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# 309
12-22-2012, 03:35 PM
Originally Posted by drake122svk View Post
Not sure if this is the right topic to ask this (apologies if it's not), but how's the Omega Plasma torp launcher rated for PVP play? Thinking about using it as a rear launcher, though I might just stick a regular Plasma torp there.
the omega torp is very interesting. i think an entire torp overhawl should be based off of it. the omega torp has 5 charges, and fires about once a second. it seems to have a bit higher dot damage too, thats a very good combination then. its a good torp to use up front unmodified by torpedo abilities, just autofireing. it sets fires well, and everyone in a wile will strike direct hull, just because of the rate of fire.

where it shines, and has a deep drawback is with torp abilities. spread is a bit useless on it other then for dealing with npcs as part of an aoe PVE build. but the HY projectile actually has hitpoints, 4k of them, and can survive a few TBR hits, a fair amount of often missing weapons fire, a PSW, all sorts of stuff. its the most reliable to hit heavy projectile yet, and tends to deal around 30k damage to other players if it hits hull.

the MAJOR downside to this though is every time you use a torpedo ability, or exhaust all the charges, there is a 10 second cooldown before you can fire again at all. so if you use a torp ability every 15 seconds, it will almost never be able to do what its best at, have actual dps and fire rapidly. if you want to use spread, a standerd torp would be beter frankly, and fire more often. the HY projectile is nice though

they best part is you can disintegrate ships borg command ship style. even an unbuffed torp can, and i almost suspect that if your at a low enough % hull, it will instantly disintegrate someone. im pretty sure a shield impact on a very near death target vaped them, when the torps damage alone, through shields, should not have. ive seen this multiple times now, and think i heard a dev float the idea a month ago before all this launched
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