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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 6
01-22-2013, 09:47 AM
Tachyon Beam has an activation duration of 4 seconds. Plenty of time for it to fire off before you get placated.

I use it all the time on my B'rel Retrofit. The ability says up to 10 pulses, but the duration of the ability is 4 seconds. So, either the 10 pulses happens within those 4 seconds, or the pulses continue to happen after you get the full 4 second drain in there.

As for escorts not needing more defense, I disagree. With all the tractor spam (by players and pets alike), escorts are sitting ducks if their APO and/or PH are on cooldown.

Doesn't really matter much to a cruiser, since they move so slow anyways. At least they got the shield, hull, and better defensive BOFF layout. For an escort, it potentially be lethal (depending on how coordinated your enemies' attacks are.

But, yes....I find the T4 Romulan placate a bit too powerful. Especially if it's true that the placate immunity is broken.