Thanks for taking a look at my thread, I've started running STFs and while normals seems to be OK, I'd like to start developing a gameplan for equipment readiness for Elites. (Yes ... I know gear isnt everything, and my skills need to develop too. I wont be jumping into your elite queues before I'm ready ) Still, it would be good to have a plan for what gear to spend these Marks on first, to better prepare for elite missions (primarily space). I've outlined my current gear set below and would appreciate your advise (go ahead and tell me what needs replacing first, second etc ...) on the order of what gets replaced first.
What would you recommend replacing them with? I'm assuming a 4th DDHC up front and a 3rd turret in the rear? I've read the weap power consumption of a full cannon/turret build creates problems. yes? no?
Serious questions - I am not trying to troll. It's quite possible I'm misunderstanding something about ship power.
How are you maintaining your power levels with 4 forward facing cannons + 2 turrets? You're losing 12+12+12+8+8 = 52 energy when firing. Even if you're at 125 that brings you down to 73. Running the 4+2 setup that brings your damage to 256*4+132*2=1288*(73/50) = 1880 DPS.
Remove one DHC and you end up with (256*3+132*2)*(85/50) = 1754 DPS + 458*1/10 (shield pen on a photon torp is 10%, correct?), which leaves you at 1800DPS. Slightly lower before shield penetration, but once you tear down a shield it's devastating. If you turn your torpedo autofire off you can truly make that count by firing just before a shield drops.
(I know power levels don't work exactly like that, but seriously, the math for figuring out the exact utilization is super complex)