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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5 HE all the way!
03-29-2010, 02:49 PM
With an assault cruiser? Drop the tractor beam! Tractor beams are nice when you want to keep an enemy lined up with your most powerful weapons, this usually means cannons though dual beam arrays can be substituted here. With the limited mobility of your cruiser the tractor beam doesn't really make sense.

Hazard Emitters on the other hand are a life saver. I keep a level 1 and level 2 cycling constantly while in battle. The added resistance is probably the real bonus though. As a cruiser captain you are supposed to have the highest survivability of all the classes. Hazard Emitters make that much easier.