Best Ship For Damage ?
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Join Date: Nov 2012
01-10-2013, 06:29 AM
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For the OP, an easy trick to upgun your cruiser instead of having to buy a whole new ship is an Emergency To X power cycle. You equip two Emergency Power To Weapon 1 and two Emergency Power To Shields 2 or 3, then alternate Weapons and Shields every 15 seconds (a keybind helps a lot). It gives you the tankiness cruisers are known for and the extra weapons energy is a big help to those power-draining beam broadsides. It isn't the end-all of DPS or cruiser piloting or anything, but its a good thing to know how to do and should help you a lot while you learn the more complicated stuff.
this post is riddled with stupidity. do not follow that advice
all em power abilities bounce the same cooldown,
so taking 2 em weapons and 2 em shields means half of the abilities are wasted and never used. this is not efficient by any means. because as soon as you use 1 em to weapon or em to shields, the other 3 go into cooldown.
you need, 2x em power to shields, 1 em to aux (for healing), and 1 aux to structural.
if you feel you need to, take a direct energy mod and eject warp plasma. direct energy mod is capable is bypassing shields but at the cost of more weapon power. i have run a a mobius with em to weapons and direct energy mod and the dps output is staggering, how ever you are left with little survive-ability.
cruisers, even during broadsides, are not going to do super duper dps.
if you want to play dps, grab an escort and some cannons.
as for energy types and dps there is no substitute for disruptors.
the only ships to consider for dps role are
breen (4 dhc/4 turrets) is only 130 dps below a 5 tact console escort
fleet mvae (5 tact) - heavy damage, sort of brittle
mobius (only escort capable of duo sci or engi boffs)
jem hadar bug (5 tact)
fleet armitage (not normal armitage which is only a 9 console)
fleet tactical escort retro
blockade runner from steam.
fleet defiant (last resort)
NOT the fleet escort retrofit or the escort retro and their sub-par .7 shield modifier.
for best dps ability, you will want a 5 tact escort with 10 consoles total. accept no substitutes.
if you are intent on playing a cruiser, I might also suggest you acquire a ferengi d'kora, which is more along the lines of a cruise-scort when in battle mode, yet can still abuse cannons.