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# 61
01-16-2013, 09:55 AM
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I would have to see some data on plasma burn performance before I'd be willing to use simple plasma weapons instead of the tremendously powerful disruptor breach proc. The romulan beams don't force me to compromise.
OK, I completed testing the Romulan Plasma DHC's vs. regular plasma DHC's as promised. Here are my findings:

1) For raw burst DPS, the Romulan Plasma DHC's were not as good as conventional plasma DHC's because the disruptor proc does not activate reliably on DHC's. DHC's have half the fire rate of other cannons, and when proc trigger rate is only 2.5%, the disruptor proc does not work as well as [CrtD] when [Acc] and [CrtH] are already present.

2) The above is reversed for turrets -- Romulan Plasma Turrets with [Acc] [CrtH] seem to outperform plasma turret [Acc] [CrtD] [CrtH] since the disruptor proc triggers more reliably at 4 shots per turret volley.


Please note that testing was done with a Tactical spec'd for max criticals -- this easily slants the results in favor of criticals and away from flat proc rates.
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# 62
01-16-2013, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by shar487a View Post
OK, I completed testing the Romulan Plasma DHC's vs. regular plasma DHC's as promised. Here are my findings:

1) For raw burst DPS, the Romulan Plasma DHC's were not as good as conventional plasma DHC's because the disruptor proc does not activate reliably on DHC's. DHC's have half the fire rate of other cannons, and when proc trigger rate is only 2.5%, the disruptor proc does not work as well as [CrtD] when [Acc] and [CrtH] are already present.

2) The above is reversed for turrets -- Romulan Plasma Turrets with [Acc] [CrtH] seem to outperform plasma turret [Acc] [CrtD] [CrtH] since the disruptor proc triggers more reliably at 4 shots per turret volley.


Please note that testing was done with a Tactical spec'd for max criticals -- this easily slants the results in favor of criticals and away from flat proc rates.
As much as I appreciate this data and comments on cruisers, I would prefer this thread focus on Beam Arrays. I mean after all, it is named Beam Arrays is it not?
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
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# 63
01-16-2013, 10:52 AM
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As much as I appreciate this data and comments on cruisers, I would prefer this thread focus on Beam Arrays. I mean after all, it is named Beam Arrays is it not?
Although testing was done with cannons, the covered dual procs mechanics does apply to regular and Romulan Plasma arrays. This section of the thread was introduced when I mentioned the Romulan Experimental Beam Array.

Unfortunately many here have not yet hit T5 Romulan Rep to test the Experimental Array's effectiveness first hand, so I'm letting folks know what to expect before grinding away, then discovering that the experimental array is not their cup of tea.
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# 64
01-16-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by shar487a View Post
Although testing was done with cannons, the covered dual procs mechanics does apply to regular and Romulan Plasma arrays. This section of the thread was introduced when I mentioned the Romulan Experimental Beam Array.

Unfortunately many here have not yet hit T5 Romulan Rep to test the Experimental Array's effectiveness first hand, so I'm letting folks know what to expect before grinding away, then discovering that the experimental array is not their cup of tea.
Well unless you have used plasma weapons before and know what to expect, yes I can see how these weapons might appear to be just disappointments. Carry on.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
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