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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
03-30-2010, 07:40 AM
I have to point out that tractor beam can be used defensively, to keep someone's forward arc away from you, as well as offensively to keep them in front of you or to keep them from turning their shield facings.

But you might also forget that tractor beam brings them to a halt, which in itself can be a major offensive buff because of how speed gives defense. If someone is running with 26+ speed, they have 50% defense, meaning you miss 50% of your shots. If you stop them, well, now you don't miss so much which on a fragile ship like an escort/BOP/raptor, can mean sudden death.

There are a lot of good science skills though, each has their own benefits.