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# 1 Best weapon type for PvP
06-27-2012, 11:52 PM
I used to play this game when it first came out, over 2 yrs ago, then I switched to other games, and now I came back (swtor blows), and I'm wondering what damage type to use on my escort ship.

I heard antiproton is good, but for a pvp situation wouldn't phaser or polaron be better since they actually have procs unlike antiproton?

Speaking of Polaron, the proc for that is -25 to all systems, but it doesn't say how long that -25 lasts. Is it for 5 seconds like the procs from the other weapons, or does it stay -25 until the target gets out of combat or how does that work exactly?

Thanks.
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# 2
06-27-2012, 11:56 PM
phaser=disable=death
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# 3
06-27-2012, 11:58 PM
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phaser=disable=death
what he said.
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# 4
06-28-2012, 01:27 AM
Phaser is definately the most potent proc... Too potent? Perhaps.
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# 5
06-27-2012, 11:57 PM
I pretty much never fly escorts. But my understanding is that antiprotion should be for tac captains because of their higher crit rate? phasers = king for procs. polaron = idk. dis = you only need on person running this on team. plasma = everyone and their ma has resists to it. tetryeon = good for back up to switch to as not too many folk resist specifically against it.

my reccomendation is phasers for the proc. ap if you're a tac. but probably someone more familiar with escorts can help you with that.
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# 6
06-28-2012, 07:44 AM
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I pretty much never fly escorts. But my understanding is that antiprotion should be for tac captains because of their higher crit rate? phasers = king for procs. polaron = idk. dis = you only need on person running this on team. plasma = everyone and their ma has resists to it. tetryeon = good for back up to switch to as not too many folk resist specifically against it.

my reccomendation is phasers for the proc. ap if you're a tac. but probably someone more familiar with escorts can help you with that.
i had planned on doing a plasma build with a reman set.....i don't hear a lot of good concerning plasma. i'm going to see for myself anyway.

i use disruptors on my multi-vector escort and it works great.
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# 7
06-28-2012, 04:16 PM
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i had planned on doing a plasma build with a reman set.....i don't hear a lot of good concerning plasma. i'm going to see for myself anyway.

i use disruptors on my multi-vector escort and it works great.
Plasma is great, well it would be great if everyone and their pet did not have resistance to it from Borg STF sets.
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# 8
06-29-2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by rdm1958 View Post

i use disruptors on my multi-vector escort and it works great.
you do know the pets get boosted by consoles right? so if your running disruptor and split up your ship they use phaser thus not getting wep damage boosted.

could never understand how you can load ap distruptr or any other wep type, split up the ship and magically the pets shoot phaser. idk kinda lol to me.
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# 9
06-29-2012, 09:56 AM
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you do know the pets get boosted by consoles right? so if your running disruptor and split up your ship they use phaser thus not getting wep damage boosted.

could never understand how you can load ap distruptr or any other wep type, split up the ship and magically the pets shoot phaser. idk kinda lol to me.
i have noticed that but i rarely split my multi vector escort. does not make sense though.
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# 10
06-29-2012, 10:02 AM
Okay, here is what you do. Try them all.

Either go to the vendors or the exchange and pick up a complete set of the weapon type you want to try. Don't worry about getting blue or purple, green is plenty good. Should be able to get those cheap (and maybe even blue or purple depending on the type) along with the related consoles. Don't worry about getting Mk XI or Mk XII. Green or white Mk Xs are fine for this.

Try them. If you don't like them. Try something else. Once you find something you like, begin investing in higher quality.
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