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resoundingenvoy 02-09-2013 03:23 PM

Full turret build?
Question: Anyone tried a full turret build in a carrier?

Honestly, they don't have the turn rate to effective use a full beam array setup. If it could be used effectively it would do better, but as it's not easily used?

Anyone taken the time to benchmark a lower always on firing setup vs. beam arrays in a carrier?

marc8219 02-09-2013 03:41 PM

If I see a ship using all turrets in an STF, I will simply take the penalty and leave.

Its easy enough to use beam array broadside on any ship including ones with the worst turn rate like carriers, Oddysey, and Bortasqu. If its for STF, you can even get away with using DHC on them, I do it on carriers all the time with no problem.

You need to look at you character spec, gear, and power settings if you are having so much trouble piloting a carrier you can't even handle beams on it. Impulse thrusters, engine performance, and warp core potential all need at least 6 ranks in it, more if possible. Shift at least 50 power to engines or use eng battery when you need to turn fast, and use evasive manuvers too. I normally run 100 weapons, and 50 engines when I am doing dps so I can manuver enough to stay on target, and just realy on EPTS and EPTAux to give my shields and aux enough power for my heals and hanagar speed.

twg042370 02-09-2013 04:01 PM

Edit: Misread question. Answer meaningless.

claransa 02-09-2013 04:03 PM

I run an all turret build... on my Tuffli.

Sorry I know that wasn't helpful, but I couldn't resist.

and no I don't take it into STFs

mustafatennick 02-09-2013 04:06 PM

Designed right a full turret build can be potent however you need to be In a team that knows what your going to do example

Shield stripping, tet glider and tetryon turrets mixed with high end sci powers makes short work of any shield

Polaron drain build, can literally shut down and hold down anyone and anything in game both these need high flow cap rating (using jemhadar deflector and flow caps mine runs around 210)

Mix those with the right hangar and your laughing

However the first post was right dhc aren't a problem even in a voquv against the Borg and if your pugging chances are the other players won't have the dps to back you up

brakner11 02-09-2013 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by marc8219 (Post 7976361)
If I see a ship using all turrets in an STF, I will simply take the penalty and leave.

This is absolute elitest crap, my all disruptor turret Vo'Quv with 4 Adv BOP can easily do as much DPS as any sci/cruisier and most escorts. I have had to switch nodes in ISE and help others many many times because I DPS'd mine down to 10% to fast. You seem forget the hanger pets and how much DPS they do??..

The best part about all turrets on the big bird is you can just fly it any which way to get full defense bonus and "always" having guns doing dps 100% of the time. You can then concentrate on doing max dps with your BOP with "recalls" and "fire on my targets" and not constantly having to re-summon them.

bugspatteredjack 02-09-2013 04:50 PM

I dont think its a question as to whether such a build is viable, I think its merely a question as to which turret quality you use. For such a set up I wouldn't settle for anything less than XII Fleet variants if I were you. Id also use CrtD for the 50% bonus crit or the ACC for accurancy. Energy type would also matter here.

Would be neat to see in action, especially with hangar pets launched and supporting you!

thratch1 02-09-2013 05:04 PM

I once loaded up my free Odyssey with 8 turrets and did one of the old Nagus dailies. I was imagining going into combat and filling the space between my ship and my target with energy bolts.

It turned out to be very disappointing. I killed things okay, but it only fired the turrets from the very tip of one nacelle, and the very end of the saucer section... not impressive in the least.

I'd love to see a true battlecruiser added to the game with a bonus to turret damage and lots of weapon hardpoints for impressive turret fire (especially combined with CRF or CSV).

grylak 02-09-2013 05:15 PM

My Klingon carrier had an all turret setup. I wanted to see if it looked as good as it does in BSG. It does with the scatter volley triggered. But it took ages to whittle down shields, so I also threw in a torp and a couple of B'rel support. Granted I didn't have the right consoles, but it's decent enough for PVE. Wouldn't do any stf's or fleet actions in it though.

bitemepwe 02-09-2013 05:25 PM

Open up Single Cannons to be able to broadside is what I would like to see.

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