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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 967
# 50
12-24-2012, 09:43 AM
Most escorts have the slots to equip both, which means they're always available and activatible on a situational basis (going after big ship? CRF(BO) & HY. Going after a cluster? CSV(BFaW) & Spread.

On cruisers and science vessels that don't have a ton of tactical BOff slots, then having two BOffs, one trained in spreading the pain and one trained in concentrated pain, swapping between alert states, is the best way to go, but if you're looking for "set and forget", I recommend spreads...

I think it's like 125% damage to a single target with spread, while HY does 150% damage. Also, both spreads and HYs pretty much assure torp procs, but spreads do not have a shoot-me-down mode with certain (Plasma, tricobalt) types.

Right now, I use manual shield reconfiguration at certain times, so I skipped tac team on my Vesta for HY I (ens. universal)& spread I / CSV I (lt. tactical). This way, I have HY for the omega torp's disintegrate effect and the spread/CSV for spreading pain at clustered foes...
Well, with the upgrade announcement leaving NX and Connie fans in the dust again, can we restart / revisit the T5 Connie and NX threads - since they will no longer be "truly" endgame ships... (after we get the T5 versions, it'll be time to see them added to the T5U upgrade charts too...