Spinal Phaser Lance not dealing any damage
View Single Post
Join Date: Dec 2007
04-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Originally Posted by
Just going over the ability data on both the Nausicaan Javelin and the Spinal Lance:
* Both are capable of missing.
* Neither have any accuracy mods attached to them - they use the characters' innate Accuracy, vs target Defense
* Although they each have a 45-degree firing arc, the actual cylindrical area hit by the attack is only 3-degrees wide. So they can fire upon enemies within 45-degrees in front of them, but it doesn't hit everyone within that arc - only the target, and enemies directly along that vector within that 3-degree cylinder.
If you're experiencing what you consider to be an excessive amount of misses with these abilities, it would be a good idea to invest in Starship Targeting Systems and consider abilities that can cause the enemy to slow down or stop, as this will inhibit their Defense stat.
These really need to be regular weapons in a "spinal" slot rather than consoles...