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Lt. Commander
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Just switched from tier 4 defiant to fleet escort due to better stats tho i duno if i will keep this long as i like the defiant model myself which i am still waiting for cstore sale for the defiant retrofit i hope is coming soon.

Anyhow with the defiant and now the fleet escort, im using 3 DHC tetyrons and a Quantum. With 3 tet turrets in the back.

I like to strip shields down with em but wondering if im really doing a good shield strip or not.

You reckon keep em or maybe move to antiprotons as ppl seem to like em tho not sure why as they just have a crit severity bonus dont they which doesnt do much i think or at least never really noticed before. Tho they do look cool all red and all.

Just i never really see tetryons in STFs so i thought id be a bit diff and keep em and be a shield stripper but like i said am i really being any good with em and am i really stripping shields or is the damage just lowering them really quickly due to the setup and rapid cannon powers etc.

I have 8 mark XI token things to spend at ds9 store for some XI goodies but wondering if its worth changing from tets to somit else or not, which i thought antiprotons due to popularity of em.
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# 2
02-17-2012, 12:47 AM
The Omega set adds bonus shield damage with every hit made. The insignificant amount of shield damage per tetryon proc is just that, rather insignificant compared to the amount of shields the STF mobs have. Rapid fire and cannons just drops shields quickly. It's hull and structural damage that you need to drop fast in STFs

Antiprotons are the go-to choice because more damage is good, but the tactical consoles for them are very expensive (I just bought 4 of them off the Dilithium shop instead of spending 1mil each)
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# 3
02-17-2012, 01:16 AM
Roll antiprotons. I run them on my Defiant and usually end up being the main damage-dealer when I run STFs.

Of course outside of STFs that translates to 'Hit CSV II, approach frigates, pres butan, win in one volley'.
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# 4
02-17-2012, 01:22 AM
Antiprotons. Strange you'd look at the description of the weapon and think that the AP bonus (CrtH and CrtD) was inferior to the others. They are the DPS weapon of choice, they have by far the best bonus/proc/abilty of all the energy weapons. Leave the shield stripping to those sci vessels, you are a damage machine. :p
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# 5
02-17-2012, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by aashenfox
Leave the shield stripping to those sci vessels
Bah, as a Sci captain, I'll declare outright that damage is king. Who cares if a Tachyon Beam III strips 4000 shields per facing every 30s? A round off my weapons at 100 power does the same in less than 4 seconds and you want to bore through a single facing ASAP. Against a very resistant shield, yeah that Tachyon Beam may do more but that doesn't happen in STFs.

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Originally Posted by AJ_McRich
It's not a listed option, but usually I use the plasma weapons: they are truly efficient against the hull!
I was under the impression that the DoT effects don't stack. If that's the case, the high RoF of a cannon escort is going to overwrite the procs. Better off with increasing crit and getting damage that is good all round and doesn't care how fast it's coming.
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# 6
02-17-2012, 01:55 AM
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I was under the impression that the DoT effects don't stack. If that's the case, the high RoF of a cannon escort is going to overwrite the procs. Better off with increasing crit and getting damage that is good all round and doesn't care how fast it's coming.
Indeed. Plasma is arguably the worst proc for cannons since the DoTs don't stack. Dual Heavies are where the 2.5% procs really start to shine, but still, AP for raw damage.
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# 7
02-17-2012, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by mysteana View Post
I was under the impression that the DoT effects don't stack. If that's the case, the high RoF of a cannon escort is going to overwrite the procs. Better off with increasing crit and getting damage that is good all round and doesn't care how fast it's coming.
Maybe I am wrong, but if I remember well there is a DoT stack between plasma light weapons (array and cannons) and plasma torpedoes.
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# 8
02-17-2012, 01:23 AM
It's not a listed option, but usually I use the plasma weapons: they are truly efficient against the hull!
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# 9
02-17-2012, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SkeeterUK View Post
Just switched from tier 4 defiant to fleet escort due to better stats tho i duno if i will keep this long as i like the defiant model myself which i am still waiting for cstore sale for the defiant retrofit i hope is coming soon.
I don't really have anything to add to the weapon choice discussion; but I may have a suggestion that will save you money.

I noticed you are a lifer; Have you already used a Vice Admiral ship token on that character? You would have gotten one if you reached VA before December 2011. If you reached VA after that, you still get one at the 600 day subscribed mark. Either case, the token can be redeemed for the Defiant retrofit and you can save yourself the c-store cost.

http://startrekonline.com/veteran_rewards

If you already used your VA token on another ship type (IE the Galxy-R or Intrepid-R) please disregard this post and I apologies for telling you something you already knew.
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# 10
02-18-2012, 09:40 AM
if you are going for tet and omega two set get the polarized tets since it has 4 times the proc rate than the standards but are blue
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