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# 1 Subspace field modulator
03-19-2012, 06:27 AM
Just a quick question about this item.
I've been hesitant to use it in PvP because of the -400 proton resistance. But I started to wonder, is proton actually the same thing as antiproton damage, or just a pve-only thing?
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# 2
03-19-2012, 06:44 AM
It is not the same.
However there is one weapon with proton damage.
The Prototype Ghostbuster gun from the Devidian series.
Standard fire is Antiproton I think, and secondary attack is Proton.
If you catch an enemy (or a group) in the Subspace Field a Proton burst is gonna be devastating.

Hmmm...

<<<runs off to test this on Armek.!! Never thought about ghostbustertrapping him.
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# 3
03-19-2012, 06:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timelord_Victorious
It is not the same.
However there is one weapon with proton damage.
The Prototype Ghostbuster gun from the Devidian series.
Standard fire is Antiproton I think, and secondary attack is Proton.
If you catch an enemy (or a group) in the Subspace Field a Proton burst is gonna be devastating.

Hmmm...

<<<runs off to test this on Armek.!! Never thought about ghostbustertrapping him.
I'm sure he's talking about the ship device. You must be thinking of the triolic pattern enhancer?
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# 4
03-19-2012, 10:06 PM
Yes, good question. Does popping the subspace field modulator thingy in space battle make you vulnerable to a particular weapon/energy/damage type?
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# 5
03-20-2012, 05:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by captainoblivous
I'm sure he's talking about the ship device. You must be thinking of the triolic pattern enhancer?
They're both the same, general damage resistance with a huge proton vulnerability.

The point of his post is that there's literally only one source of proton damage in the game, and it's a ground weapon. There's nothing to date that hits that vulnerability in space combat.
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# 6 Proton damage
04-30-2013, 01:13 AM
I was wondering about this also, and found that the tholian webs inflict proton damage. So there is cause for concern in some space instances.
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# 7
05-02-2013, 03:44 PM
Drop a pattern enhancer and wait for enemy players to walk into it and hit em with the Ghost Buster Gun (really fun to do with some of the bosses).

I think some of the Tholian consoles deal Proton damage, like the web generator.
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# 8
05-02-2013, 07:52 PM
never knew that about the tholian web generator or the pattern enhancer, but I will use that all the time now thanks.

on a side note, if tholians deal proton damage, I want a stat on my ship status tab for proton resist.
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# 9
05-02-2013, 08:18 PM
I always have one on my ship at all times.


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# 10
05-02-2013, 08:34 PM
A space item that does use it: http://sto.gamepedia.com/Universal_C..._Web_Generator

stowiki.org just moved lol

if you don't beleive me then type stowiki.org in the address bar and see for yourself that it redirects (since some might beleive I am trying to troll, although I don't know how I would get a gamepedia URL and a server to host it in the firstplace).

I don't think its much of a concern though lol, but try not to use it if you are in a tholian web.

Also aux batteries are the best device in the game when used just before transfer shield strength and hazard emitters. I use aux battery combined with red matter, though subspace field modulator is worthy competition for red matter (in escorts, in other vessals obviously adding the subspace or the reman pets (for fun only)).

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