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Join Date: Jul 2012
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Now they wouldn't a problem except for the one attack, they grap you with tractor beam and smap plasma tropedoes, even if I have 100% hull and 100% shields, it will defeat me, and blow me up on a singel attack, my only way out is to use avesive manouvre and get as far away from the tropedoes as possible, but it seems to recharge this super attack faster then I can recharge my avesive maouvre
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# 2
07-18-2012, 01:04 PM
Taking care of torpedos:
Tractor repulsers, Eject Warp Plasma, Fire at Will, Cannon Spread Volley, Torpedo Spread

Getting out of a tractor beam:
Polarize Hull, Attack Pattern Omega, and I think Jam Targeting Sensors is supposed to help with that too.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
07-18-2012, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by gunnythegunfreak View Post
Now they wouldn't a problem except for the one attack, they grap you with tractor beam and smap plasma tropedoes, even if I have 100% hull and 100% shields, it will defeat me, and blow me up on a singel attack, my only way out is to use avesive manouvre and get as far away from the tropedoes as possible, but it seems to recharge this super attack faster then I can recharge my avesive maouvre

There are several strategies to avoid your problem:

use brace for impact to improve your resistance to one or more heavy torpedoes
use attack pattern omega or polarike hull to escape from tractor beam (APO is the best choose)
AOE attacks (cannon scatter volley, beam fire at will, torpedo spread and also tractor beam repulsor) are very usefull also to destroy one ore more heavy torpedoes, a boarding party.... this kind of attacks are a must in the new missions
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if none of those options are avaible, then evasive manouvres can help (except for tractor beam).

however check your build... often some changes make the difference.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
07-18-2012, 11:54 PM
If you're in an escort it's easy to stay out of range of the tractor beam. If you're fast enough on the targeting and have decent accuracy, you can shoot the torps down. If you're at high enough of a level, a science boff can bounce them away with some of the skills already mentioned.

You can also do the suicide run and get close enough that they'll be caught in the blast radius. But I think the best option is to simply stay at a distance and save the skills for when youre in trouble.

Spoiler: The game likes the have boss level ones decloak on top of you and hit you with the tractorbomb immediately upon closing the dialog window. Just save your buffs for when you limp back from the respawn point.
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 85
# 5
07-19-2012, 01:04 AM
Also in fleet action et al please do not use tractor repulsors on that combo..

1. Keeping them grouped up to maxamise AoE DPS is kind of vital, so randomly scattering them to the winds is not good.

2. I get sick of people TBR'ing ships out of my grave wells. I've actually seen ths cost us a good chunk of a facillity in phase 3 of defence becuase they got shoved right upto the facility and by the time i repositioned they'd done a lot of damage.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 6
07-19-2012, 01:36 AM
the problem is not TBR but using it in a wrong moment... grouping enemies to maximize AOE attacks is very important, but sometimes you have no choice and sometimes you have to keep them away from their target.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 510
# 7
07-19-2012, 07:40 AM
Well duh.

But i'm not talking about people doing that.

i'm talking the people who hit it evry CD, or use it soley as a defence against high yeild torps and Boarding shuttles.

They're not achiving anything useful in game terms, and by scattering them all over the place, (and often shoving them out of range of my weapons), drasticlly reducing our ability to burn them down.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 8
07-19-2012, 01:04 PM
Quite often, I see enemy ships pushed out of warp plasma. I often wonder just whose side they are on....

I like the PDS for Heavy Plasma Torps.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 510
# 9
07-19-2012, 01:47 PM
I see same with grav well.

People seem to have it in their heads that TBR is cruise control for cool these days.
Captain
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Posts: 701
# 10
07-19-2012, 10:36 PM
Mines can also help. Scatter them around you as you fight the Warbird, and they will intercept the high yield torps as they approach.
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