Hello, after 5 years I still like to get others' thoughts about powers. I'm flying an Eclipse Intel Cruiser. I like to use 7 beams + 1 torp. I normally broadside, but like to occasionally turn to fire off that torpedo for that little extra punch after I've gotten a shield facing down. I know it's easy, but I really enjoy FAW III, not only for the damage boost, but because I enjoy getting right in the middle of the action and taking on everyone. But I'm having trouble deciding exactly how to best use the Lt Commander Tac seat and the Commander Intel seat given what I enjoy.
Here is my current build
Here are the configurations I'm considering:
FAW III + Transport Warhead III
This is what I'm leaning toward. Both are level III abilities, meaning I get the maximum benefit from each respective power. This would also allow me to utilize that playstyle I enjoy of jumping right in the middle of the action and taking on everybody, and would be a solid torpedo upgrade I could use when I fire my torp. My concern is it may be a waste of my commander Intel slot if I don't fire torps that much.
Torpedo Spread III + Surgical Strikes III
This has it's benefits and I'm sure I would enjoy it. Both are level III, and TSIII is pretty potent. Also would allow a more frequent, regular (and strong) use of my commander Intel slot. Drawbacks I see are potential stagnation of my Lt commander Tac slot (as I won't fire torps constantly) and the single target only nature of SSIII.
TS II, AP: Beta II + Surgical Strikes III
This would deviate from my normal use of APB, but might just offer a happy medium. A lower level torp ability when I need it (while not firing torps all that much), a higher level of APB (which i would use constantly), and a very good, constant use of SSIII
The only drawback I see on this is the single target nature of SSIII.
What are your thoughts? How would you set up these stations?
Thanks for your time!