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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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I use the star cruiser with my max level engie. Have 4 polaron beams front, 3 aft plus one tricobolt in back. Got consoles to boost beam weapons.

I always try to keep my ship sideways to the target so all beams are hitting at once. Also I make sure to keep the power level up with EPS power transfer/Nadion etc. I also use the Emergency Power to Weapons I ability which gives me 8% damage boost.

Even with 7 beams and max power I'm still not doing enough damage. Bops and Raptors shields often barely seem to move.

What can I do to boost damage output without sacrificing a ton of defense?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 2
11-03-2011, 12:57 PM
You picked the wrong class to try to DPS with.

Engineer in Star Cruiser is almost entirely stricken to support duties.

Even with broadside beams, I would be able to stay at or near 100% with nothing but 2x EPtS, Engineer Team, and balancing my shields.

To be openly blunt... no, there isn't a way to do any sort of meaningful damage with a Star Cruiser. Even Beam Overload will only affect 1 of your many beams and won't be enough by itself to actually do anything even if your enemy does get careless/stupid enough to actually let one of their facing shields slowly widdle away.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
11-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Yeah I rolled the engie to focus on support so I knew I was going to lose alot of DPS. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing any tricks in my attempt to squeeze all the firepower I could out of my ship.
Lt. Commander
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# 4
11-03-2011, 01:22 PM
Why not just go healbot build or switch to an Assault Cruiser if you want some sort of hybrid.
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# 5
11-03-2011, 01:26 PM
When I've looked at using other ships it always seems I'm giving up more than I'm getting in return.
Lt. Commander
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# 6
11-03-2011, 01:37 PM
If you want to do damage with a cruiser get a Dreadnought.
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