Kaerius wrote:Mauzel wrote:1x Ion Blast II require 3 shots to chew thru a 2 shield ship, and cannot do anything about 3 shield ships
See, this is where you're wrong. An Ion Blast II can chew through any amount of shields, as long as it doesn't miss(and at max crew skill, as long as it doesn't miss twice in a row). Each hit resets the timer, as well as adding another point of ion damage.
but still, you need 5 consecutive hits for lvl3 shield before you can do anything, which is 20 seconds. with upgrades and gunner skill its a little less but still, 2 lasers will have similar power, but be charged in almost hlaf the time (depending on your lasers)