02-14-2019, 02:02 AM
I also have both traits, and EWC does work to mitigate (somewhat) the weapon power increase from WEO, as does the Tricks of the Trade starship trait and the cruiser commands for weapon power cost decrease and consoles like Bounty Hunter's Friend. You can also stack all of those effects at once, although the easiest to maintain uptime on are the EWC boost and cruiser commands. Tricks of the Trade is tied to firing off A2SIF on cooldown and doesn't provide as much benefit for the amount of work you have to do for it when you include the fact that it costs a precious starship trait slot, although it does give you damage mitigation and a heal as well. I really like Bounty Hunter's Friend as a console but I don't think it's necessarily "meta" as far as that goes.