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# 298
10-18-2012, 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by bitemepwe View Post
Beams have suffered becuase the NPCs HP and other stats where raised becuse even beam boats at the time found the Borg too easy to kill.

Follow that change with the changes made to Bfaw and beams in general from the Accuracy miss changes, and thats why beams now fall short in DPS unless you buff them with overclocked weapons power, nadion inversion, EPS transfer, DEM, BO or any of the Tac Captain powers.

Beam arrays at mk12 white have a damage profile of 220 DPV / 176 DPS with a 250 firing arc.
Single cannons at mk12 white have a damage profile of 159 DPV / 212 DPS with a 180 firing arc.

Boosting the DPS of BA to near cannon quality means you would have to lose something in the trade like firing arc or DPV.
Or boost single cannons up to a higher firing arc and buff DPV?
I'd be with upping the single damage potential. They don't really hold much of much of a candle to most of the weapons (shy turrets and mines) except for critting because of the damage resistance being applied to every shot fired, they end up less damaging than ba's.