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# 11
12-25-2012, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
Something people will laugh at but I will stand by are the Phased Polaron weapons. You get them as mission rewards in the Cardassian story arc, and they are actually surprisingly useful, even in end-game content. You get the usual polaron proc, but you also get a 10% tetryon proc. It's actually quite good.
Last I knew, the polarized tetryons with the 10% shield proc chance don't have the usual polaron drain with them too - they're just better shield poppers than standard tetryon weaponry...

It's the phased tetryons (I think) from the Tholian Lockboxes you're most likely looking for, they come with the standard 2.5% chance to proc both a power drain or a shield drain...

Though, for me, a Recluse loaded up with Tetryon-based weapons and the widows are excellent at shield stripping, which is only useful in team-based activities or when I have the fighters flanking a target...
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# 12
12-25-2012, 08:05 AM
Um.... Why not use phased tetryons? Phaser proc + tetryon proc... Throw the tetryon glider on and a romulan plasma console for extra burn... Then get nasty with the omega kinetic tier 4 reputation with its 5% chance to proc with torpedoes...

http://www.stowiki.org/Special_Equip...etryon_Weapons

Last edited by ocp001; 12-25-2012 at 08:08 AM.
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# 13
12-25-2012, 04:07 PM
I run Phased Tetryon on my escort carrier, along with a quantum and photon launcher. With the projectile DOFF's I can fire torps frequently and the combined phaser/tetryon procs work well.
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# 14
12-25-2012, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by quiscustodiet View Post
Yes, Tetryons are one of the good choices for a Torpedo boat.
Along Disruptors and Phasers.

But the Akira-R isn't a torpedo boat!

1. If you run high Weapon Power, Torpedoes are under-par.
The whole point of a Torpedo boat is to keep decent DPS while killing your Weapon power in favour of something else (usually Aux)... not a good idea on an Escort.

Tbh, the ideal number of Torpedoes on an Escort is somewhere between 0 and 0.

2. Tetryons are good... if you have high Flow Capacitors; which on an Escort char is unlikely.


Tl;dr: Torpedo boats are SVs, torpedoscorts are terrible.
You are thinking about a science vessel torpedo boat. On an escort torpedo boat your energy weapons and torpedoes are working together to bring down an enemy in record time. Since the torpedoes do not drain power, your energy DHC/quad/whatever do more damage, while 2 or 3 purple torpedo doffs ensure that your torpedoes are constantly shooting as soon as their global cooldown allows it.

That's why people use photons, you only need 2 launchers to hit the global cooldown 99% of the time. Even a single launcher is highly effective. In the end it is about letting your torps and the extra available weapon power cover and surpass the DPS of the 1 or 2 DHC you are replacing.

Is it more/less effective than a regular All cannons Escort? Well, that is the question we are testing with these builds.
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# 15
12-25-2012, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dareau View Post
Last I knew, the polarized tetryons with the 10% shield proc chance don't have the usual polaron drain with them too - they're just better shield poppers than standard tetryon weaponry...

It's the phased tetryons (I think) from the Tholian Lockboxes you're most likely looking for, they come with the standard 2.5% chance to proc both a power drain or a shield drain...

Though, for me, a Recluse loaded up with Tetryon-based weapons and the widows are excellent at shield stripping, which is only useful in team-based activities or when I have the fighters flanking a target...
They have the tetryon shield proc and polaron drain proc. I use them on a science ship combined with chroniton torps. I get tetryon and polaron procs all the time. Works wonderfully when combined with energy siphon and tykens rift. When used on a single target opponent I can almost completely, if not completely disable the target.

Sufficed to say, the Dominion beam arrays and weapons in general are not only fun but also quite effective.
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