According to this description, the Vaygr assault frigate is actually supposed to be useful for anti-strike craft purposes.
Now I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone actually use Vaygr assault frigates for this purpose, infact I struggle to remember them doing anything but being a soft counter to other frigates. I’m horribly unfamiliar with this unit.
I’m in dire need of a solid anti-fighter capital for the Vaygr and was even considering giving them flak frigates, but the description here changed my mind.
Does anyone have any good ideas on bringing this unit to equal standing with the Hiigaran Flak Frigate? Would I be able to do it plainly by increasing rate of fire? or adding a virtual turret so it is able to hit more targets simultaneously?
I get the feeling it would always be subpar due to lack of splash damage so perhaps changing the flechette shells into a small flak variant might be more appropriate?
It’ll typically be going up against 5+ squadrons at any given time and needs to be effective.
Any ideas would be good, more so if I can preserve the Assault frigates identity at the same time.
edit: looking at the weapon differences, the assault frigate does actually deal radius damage, it’s just fairly pathetic in comparison:
32 radius vs 60 radius
90 damage vs 100 damage
The sub weapons of the assault frigate on the other hand are fairly hefty, but are separated and can’t actually hit anything: