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?
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.
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.