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# 1 Tricobalt Happy
05-21-2012, 10:12 PM
I'm running a recon sci vessel with a tricobalt device launcher in the back and I love it. I've never used more than one device before but the burst damage is so awesome I'm considering adding another. I was thinking of using the tricobalt mine device in the back as well. Anyone use the tricobalt mine? can you lay mines out like normal? Anyone have experience with these?
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# 2
05-21-2012, 10:43 PM
A tricobalt mine launcher only launches a single mine even with tactical skills like dispersal pattern beta. Stick with the tricobalt torpedo launcher - it works better especially with the torpedo high yield skill.
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# 3
05-21-2012, 10:54 PM
That still depends. A single tricobalt mine will hit with far more damage than even a High-Yield 3 enhanced tricobalt torpedo can ever hope to achieve.

The downside is that you need to draw the enemy close enough to attract the mine. Cooldown time is also significantly high.
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# 4
05-21-2012, 11:39 PM
I had a white Tricobalt mine on my Oddy a month back. As noted, only one mine is deployed, and you need to draw the enemy close enough for it to be effective.

I've sinced dumped it and went for a purple Mk XII Tricobalt fore torp instead, and I greatly prefer this to the mine. I usually use my phasers and quantums to chip away at one shield facing, then pop a tricobalt to knock down at least half their health.
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# 5
05-22-2012, 01:36 AM
I'm running a DPS Cruiser with a Snare concept. I use Eject Warp Plasma to capture them, firing on approach and I drop the Trico Mine as I pass, it's been spectacularly fatal to my foes.

Best kill, three tightly packed Frigates with a Single dose of Warp Plasma and a mine. The Trico Mines do not benefit from [Dmg] Modifiers so your best bet is to use a [CrtD] for severe criticals.

Either that or their DPS is not showing an increase in the tooltip.
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# 6
05-22-2012, 08:12 AM
What's also fun is doing a tight spin and shooting a Tricobolt spread at those 3 trapped in the warp plasma. Overlapping tricobolt blast = ugly...
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