Before the big patch on the 20th/21st, Beam: Target Shields II seemed to be working fine on my Escort ship.
After the patch, whenever I activate it, it fires, does it's effect and then locks the phaser or beam weapon that was used for 4 seconds, but the tooltip and other information for the ability doesn't say that this should be happening.
I assume it's a bug, or does this skill now cause that sort of cooldown? If it is meant to cause that cooldown, that helps me decide which bridge officer to use since that delay makes 1 of my ship's 3 forward weapons useless when I'm closing on an enemy.
It has always done this, from the time I joined closed beta. But that doesn't mean its working right though. It makes absolutely no sense, no other beam powers shuts down your beams, even beam overload just drains power.
As a science ship captain in CB, I simply ignored my subsystem targeting powers because of this. The ridiculously long cooldown makes them entirely pointless.