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Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:17 AM

beam array: fire at will
 
hey :)

when I use this ability with only a single target, do I get any kind of damage buff at all over using my normal weapons?

thanks!

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:19 AM

no u dont.

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:23 AM

Is this skill really useful? Normally I just concentrate fire on one ship at a time, and this skill seems like a limited time fire.

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:25 AM

i think it really only works ifor "un-autofired" weapons.

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:33 AM

It's fairly useless as this point. I think Devs have said this and Beam Overload are both being looked at.

-HD

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:34 AM

Any reason to take this over Beam Overload?

I can't see the point in hitting random targets, when I want to kill the one I'm chasing.

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HomelessDepot (Post 1870125)
It's fairly useless as this point. I think Devs have said this and Beam Overload are both being looked at.

-HD

Is there another skill I should be looking at ?

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Intrepidox (Post 1869869)
hey :)

when I use this ability with only a single target, do I get any kind of damage buff at all over using my normal weapons?

thanks!

For Tier 1 Bridge Officer abilities (Tactical)
Torpedo Yield - Primary Choice for Escort Classes
Beam - Overcharge - Second choice for Escort Classes
Tactical Team - Generally for Cruiser/science Classes for tanking and healing purposes.

Boarding Party arguement, As an escort class, you are generally faster and normally wouldn't be close range to enemy ships using Boarding parties, your ability to switch to attacking boarding party shuttles and torps will grant you no reason to take Tactical Team.

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:38 AM

My Tactical BO has this skill and I never use it because it is indeed, worthless, doing little damage to enemies it hits. I plan to recruit another Tactical BO with a skill I like and have them train my current tactical BO. (who kicks butt on the ground--he a Klingon).

Archived Post 02-02-2010 06:47 AM

I find Beam Overload pretty useless as well though, as it drains all your weapons energy in that salvo. Sure you can use a battery, but those have 4 minute cooldown. I've found that just continous normal fire is the best way to go, and I kill ships easier and faster that way.


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