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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 53
08-29-2011, 02:38 PM
My problem with FAW is quite simple.

It breaks the sacred triology so hard that it can make bringing escorts pretty much worthless.

You can super tank and heal, while doing very very high Damage with faw in a cruiser. Said cruiser will be able to out tank any Escort, while pumping ridiculous damage levels during the course of it's uptime. EPTW1 x2, FAW 1 and maybe 2 if you aren't a tac, EPS console, and you're good to go. For tanky goodness roll ASIF3, EPTS3, ET3, EPTS2, and either RSP or ES1 depending on if you are feeling generous to your team mates. Proceed to abuse the Z axis on any poor fool bringing cannons to the fight, and you have a really sorry situation.

Cruisers get to Tank, Heal and Do Heavy DPS all at once, even with this incarnation of FAW. The hardest part about that build, is if you're feeling generous enough to heal people that aren't yourself, and figuring out how to achieve max weapon power, while coming very close on Shield Power, and that last one isn't hard at all.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why FAW's ridiculous damage modifier is a terrible idea.