aprg wrote:clench wrote:Their DPS and HP/Shields aren't quite on the level on a cruiser. You can get by with them, but a cruisers and BC generally have twice the firepower and more hp/shields.

The survivability isn't so bad because of their cost; a Dauntless has 600 hull and 100 shield and costs ~67% of a Dictator cruiser, which has 800 hull and 200 shields; in other words, 67% of the cost for 70% of the survivability, that ratio actually favours the Dauntless. Plus it makes Hull and Shield Upgrades on the Dauntless quite cost-effective.

(Granted, the Dictator is the most expensive cruiser, but most of the Imperial cruisers are only a few points off).

It's harder to measure up the relative DPS because you have to make assumptions about Nova Cannons/Torpedoes....

That's not considering the firepower in the equation which is double or more in most cases. Plus having 300 shield hp + voss vs 200 shield HP and voss assuming upgrades is a big difference in effective survivability.