Though I too must wonder if a single target Faw does not already exist in Beam Overload?
You mean something like this?
(An older idea of mine.)
What if all energy Weapon related BOFF powers (B:FAW, B:BO, C:SV, C:RF) would be availlable for all energy weapon types (Cannons and Beam Weapons)?
Since almost all new ships are capable to use DHCs i think Beam Weapons could use a bit love (or better said equality), not by increasing their damage potential, but to make them more useful/versatile.
It could work like this:
[indent]Beam Array: Overload --> Energy Weapon Overload
Effect: the same as before, just including cannon weapon types.
Pro: A high Damage alternative to Rapid Fire.
Problem: This could make Alpha strikes with DHCs extremely deadly.
but since this abnility would only affect one single weapon, the Damage output would be manageable.
Cannon: Rapid Fire --> Energy Weapon Rapid Fire
Effect: A faster fireing rate at one single target.
Pro: More options and a higher versality for Beam Weapon users. (a less risky way to focus fire on one single target, a higher chance to get a secondary weapons effect)
Con: none IMO
Beam Array: Fire at Will --> Energy Weapons: Fire at Will
Effect: Random targeting of everything in weapons range.
Pro: Cannon Weapons (especially turrets) could be used to clear spam -> more utility for cannon weapons.
Con: none AFAIK
Cannon: Scatter Volley --> Energy Weapons: Scatter Volley
Effect: A cone AOE attack.
Pro: Starfleet ships could broadside much better instead of brainlessly fireing at everything in range.
Problem: none that i know of.
So as far as i can see, there is only one problem which is BO in conjunction with cannon weapons, but i think with some tinkering it could be made workable.
Mostly beam Weapons would benefit the most from such a change, but i think that's ok, if you consider the high damage potential cannons have.
The point of all this is to give all ships more utility, especially Cruisers and Science ships.
In Star Trek, weapons are highly versatile in their use, especially Beam weapons. An many ocasions we have seen Beam weapons doing exactly the same thing like cannons can do in STO.
Maybe some experienced PvPers could evaluate this. (maybe it's complete nonsense, IDK)