Hi you might remember me from cracked planetoid or solar wind, where u died in one shot and asked yourself what happened.
Welp, not to beat a dead horse as it were, but the fruitfulness of my newly discovered combo merits high praise and discussion.
The key ingredient being Marion Frances Dulmur temporal systems engineer purple doff. His special power reads as "8 seconds -200 energy drain resist".
This effectively reduces the drain from firing one beam overload 3 from 50 to 10 power loss.
Sequentially preparing multiple different level copies of beam overload in advance lets you hit for 3 beam overloads i within this 8 seconds. With minimal power loss.
A specific combat log for a sequentially fired bo2>bo3>bo3 without marion/ dem looks like this after multiple tests with no buffs.
(power to 75)
(power to 25)
Showing the uselessness of simultaneously drainign all of your power, mind u this is with spec in electroplasma and one eps console. At any rate with marion/dem u have minimal dps loss over the 3 shots.
(power to 115)
(power to 105)
Waiting but a second between gives you your power back, but i try to fire them off as fast as possible so that the shields are down when my hy q torps hit.
In fact this combo is so effective at instant damage, i opted now for two dual beam banks, and i fire the first bo2/bo3 simultaneously.
Anyone who has experienced this on either end in game will not quip about the usefulness of this combo.
So to reiterate, get urself dem (any level) and marion frances dulmur, two different copies of beam overload, and go to town.
I love Marion, and I'm glad he was dirt cheap compared to Gariff a long time ago. (I eventually got both agents)
Now the problem I had with him was I could only fire off 1 BO within the 8 seconds. I didn't have the tac slots to have another slotted up, but I can see how you'd use the 1 BO to fire twice within a few seconds.
And where does Marion Frances Dulmur come from, other than the exchange?
(Not sure this beats Thissler's BO3 + HYT3 combo in any case...)
EDIT: I suppose you could squeeze BO3,BO2,HYT3 in
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Funny thing is this has been around for a while, and its only after the tric nerf do you find it lol
That may be, I know that I used two BOs with this doff on the Fed side, but Minimax is the first to implement it so devastatingly on the KDF side in a decloak alphastrike build. Everyone else pretty much copied him after they got wtfowned by him.
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In contrast of what has been said in this thread ,the DEM doffs (Marion) do not stack !
If you do load 2 or 3 of them ,the tooltip will display 2x or 3x "+200 Resistance to weapons subsystem energy drain for 8 seconds" but the action is working only for those initial 8 seconds of active DEM.
We tested it and it was verified.
So dont do the mistake i did and waste your credits on a second Marion,which for the KDF side is currently around 50 million ECs.
For escorts that can only use DEM 1,the skill is pretty much useless without the doff.
With Marion though u get a 8 second window of indeed massive dps.Is it worth it ? Maybe.
Many escorts are tempted to use Beam Overload within that time spam to take advantage of
the drain resistance.No doubt u will get quite a few insta kill crit BO shots.But considering the fact that u use a Lt Eng skill for DEM ,and u only realy use the 8 seconds of the 30 duration of the skill as well as the fact that besides that one BO shot ,u will have a lower dps weapon slotted (DBB in place of a forth DHC) the approach is controversial at best