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# 1 Borg Kinetic Cutting question
08-13-2013, 07:13 AM
Does the Borg Kinetic Cutting Beam Mk XII [Dmg]x3 with its 360 fire arc behave like turret? Does it fire at your primary target or fire at everything at in sight all on its own?

The reason I ask ever since I put one on my ship I seem to be attracting a huge amount of agro.
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# 2
08-13-2013, 07:16 AM
Got one myself the other night.

It seems to target your primary target. I have not noticed any agro increase since starting to use it.

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# 3
08-13-2013, 07:20 AM
Judging by the animation, anyway, it fires where your primary target was when you hit spacebar. If your target is a fast-mover, you at least get the appearance of your cutting beam's long firing cycle going out into open space.

Also, it's completely useless unless you target somehing with a facing shield down.
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# 4
08-13-2013, 07:52 AM
It works like a turret, minus being affected by any boff powers.

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# 5
08-13-2013, 07:55 AM
I also think I read somewhere that it draws from AUX power. Not that it matters much. The power drain is negligible and most of us have plenty to spare.
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# 6
08-13-2013, 08:02 AM
No, it draws normal weapons power.

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# 7
08-13-2013, 08:05 AM
The Kinetic Cutting Beam Array MkXII [Dmg]x3 does not drain AUX power it (as other weapons do) utilizes WEAPON power (10 if i remember correctly), Locks on your current target, Is a 360 deg firing weapon (much like a turret but with more Damage and DPS), and in my opinion (for PvErs) is a suitable replacement for a torpedo, I like it! When it hits a target it can deal up to 1.5-1.7k damage (with maximum weapon power)
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# 8
08-13-2013, 08:10 AM
I SWEAR I heard that somewhere on this board, but I may be in error. *shrug*
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# 9
08-13-2013, 08:28 AM
Definitly weapon power, targets your target. Not boosted by anything besides high weapon power. Huge improvement over a turret
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# 10
08-13-2013, 08:32 AM
it's an excelent replacment for a turret or a beam array aft
it's boosted by Wpower EPTW and anything that boost all damage (think APA and APO)
Keep in mind it deals kinetic damage so shields reduce it to a laugable level, but most STF targets are unshielded or have shields only for a short time so that's less of an issue
Also keep in mind the proc bonus with the console or the borg torp

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