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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 32
03-23-2010, 12:56 AM
Originally Posted by Steelspawn18 View Post
No you misunderstand, he knows it fires a phaser too. But the main weapon on teh defiant is its cannons, he said those were made to fire pulses because the weapon was too powerful to fire a concentrated beam.
No. They fire pulses because pulses are more effective when you're trying to cut through borg shields. Each pulse can be on a different frequency so that the borg can't adapt to it (theoretically). A beam you have to stop and refire to retune the weapon frequency for, but each pulse can have it's own.