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# 21
01-16-2013, 12:31 PM
I always use Tetryon.

Dropping Shields quicker is always better in my opinion.

To top it off...the cool blue look of the tetryon weapons is nice.
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# 22
01-16-2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by fulleatherjacket View Post
FALSE.

Plasma does the best damage. You've got the Romulan singularity harness set that boosts plasma damage. You've also got the Romulan ultra rare consoles that boost plasma damage. You will do more damage with plasma right now than any other energy weapon.
Yep, confirmed first hand... I set up my Breen ship as a plasma weapon platform just to test the new Romulan weapons, and it ended up becoming my full-time ESTF and Fleet action farming machine.
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# 23
01-16-2013, 12:39 PM
I guess there is no clear consensus since people will use what they liked. IMO plasma is garbage and overated...sorry if you disagree..Overall QUAD cannons (yes phasers) do most damage or even regular phaser single or dual cannos...the rest of them are pretty colors and just depends on your taste....take advice for what it is. Some people are so emotional about their weapons but do a DPS test for yourself and find out what really works for you like I did...PvPs/PvEs and STFs

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# 24
01-16-2013, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by crusader2007 View Post
I guess there is no clear consensus since people will use what they liked. IMO plasma is garbage and overated...sorry if you disagree..Overall QUAD cannons (yes phasers) do most damage or even regular phaser single or dual...the rest of them are pretty colors and just depends on your taste....take advice for what it is. Some people are so emotional about their weapons but do a DPS test for yourself and find out what really works for you like I did...PvPs/PvEs and STFs
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Plasmas have ALWAYS been good, IMO...the best thing about plasmas Pre-S7 was their utter cheapness due to the fact most endgame shields have a +15/+20 resist to plasma.

LOLarons are still just that. Bright and pretty, but unless you're building an energy drain build, the energy drain proc is quickly recovered from by NPCs.

As for your comment about the quad cannons - they do have their uses, sure but [DMG] is still a "LOLfail" modifier for space. Until the [DMG] modifier gets a decent buff, its better off for something else. Don't get me started about the engine power drain from those...
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# 25
01-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Tetryon is actually not that great. It is supposed to take down shields fast, but if your weapons are good (decent phaser, polaron, disruptor or so cannons or beams), they will take down your shields as fast though and start damaging that hull.

AP is the best imo but the most expensive (there is a reason).

Phasers are also very good because they will give a black out to a certain system of the enemy.

Disruptors will lower the damage resistance of the enemy.

Plasma isn't that wow, because in stf and other enemies have plasma resistance (armor or so)

Polaron lowers the energy output to certain systems of the enemy.


Photons fire fast and have high dps.
Quantums have lesser dps but better kinetic and a good rate of fire

Mines -> mmmh opinion but tricobalts are good.

Breen transphasic cluster weapon is imo very very good. Never used it but on my breen ship i use it on the aft section of the ship (remember, the weapon levels as you progresses or how your skills are). So they are damn powerful with me and give a very nice effect:p
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# 26
01-16-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by badname834854 View Post
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Plasmas have ALWAYS been good, IMO...the best thing about plasmas Pre-S7 was their utter cheapness due to the fact most endgame shields have a +15/+20 resist to plasma.

LOLarons are still just that. Bright and pretty, but unless you're building an energy drain build, the energy drain proc is quickly recovered from by NPCs.

As for your comment about the quad cannons - they do have their uses, sure but [DMG] is still a "LOLfail" modifier for space. Until the [DMG] modifier gets a decent buff, its better off for something else. Don't get me started about the engine power drain from those...
Yeah, [Dmg] is pathetically weak on space weapons. It's GREAT on ground weapons, but space? It actually seems to give the same flat amount of bonus damage on both.
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# 27
01-16-2013, 01:54 PM
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Plasma isn't that wow, because in stf and other enemies have plasma resistance (armor or so)
No they don't. It's been tested: Borg and other npcs have ZERO resistance to any weapon type. Just because they fire plasma weapons doesn't mean they're not weak to plasma weapons.
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# 28
01-16-2013, 02:16 PM
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No they don't. It's been tested: Borg and other npcs have ZERO resistance to any weapon type. Just because they fire plasma weapons doesn't mean they're not weak to plasma weapons.
Yeah - I was always curious where people got the misconception that the Borg have an innate resistance to plasma weps....
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# 29
01-16-2013, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by crusader2007 View Post
I guess there is no clear consensus since people will use what they liked. IMO plasma is garbage and overated...sorry if you disagree..Overall QUAD cannons (yes phasers) do most damage or even regular phaser single or dual cannos...the rest of them are pretty colors and just depends on your taste....take advice for what it is. Some people are so emotional about their weapons but do a DPS test for yourself and find out what really works for you like I did...PvPs/PvEs and STFs
I did a lot of weapon and energy testing before arriving at any conclusions.

How are plasmas over-rated when they're still among the cheapest weapons on Exchange???

It's no secret that plasma is bad for PVP because of Omega Faction Shield plasma resists, but because S7 added so many new plasma weapons and bonus damage consoles, how are your phasers able to compete against them in PVE and ESTF's?

Here's a quick example:

Fleet Advanced Escort set up with 5 Mk XII plasma infusers + 3 Romulan Mk X Sci consoles + Romulan Harness Set bonus = +182% bonus damage without any buffs. What phaser set-up gets similar bonus numbers unbuffed?

The phaser quad cannons have no accuracy, critical hit bonus, nor critical severity... it's all straight [dmg] -- this is also the worst of the 4 available weapon mods.
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# 30
01-16-2013, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by fulleatherjacket View Post
No they don't. It's been tested: Borg and other npcs have ZERO resistance to any weapon type. Just because they fire plasma weapons doesn't mean they're not weak to plasma weapons.

Didn't knew that! My apologies, just read it here in the threads!
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