Tetryon Glider Adv Escort build for TAC captain
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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Originally Posted by
Even if you have 20% critical hit chance (and you probably don't), Antiprotons bonus give only extra 4% to DPS.
I actually have 3.5% critical chance - so replacing tetryons with Antiprotons will give me less then 1% general dps increase...
3.5% is only your base critical hit rate. Assuming you are not a tactical captain, the borg universal console still grants +0.92% Critical Chance and +9.2% Critical Severity. If you're a tactical captain, AP-alpha3 also grants +All Damage Strength +0.3%, +Critical Chance: +0.02%, and +Critical Severity: +0.2%. Also, good purple AP weapons will pack +2% [CrtH] or even [CrtH]x2. DHC's also gain another +20% critical severity. Therefore, running the borg console with an AP DHC [CrtH][CrtD] gives you +3.852% extra DPS without modifiers at +60% total crit severity and 6.42 base critical hit rate. This does not even factor damage multipliers via AP Omega. Base critical hit rate and severity also increase with Starship Energy Weapon Specialization (I max this stat out).
Originally Posted by
On the other hand I have relatively high level of Flow Capacitors, so Tetryons special ability do 292 damage to all shields (1168 damage total). Yes, it is only 2.5% chance, but my weapons (1 dual beam, 2 Dual Cannons, 3 turrets) do ~7.5 individual shoots per second total - So theoretical damage done by my useless tetryons ability is something like:
7.5*1168*0.025=218 extra DPS... (calculations are not correct since I am just aproximating probablility instead of calculating it, but error is below ~30%)
It is more then 1% given by antiprotons... Much more.
That extra DPS mentioned above flat-lines to zero once shields are breached. Furthermore, they are not boosted by any damage multiplier abilties like AP Alpha, AP-Omega, Tactical Fleet, Tactical Team, etc. This is Tetryon's primary weakness.
On a related note, while I had 2 Omega Set items equipped on my Advanced Escort last night, the Tetryon Glider effect granted -35 shield drain per hit at 100% proc rate. This completely outperforms base Tetryon weapons by over 400% based on your numbers alone. Therefore, optimum damage config = AP Weapons + Tetryon Glider via 2 Omega set components if you have a Tactical Captain spec'd to maximize critical hit rates and severity.
More food for thought....