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# 11
09-22-2010, 01:15 AM
I'm really disappointed in antiproton beams. I wanted the Planet Killer's version, along with its nifty sound effect too!
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# 12
09-22-2010, 05:03 PM
Anti-protons are good (I suppose) from a pure dmg standpoint, with their greater than normal +crit damage. They tend to be about the same in +crit chance as other gear their level, but the main consideration is the skill point investment. Compared to say, buffing phaser skill, buffing your anti-proton skill is a serious point investment, meaning you've got less to throw in other stuff, like weapon performance, or ship-class skill, etc.
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# 13
09-22-2010, 11:34 PM
weapon skills give an increase based on points spent

anti proton weapons dont have a 2.5% chance to do some rare effect, they just do more damage instead

the weapons come in purple, meaning they have x3 effects built in, compared to x2 on blue x1 on green or none on white

they come with higher +crit sev, so for tacticle who can buff to nearly 100% crit chance, these are the weapons to crit with with things like beam overload or cannon spam

if you dont like AP weapons you can get other purple weapons now, they added them to the vendor, you can use anything you like and i wont insult your choice.
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# 14
09-23-2010, 04:19 AM
You guys are forgetting the chance to bypass shields. I'v been lucky to kill a few escorts with one shot with BO 3. Even with RSP up.
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# 15
09-23-2010, 05:24 AM
thats not a shield bypass, ive done it many times, crit overload 3 with ap dual banks and full decloak/attack buffs and you can crit 50-60k, if hes running rsp and no resists, it burns the shield, scorches the hull, and then the shield heals, still get anything > then the shield facing through to hull with rsp running, its the bleedthrough from hell when i crit
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# 16
09-24-2010, 12:29 PM
I have one shot ships with BO 2.

I like the anti protons for my cruiser and disruptors for my escort but all of the beams are good and the differences are not great enough to make anyone of them so much worse as to make you weaker then your foe's.

A nice thing about some of the less used damage types is people are less likely to have shielding against them.
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