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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
04-04-2010, 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by Askarr
why is this bad?
It's not. Some folks get won over by the "color" of purple items at that level. But really, disruptors are still one of the most powerful weapons in the game due to their "effect."

Right behind that is phasers.

Tetryon are ok. Polaron would be even better if they were ... 1- More readily available and 2- Not so prohibiitive in terms of skill point cost.

Antiproton are pretty looking. But the Skill Point cost really cuts them down in effectiveness.

A lot of folks are running 3 to 5 points in AP. That's just not worth the RA5 skill points. Disruptors are affordable at 7-9 points and do their job effectively.

With AP and even Polaron you can get 7 to 9 points, but sacrifice being able to much of anything else at RA5. The effect you get from the beam itself isn't really worth the sacrifice you end up making in your build. You either run with weaker overall beams or a weaker overall ship.