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Old August 30 2012, 03:31 PM   #2325
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

fyre wrote: View Post
Please, teach me your methods. I run an Odyssey Tactical Cruiser and for some reason I do no DPS.

Here's my set-up:

note: I'm running all phasers and using two phaser relay consoles.
I need to ask a few questions before I can determine how best to increase your ship's damage dealing capabilities.

Why are you mixing cannons and beam arrays on a cruiser?
Are you attacking ships straight on?
Or are you making broadside attacks?
What are the bridge officer abilities you are using?
How are you distributing your ship's energy levels?

For cruisers, the standard way to increase DPS is to use 3 fore beam arrays and 3 aft beam arrays, do broadside attacks so all 6 weapons are firing on your target. You can further boost your ship's damage by using Boff abilities such as Emergency Power to Weapons, Beam Overload and Beam Fire At Will. Attack patterns will also help boost you and your teammate's attacks too.
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