Are melee weapons viable in season 4?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
08-16-2011, 02:39 PM
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Oh I don't know. My most recent Kling Tac character has bat'leths on all of his BOffs, and they mow things down pretty quickly.
The shield bleed-through being nerfed to 50% is lame. I'm guessing without it players would be slaughtering everything with melee weapons. NPCs did take a big hit to their health pools, and having melee weapons go through shields at 100% damage might have been too much. Still, 50% damage through shields is rough.
Really? When my BOFF's get their hands on a Melee weapon they just stand there and never attack. They do not even use Pistols. The shortest range weapon they seem willing to use is the Shotgun.
Before Season Four I was able to use Melee VERY effectively against the Klingons, Borg, and a few other Aliens. Basically you wanted to use it on enemies who do not run away but if they did not run it dealt WAY more damage than any energy weapon. However, now it is not even close. I can deal WAY more damage with energy weapons than melee.