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I don't understand why no one seems to use plasma weapons. Maybe I'm just a DoT-obsessed noob, but DoT procs seem more worth it than 5-second "system offline" procs, and they supposedly do the same DPS. I can understand not using plasma torps since they're so slow, but personally I love my plasma beams.
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# 2
05-21-2010, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Mynameisonic View Post
I don't understand why no one seems to use plasma weapons. Maybe I'm just a DoT-obsessed noob, but DoT procs seem more worth it than 5-second "system offline" procs, and they supposedly do the same DPS. I can understand not using plasma torps since they're so slow, but personally I love my plasma beams.
hmmm... after a certain level, I actually prefer tetryon weapons, but I can definitely see the advantage in plasma weapons.
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# 3
05-21-2010, 08:34 PM
Tetryon weapons are nice too. I've got one beam array in an aft slot on my cruiser and I'll probably add another if I get one from a drop.
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# 4
05-21-2010, 09:12 PM
I like plasma and know enough others using them, too. I don't really think its underused.
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# 5
05-21-2010, 09:22 PM
I think the main reason they're probably underused is because in PvP the dot is so easy to get rid of via Hazard emitters. In PvE the dot has more value but only in an extended fight.

I've developed a fondness myself for Tetryon weapons of late. But I can see why many stick with Phasers since the skill is so much cheaper to raise.
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# 6
05-21-2010, 10:29 PM
plasma rocks.... spewing green burning death to all...... gotta have it... purple plasma even better...



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# 7
05-22-2010, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Mynameisonic View Post
I don't understand why no one seems to use plasma weapons. Maybe I'm just a DoT-obsessed noob, but DoT procs seem more worth it than 5-second "system offline" procs, and they supposedly do the same DPS. I can understand not using plasma torps since they're so slow, but personally I love my plasma beams.
Plasma Weaponry is subpar in every possible way except for 1 thing. A properly used Heavy Plasma Torpedo can do quite a bit of damage. But the rest of all Plasma characteristics are inferior.
- Costs more to level up Plasma skillboxes than Phasers / Disruptors / Photons / Quantums.
- Base Plasma Torpedo damage mediocre.
- Plasma game mechanics place a heavy emphasis on Plasma DOTs (or more importantly, praying it actually procs with 5% chance... how many shots is that?) to "normalize" damage with other weapons
- The abundant use of Hazard Emitters in PvP means Plasma DOTs are of no concern, even from those of Hvy Plasma Torp hits.
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# 8
05-22-2010, 06:40 AM
Plasma weapons are also cheap because they have the most complete Explore/PvP vendor availability. All you really need to loot/buy are turrets.
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# 9
05-22-2010, 07:39 AM
also lower tier is cheap cause you can construct it at memory alpha.

That being said, I do still have a thing for plasma personal weapons. I use a blue compression pistol with DoT3
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# 10
05-22-2010, 07:59 AM
ilike disruptors for thier proc and the fact they require 900 less skill points to max out >_>
i also like quantums for tiheir high dmg and high crit damage =3

though recently i hit bg 5 and found the joys of anti-proton so i might be switching to them soon



i do have to say though that no matter what weapon or shield you use you can't match the raw power of a cuteness! (< points to dp) would you want to shoot something so cute?
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