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# 22
07-24-2012, 06:18 PM
Originally Posted by echodarksided View Post
The phased polarons are overrated. Using beams for procs is like using a .50 cal pistol to hold off a charging army.

In practice I can't say phased tetryons are any good either. Even with 4 dual cannons and 4 turrets and rapid fire/volley the proc isn't frequent enough relative to the (lower) dps to make the concept viable. In theory it sounds great though.
You don't fly cruisers do you? Beams are often the only way to go for cruisers with slow turn rates and only a lieutenant tac slot. You could go turrets but they're even less dps. Doubling the chance on procing something is worth looking into. More so if you're specced into energy weapon specialization.

And in cruisers you can deal with an army that gets to you, kinda the point of a cruiser.

Not proc enough? See dknight0001's post on page 2? 3 phased tetryons = 90% proc chance per volley. Add in 3-4 DHCs and you're looking at over 100% proc chance each volley. Definitely worth it.
Lower DPS? Versus MKXII, for the beams it's all of 8dps, the DBB's it's 10dps. For 6 beams that 48dps lost for 4 times the proc chance.
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