Would Nomad be effected by the DM's energy dampening field?
Oh wow! I completely
forgot about that.
I also forgot that Nomad could potentially starve the DM, which was one of Garrovick's points.
This ain't as cut and dried as I thought it might be.
I would suggest that possibly the energy weapon Nomad used against the Enterprise might not have been set at Nomad's maximum power output.