There's also a side benefit - you've got a decent chance of shooting down any slow torpedoes headed your way. This can be a life-saver. The Borg motherships in Borg encounters come to mind with their instakill torps.
Yes, that is a good point. It works great to stop those slow moving (Heavy Plasma) torpedoes.
Originally Posted by Cstriker01
Is FAW with DEM a better option then BO?
DEM is ok in PvE because you don't need very many heals in PvE. The only problem with using DEM in PvP is it's long cool-down. You would really need two copies of it to make it worthwhile, and in my opinion, it isn't worth it. You have to remember, that you are an engineer in an Assault Cruiser. You aren't going to be able to dish out a lot of DPS. So don't expect to kill anything very fast, or at all. Some of the best players in the game will be able to soak up all your DPS. But if your build is right, they won't be able to kill you either. If you want DPS, then save up for a fleet escort.