iT APPEARS THAT IF YOU ARE DESIGNED TO CAPATILIZE on power draing, shield draining or just being a drain boat in general the Plasmodic leach is boosted to great levels, like Polarons, tetryons, aceton assimilator and other drain attack abilities and consoles, all by the new skill system.
In fact the new skills seem to boost a great deal of those builds specialized to exploit the strengths of a particular type of attack and leads untruth to being over specialized breeds weakness.
I've even experienced the maxed stun duration of a PSW torpedo thanks to the player in question being specced to do max PSW effects. I do not find that unfair as long as the skills can not boost sida effects past respectable levels and would much rather see the skill trees buffing lowerd in regards to how they effect consoles versus the consoles being nerfed by fedwhine.
Since I'm not speciliazed in drain boating, I can not give accurate numbers.
This is the one that makes all your weapons drain power right?
I use it. From my experience it drains about 15 from each subsystem and adds it to yours. Its fantastic. Using this and EPS Power Transfer / Red Matter Capacitor I am usually over 100 in aux and 125 in weapons, shields and engines.
With Rapid Fire my power levels will go up anywhere from +10 to +20. I notice my engines go from around 50 to 70. I can hit BO3 and start going with rapid fire 3, my weapons levels will go back up over 100 in just a few seconds.
It has no cool down, its a passive ability.
If you have a console slot you can spare I would always use it, even if you're not going for a polaron draining type of build. It seems to be the crazy console no one talks about.
This sounds like nasty fun. Where does it come from? Is it attached to a C-Store ship?
The nausicain Vandal Destroyer.
Be warned though, since the skill tree buffs it and a drain build especially so, many will call foul against you in even an open area like Ker'rat. Also I am unaware what the countering ability is of the console, if it has one at all. Unlike the Gravitonic Pulse console, which is also buffed via the S.T. , but has Engineering team as a counter at least.