How Powerful/Useful Are The New BF Weapons Compared To Other, Older Weapons?

BenBacon

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I think the title speaks for itself here.

Basically I want to know how effective BF laser weapons (they're all laser weapons IIRC) are against the old, conventional weapons the other corporations have. Also, I also want to know how effective they are at not just draining shields, but draining batteries-e.g. a HE HG1 turret can drain batteries very quickly-hits shield with a lot of damage but also splashes behind, requiring blocks to be repaired. As far as I am aware, none of the BR weapons are splash, so if would be great if someone could tell me if they had higher DPS as well.

Thanks in advance
 

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o if would be great if someone could tell me if they had higher DPS as well.
I think BF lasers have insane base damage stats compared to everything else. I think Kris just ramped it right up to compensate for the projectiles being incapable of tracking/hitting moving targets, etc. Consider how fast a few of the the new guns will drain the R&D bricks, given that energy weapons have a 0.5 times modifier against shields (verses 2 times increase for bullets).

2019-03-26 Damage table from Kris.png

Of course there's no splash damage to drain batteries by regeneration, but there's no need with their shield break.


But maybe you're asking for hard numbers...? I don't think I've seen weapon damage stats for the BF blocks in the extracted block data files, as yet....(@HeX, @Exund?)