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Candesce

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Re: High Scatter Amplifier builds
« Reply #75 on: August 06, 2022, 03:50:00 AM »

Tacyon Lances out of a Phase Anchor'd Ziggurat may be the highest DPS weapons in the game. I estimate that "real time" that the cooldown of tachyon lances is about 1 second. So their DPS is about 1125 each per weapon.
They've got 500 armor pen, which implies 1k DPS exactly for the duration of the beam.
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Re: High Scatter Amplifier builds
« Reply #76 on: August 06, 2022, 10:39:43 AM »

Tachyon Lance with faster reload from Phase Anchor will out-DPS plasma cannon.  Very lethal when combined with four Heavy Needlers (preferably boosted by Ballistic Mastery) which also get faster reload from Phase Anchor.  Ziggurat does not need hard flux from Tachyon Lances when it can also fire four Heavy Needlers with the lances.

Phase Anchor makes Ziggurat strong.

The only ships I consider HSA on are Tempest and Brawler-TT, who both get dual Graviton plus missiles (Swarmers or Breach).
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Goumindong

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Re: High Scatter Amplifier builds
« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2022, 12:47:51 PM »

Tacyon Lances out of a Phase Anchor'd Ziggurat may be the highest DPS weapons in the game. I estimate that "real time" that the cooldown of tachyon lances is about 1 second. So their DPS is about 1125 each per weapon.

Yeah, and the higher the DPS, the less improtant hard flux is, because the enemy will overload before they can passively dissipate anyway.

4k DPS at .5 shield efficiency is 2k passive regen. When radiants have and paragons effectively have. Any battleship with good shields will be very close to out-regenning your tachyon lances and so if there are other ships around you also have to deal with that will be a problem.
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Re: High Scatter Amplifier builds
« Reply #78 on: August 06, 2022, 12:51:56 PM »

Do those Paragons and Radiants not have any weapons fitted or do they cost 0 flux to fire?
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Re: High Scatter Amplifier builds
« Reply #79 on: August 06, 2022, 04:39:05 PM »

Do those Paragons and Radiants not have any weapons fitted or do they cost 0 flux to fire?

They do. But you do not need to shoot to beat a phase ship that is flux trading. You just need to survive until there are other ships around or the phase ships flux is high.
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