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I got the Tholian Orb Weaver nearly a year ago just after Christmas I don't really use the ship it's not really my play style but I might use it if I can get the proper build worked out but I've considered equipping the Tholian Torpedo that comes with it on my Wells class so I'd have

Fore: 2X[Spiral Wave Disruptor [Acc]x2 [Dmg]x2] 1X[Tholian Thermionic Torpedo]

Aft: 2X[Spiral Wave Disruptor [Acc]x2 [Dmg]x2] 1X[Kinetic Cutting Beam Mk XII [Dmg]x3]

But the Damage the torpedo does is less than that of the Chroniton Torpedo, it does have a proc 15% chance to Drain -15 Weapon and Engine power for 8 seconds so does this make up for the low damage or is it just really a Torpedo Spread III Light show? and If it is what torpedo would you recommend I have in it's place?

I'd appreciate any suggestions Thanks.

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# 2
08-27-2013, 12:28 PM
photons & quantums are the only really 'worth it' torpedos
transphasics are useless outside of a kinetic boat.
plasmas only useful with rep gear or thy.

since you already have the kcb, you might as well get the omega torp to go with it.
as it turns out, an intrepid would lose a fight with a connie.
and thats canon.
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# 3
08-27-2013, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by induperator View Post
I got the Tholian Orb Weaver nearly a year ago just after Christmas I don't really use the ship it's not really my play style but I might use it if I can get the proper build worked out but I've considered equipping the Tholian Torpedo that comes with it on my Wells class so I'd have

Fore: 2X[Spiral Wave Disruptor [Acc]x2 [Dmg]x2] 1X[Tholian Thermionic Torpedo]

Aft: 2X[Spiral Wave Disruptor [Acc]x2 [Dmg]x2] 1X[Kinetic Cutting Beam Mk XII [Dmg]x3]

But the Damage the torpedo does is less than that of the Chroniton Torpedo, it does have a proc 15% chance to Drain -15 Weapon and Engine power for 8 seconds so does this make up for the low damage or is it just really a Torpedo Spread III Light show? and If it is what torpedo would you recommend I have in it's place?

I'd appreciate any suggestions Thanks.
It's a science ship chronitons all the way for me but then again I always run a debuffing machine on my science

Get the romulan torpedo for pure dps
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# 4
08-27-2013, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mustafatennick View Post
It's a science ship chronitons all the way for me but then again I always run a debuffing machine on my science

Get the romulan torpedo for pure dps
If Rep Torpedoes or Quantum/Photon are best then regarding Damage is the Romulan Hyper Plasma better or is the Omega Plasma more effective?
Or should I consider Elite/Advanced Quantum?

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# 5
08-27-2013, 01:46 PM
rom torp is so slow its like playing geometry wars for the target.
if your ship moves faster than a cruiser at half impulse you will be firing the torps like mines becaise you are moving faster than the torpedos.
the omega will actually get to a target without you needing to wait for it to slow down.
as it turns out, an intrepid would lose a fight with a connie.
and thats canon.
! the power of plot compels you.
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# 6
08-27-2013, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by induperator View Post
If Rep Torpedoes or Quantum/Photon are best then regarding Damage is the Romulan Hyper Plasma better or is the Omega Plasma more effective?
Or should I consider Elite/Advanced Quantum?
I own both and for pve/estfs the romulan is far superior to any torpedo in game IMO

For pvp can't beat a good old quantum for damage

Both need doffs to match to make tem more effective

But opinions will always be split as people have their own preference and will make up arguments for each
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Commander
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# 7
08-27-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mustafatennick View Post
I own both and for pve/estfs the romulan is far superior to any torpedo in game IMO
well, rep set is another story. its not about the torpedo alone, its about 3-piece bonus.
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# 8
08-27-2013, 04:17 PM
PvE rom is the best, omega is one of the worst.

Quantum is second best

Photon is third

Reg plasma is forth

Forget about trans and chron

I have no idea about pvp but I'd say a transphasics build is best...

Quantum second

Photon third

Omega forth

Rom hyper gets shot down, omega damage just does cut it for shields and high yield gets shot down as well.

I'm an expert for information on pve torp usage, pvp...best estimate is all I got
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# 9
08-27-2013, 05:49 PM
If you are ever in any doubt for a combat situation, and not a super-specialized torpedo boat, the safest choice is:

Quantums.

Quantums.

Quantums.

Quantums.

Did I say Quantums?

For most combat situations, Quantums are your best bet. You don't have to worry about the NPCs or players in PVP shooting your targetable torpedoes out of space like they would with HYT plasmas and such. You don't have to worry about enemy made Grav Wells or other assorted AOE abilities wiping out your entire stream of plasmas.

Quantum Torps are fast travelling, they hit the hardest of all "normal" firing torpedoes. There is no gimmick to them that can fail, other than outright missing a target. It does not rely on a proc to make it useful. They are there for pure, hard hitting damage, and they do it well. Give it a shield opening then send those Quantums in for a punishing attack.

A no fuss, no bs weapon. It hits damn hard. Period.

And no, the Thermionic Torpedo is worthless. The base damage is low. For PVE and PVP, just like Polarons, the energy drain proc is worthless. Even if it does proc, the impact to power they have is negligible. If you really want energy drains, you have to go KDF and do a totally dedicated build for it. But these Torpedoes, like Polarons, are worthless for even any Energy Drain build.

They don't do enough.

Combine that with the very low base damage, Thermionic Torps are a complete fail.
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# 10
08-29-2013, 06:35 AM
Since I'm not tier 4 on Romulan Rep on my Fed character and can't be bothered to rank up I'm going to go with quantums

But If I do then should I Have Torpedo Spread III or Beam Fire at Will III as my Lieutenant Commander Ability?

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Last edited by induperator; 08-29-2013 at 06:56 AM.
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