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shadowaxx 05-19-2013 10:37 PM

Fleet Advanced Escort - a natural plasma build candidate?
 
I have been running a Fleet Advanced Escort with a romulan plasma build for a few weeks now and wondered if there was any other energy type that would provide a stronger PvE DPS build?

Plasma builds are not as strong for PvP, although the romulan reputation plasma space weapons offer the defense debuff just might tip the scales a bit against plasma resistant space sets.

risingstar2009 05-19-2013 11:30 PM

If you want to stick with a Plasma build, switch over to the Rom Rep weapons.

Otherwise, Disruptor or Anti-Proton are really the only other choices.

polie05 05-20-2013 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by risingstar2009 (Post 10059041)
If you want to stick with a Plasma build, switch over to the Rom Rep weapons.

Otherwise, Disruptor or Anti-Proton are really the only other choices.

Your half way there. Stay away from AP in PvP they suck. Phaser being the king of all.

reginamala78 05-20-2013 01:02 AM

The two best proc types for PVE are plasma and disruptor, and if you're running Romulan Plasma you have both. So not sure what you're even asking?

shookyang 05-20-2013 10:13 AM

I've had a hard time with a cruiser and all Romulan beam arrays. I wasn't getting much shield damage, but when they proc'ed, I was burning alive rather quickly.


For PvP, I'd recommend Romulan Plasma, Polarons, Disruptors (especially if you can get Elites), or Phasers.

I should note that my Sci character, that I created for the hell of it, has a Fleet Advanced Escort with plasmas (working on getting the Romulan ones).

vyperwoo 05-20-2013 10:46 AM

The Romulan plasma builds are going to get you the best dps in PvE.

Hopefully this changes with the expansion, right now no other weapon type can really touch plasma with all the extra's that boost it's damage.

shadowaxx 05-20-2013 02:57 PM

Thx for the posts.

Btw, i did test the difference between advanced fleet plasma MK XII and the Romulan plasma cannon builds, and the romulan cannons definitely provide some extra carnage when they proc.

I'm wondering if we will see an elite plasma space weapon offering with the LOR release.

thx again for the responses

shar487a 05-20-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowaxx (Post 10058521)
I have been running a Fleet Advanced Escort with a romulan plasma build for a few weeks now and wondered if there was any other energy type that would provide a stronger PvE DPS build?

Plasma builds are not as strong for PvP, although the romulan reputation plasma space weapons offer the defense debuff just might tip the scales a bit against plasma resistant space sets.

I've been running the above build for the last few months, and the 5th plasma infuser makes a big difference, especially on the experimental beam array's hyperflux firing mode and high yield-3 hyper-plasma torps.


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