Actually that is impacted by your Aux levels not your consoles.
Aux levels powers the auxiliary phaser cannons power damage output (instead weapon power), but they dont increase damage. Consoles boost phaser damage same as any other energy type. Remember auxiliary phasers are still phasers. As i said, the only thing that changes is that you need to allocate power in your auxiliary systems to increase damage, not your weapons systems.
And same as other similar abilities, i actually never think on it, but the phaser deflector beam is also boosted by phaser consoles (comes to my mind, for example, the bortasqu autocannon powered by disruptor consoles, or the guramba lance, same).
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The effectiveness of the phased biomatter in builds designed to take advantage of them can be epic. Currently I run them in a Mobius with grav well and grav photons. Pop GW, hit CSV/TS, and you have a cloud of dust sitting in front of you. I know Azure is not a great measure of effectiveness, even though it does seem to harbor some of the poorest players I have ever seen, but using phased biomatter, any tholian group is completely vaped in significantly less than a single CSV cycle, many times everything but the recluse is gone before the first firing cycle ends, and well before the torpedos even arrive. Only Tarantulas survive to a second torp spread.
If you can keep enemies tightly grouped and have some form of rapid AoE fire (even FAW works if you toss in GW, use it to great effect on the mirror heavy cruiser) the biomatter proc is basically one of the best possible for pure AoE DPS. Of course there are builds and occasions where disruptor/plasma/antiproton can be superior, but overall I'm loving the biomatters almost more than spiral waves, and almost as much as my standby polarized disruptors.
I have absolutely nothing helpful to say. I got the game a few weeks ago and use Cruisers exclusively, so the closest thing to helpful I can say is 'pump skill points into anything that boosts energy and/or beam stats.'
I have been mixing them in with standard phasers and all I can say is that in PvE, their proc is WAAAAAAAY more effective and useful than the standard phaser procs, which many NPCS have a fake resistance to.
This may be a bit off-topic, but I'm gonna throw it out there anyway: Can we get a modified phaser type (like phased biomatter or biomolecular) that has a better than standard proc and actually looks like a phaser? Looking at all the weapon types, phaser is the only one that doesn't get a variant like that. Plasma gets Romuan plasma, disruptor gets polarized disruptor, polaron gets Dominion polaron, antiproton gets Voth antiproton, and tetryon gets phased tetryon. It's like the devs don't like the color orange or something.
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