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freedumb4eva 03-01-2013 06:48 AM

5th DHC or Rom Torp for Kumari
 
Thoughts on which is a better damage boost?

quintaris 03-01-2013 10:40 AM

I've been sticking with a projectile (fleet quantum, in my case) as the fifth weapon just because I'm a little concerned about power drain. When all my cannons (and turrets) get going, I'm dropping down to almost 80 power.

shar487a 03-01-2013 11:13 AM

I use an Omega Torpedo Launcher on my Kumari instead of the Romulan Hyperplasma launcher for these reasons:

1) The Omega Launcher can shoot 2 torps / sec, making it ideal for burst-fire kills
2) Omega Launcher + Borg Assimilated Console = Omega Weapon Amplifier set bonus. This minimizes weapon power drain
3) Wing Platforms need not die to enemy ship warp core breaches since they are canceled out by high yield Omega torpedoes
4) Omega torps can crit in the 100k+ range.

cdiederichs 03-01-2013 11:26 AM

Wait... ship warp core breaches are canceled out by high yield Omega torpedoes??


This is a thing that happens??? :confused:

freedumb4eva 03-01-2013 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by shar487a (Post 8380761)
I use an Omega Torpedo Launcher on my Kumari instead of the Romulan Hyperplasma launcher for these reasons:

1) The Omega Launcher can shoot 2 torps / sec, making it ideal for burst-fire kills
2) Omega Launcher + Borg Assimilated Console = Omega Weapon Amplifier set bonus. This minimizes weapon power drain
3) Wing Platforms need not die to enemy ship warp core breaches since they are canceled out by high yield Omega torpedoes
4) Omega torps can crit in the 100k+ range.

If I use the Cutting Beam in my aft with the Assimilated Console, won't I get the two piece bonus that way?

shookyang 03-01-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by freedumb4eva (Post 8382871)
If I use the Cutting Beam in my aft with the Assimilated Console, won't I get the two piece bonus that way?

Yes, you do.

marc8219 03-01-2013 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by cdiederichs (Post 8380991)
Wait... ship warp core breaches are canceled out by high yield Omega torpedoes??


This is a thing that happens??? :confused:

If you hit them with the Omega torp a few seconds before the ship dies it gets vaporized.
I don't see it always canceling the warp core breach though. Sometimes I see the vaporization effect on cubes but they still give off a warp core breach.

shar487a 03-01-2013 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by marc8219 (Post 8383411)
If you hit them with the Omega torp a few seconds before the ship dies it gets vaporized.
I don't see it always canceling the warp core breach though. Sometimes I see the vaporization effect on cubes but they still give off a warp core breach.

The cube explosion animation still happens, but the usual explosion proximity damage disappears. The Omega disintegration effect always happens so long as its plasma dot is still active when the target hits zero hull.

freedumb4eva 03-01-2013 02:19 PM

My main question is whether the fifth DHC + cannon abilities + four tac consoles or Rom Torp + projectile doffs + 2 pc Adapted MACO is a better DPS boost?

Next question: Is the Cutting Beam a better damage increase over another turret?

shar487a 03-01-2013 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by freedumb4eva (Post 8385161)
My main question is whether the fifth DHC + cannon abilities + four tac consoles or Rom Torp + projectile doffs + 2 pc Adapted MACO is a better DPS boost?

The 5 DHC setup will have higher initial burst DPS, but damage will fall off once energy drain is factored in on subsequent shots. This weapon power reduction can be offset by various set-ups like Omega Weapon Amplifier, the purple DEM DOFF, or EPTW's.


The Romulan torpedo set-up won't have enough to breach damage output to shields without other energy weapons being present.

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Originally Posted by freedumb4eva (Post 8385161)
Next question: Is the Cutting Beam a better damage increase over another turret?


The Cutting Beam will not be effective until the target's shields go down, but it is still very good otherwise. It does not work with cannon-abilities, but it does excellent damage when combined with the Borg space set tractor beam.


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