Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8
# 1 weapon types
05-31-2013, 01:21 PM
If anyone would be so kind as to point a poor noob to a list or guide regarding weapon damage types? I'm trying to get a grasp on what damage type should be used where... among other things.

thanks in advance
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 433
# 2
05-31-2013, 01:34 PM
All weapons of the same mark and quality have the same base damage. The difference is in the proc, or special effect, each type has. Each has a 2.5% of causing the following effect:


Phaser: disables a random subsystem
Disruptor: lowers targets damage resistance
Tetryon: additional shield damage
Plasma :additional damage over time to the hull
Polaron: lowers all power levels
Antiproton: additional Critical damage.

Torpedoes :
Photon: your basic torpedo, goes boom
Quantum: fires more slowly than photon, but does more damage per hit. Good for high yield strikes
Plasma: Additional hull damage over time.
Transphasic : increased shield penetration
Chroniton: slows the target by 2/3 for a short time

PvP players tend to use disruptor and antiproton mostly, for the slight edge in damage due to their procs. Plasma seems to do the most damage in PvE, but are tend to be the least effective in PVP, due to most of the high end gear's resistance to plasma damage.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
05-31-2013, 02:21 PM

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