What's your opinion about using 7 beams vs cannons and turrets? I farmed the Plasma-Disruptor hybrid dual heavy cannons and beam arrays from that klingon episode (the one with the Paris kid from Voyager, last Klingon).
On my BoP, I average over 5k dps(6k in cure) using 3 Plasma-Disruptor hybrid DHCs in STF. I use the Bioneural Warhead for a torp, which is listed on it's own in parsing.
You really do need to use the combat logs for an accurate picture, because of constantly changing ship lower levels and buffs it really does change the DPS/Damage numbers of each weapon dramatically.
I watch my cannon damage unbuffed averages ~2k/shot on average. I hit all my buffs? Can top over 7k, more if I crit.
Now, granted it's possible to come up with a fairly accurate theoretical DPS # assuming everything is on equal footing (buffs affect both weps the same, same type etc). Otherwise load up what you're testing, start with a clear log, kill a bunch of the same enemy. copy/paste your log somewhere & analyze the #'s. swap items, do it again.
On that note, anyone write a parser for those combat logs? Would be great to have.
I recently went with this build on my Prometheus and it seems to work ok
I'm open to suggestions on this build
All weapons are Borg Mk Xii
2 x Antiproton Dual Beams
1 x Antiproton Beam
1 x Quantum Torp
2 x Antiproton Beams
1 x Quantum Torp
Full Maco Space Vet set
18% Kinetic and Energy resist
35% Plasma and Tet Resist
35% Shield Cap
Borg Uni Console
4 x Antiproton Mags 26% each
Cmd Tact Tact Team 1 THS 2 & 3 Attack Pattern Omega 3
Lt Tact FAW 1 and Tact Team 2
Ensign Tact Beam Over Load 1
Lt Engineer Engineer team 1 and Emergency Power to Shields 2
Lt Cmd Science Hazard Emitters 1 and Polarize Hull 2 and Transfer Sheild Strength 3 < thinking of changing this to Gravity Well 1
Reason i went all beams is Escorts are fairly fragile and with cannons you only have a 45 degree firing arc meaning to maximise your damage, one shield has to face the enemy therefore all damage you take is on that shield not practical with the Borgs ability to cut through shields, with beams you have the Escorts ability to turn but keep a minimum 90 degree firing arc open at all times meaning you can distrubute shield damage far better.
I find my Prommie lasts a hell of a lot longer with this build due to being able to turn and get a charged shield facing the enemy with only losing a Torp firing arc.
Hit THS 3 FAW 1 Attack Pattern Alpha and Omega 3 and the damage tallies up
Yea after 40 minutes...
1. Read the 1st post in this thread.
2. If you're not gonna use heavy cannons just get in a cruiser and be done with it.
3. The Defiant and Fleet Escort are just as "good" / worthless with full beams.
4. Use distribute shields+tactical team - running the escort for its turning ability to distribute shield damage is absurd.