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# 11
09-22-2011, 11:09 PM
Antiproton weapons don't have a proc at all. They get a flat out +20 crit severity bonus.
And the reason people use phasers so much is that they have a proc that completely shuts down a subsystem, engine, weapons, shields. And having your entire shield removed for a few seconds can be a game changer in a match.
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# 12
09-23-2011, 05:11 AM
I noticed that it also phasers have accuracy proc...

So all and all, what's the use of going with antiprotons when you can just go with phasers and spend less skill points? I guess cryptic was thinking, hey, let's make the antiprotons look all big and bad with their critical bonus (which I hardly ever see when I am attacking an opponent) - put it as a vice admiral skill, and guys like me will spec and use it only to find out, I could have had more bang for my buck with phasers...

So, I think I'll go exploring find samples and switch to phasers for a while...
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# 13
09-26-2011, 04:25 AM
In most cases phasers are the way to go becase they are cheap. Escorts to have higher crit chance and with scatter volley AntiProton does some serious damage. It does suck up all your skill point, though. Phasers are just as good in the long rong.
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# 14
09-26-2011, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ajguida1987 View Post
okay so here's a scenario....

Say I have two escorts - both have the same skills with respect to the energy weapons they are usuing...

both of them fire at their respective targets (one ship uses phasers and the other uses antiprotons). Unless the antiproton gets the crit bonus they will both dish out the same damage?
Unless the Antiproton weapons crit or the Phasers proc and disable some important system. (If either of that happens, all bets are off. )
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# 15
09-26-2011, 10:18 AM
having accuracy trait, accuracy weapons along with crtH or crtD helps them to crit more often. i use AP weapons and i eat through ships faster than i did with phasers. i also tend to take out ships more in 1 pass than with phasers. comparing any of the energy weapons to each other is like comparing apples to beer- theyre meant for different things. many escorts use AP weapons precisely because of the crtH and crtD bonuses. no point in a cruiser or sci ship using AP weapons because they wont be able to take advantage of the crits as much as escorts do. it may be more expensive, but to say their worthless is a false statement.

all of the weapons have their advantages and disadvantages- its a personal play style choice. best bang for the buck are phasers and disruptors, but that doesnt make them the best in the game. it just makes them the most cost effective.
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# 16
09-26-2011, 10:40 AM
Heh beer and apples

I get drunk on apples and make a beer pie
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# 17
09-26-2011, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Fletch246
Heh beer and apples

I get drunk on apples and make a beer pie
HA! i see what you did there. that made me giggle on the inside.

btw, i want the apples you are eating. mine dont make me drunk
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