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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 19
02-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Originally Posted by Ravenstein View Post
About equal really. Perhaps tilted a bit in the cruiser's favor as it has more power and more engineering stations to reduce beam costs. Otherwise their weapon mount loadouts and restrictions are about the same.
Only true at newbie levels. As you go up the tiers, cruiser get more and more weapon slots and the engineering slots to keep them powered.

Now having said that, Science vessels don't always need as much DPS to kill an opponent due to all the debuffs. But going by pure DPS numbers, nothing beats a cruiser for sustained DPS.