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Throndell
Posted - 2010.09.09 13:00:00 - [1]
 

I'm planning to learn T2 projectile weapons for my char, but I have some noob question about them:
Are T2 better than faction other than fitting/skill requisite?
If I fit a T2 weapon system with T1 ammo, does the Specialization skill damage bonus apply?

Jarne
Caldari
Increasing Success by Lowering Expectations
Posted - 2010.09.09 13:04:00 - [2]
 

1.) Yes, most of the time T2 are better than faction. It depends though on how much you are willing to spend (officer mods for example are better than max skilled T2 if I recall right). Of course you have to train the relevant specialization skill to a certain level (see below)

2.) Yes, it does apply to all loaded ammo (probably not defender missiles though, but dunno about that :)). This is the reason why T2 weapons do more damage than faction.

Throndell
Posted - 2010.09.09 13:16:00 - [3]
 

Thanks a lot for the reply!

Helen Hunts
Gallente
Red Dragon Mining inc
Red Dragon Industries
Posted - 2010.09.09 13:23:00 - [4]
 

T2 Turrets get a damage bonus for the Spec skill. T2 Missile Launchers get a RoF bonus on the Spec skill.

Damage/RoF bonus is applied regardless of the ammo loaded. (Although why anyone would load defenders is beyond me)

Also, Faction/Deadspace/Officer weapons can't use T2 ammo. There are a few ammos and situations where T2 comes in handy.

Finally, there's the cost. I can usually pick up full T2 fits for less than the cost of a single Faction mod.

Zhilia Mann
Tide Way Out Productions
Posted - 2010.09.09 13:29:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Throndell
Are T2 better than faction other than fitting/skill requisite?


T2 is generally worse on fitting and skills than faction but end up doing more damage if you have the spec skills to at least 3 (preferably take them to 4). Spec skills only affect T2 weapons.

I think the damage advantage shifts at meta 13(?) -- which would be officer mods -- but who really wants to spend that much?

Plus T2 (meta 5) weapons are the only ones that can use T2 ammo. Which for ACs is critical and for arties is needed to really snipe effectively.

Originally by: Throndell
If I fit a T2 weapon system with T1 ammo, does the Specialization skill damage bonus apply?


Yes it does. The spec applies to the weapon, not the ammo -- so it applies to all T1 ammo and all faction ammo.


 

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