Re: STO: are starship phasers worth a darn?
My engiineerr used to be a broadsider but modified his Excelsior Refit a little to allow him to do a straight in attack occasionally. Use plasma all around. Ship has 2 beam arrays, 1 dual beam bank and torp fore which gives good damage on approach using tach beam and dir energy mod. If he keep to a distance, he rolls into a broadside and occasionally turns back to fire the torp. If he chooses to get closer, he does a flyover with Eject Plasma and Disperses a double load of plasma mines in their lap. This setup works good in PvE.
Doc Lee - Fed Sci / Rocketeer - Fed Engr / Garlyk - KDF Tac
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