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# 1 Hybrid weapons.
03-09-2012, 08:28 AM
Currently in the game we have Plasma-Disruptor Hybrid weapons, and according to the newest Dev Blog we'll soon have Phased Polaron weapons (Phaser/Polaron Hybrid). My question is a simple one, and one I believe I know the answer to, however I'd like to have this confirmed.

If I equip Phased Polaron weapons and use the full Jem'Hadar ship set along with Phaser Relay consoles will I get the extra damage from both the Ship set and the consoles?

There isn't currently a space set that really works for the Plasma-Disrupter beams, but you could ask the same question in regards to a Disruptor and Plasma console.

Thank you for your time.
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# 2
03-09-2012, 08:42 AM
Depends on how the new hybrids wil be categorized.
The current Plasma Disruptor hybrids are disruptor weapons, they work with disruptor coil tac consoles not with plasma tac consoles.

The other hybrids currently ingame are the Spiral Wave guns that come with the Galor. These are Phaser Disruptor hybrids but still work as disruptors when it comes to damage boosting via consoles.

So, will these new hybrids be polaron or phaser class? Your guess is as good as mine.
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# 3
03-09-2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Nikodas View Post
Currently in the game we have Plasma-Disruptor Hybrid weapons, and according to the newest Dev Blog we'll soon have Phased Polaron weapons (Phaser/Polaron Hybrid). My question is a simple one, and one I believe I know the answer to, however I'd like to have this confirmed.

If I equip Phased Polaron weapons and use the full Jem'Hadar ship set along with Phaser Relay consoles will I get the extra damage from both the Ship set and the consoles?

There isn't currently a space set that really works for the Plasma-Disrupter beams, but you could ask the same question in regards to a Disruptor and Plasma console.

Thank you for your time.
I'm gonna have to go ahead and say no, they probably won't be affected by both types. I know that Plasma-Disruptors only count as Disruptors as far as damage type and boosts from consoles, so they're just Disruptors with the plasma proc. Given that as a base case, I'd say the phased polaron weapons are likely to benefit only from Polaron mods (or phaser mods, but probably polaron) and simply have the phaser proc as an add-on. If that is the case, then Jem'hadar set + Polaron consoles would be the way to boost it.
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# 4
03-09-2012, 11:44 AM
The Phased Polaron weapons are not a hybrid of Phasers and Polaron. Go and take a look at the tooltip in the dev blog and see they have a power drain and a shield drain chance, so they are Tetryon-Polaron hybrids. I'd go and say you'll have to use Polaron consoles, but we have to see.
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# 5
03-09-2012, 12:36 PM
Ah, I was wrong then with my original thinking. Thank you for the corrections.

Let me ask this then... if you have a weapon with the [acc] boost, does that give your an accuracy boost across the board or does it only affect that weapon?

For example... if I'm using an escort with 3 turrets that all have the [acc] attribute on the rear, and all dual cannons with [CrtH] on front, do my dual cannons benefit from the [acc] on the turrets?
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# 6
03-09-2012, 01:00 PM
The bonus only applies to the specific weapon that has it.
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# 7
03-09-2012, 02:39 PM
A very intresting combination to be sure, both procs would be boosted by Flow capsitors.
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# 8
03-09-2012, 08:55 PM
I like the idea of hybrid weapons as they have been implemented so far--you can get the proc of two energy types in one, but the trade-off is that you sacrifice having as many of the regular weapon enhancements.
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# 9
03-09-2012, 09:56 PM
There's also the Spiral Wave Disruptors of the Galor that are Phaser/Disruptor proc.

Looking forward to the Tet/Polaron hybrid for my flow-capacitor sci ship.
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# 10
04-12-2012, 08:37 PM
Don't forget the Polorized Tetryon Hybrids from the mission The New Link in Cardasia Episodes
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