Why Escorts, Tacs, and DHCs work so well
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Join Date: Jul 2012
12-11-2012, 05:12 AM
I'll post a different angle on weapon efficiency, probably most over looked by others.
A tac escort's forward firing arc, while powerful is all about large bursts of damage. The raw damage isn't totally out of balance with other classes, but the ability to quickly take out a single shield facing and then hull, destroying a ship is VERY efficient.
So if a tac cruiser using fire at will flying through enemies throwing out 4k dps (respectable cruiser DPS for sure), a sci escort will throw a similar 4k DPS but will be far far more effective. The cruiser will hit multiple shield facings, and face enemy shield balancing, regeneration and hull healing as it takes longer to kill an enemy, the escort just hits from one vector, killing and bypassing enemy healing.