too and it appears to do nothing that I can detect in PvE. In PvP it sometimes shut's down a subsystem as you may be aware when you have fought Tholians, but for PvE it is basically useless IMO. I hope someone can show that I'm wrong because I love the idea of it.

omgrandalthor 01-17-2013 02:14 AM

i dont think it is i have been using it on my sci ship just to see and have yet see it do much save the $$

webdeath 01-17-2013 07:04 AM

Even with 4 Flow Capacitors, a Flow Capacitor Deflector, and any other toys with flow Capacitors on them, it's not really worth it by it's self.

The Torpedo is basically a Free Target Subsystem or two. How ever if you were to use the Torpedo in conjunction with Target Subsystem, Phasers, and Viral Matrix/Energy Siphon/Tyken's Rift it might be an interesting build combination.

mimey2 01-17-2013 10:23 AM

In pure drain builds it can be interesting.

Let's just say a Breen Chel Grett:

Polaron (or Polarized Disruptors) weapons, Thermionic Torpedo, Breen Energy Dampener thingy, Plasmonic Leech (if a KDF), and anything else I am missing.

High flow caps, using all that stuff above, along with torp spread or HY, Energy siphon and/or Tyken's, and so on.

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