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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 14
05-30-2012, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Dabba2087
When i say I dont want aggro, I dont want EVERYTHING on me. My ship can tank, but against a number of spheres, it wont last long, and i have to bug out to repair sheilds. I simply like having more control over what I hit is all. If i want to hit everything, i pull out a bit, and fire a spread.
Well, fair enough I suppose.

Keep in mind though, the Escort floating next to you who loaded up with multiple copies of CSV & Torp Spread to help cut borg down faster, or the Sci ship who just dropped a Grav well to clump 9and **** off) your enemies up into a pretty kill-me-ball have even less ability to tank those spheres than you do.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Dabba2087
Why isnt it good to mix beams and cannons?
Because beam skills only help beams, and cannon skills only help cannons/turrets.

So if you have BFAW you help all of your beams, if you have CSV you help all of your cannons/turrets.

You want to minimize the number of weapons you're very, very few tac skills do not boost. Yes, that even means your Excelsior with 3 tac powers (a tiny number, compared to an Escort).



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Originally Posted by Dabba2087
If so, ill switch out the beam for the turret. The beam is there for a little more kick for broadsides and the rear facing arcs. I know they do more damage than turrets, and even more so at range. Broadsides are nice now, 2 cannons, 2 turret and 1 beam.
If you have 3 turrets rear and 1 beam, and you are broadsiding with that and use CSV or CRF, I think you will either come out even or surpass by using 4x turrets as all 4 aft weapons now benefit.


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Originally Posted by Dabba2087
The reason i still have a torpedo in the rear is because when I'm broadsiding, i dont always want to turn into my target, but i may want to fire another spead. Im hesitant about using tircobalt simply because i like to keep the same weapon types.

As I mentioned up-thread.

Pick one: Broadsiding OR Forward Facing.

If you're broadsiding constantly and want to keep torps then put 1 Torp fore and 1 Torp aft, and the rest should be 6 beam arrays. Now you can broadside and bring torps on target when the opportunity is there.