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# 1 attack damage
02-17-2010, 10:34 PM
Which damage number should I look at for weapons. I see the attack damage and the DPS

For example which should I use

Quantam torpedo Mk 3 1860 kinetic damage (219 DPS)
OR
photon torpedo launcher Mk 2 1637 kinetic damage ( 252 DPS)

Which should I look at DPS or the kinetic damage?
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# 2
02-17-2010, 11:02 PM
It's situational. The quantums hit harder and travel faster (burst dmg) but have a longer cooldown.

The best way to compare overall is just by the Mk # and color. In your example the Mk 3 Quantum has a higher item value than the Mk 2.
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# 3 in short
02-18-2010, 10:58 AM
DPS = Damage per second, the more DPS the harder it burns.

Damage=TOTAL damage done by a single sting.

if damage is 1000 and DPS is 100 then the 1K damage is prolonged over a period of 10 seconds.

Higher damage and lowest cooldown = highest total damage output per weapon slot.
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# 4
02-18-2010, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ufaoe View Post
Which damage number should I look at for weapons. I see the attack damage and the DPS

For example which should I use

Quantam torpedo Mk 3 1860 kinetic damage (219 DPS)
OR
photon torpedo launcher Mk 2 1637 kinetic damage ( 252 DPS)

Which should I look at DPS or the kinetic damage?
You might find the Starship Weapons Overview link in my sig to be useful.

Hope it helps.
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