Thread: DHC in PvP
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# 23
07-11-2013, 05:01 PM
Originally Posted by borgresearcher View Post
dhcs dmg is pretty much balanced with other weapons, the problem is those ships that can keep up with the firing arc, its harder for a cruiser to broadside than an escort to hit dhcs
Firing arc isn't so much the issue as that escorts can move in to close range and reduce their speed to keep at 3km or less to maximize the DHC damage without having to defense tank. It used to be that if escorts didn't stay at full throttle they would get vaporized.

It's simply too easy to drop down to 1/4 throttle and ride someone's tail without having to run away after only one or two DHC volleys.

*edit* Just did a quick test. My fleet patrol escort is nothing special and has average level gear. I got to 92.3% defense with EPTE1 and APO1 at 1/4 throttle. Without evasive.
T'lol , Keg , Dri

Last edited by bobtheyak; 07-11-2013 at 05:35 PM.