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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
07-26-2011, 07:24 AM
As I keep saying, it is not as simple as "beams are always best" and it is certainly not true that beams on a Negh'Var will out-DPS cannons.

It depends entirely on your playstyle and entirely on your role.

If you're the sort of person that likes to kill things yourself, wanting to kill things as quick as possible, and want to be less reliant on other players, then definitely go cannons. I guarantee you a Negh'Var with cannons will kill any ship, PVE or PVP, quicker than a Negh'Var with beams.

If you prefer playing more of a support role, then beams are best as you don't have to keep your attention locked on facing your opponent.

It is also a matter of what you chose for tactical boff abilities - that choice is largely what drives me to mix beams and cannons up front since it means I can run Beam Overload and Canon Rapid Fire - which means with my cannons and dual beam bank up front I can give a substantialy greater volley than if I were just using beams, or just using cannons.