best weapon and hull plating against crystal?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
04-23-2013, 01:48 AM
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The majority of the damage is antiproton. But the kinetic damage can be a worry as it hits quite a bit harder. I however only use 1 mk XI Neutronium plating always and for everything. I'm also usually tanking as i'm an engineer tank. Last encounter I received 843,107 damage. I have received over 1mill before. Done this encounter 15 times or so and I've never died doing it yet. I also usually but not always get 1st place. Same encounter I was 1st doing 34% of the 10 peoples damage. And no this doesn't mean i'm kicking some serious arse. I'm only doing a bit over 5k dps. It does mean that pugs do terrible dps. I don't think it matters what weapons you use. Use whatever flavor turns you on. And while kinetic is great vs the entity you have to think about all the adds as well.
The fight is kinda simplistic. Just use the weapons and abilities that should do the most damage. Which is usually more about ability selection and use then actual type of weapon imo. If you want to be support you won't get #1. If you want to heal you won't get #1. Sadly it's all about dps to achieve #1. As usual for all STFs in this game it's all about dps.
Yep, I agree.
Don't support others (in fact, keep firing during the absorb phaser in hope of killing off other players). Yep, that's terribly cynical.
Use a beam-boat/FAW. Sure, the average DPS seems far less than a cannon escort's. But you can keep firing constantly, including on the tholian ships (unlike the CE, far less energy resistant) and fragments chasing you. Unless you are in a premade group, you'll always out-damage everyone else... unless there's someone also using AOE beams & mines/etc.
Plus if you bring a beam-array equipped Kumari to the fight, it will annoy certain people. Bonus points if you do the rainbow.
Emnity doesn't mean you're #1. Just because the CE hates you doesn't mean some other joker's far out-damaging you, pummeling the fragments and tholians.
Keep your shields up and avoid fragments, you can put something else in place of those armor and shield consoles. It's PvE after all, you're not going up directly against other players.