Hey hey, newly resubbed gamer geek here. Saw this thread, wanted to ask for a touch of clarification on something.
I was toying with the idea of avoiding torpedoes entirely, myself. Would anyone be able to offer any advice on how an Advanced Escort with 3DHCs and 1DBB (3 aft turrets as well) would play? Was considering going 2x Tac Team, 2xCRF:1, 2xBO3, and APO3 for my Tac skills.
My main concerns are weapon energy drain, but then, that doesn't seem to be as much of an issue today as it was when I started at the beginning. I wanted to try something that would have slightly higher sustained forward DPS, with decent burst on demand.
I'm sure this has been done before, but my search-fu is not that strong. Google didn't tell me much, either. Anyone have any thoughts? *hopeful*
I run a mvam escort with a (phaser) dual beam beam bank, 2 arrays, and a quantum up front and 2 beam arrays and a quantum in the rear and am consistently in the top 2 damage wise in pvp matches. I bet if I switched from phasers to a different type of beam once in a while, I'd top the damage charts.
Beams are pretty underrated by the players for escorts. They like the burst-damage kills, but if I have a good support healer, I can last longer and do more damage over time than most cannon escort builds, especially if I use mvam (I prefer Alpha for increased survivability if I'm with a poor healer or no healer).