Balancing Plasma Fires vs Hazard Emitters
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Join Date: Oct 2012
02-13-2013, 10:07 AM
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If you force your target or their team mate to waste an HE (45s CD) on a plasma fire that came "free" from a 2.5% chance to proc that required no other effort, then you have clearly won the exchange.
Plasma procs do not occur frequently enough to generate sufficient plasma fire stacks needed to actually threaten a ship unless it has already taken significant hull damage.
Large plasma fire stacks are usually delivered by plasma torpedoes, and these slow projectiles are easily avoided or shot down.
The only reliable high damage plasma-fire dot in the game at this time is the Hyperflux firing mode of the Romulan Experimental Beam Array.