Topic: Legacy of a Thousand Suns /
Isn't ocean mistress synactha a bit underpowered?

So… Synactha… Compared to the other 150 Gs’s she’s pretty weak.

If we see that Quarg is the Ace analogue, Synactha is Jess’s analogue.

So comparing Synactha with Jessica….

Synactha gets 1/1 per 2 crew, while Jess gets 1/1 per officer.

If I’m the normal case… I have 55 unique officers and 59 unique crew, so… Jessica gets way more power boost than Synactha.

But wait! you say, Synactha has a higher basic stat, so that’s about equal.

Nope. Because Jessica replaces the weakest crew, which is at best, 17.5 AV (Grim girl). Even if you used Anita, Gera, Mr. Falyx and Robodoc, you’re replacing a 15/15 officer (18 av) + 10.5AV for a total of 28.5 AV. (This is with heavy GS investment)

Synactha replaces weakest officer, say Commander Rautha (a free and easy officer), which is 43.4 AV. We’re not even going to assume replacing a GS officer’s slot, which is worth way more. And this is discounting the replaced officer’s proc (replaced crew doesn’t proc)

Jess>Synactha, and this is even before talking about the proc. Jess’s proc is all equipped officer’s proc.

Simply said, if you have both, Jessica has the proc of Synactha AND all the other officer’s proc at once. So, Jess’s proc>Synactha. Even for a Jess and 3 free officers (in a lousy ship), the proc rate and damage for Jess is worth 3 officer’s proc damage. Is Synactha’s proc as good as 3 free officers? Yes, possibly. But as good as 7 GS officers in a GS ship? No way.

(Ace and Quarg is a different story. But I think the free Utility/Trinket summoning, including GS only ones make them on par with Jessica in worth)

I suggest boosting Synactha. At least 2/2 per 3 crew, and possibly increasing proc rate of equipped officers also. The 2nd may be hard to do tho, so that might not happen. But Synactha needs a boost to be on par with Jessica.

http://www.legacyofathousandsuns.com/forum/showthread.php?7501-Isn-t-ocean-mistress-synactha-a-bit-UNDERpowered

^ That is the same thread in LoTS. (With others replies)