I have two Tactical Boffs that I switch between depending on wether I need Single target or AOE damage. You rarly need AOE and Single target in the same fight so I use other officers for my attack paterns and Tacticle teams.
Being able to quickly switch between an officer with Volley and Spred and one with High Yeild and Rapid is prity nice.
It really depends on your playstyle and ship you're flying.
As my main char is a sci, I fell in love with the Fleet Nebula Class.
There I have the universal slot assigned to a tac, leaving me with 2x Tac team 1, torp spread and pattern beta. Used after a well placed grav well3, combined with sensor scan can be devastating. Of course I need help from my escort teammates.
On the JHEC I have only 1 tac with: tt1, csv (2?) , thy3, crf 3
by the time the torpedoes arrive, one shield facing is most definately down.
I got used to it as I dont like to aggro too many
I am speaking pve here as I lack practice in pvp.
.o0( The gods of deutsch data recovery have prevailed! The techno will continue. )
The point defense console doesn't work with torpedo powers. It doesn't share a cooldown with torpedo powers, though, and doesn't trigger the global torpedo cooldown, so you can fire stacked spreads at the same time for a wall of torpedoes.
Apparently the point defense is affected by the photon damage consoles. This is why I've got two of them and a Very Rare Photon Torpedo Launcher Mark XI armed on my Heavy Escort as well. And yes, I have done torpedo spread 3 and the Point Defense Console. Lots of torpedoes going everywhere. Works wonders in the Crystalline Catastrophe mission by clearing out those pesky large crystal shards....