What's better .. MKXII or the scaling items ?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-24-2012, 10:41 PM
Originally Posted by
Actually, I found that the Wiki's
Standard Phaser Array damage tables
come "closer" to what I'm getting as in-game stats for the Retrofit arrays that I scarfed off of the Tier 1 C-store Connies and tossed on my Gal-X while I'm working on a full set of [Borg] arrays...
As I stand in Quark's bar and look up my ship equipment page:
Phaser Beam Array Mk XI [Acc] [CrtH] [Borg] = 215 damage (172 DPS)
Retrofit Forward Phaser Bank [CrtH] = 205 damage (164 DPS)
Wiki chart I'm referencing has the Mk XI at 210 damage, Mk X at 200. Since neither beam has a [Dam] modifier, they should both be working on "base" stats. If my skills (or the Gal-X) are giving me a +5 damage boost, than this confirms that the Retrofit banks top off at Mk X. Passable while seeking out decent Mk XI or XII gear...
Also remember that there's the scaling blue beams off the C-store Connie, and a "marked" retrofit bank from a mission reward (one of the Devidian series, IIRC). Seems to me that they use slightly different damage tables, as the Wiki has "fixed" Mk XIs doing less damage than mine are doing.
If you will check the "Tier Infinity" section of
, you will see this:
Looking at the table of Marks and Ranks above,
generally the quality of these items will be
better than the lower mark level
, for your rank, but
not as good as the higher mark level
of your rank
Emphasis mine. That's why you will find the scaled Retrofits are slightly better than Mk Xs, but slightly worse than Mk XIs. It appears that the level scaling items are based off of the scaled reward loot tables, which only stop at Mk XI for VAs.