Ensign
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
# 1 dmg types. plasma the best?
04-27-2013, 06:21 PM
i bring up this point in hope that some one that knows a thing or two about this kinda thing.
plasma seems to be the best dmg type from what ive read and seen. that being said i will bring some points to light.

1: set bonus romulan thing that while its only 7,9% still is extra dmg modifier.
2: ontop of that set some science consoles also give a bonus to plasma dmg.
3: ontop of the set and the science consoles you still have your tactical consoles to add in.

so i ask. is plasma the most viable pve dmg type? some people say "hey polaron is awesome sauce" to them i say omg a 25 drain every once in a while what ever will i do.... pop a device.
some people also say tet is the best. and that i can see but i would need to see some solid numbers before i make fun of it.

also sorry for the bad English skills still working on it. ^_^
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 514
# 2
04-27-2013, 06:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by wormsigns View Post
i bring up this point in hope that some one that knows a thing or two about this kinda thing.
plasma seems to be the best dmg type from what ive read and seen. that being said i will bring some points to light.

1: set bonus romulan thing that while its only 7,9% still is extra dmg modifier.
2: ontop of that set some science consoles also give a bonus to plasma dmg.
3: ontop of the set and the science consoles you still have your tactical consoles to add in.

so i ask. is plasma the most viable pve dmg type? some people say "hey polaron is awesome sauce" to them i say omg a 25 drain every once in a while what ever will i do.... pop a device.
some people also say tet is the best. and that i can see but i would need to see some solid numbers before i make fun of it.

also sorry for the bad English skills still working on it. ^_^
I would say have fun and stick with plasma if you like it. Unless you're min-maxing DPS and parsing every mission I don't think energy type really matters as long as you stick with just one.

The Answer used to be anti-proton because of the modifiers, I use them on my fleet Defiant. Having said that I rolled a KDF alt that uses polaron weapons, with the Jem'hadar set, and does fairly well in Elite STFs. I can place 2nd or 3rd in almost every CE event run with either toon.

You are correct that with the Romulan set, fleet consoles, and plasma tactical consoles you could do a respectable amount of damage. You would certainly be armed well enough for an elite STF. Plus- with the exception of fleet science consoles- it can all be easily obtained through the reputation system

It also depends on play style and the ship you fly. I fly a fleet defiant with 3 Dual Heavy Cannons and an Omega Torpedo launcher. The Romulan set includes a beam- which I don't use.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,936
# 3
04-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Disruptors are still the number one PvE proc. And yes plasma has the most +damage available.

So one just has to put two and two together and get romulan plasma turrets with fleet plasma DHCs in the front.
Get yer Fleet Gear here!
Military 5 / Engineering 4 / Science 4
Starbase 4 / Embassy 3 / Mine 3 / Spire 3
Diplomacy 3 / Recruit 3 / Trade 3 / Development 3 / Research 3 / Operations 3
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...1#post16435781
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,135
# 4
04-27-2013, 08:30 PM
If you're a:

Klingon with a T5 Starbase and Elite weapons access, then disrupter's win, or;
Fed with a T5 Starbase and Elite weapons access, then Phasers win, or;

If you're like most people, there isn't a 'must have' energy type. They're pretty much the same. The current flavour of the month is Romulan Plasma. Before that [enter name here]. Just keep your flavour to one at a time, and the math is in your favour.

It's not the weapon that's deadly. It's the captain that wields it.
HAIL HYDRA! Kirk's Protege 10/26/13 http://www.dtfleet.com
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,408
# 5
04-28-2013, 12:11 AM
Imho, I think the weapons you use have to work well with your build synergy. There are many builds available to sto players: debuffer, disable, max crit hits, spike damage, drain etc... Example: polaron or tetryon to drain someone's power system levels or shields strength. Very effective if you have max points in flow capacitors, have omega space/breen set and perhaps use energy siphon (or something along those lines).
I want an official persistent officer title.
**~Reality under scrutiny~**
@haudace
UFP Fleet: Operation Omega Task Force | KDF Fleet: KHG Klingon Honor Guard

Last edited by deokkent; 04-28-2013 at 12:14 AM.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 140
# 6
04-28-2013, 12:38 AM
The drawback for Plasma is the high resistences all the Set shields provide against it. Which ofc only matters if you do pvp. For pve i jsut can agree to the other posters, that the energy type does not matter taht much. Just use what you like.
Reynolds

U.S.S. Tesla - Intrepid-R / U.S.S. Helios - Vesta Class
U.S.S. Donut - Fleet Advanced Research Vessel Retrofit
TheWiseGuys
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:18 AM.