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# 1 How is Energy Siphon for PvE?
01-03-2013, 12:23 PM
Hi all! How is energy siphon for pve? I was thinking of making a power drain build. Are power drains good for pve?

Edit: I should note that I am a Sci Captain in a Sci Vessel

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# 2
01-03-2013, 01:37 PM
good is relative...a cube won't harm you much anymore if you drain 70% of his weapon power and shield power...but his HY torp is still dangerous. the surplus power allways helps you in return. another problem i see is, that appart from stfs there are hardly any enemies that live long enough to see the end of a siphon.

definately better suited for PVP, but far from useless in PVE, just that there are not many opportunities to use them appart from stfs.
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# 3
01-03-2013, 03:51 PM
Drain builds in PvE are amazingly amusing. And they work very very VERY well. ES + tykens rift = hilarity. Can make an NPC more like a little kitten.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
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# 4
01-03-2013, 04:14 PM
Great way to raise your power levels up. If it reduces the enemy's weapons damage I haven't noticed a drop significant enough to matter. They still have ridiculous amounts of hit points regardless.
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# 5
01-07-2013, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
Drain builds in PvE are amazingly amusing. And they work very very VERY well. ES + tykens rift = hilarity. Can make an NPC more like a little kitten.
Thanks. Would that be ES3 + Tykens 1 or ES2 + Tykens 2/3?
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# 6
01-07-2013, 01:37 PM
Try running a full polaron build with the Jem'Hadar set. Next to the 7.6% extra dmg the 3rd bonus also is a shield killer. Try running GW3 and Vent Theta Radiation with that and watch those NPC suffer :p
In order: Gravity Well 3 -> Anti Proton Sweep (3rd bonus) -> Evasive Maneuvers -> Vent Theta Radiation -> Torp spread 2.
I do this in an Intrepid and it works pretty good.
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# 7
01-07-2013, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by igorvalentine View Post
Thanks. Would that be ES3 + Tykens 1 or ES2 + Tykens 2/3?
Yes to all of the above.

Also put in polaron weapons for added drain.

Current setup on a FRSV:

5x Dominion BAs (too cheap to get real polaron weapons ), 1x Chroniton Torpedo (I love my CC)

Cmdr Sci: HE1, TB2, ES2, ES3
LtCmdr Sci: HE1, TSS2, TR2

Would put more sci feel into it, but atm it's my sci officers for my odyssey, so I just threw it together with a MURSV as a troll-boat. Turns out I got trolled by my own ship when it turned out to be incredibly effective, and as a result, was upgraded to a FRSV. Whadya know XD.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
Tired of Wasting EC and Time trying to get Superior Romulan Operative BOffs? Here's a cheap and easy way to get them, with an almost 100% chance of success.
Why the Devs can't make PvE content harder.
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