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# 1 Q: Directed Energy Manifold
10-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Been wondering and wanted to ask publicly

Does Directed Energy manifold really increase penetration?

someone already told me but i wanted to confirm.
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# 2
10-07-2012, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by artanisen View Post
Been wondering and wanted to ask publicly

Does Directed Energy manifold really increase penetration?

someone already told me but i wanted to confirm.
I think you mean Directed energy modulation.
To answer your question, yes it does increase shield penetration, but the resulting damage is puny. But if you don't have any other power for that place or if you want to squeeze the last bit of possible firepower then i don't find a reason not to use it.

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# 3
10-08-2012, 06:20 AM
i am talking about the console not the ability.

i wouldnt be asking if the stowiki was very specific what each thing does
its definition is it increases beam damage which is not even true. so i ask around
they said it was for shield penetration so i came here to ask.
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# 4
10-08-2012, 10:27 AM
If you mean the console, 'Directed Energy Manifold', it increases the damage of all beam weapons by X%

If you mean the engineering BOFF ability, 'Directed Energy Modulation', that increases the amount of shield penetration weapons do.

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# 5
10-10-2012, 11:08 PM
Answer: NO. It increases your weapons power level. A MKXI rare will give all of +3.5 to weapons.
http://www.stowiki.org/Console_-_Eng...ution_Manifold

Shield penetration is:
http://www.stowiki.org/Ability:_Dire...rgy_Modulation
this is the ability that penetrates shields and is not directly related to the console you're asking about.

The manifold is kind of a useless console if you can slot Plasmonic leech in, which with no buffs at all will give +8 to all subsystems. Fully specced into flow caps, like +18 all power levels.
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# 6
10-11-2012, 07:15 AM
While we're not on the subject of the ability Directed Energy Modulation, it is currently non-functional when cannon and beam abilities are active. So if you feel it's underperforming that might be why. Just FYI.
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# 7
10-16-2012, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by artanisen View Post
Been wondering and wanted to ask publicly

Does Directed Energy manifold really increase penetration?

No but booze and Astroglide does!!!!
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