(Screenshot by tenore#0775)
today we have the build from one of our players, @tenore#0775. He set some impressive records with his ship lately. And here is his build and a post he created for you:
- Please note: Build and Article have been updated as of December 3rd, 2018*
Welcome to Age of Discovery! With AoD comes Tier 6 Reputations and more choices for set bonuses with Reputation weapons. Phaser has now taken the top spot for energy weapon DPS by a small margin but is the choice for high end Min Max builds.
The builds included below are cannon builds exclusively. While beam builds are still decent performers, cannon builds bring much more focused DPS which is very important for advance and elite queues. In most elite content I run a CSV/CRF hybrid build. I queues such as Korfez or Dranuur Gauntlet Elite, I prefer a straight CRF build. My builds incorporate the very costly trait “Go for the Kill” which is not accessible to most players. A general DPS trait such as “Promise of Ferocity”, “Calm before the Storm” or “Improved Critical Systems” would be a decent and affordable substitute.
Colony tac console mixed with vulnerability locators are still the best choice in my opinion for increasing survivability with minimal DPS loss. Despite running with generally high DPS groups, I tend to take the most aggro due to a combination of DPS and aggressive piloting. While having a more traditional spike heal console such as the Protomatter Field Projector, Reiterative Structural Capacitor or the Regenerative Integrity Field has served me well in the past, the constant influx of damage required a change to a source of near constant damage healing. By using CSV and a dummy BO in combination with 3-4 Colony tac consoles, I have 6-8 chances for a very substantial regen based heal every 15 seconds. The loss of CritH is mitigated somewhat by the addition of 2 Vanguard boffs and the standard CritH EWO Doff. Also important and sometimes overlooked is that you can’t DPS if you’re dead! For Advanced content I would drop down to perhaps 1 Colony tac console and replace the others with and the standard Vulernability Locators.
If there is sufficient interest, I would be willing to update some general DPS beam builds although not too much has change with respect there. As I enjoy the process of testing and min maxing, I will update these builds as I make changes. Thank you for you continued interest and happy DPS’ing!
Current Record Parses
ISA – 366K (Husnock)
HSE – 387k (Husnock)