A question about Beam Arrays, Dual Beam Banks and Heavy Cannons
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-18-2012, 09:41 PM
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I run with an 8 Beam Broadside in my Cruiser, which obviously does more damage than 4 Dual Beams up front. I know people will tell you that anything more than 5 or 6 Beams is inefficient due to power drain, and that is theoretically correct. However, with high Weapons power and high power transfer rates, an 8 Beam Broadside is quite viable and doesn't suffer much of a loss of DPS due to power drain at all in practice.
Nagorak has done extensive testing with various combinations of weapon load outs. The good news is adding more beam weapons will do more damage. But the additional DPS does start to drop off as you add more weapons. After 6 Beam weapons, the damage curve really starts to flatten out.