Look, I swear I’m not paying him to write this stuff. Though, if he’s in the market for some good espresso, I could be persuaded to cut a deal.
A possible mitigation for all that damage that Lancer takes is to split coolant between beams and forward shields. This nearly doubles both and her beams are so powerful, it often does the trick. I tried using that instead of a preset for ordnance loading and it did seem to result in significantly less damage.