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# 1 Fighting Romulan Ships
04-11-2010, 09:25 AM
Pardon the Newb question, but what is the purple disabling shot the Romulan ships fire? When it hits, your ship is surrounded by a purple cloud, and you can't do ANYTHING for a few seconds. Is there a skill that can defend against it?
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# 2
04-11-2010, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolfhere View Post
Pardon the Newb question, but what is the purple disabling shot the Romulan ships fire? When it hits, your ship is surrounded by a purple cloud, and you can't do ANYTHING for a few seconds. Is there a skill that can defend against it?
That ability is Viral Matrix. Players can use it as well; it's a higher-rank Science power for Bridge Officers. As you've noted, this completely disables an enemy ship for a few seconds.

The counters to Viral Matrix are Science Team and Attack Pattern Omega.

Science Team is an ability for Science BOs, the basic versions are Ensign and Lieutenant so everybody should have Science Team. In addition to removing debuffs, Science Team also provides a massive shield heal.

The alternative is Attack Pattern Omega, but this is a higher-rank Tactical BO power, so you can only use Attack Pattern Omega if you're flying an Escort.

You can use Science Team or Attack Pattern Omega either before or after you get hit by Viral Matrix. I usually pop the counter powers after I'm hit, but you could use them pre-emptively. They remain available even when everything else on your ship is disabled.
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# 3
04-11-2010, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Acylion
That ability is Viral Matrix. Players can use it as well; it's a higher-rank Science power for Bridge Officers. As you've noted, this completely disables an enemy ship for a few seconds.

The counters to Viral Matrix are Science Team and Attack Pattern Omega.

Science Team is an ability for Science BOs, the basic versions are Ensign and Lieutenant so everybody should have Science Team. In addition to removing debuffs, Science Team also provides a massive shield heal.

The alternative is Attack Pattern Omega, but this is a higher-rank Tactical BO power, so you can only use Attack Pattern Omega if you're flying an Escort.

You can use Science Team or Attack Pattern Omega either before or after you get hit by Viral Matrix. I usually pop the counter powers after I'm hit, but you could use them pre-emptively. They remain available even when everything else on your ship is disabled.
Thank you very much!
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