Does anyone know what the refract range is on the Refracting Tetryon weapons? (specifically interested in the MK12 DHC's).
I LOVE the hyper refracting Dual Beam Bank, with its 100% bounce chance wrecking stupid pets and mines.
The 3 piece bouncing B03 has even done serious damage to tight formations in PVP.
The thing is a 2.5% chance is a lot less appealing than 100%, and that would be even less desirable if it had a low range. On the other hand, 4 refracting dhc's would rack up a lot of bounces over a 10km range.
I don't have a combat parser, so I'll just give you my observations.
I've been running the Nukara set and weapons on my Risian Corvette for about a month or so now. It's a pretty gimmicky ship, which is what I was going for. Just something to play with and have fun.
The refracting active abilities you get from getting to tier 5 of the rep system and the three piece Nukara set are nice. The Hyper-Refracting DBB is also nice.
I'm also running the Web Mine Launcher, a Chroniton Torp, 2 Nukara Heavy Cannons, and 2 Nukara Turrets.
As you know, the abilities that refract 100% of the time are keen! But otherwise, I've only seen my other weapons proc a refract a couple times on their own in the month I've run them. The effect is just too unlikely. I don't know the range, but it's probably within 3-4km. So the odds of having multiple targets within 3-4km, with a 2.5% chance of a refraction, the ability is not a game changer.
The additional shield drain from the Nukara weapons is nice, but they're still not enough to bring Tetryon weapons back into the game. They're fun and worth buying if you're looking for a gimmicky build like I was, but these weapons are still duds for serious playing.
Yes, the proc is horrible. They should either raise the proc chance or the proc range a bit. I know that weapon mods aren't supposed to create uber-dps, but at least it should be close to other mods.
A few of my parses. I included the regular DPS from the beams, to see and compare how many hits were necessary to create a proc, and how "much" DPS they were dishing out. In theory the chance for a proc is 2,5%, but the chance of getting a proc, while another target is within 3 km is much, much lower in most situations, even when using 2 copies of Gravity Well.
Atrox, 6x Refracting Tetryons Mk. XII [acc]x2, 2x Gravity Well, no FaW
I was going to buy a refracting tetryon set with dilithium but after reading this I definitely won't. Thx for the info, guys.
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