Aegis, Omega, or MACO?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-15-2012, 12:03 PM
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Most combat impulse engines have very low top speeds, so while they are adequate for slow, lumbering cruisers, they are not very good when compared their hyper-impulse counterparts.
I could see the above happening for normal mode cubes, but Elite STF cubes have a good deal more hull. With Transphasic Torpedoes having the lowest base damage , and Borg ships running thin shields + massive hulls, it makes little sense to use transphasics in STF's from a DPS optimization perspective. Sure, they will work, but they are far less effective than simply downing the target borg's paper-thin shields, then punching higher kinetic damage torpedoes through.
If there is a compelling reason to run 20% shield penetration + low kinetic damage torps vs. easily breached breached borg shields + massive hull numbers, then I'll be happy to hear it.
role playing? breen set + torp build sounds to me like Intrepid retrofit with ablative on. The trasphasics would fit in with role playing while being much less effective overall.