Fed side, the PDS from the Thunderchild c-store ship does phaser damage. If you use it and are not buffing the phaser energy type via Tac consoles, it does very little damage and swats high yield torps and fighters out of the air. The KDF side PDS from the reward packs uses disruptor energy type and must be similarly buffed.
I do not know if the plasma proc from the Romulan sci plasma (threat) consoles works with the PDS. Even if it did, the DOT wouldn't be worth much because the targets the PDS takes out (fighters, destructible mines/torps, and frigates) don't last long anyway against it. And the proc goes to weapons. The PDS is a console.
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I might do some testing this weekend to see if it works if i get some time, but my basic thought is it doesn't work at all. Unless there is a bug in the "console" code saying the PDS console is a weapon and not a console, its doubtful that the plasma proc would work.
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