Torp boats work great, especially with battle cloak and adapted maco set. Top 3 I enjoy are fleet quantums, omega/romulan/plasma, or transphasics. I don't run a "pure" setup of all kinetic because I want shields down. Tetryon and KCB are always in use on my torp boat, but the consoles are all torp based.
I prefer beams because I like subsystem targeting shields to chew them down, but always have THY3 and TS3 in the rotation.
and OP when you can sit at 15 kilometers firing away when the enemy cant fire back. Better would be a passive specialization bonus that adds to damage or unlocks a new torp skill.
I run a torpedo boat. i have a vesta class topredo boat with chronitons. I never win in pvp. Never. for One beams and cannon fire rate out perform the torpedoes. the only way my ship does damage is if i team with someone and they are able to get the enemy shields down. Other than that no way. Even tried transphasic, and Tricobalts is the worst. So please know what ya talking about. Notice i said distance bonus when you have all torpedoes. No canon or beam arrays. try one or pvp me in one youll see what i mean. I been running this set for 6 months.
Torps at front with turrets at rear work well for me, also using disruptor turrets with the Omega set helps, the shield stripper added to all energy damage stacking with the disruptor proc is very nice add the graviton anchor to reduce their defence and that's a good combo.
Then it will take like 20 minutes for the weapon to arrive at the target. If it hasn't been shot down along the way
So what your saying is that there is a downside?
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