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# 1 Phased Polaron Weapons
03-15-2012, 06:20 AM
What are these equal to in terms of damage etc, say against the borg issue weps from STFs at VA. Mk X or Mk XI?

And do they recive the bonus from the Jem set despite being hybrids?
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# 2
03-15-2012, 06:38 AM
They do get the bonus, but overall they are meh at least for escorts. Dual cannons suck period, they eat up alot of energy and you have limited time in that 45 degree arc. They should of made them DHC!
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# 3
03-15-2012, 06:40 AM
Im thinking more of using the beams for my Science Capt/Ship
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# 4
03-15-2012, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Crimsonoa View Post
They do get the bonus, but overall they are meh at least for escorts. Dual cannons suck period, they eat up alot of energy and you have limited time in that 45 degree arc. They should of made them DHC!
DHCs eat up *more* energy than and have the *same* firing arc as DCs. The reason for a Phased Polaron Cannon is the dual procs, and DCs proc more ofthen than DHCs, since DCs firing more often.
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# 5
03-15-2012, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by terrorize89
And do they recive the bonus from the Jem set despite being hybrids?
Yes the recieve the bonus from the set, as they are polaron type energy, which is why they also recieve the bonus from the tac consoles for this enrgey type. In the same why the hybrid disruptor weapons are classed for boosts as disruptor weapons.

I haven't run STFs but they give very rare weapons, as such these are weaker as they are classed as rare. You would need to conpere them to similar level and quality items.
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# 6
03-15-2012, 08:35 AM
I like em, they are doing way better then the previous weaps i was running. Thing is though on my dread running 4 foward phased beam arrays and 4 aft polaron turrets i was doing more dps with that set up then with 8 phased beam arrays. Also jem set is sexy.
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# 7
03-15-2012, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Emanonsah
I like em, they are doing way better then the previous weaps i was running. Thing is though on my dread running 4 foward phased beam arrays and 4 aft polaron turrets i was doing more dps with that set up then with 8 phased beam arrays. Also jem set is sexy.
You'll do more front arc DPS with the turrents, but you'll do more DPS on either side with the 8 beams. Unless you've sacrificed a lot console slots and engy powers for Aux2Damp, your Dreadnaught Cruiser isn't turning very well, which means focusing on broadsides will do more average DPS than the beams + turrets setup.
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# 8
03-15-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by atatassault View Post
DHCs eat up *more* energy than and have the *same* firing arc as DCs. The reason for a Phased Polaron Cannon is the dual procs, and DCs proc more ofthen than DHCs, since DCs firing more often.
Oddly enough the numerous times I ran this mission the mouse-over did not show they had two procs, or even one proc. A UI bug?
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# 9
03-15-2012, 10:13 AM
noticed that too only noticed the 2 procs when i ran the mission again and took them

currently have a full set of my odyssey just to try them out
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# 10
03-15-2012, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
Oddly enough the numerous times I ran this mission the mouse-over did not show they had two procs, or even one proc. A UI bug?
Most likely. The Dev Blog Tooltips show Polaron and Tetryon proc.
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