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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
03-28-2011, 08:24 AM
Originally Posted by inktomi19d View Post
Skills or not, 8 beams is still a drain. It's a marginal increase in damage over 7, and you lose a torpedo to do it.

While torpedoes aren't usually great, it pays to keep 1 or 2 on every ship to exploit shields when they drop. Otherwise you end up having to beat on the same ship a lot more to get anything done.

Running 8 beams is a good way to pad your damage numbers at the end of a match, but it doesn't help with kills.
I run 7 beams with a tric, to offset the drain I use 1 or 2 DBB up front with 5 or 6 BA. Did they nerf Aux2ID for some reason it sure doesn't help turning anymore.