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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-28-2011, 10:32 AM
When I'm fighting a carrier in my defiant, I try to get behind them and begin my attack using cannon scatter volley (CSV) to eliminate their pets as quickly as possible - often as soon as they are deployed. It's very satisfying to see them explode as soon as they appear
If a bunch of their pets get stuck behind me or scattered around, away from my cannons, I use beam fire at will (BFAW) to hit them, as I have a couple beam arrays deployed in my rear weapon slots. BFAW is currently controversial though, so you have to be prepared to be abused in chat if you use it.
Those two powers have been fairly effective for me. When there's two carriers though, I've noticed that all efforts to clear all the spam is futile, unless there are others with me who are devoting themselves to clearing the spam as well. Also note that having CSV & FAW loaded takes away from some of your damage potential against single targets because those slots take up space that can be used for another copy of CRF or BOv (I don't like having two of the same power anyway though, and prefer variety). You can always have multiple boffs set up for different situations and swap them in and out depending upon if you're facing a carrier or not.