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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,451
# 30
02-10-2013, 03:11 AM
I really don't get it why people are making such a big fuss out of the differences in weapon types in PVE. One commonly reads things like "once the enemy's shields are down, Tetryons are squirt guns", "Phasers are completely useless in STFs, because of their proc" and similar exaggerations.

If one actually runs tests on the different type of energy weapons using the same modifiers, and parses a constant damage cycle for 10+ minutes against shielded and unshielded targets (there are multiple foundry missions where that can be done), one will find out that differences are, very, very small.

Even on an unshielded target, on a prolonged damage cycle, the difference between using Phasers or Tetryon vs. AP or Plasma is almost negligible.