Single beam arrays, viable?
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Join Date: Jul 2012
02-06-2013, 01:33 AM
I think the only thing you'd be good for in a larger match would be for heavy torp, mines, and pet spam maintenance.
For spam (fighters/drones) only if you are tac captain or are in cruiser/sci with three tac slots to buff them up (assuming you use two TT) or both. If not then single turret is more effective spam manager then two or three beams. Dunno why, most likely due to some ACC differences between beams and cannons and possibly drain mechanics. Pure beams (no buff) simply lack the punch to kill even fighters quickly and often have issues with ACC to get the heavy torps before they get you. Buffed up it is different.
So no - beams are not valid at all.