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# 11
08-11-2011, 06:13 PM
Mind you, I'm coming from almost a year behind the helm of a Defiant-class. I'm no slouch when it comes to DPSing. However the point is well made. Thank you. I'd love to hear more opinions on this build.
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# 12
08-11-2011, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprint01
I did a search on the forums but my search-fu must be weak. I know the conventional wisdom is to use DCs and DHCs on escorts. However, is the beam boat idea effective on an Advanced? Trying to go for a canon build for my Alt's Prometheus. Any insight would be appreciated.
You CAN... But if you do you are purposefully gimping your overall damage output. The question is: Why use beams and lose all that DPS? Also it is hard to support the power drain of beams and while it can be gotten around it just adds more to the question of why to bother with such a build.
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# 13
08-11-2011, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Shinkuu_Akagan
You CAN... But if you do you are purposefully gimping your overall damage output. The question is: Why use beams and lose all that DPS? Also it is hard to support the power drain of beams and while it can be gotten around it just adds more to the question of why to bother with such a build.
As silly as it is? I'm a canon Nazi when it comes to ships. Seeing cannons on a Prometheus drives me bat *****. Same reason I run 3 DCs on my Defiant, with arrays in the back when I'm running dailies. Turrets and DHCs etc just doesn't look right to me.
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# 14
08-11-2011, 08:42 PM
a beam array escort, fleet escort is my choice with them, is the best dueler in game, not counting 6 pang intrepids. but its absolutely worthless in a fleet battle like an arena, your basically dead weight there.
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# 15
08-12-2011, 06:57 AM
i made a fleet escort a beam boat and i could alway keep up with my friends carrier beign able to nullify his spam in an instance but ya it definetly felt like i was missing major dps i was also runnin 2 eps consoles to counter the weapon drain


one thing i did find epicly awesome was a lil manuver that when i would hit FAW3 and evavise at the same time and do a figure 8 around my target shooting out massive amounts of beams at my target that was a cool site..... keep this thread going im gonna rebuild my beam boat this weekend and see how well i can do if a add beam overlaod 3 and 1 torp with probaly hy3

so
F-3x dual beam array 1xquantum torp
A-3x Beam array

there is also alot of options for beams for low ranking officers so keep that in mind

so i guess the biggest question is fleet escort or advance escort haha
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# 16
08-12-2011, 07:59 AM
I respec'd my main and built a Prometheus beam boat night before last. Took her for a spin doing dailies (Defari and Duterium). Cardassians gave me a little trouble, but not much. The Breen melted like butter under the furry of 7 beam arrays and a quantum torpedo launcher. I was using HY3. Blow their shields out with FAW, send in the torps and move on to the next one. I didn't find too much damage reduction between that and my Defiant. The enemies still died, and my shields stayed at around 75% or so? Didn't take much in the way of hull damage.
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# 17
08-12-2011, 09:06 AM
I ran a beam boat escort for quite a while. The main problem you have to deal with is maintaining weapons power levels, especially if you are running any beam overload.
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# 18
08-12-2011, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CrustyMac View Post
I ran a beam boat escort for quite a while. The main problem you have to deal with is maintaining weapons power levels, especially if you are running any beam overload.
eps power console has been working great for me keeping power levels up

when i get home im gonna build a new ship and ill add more input to this
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# 19
08-15-2011, 09:14 AM
Still tearing apart Breen and Cardies with this build. Zombie, ever have a chance to build that beam boat you mentioned?
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# 20
08-15-2011, 10:40 AM
ya i was meaning to reply jsut been busy at work today but yes built it and omg its baddass beat everyone i fought on my fleet and the only time i died in kerrat was when i got ganged up on ten bop's

pretty much am using attack pattter omega in commander and beam overload 3 and high yield 3 in LC

3 dba and 1 torp up front all beam arays in the back

now here is the verry important things
borg set except deflector in place of that have aegis deflector
and under you eng consoles put flied generator eps console and plasma distrabution manifold

and this has to be on a fleet escort
let me know how it works for you ive had epic luck with it
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