Went for the Desolator just out of curiosity
Compared with its biggest competitor, the Retribution from the Imperial Navy, it is a bit more cost effective with (Desolator 233/ Retribution 246) and ofc has more power at 12k long range shots due to its massive lance batteries, but it gets weaker the closer the distance
Biggest setback is the lack of any speed upgrade, 150 base speed is the maximum speed, the Retribution can run 175 with Mezoa pattern drives
Of course its weak in comparison with other BS and only cost effective in 1v1s, as in 2v2s you cannot use the extra renown you gain for preferring the Desolator over the Despoiler for getting an extra line ship.
A powerful ship on its own, especially when equipped with Overload generators. Enemies with lower ship classes have a hard time against the Desolator. I love the torpedoes, a nice addition for all ranges, makes this ship unique in the chaos fleet. In contrast the rocket launchers are a bad joke, a futile weapon.
Its not a totally broken ship atm, but would have a fantastic value for players with a bit more base speed