What about AP ground weapons? At the moment I'm looking at a tactical officer fully skilled in Ground abilities, with the appropriate traits (Lucky) and the right armour. The one that gives increase crit chance, or maybe increased crit. Not sure which yet.
It's pretty much the same, higher damage overall. Given how rough Advanced/Elite gets, though, I had to switch to Polarons for their disable proc just to reduce enemy DPS enough to actually have a chance at survival.