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# 1 Tac / Recon Sci vessel
06-05-2013, 09:44 PM
When I did play in the past I ran a Recon Sci Vessel with a Tac cpt.

I used the TBR 3, FBP 2, and BO2 on 3 Dual beam banks and 3 turrets. With the Tac buffs of course and had good success against escorts turning their own alpha strikes back on them.

Do the Tac buffs still increase the damage on Sci powers?

And are these Boff powers useless in PvP now, i.e. nerfed?

I really don't want to climb into a escort to be competitive in PvP.
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# 2
06-05-2013, 11:09 PM
So far as I know, yes.


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# 3
06-06-2013, 12:59 AM
Tac buffs definitely still increase sci power damage. Try FBP3 and TBR2 though. Tac buffed FBP3 can kill a standard escort pretty quickly (assuming they keep firing at you) and TBR2 can do almost as much damage as rank 3 because of the repel difference. In my experience, TBR2 does more overall damage than TBR3 because it doesn't push people out of range as often, so you can get more pulses on the target.
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# 4
06-06-2013, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by bobtheyak View Post
Tac buffs definitely still increase sci power damage. Try FBP3 and TBR2 though. Tac buffed FBP3 can kill a standard escort pretty quickly (assuming they keep firing at you) and TBR2 can do almost as much damage as rank 3 because of the repel difference. In my experience, TBR2 does more overall damage than TBR3 because it doesn't push people out of range as often, so you can get more pulses on the target.
If you minimize graviton skill and maximize particle that will help as well. You get two different components in a TBR.

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# 5
06-06-2013, 02:46 AM
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If you minimize graviton skill and maximize particle that will help as well. You get two different components in a TBR.
Or have a power setting with minimal Aux for when you want to use TBR. The repel is tied to Aux levels. The damage is not.
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# 6
06-06-2013, 05:07 AM
Thank you for your replies and the suggestion to go FBP3 and TBR2.

Now all I need is a turret that fires a beam and I can completely get away from pew pew pew cannon fire.
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