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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 113
02-10-2013, 08:55 PM
Which guide told you to use beam arrays on an Advanced Escort?

Escorts have a very high turn rate (I believe the Advanced Escort has a base turn of 16, while the Defiant has a base turn of 17). Because of this, they're able to keep Dual Heavy Cannons (which have a very narrow firing arc, but very high base damage) on their target. Any strategy that requires "little movement" isn't really applicable to a fast-flying, tight-turning escort.

Unless I'm completely ignorant of something, there should be no good reason to use beam arrays on an Advanced Escort in ESTFs. If you like the broadside style of play, maybe you should look at cruisers instead.