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# 31
08-11-2012, 03:25 AM
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# 32
08-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Thank you!
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# 33 Best Beam for PvE?
08-12-2012, 02:56 PM
I have everything now in your cruiser build and I love it. I read that phasers were the best for PvP, but not the best for PvE. I plan to stick with my cruiser, beam arrays and PvE for a bit. Is there a beam type that is the best for PvE?
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# 34
08-13-2012, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by graybeard3 View Post
Is there a beam type that is the best for PvE?
The differences between different energy types in PVE are tiny. So there is absolutely no need to spend a significant amount of resources on a new set of weapons. But if you really want to optimise at all costs, you could look at disruptors. Their proc is probably the most useful from a pve perspective.

(I haven't tested Polarons, are they strong enough to drain all the shield energy from an STF cube?)

And obviously the PvEscort would be stronger in PVE than even an optimised cruiser.
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# 35
08-13-2012, 05:31 AM
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The differences between different energy types in PVE are tiny. So there is absolutely no need to spend a significant amount of resources on a new set of weapons. But if you really want to optimise at all costs, you could look at disruptors. Their proc is probably the most useful from a pve perspective.

(I haven't tested Polarons, are they strong enough to drain all the shield energy from an STF cube?)

And obviously the PvEscort would be stronger in PVE than even an optimised cruiser.
Haven't seen polarons fully drain shields from a STF cube, but they do very noticeably slow down stuff like the raptors/negh'vars in cure when they proc. This was with the flow caps skill maxed, but no additional consoles.
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# 36
08-14-2012, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by fakehilbert View Post
The differences between different energy types in PVE are tiny. So there is absolutely no need to spend a significant amount of resources on a new set of weapons. But if you really want to optimise at all costs, you could look at disruptors. Their proc is probably the most useful from a pve perspective.

(I haven't tested Polarons, are they strong enough to drain all the shield energy from an STF cube?)

And obviously the PvEscort would be stronger in PVE than even an optimised cruiser.
I have seen Cubes's shield go down simply by 2 Polaron procs stacked, 1 Polaron proc + Aceton assimilators, Target shield subsystems + Polaron proc.

I havent seen a cube's shield go down with just one polaron proc though which would probably indicate the cubes powerlevel (perhaps all npc's powerlevels) are between 40-50 powerlevel. Cant be sure on this, ofcourse.
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# 37
09-01-2012, 04:51 AM
Nice Guide- really good, however im now switching from a patrol escort to a tactical escort retrofit. any idea how these boffs might fit into the pvp build at all?

Also can someone direct me to an HEC build?
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# 38
09-06-2012, 11:34 AM
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im now switching from a patrol escort to a tactical escort retrofit. any idea how these boffs might fit into the pvp build at all?
As sad as it sounds, I'd recommend to copy the patrol escort layout regarding the tactical slots and leave the third tac ensign either unused or filled with a useless TT. If you really don't like that, you could try one DBB in the front and a target subsystem abilty in one or two of the tac ensign slots. For engineering go with EPtS1+2, science remains as it is.
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# 39
09-06-2012, 12:16 PM
i would proboly put 1 aft beam array on it and use the 3rd ens for BO1. or maybe FAW, might take care of tric mines coming at you
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# 40
10-09-2012, 02:08 PM
I guess the Mirror Qin makes it easy to use the THG build as KDF. And it should work on the lifetime ships as well.
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