Targetting Torps

vaylotte
vaylotte Member Posts: 43 Arc User
Hello,
Just wondering what the best way is to target torpedoes ?
Up until now I haven't needed to blow up torpedoes but i'm about to do a mission that requires it !
Does tab work ?
Thanks in advance (i'm a super noob btw)

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  • fred26291#2759
    fred26291#2759 Member Posts: 1,044 Arc User
    the tzenkethi torpedos show up as tabbable targets when fired on planets.
    So tab away :).
  • ultimatenewbie
    ultimatenewbie Member Posts: 269 Arc User
    vaylotte wrote: »
    Hello,
    Just wondering what the best way is to target torpedoes ?
    Up until now I haven't needed to blow up torpedoes but i'm about to do a mission that requires it !
    Does tab work ?
    Thanks in advance (i'm a super noob btw)

    Tab works. Or furious double-clicking on it works too.

    Alternatively, you can also use Beam: Fire At Will that will randomly target many targets around you - including the targetable torpedoes.
  • vaylotte
    vaylotte Member Posts: 43 Arc User
    OK thankyou !
  • seaofsorrows
    seaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,889 Arc User
    For targetable Torps endeavor, I use the Patrol mission 'Trouble over Terrh.'

    The Elachi that try to stop you from closing the portal fire a lot of Torps, and they are indeed Tab Targetable. I usually just let them spawn, I wait about 3 seconds for them to fire their torps and then I hit Fire At Will or Scatter Volley and it always works.
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  • foxrockssocks
    foxrockssocks Member Posts: 2,481 Arc User
    This is one of the most annoying endeavors. The best ones are unquestionably the Tzenkethi torpedoes, which are fairly easy to find while the Red Alert event is going. Outside of it you'd want to run Scylla and Charybdis.

    Of course if you don't mind it being more of a pain to do, running through the undine BZ will eventually get you those torpedoes if you have some regular AOE like scatter volley or fire at will, or you can also run the mission Surface Tension for lots of of Undine.

    Borg cubes also fire destructible torpedoes, so you could run Hive space as necessary.

    Finally, I believe the Electromagnetic Pulse Probe also counts as a torpedo which you find a lot of those to shoot down in Iconian content with their cruisers.
  • spiritborn
    spiritborn Member Posts: 3,575 Arc User
    FaW IMHO is the best way to target torps for the endeavor and in general since while they are tab targetable IIRC you typically have enough clutter that system thinks is higher priority that doing so is not optimal (they might hit before you get to them), FaW III typically takes them out with 1 shot for me and there's the bonus of hitting the enemies at same time.
  • westmetals
    westmetals Member Posts: 8,242 Arc User
    The anti-ship missiles in "Operation Riposte" also count.
  • eladonwarps#6040
    eladonwarps#6040 Member Posts: 231 Arc User
    I immediately queue for Crystalline Catastrophe, and Advanced usually fills up faster than Normal. Ignore the Entity entirely, just target the Small and Large Crystalline Fragments, they count as Torpedoes, and they do massive Kinetic damage to you if they hit you. Most people just fight the entity, so there's little competition for the Fragments, and they don't have as high of a defense rating as most other Torpedoes and Missiles, so having high Accuracy isn't as big of a problem. Using Sci/Temporal anomalies like Gravity Well will also help you take them down worry-free.

    Technically the Salvagable Fragments after the Entity dies will also count if you need to do 18, but if too many people drop Sci/Temporal anomalies at the very end the Salvagables may not spawn correctly, so don't count on that.
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  • nixie50
    nixie50 Member Posts: 986 Arc User
    one of the romulan patrols (Archer?) you go against Tal Shiar. usually you can get the endeavour by the third wave. if not, exit the system then go back in to get the rest. you can rinse/repeat till you get them. as mentioned, FAW, and if you can fit them, the point defense consoles, and or pets set to intercept.
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  • fftt
    fftt Member Posts: 711 Arc User
    This -
    I immediately queue for Crystalline Catastrophe, and Advanced usually fills up faster than Normal. Ignore the Entity entirely, just target the Small and Large Crystalline Fragments, they count as Torpedoes...

    I can typically take care of the purple endeavor in one CC run, infrequently it'll take two. Considering the TFO only takes about three minutes to run I can't imagine a faster way to knock off that endeavor as well as picking up some quick dilithium and marks.

  • ultimatenewbie
    ultimatenewbie Member Posts: 269 Arc User
    I should also mention you can use tractor beams to target/kill the torps - quite handy if your weapons are still cycling on another target.