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Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 318
# 194
02-12-2013, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dixa1 View Post
and you timed this how exactly?
With a stop watch. Not as fancy as a DPS parser, but pretty reliable technology.



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Originally Posted by dixa1 View Post
i would believe you, due to the fact taht both weapons have a 1s activation but the beams draw 2 more power per activation that the dps was the same but to say that turrets were flat out better may have more to do wtih your driving. i'm guessing that you routinely rotate so that the front or rear 90 of your ship cna fire a torpedo. if this is the case then many times you have only your front or rear beams hitting your target
I did not say they were flat out better. I said that they were far more useful. They can maintain a constant DPS no matter the ship's facing and benefit from the punchier cannon tac skills. The boosted rate of fire they benefit from also means they can potentially make more critical hits and trigger more procs. Your mention of maneuvering only reinforces my point: I can carefully maneuver a ponderous cruiser around in order to maintain my 6 beams slightly higher base DPS against a target and rely on a combination of engineering skills, maneuvering patterns, and tac team to boost DPS, or I can simply be within 10 km and constantly cycle tac team 1/cannon rapid fire and do nearly as much damage with little to no effort on my part. Furthermore, I can pretty do that boosted damage pretty much constantly.

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Originally Posted by dixa1 View Post
if you had one of the 180 degree torps you would not need to do anytihng but straight broadside - allowing full beams + torp to hit your target 100% of the time. yes the 180 torp is lower dmg than a standard torp or the omega torps, but i just did 8k on ise with the build with - again - only tier 1 in omega and romulan rep right now as i just came back to the game and rolled a new character.
While certainly handy, your 2500 cryptic point torpedo weapon isn't relevant to the discussion. I am glad you're enjoying your new character, though, and hope you have a great time either way.