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I am not able to equip the following weapons onto my Tier 2 Cruiser even though Cruiser is listed in the info:

Disruptor Dual Heavy Cannons Mk IV [Acc] Uncommon Ship Weapon
Phaser Dual Cannons Mk III
Phaser Cannon Mk III

I see the common theme here being "Cannon" but they all say they are equipable and in another post someone had suggested to use cannons. Is there something else I need to do in order to use these?
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# 2
02-03-2010, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by spyguyhi View Post
I am not able to equip the following weapons onto my Tier 2 Cruiser even though Cruiser is listed in the info:

Disruptor Dual Heavy Cannons Mk IV [Acc] Uncommon Ship Weapon
Phaser Dual Cannons Mk III
Phaser Cannon Mk III

I see the common theme here being "Cannon" but they all say they are equipable and in another post someone had suggested to use cannons. Is there something else I need to do in order to use these?
The items say battle cruiser i believe which refer's to the klingon cruiser's which can equip cannons. Federation cruisers can not equip cannons only fed ship that can use cannons is escorts.
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# 3
02-03-2010, 09:12 PM
Ugh! I thought it was something like that. I read somewhere that only Escorts could use cannons but in some other thread I wrote in someone suggested to use cannons. Oh, well in the Exchange they go...
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# 4
02-03-2010, 09:13 PM
Woohoo the previous post boosted me to be a Member in the forum and not a Junior Member . lol Yes, I'm a Dork.
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# 5
02-03-2010, 09:31 PM
If you're looking for some decent heavy forward pewpew, try searching for dual beam banks in the exchange. They have a similar arc range as cannons and they hit harder than arrays.
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# 6
02-03-2010, 11:05 PM
Great I will look for those. I think I looted some and sold them too ... should have given them a try..
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# 7
02-04-2010, 04:27 AM
Dual Phaser/Disruptor Beam Banks have a 90 dgree arc, a 3sec CD (i think) and do decent damge.

I would not recommend you slot too many of them on a Cruiser unless you have modified yours to be able to turn pretty well. Prob adding one at the front to boost your forward DPS for a torpedo run is wise, but relying on them for your DPS may be a mistake due to the Cruisers slow turn rate.
They are prob best suited to a Science vessel as that class of ship has enough agility to be able to bring them to bare on a target.

Try it out, get a feel for them and decide that way.
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# 8
02-04-2010, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Neteru View Post
Dual Phaser/Disruptor Beam Banks have a 90 dgree arc, a 3sec CD (i think) and do decent damge.

I would not recommend you slot too many of them on a Cruiser unless you have modified yours to be able to turn pretty well. Prob adding one at the front to boost your forward DPS for a torpedo run is wise, but relying on them for your DPS may be a mistake due to the Cruisers slow turn rate.
They are prob best suited to a Science vessel as that class of ship has enough agility to be able to bring them to bare on a target.

Try it out, get a feel for them and decide that way.

I am using Dual Beam Banks (disrupter) in my Science Vessel, they hit hard and chew through shields. Coupled with my Target Shields and Tractor Beam I can take down Birds and Escorts fairly easily. I wish I could find some upgrades to get them from MK II to MK IV
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# 9
02-04-2010, 06:57 AM
Tier2 is probably the last tier where 'dual beam' can be effective on a cruiser. The things just turn too slow to use a narrow field weapon effectively.
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# 10
02-04-2010, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Zakoriz
Tier2 is probably the last tier where 'dual beam' can be effective on a cruiser. The things just turn too slow to use a narrow field weapon effectively.
What he said
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