Another issue with CCE is everytime a shard hits a ship and the small shards return to the Entity it buffs it and increases the Beam damage. I constantly see Escorts stitting still letting shards pound into them. You need to keep moving and in an Escort you can't broadside worth a darn. The OP has a point a beam boat Cruiser is much better for this event. I run the Nukara Console/Beam/Mine set and the Nukara Shield with all Tetryon beams. I just spam EPTE and run circles around it. Seems to work well. The shards cant catch me and I can keep a full broadside on it at all times. When it starts to power up I just hit evasive and get out of range.
And speaking of the Nukara set. Its abilities make no since. One ability restores your weapons when they are knocked off line in 4 seconds. Whenever the Tholians have knocked my weapons off line it has never taken a full 4 seconds for them to come back online so this ability does what? (Nothing?) The second is an AOE attack that looks just like the tier 5 Nukara ability.
The Rep ability is: Refracting Tetryon Cascade
PBAoE Chain Tetryon Damage
Release a cascading burst of Tetryon energy from your Deflector Dish at foes within 3km. The Tetryon Cascade will refract from initial targets to other nearby targets, dealing less damage with each jump. The Refracting Tetryon Cascade can jump to 2 additional targets. The charge can only jump 5km to the next target.
WARNING: If the targets sensors are scrambled or otherwise confused when it is hit with the Tetryon Cascade, the charge may bounce back to you or your allies.
Affects Foe (5 max)
61.2 Tetryon Damage (0.34 DPS) to nearby targets
30.6 Tetryon Damage to 2nd target in chain
24.5 Tetryon Damage to 3rd target in chain
The Space set ability is: Unstable Tetryon Lattice
10 KM range, 3 min recharge
to target: 5,292.7 Tetryon Damage
5,292.7 Tetryon damage to foes within 5 KM of target
shuts down weapon stabilizers for 60 seconds.
The 1st ability does not work at all. The Icon is available but when activated it does nothing and does no damage to any targets. (I tested this in a private 1 vs 1 match)
And the second ability also has no visual affect and does not appear to work either. Cryptic needs to look into this ASAP.
With the tetryon cascade you should read it again.
It says "hits a target with a tetryon beam within 3 km". THREE. It's a bouncing melee version of the tetryon lattice and isometric charge.
If nothing's within 3 km of you it still fires and you waste the CD.