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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
01-30-2010, 10:41 PM
Originally Posted by Shadowrush View Post
Is there a reason to take 2 or 3 of the same ability? For example, Cannon: Rapid Fire. If I have CRF 2, will CRF 1 still be useful to me as an extra buff? Do they share the same cooldown timer? In that, if I use one, will it grey out the other?
Yes, it's worth taking more than one.

They have a shared cooldown, but it's much shorter than the cooldown on the individual ability - let's say that you have three officers with it, and it has a 90 second cooldown (just for demonstration). You use it on officer 1, and it triggers a 30 second cooldown on officers 2 and 3. You use it on officer 2, and it triggers a 30 second cooldown on officer 3, and so on.

Ranks 2 and 3 will fire more shots per cycle/space bar press than rank 1, so they're better in their own right.