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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
11-09-2011, 09:23 PM
Originally Posted by Kentaurus_Daystrom
Wait..sacrifice a forward escort alpha strike DPS slot with a 90 degree dual beam weapon?

Are you serious? Nah, you were probably joking.

Now a rear beam array, maybe.
Alpha Strike would be enhanced by an 800% burst beam on a short CD.

The burst would outweigh the loss of a single DHC.

Arc means nothing on an escort, would imagine you'd know that by now.

Purely the amount of burst damage potential. DHC might have a slight advantage (and not even a great one over a DBB) in sustained DPS over a long period of time, but pales heavily in comparison to burst damage with BO.

In STO, damage over time is a non-factor and far too easy to recover from.

Burst damage however stands as the most reliable way to kill anything.

But yes, I'm obviously joking. Clearly, doing 1,000,000 damage in the span of an hour is better than 250,000 damage in ten minutes.

I wonder where my math was...