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Lt. Commander
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I took each of these to rank 6 after the skill revamp, and so far they seem to do nothing.

A single tractor beam from pretty much any PvE opponent, even on normal, stops me dead in my tracks and my shields seem to get drained as well (which is what power insulators is supposed to protect from).


FWIW I'm a Tac in an Escort.

Am I expecting too much from these two skills?

Is this maybe a case where the enemy debuffs are so strong, that only stacking Inertial Dampeners skill with the use of Aux to Dampeners will have any appreciable effect?

It'd be nice if they worked, but if they don't I'd be happy to put the skill points somewhere else.
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# 2
02-12-2012, 11:19 PM
Inertial dampeners DO work. Confirmed with testing against Grav well, repulsors, tractor beam, etc.

Power insulators DO NOT work against everything BUT Target Subsystem attacks. Includes Tachyon Beam, Tach drones, power siphon drones, Power siphon skill, power drains (borg tractor), etc. Confirmed with testing.
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# 3
02-13-2012, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Otheym81 View Post
Inertial dampeners DO work. Confirmed with testing against Grav well, repulsors, tractor beam, etc.

Power insulators DO NOT work against everything BUT Target Subsystem attacks. Includes Tachyon Beam, Tach drones, power siphon drones, Power siphon skill, power drains (borg tractor), etc. Confirmed with testing.
Hi, thanks for the reply.

How many ranks of each skill and were you stacking them with a specific deflector or similar?

When you say that the power insulators work, what exactly was your ship able to do while under the effect of a tractor beam?
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# 4
02-13-2012, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Otheym81 View Post
Power insulators DO NOT work against everything BUT Target Subsystem attacks. Includes Tachyon Beam, Tach drones, power siphon drones, Power siphon skill, power drains (borg tractor), etc. Confirmed with testing.
Do you mean they only work against TSS attacks? But not any other power drain? Pretty useless if that is true.
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# 5
02-13-2012, 06:10 AM
Using a maxxed (9) Power Systems Insulators, I noticed that another players Siphon attacks did next to nothing to my power levels while in Ker'rat. I was seriuosly able to ignore thier drain attacks all together.
This may be becuase they didn't skill thier siphon attacks properly or the Power Systems Insulators works sometimes.
Who knows?
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# 6
02-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Noy sure it's pwer insulators (maybe I'm doing something else) but at rank 6 I've found the Borg Shield Neutraliser in elite STF's to be pretty impotent to me, Tachyon Beam still hurts my shields though.
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# 7
02-17-2012, 06:29 PM
Power Systems Insulators do work against Target Sub System attacks. Attacks that should have drained 46 or so power only drained about 17 when I tested against a player with 6 points in Power Systems Insulators.
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# 8
02-18-2012, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Cursix
Power Systems Insulators do work against Target Sub System attacks. Attacks that should have drained 46 or so power only drained about 17 when I tested against a player with 6 points in Power Systems Insulators.
Ya but does it work against anything else beside TSS attacks??
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# 9
02-19-2012, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by stevieboysw View Post
Ya but does it work against anything else beside TSS attacks??
In terms of Power Drain, yes. Aceton Assimilator was drasticaly reduced as well as Power Siphon and Tyken's rift. The only thing I'm not fully sure of is Tachyon Beam; I don't think it's granting the right resistance to the shield drain.
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