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Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 1 Polarize Hull ineffective?
11-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Has anyone tried out the skill polarize hull very recently? I acquired a science officer with the skill. When I encountered the Romulan warbird with the tractor beam, I tried to break free with Polarize Hull. But, it had no effect at all. So, I tried it with the Borg Cube in Cure Elite. Graphically, it looked like it was breaking off but a split second later it was caught hold again. There are other way to get away from the tractor beam but I was hoping that Polarize Hull would help me.
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Captain
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# 2
11-12-2012, 05:13 PM
It works fine for me. Maybe you don't have enough Boff skill points invested in it yet.
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Career Officer
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# 3
11-12-2012, 05:19 PM
Thanks. I will check on it.

Edit: The boff had 7 points on the skill. I wonder what I did wrong. More testing later.
-- Vice Admiral's log, stardate 57134.2
... I began to panic and asked my human companion of the meaning of toon. He replied that it was something that was not real. I protested to him that I was walking and running and killing. What did he mean that I was not real? He replied that everyone knew the universe was a computer simulation. Occasionally, he had to accompany another toon too.

Last edited by tostrek2012; 11-12-2012 at 05:36 PM.
Captain
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# 4
11-12-2012, 06:48 PM
I've noticed that polarize hull doesn't always work to break free of tractor beams even though in the tool-tip it says it offers immunity to them. I've stopped using polarize hull because it only seemed to work maybe 60% of the time, and then when it did work, it didn't offer full immunity as I would still be slowed by the tractor beam.
Career Officer
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# 5
11-12-2012, 07:33 PM
Thanks. I think you are right. It worked twice for me during the testing. But, I was blown to pieces by heavy plasma on other occasion.
-- Vice Admiral's log, stardate 57134.2
... I began to panic and asked my human companion of the meaning of toon. He replied that it was something that was not real. I protested to him that I was walking and running and killing. What did he mean that I was not real? He replied that everyone knew the universe was a computer simulation. Occasionally, he had to accompany another toon too.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 6
11-12-2012, 07:55 PM
I don't know if this is a bug, but poralize hull had never worked against Borg tratctor beams, at least not for me. However it always gave me the inmunity against everything else
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in every place,
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Ensign
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 7
01-19-2013, 03:33 AM
Polarize Hull has literally never failed me, and I use it at rank 1. You could be bugged, particularly given that the word "immunity" is used in relation to tractor beam in the spell description, but I'm no expert.

Also bear in mind that rank 1 gives you +37 damage resistance for 15 seconds. That's not too shabby, IMO.
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