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# 257
05-23-2013, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by patrickngo View Post
how fast to build the stack up? How long between stacks? if it had a cool-down, I might agree with you, but it's not set up that way. someone being able to max-stack consistently each pass is going to have a HELL of a lot more impact/benefit, than someone cornered into maxing stack once in a while.

Also, you're using "Cannons and turrets" as in: single cannons and turrets, which I generally agree do have the same number of hits per second. DUAL cannons have a higher rate of fire, which means MORE hits per second.

See: More shots fired (ceterus paribus)=more hits, so 4 DC hit fewer times than 5 DC, 4DC+3T hits fewer times (ceterus paribus) than 5DC+2T.

and most KDF players don't fly Raptors into PvP...for a reason-it's a lot harder to stay on a target in a Raptor, than it is in, say, a Fleet Advanced Escort. (it's the Pivot problem again). They fly ships with FEWER guns-aka Bird of Prey or BoP, or they fly ships with more hull and shields (aka Battlecruisers.)

an all-cannons build BC might be able to top your Kumari's Leech performance, assuming both are shooting at relatively slow targets with low situational awareness, but that BoP isn't.

and when it comes to P-Leech, that's usually where a KDF player uses it-because the Bird of Prey doesn't have the punch of a real escort, but is likely to be FACING real escorts-it's a slight edge on a BoP...but on a proper Escort it's ugly, fast...

and that doesn't touch on Science ships which can spec to pull drains KDF ships can't pull without Siphon Drones or Aceton Assimilators.
Actualy you can max the stack prety quickly with just 4 beams, and beams are easy to keep on target so keeping that stack maxed is easy.

And the drain on your target is minimal if they bother to put points in insulators. On its own leech doesnt even effect npcs enough to matter.

It really isnt that strong of a console. It takes 6000 skill points just to make effective and those 6000 points are wasted unless energy drain is a large part of your build.

It's a gimmick, that in some cases is effective, like all the other c store consoles. And will really only be a boon to romulans since they have less power to begin with.