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# 134
01-22-2013, 02:13 PM
Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post
Unless the Romulan/Omega torps are doing stupendous amounts of damage, I'm going to say that your estimate of 20s is inaccurate.

Let's ignore shielding for a moment, and simply assume an Elite Tac cube has approximately 1.5 million hull points.

It would take 75,000 damage per second for a full 20s to deal 1.5 million hull damage in 20s.

Now I'm not going to say that it's outright impossible, but without Tricobalt mines I'm going to state that's extremely unlikely to do this - ever - and there is an infinitesimally small chance any "cannons and torps" build able to do this on a regular basis.

Here's a snapshot of my guramba doing 1 million points of damage dealt in 17.9 seconds.

This was using FOMM, APB 1, DPB 3, HYT 2, CRF 2, APA, GDF, Tac Fleet with MK XII Trico Torp CrtHx3, MK XII Trico Mines CrtHx3, Guramba Javelin.

Basically, all the big stuff crit, the Javelin Crit, the mines crit and the HYT Trico torp crit.

I suppose its possible to squeeze a bit more out with a BO & DBB and a higher version of HYT - but I still don't see anyone doing this on a regular basis with "just cannons and torps".
Actually it's a bit more than torps + cannons but it was a shortcut and i didn't mean to be hiding stuff. I've been able to do that with a DHC recluse build with advanced peregrines and a bunch of sci abilities (before the nerf of TBR). Pets can deal a fair amount of damage on unshielded and slow targets. Also add the fact that the cube can take -20% or so from his own HY torp when it hits you if you are at 0km, and you get the general idea. Really, no need to use mines to kill elite cubes. Those targets are pathetic enough.

It takes more time with an escort ship, especially if you don't use the HY torp trick but i think you'll figure out that it's perfectly doable.

Last edited by diogene0; 01-22-2013 at 02:17 PM.