[/quote]Lucifronsun wrote:Deuzerre wrote:WIth range upgrade, the lance does have a range of 9000.
Yes, and it does 12 damage every 12 seconds, for whopping one dps, with a long break in between damage spurts.
Like all lances, and you're forgetting the missile pod. the range allows it to survive and continually deal its adamage during the battle, unlike most escorts. You can set it to work automatically and using target priority to focus your fires. You can also activate the FIRE AT WILL to increase crit chance. And a range of 9000 on an escort that always hits is great.
The ship is cheap and a good filler.
The ship is cheap, by virtue of being an escort. It's not a good ship, but you're just using it because you can't use those points for real ships, so that doesn't really matter in that case.
Filler. Hello. Didn't say that you had to make a fleet of that ship.
It's reasonably fast, 200 HP, and if you upgrade it with range upgrade, spotting range upgrade and shield damage increase, it can be both a scout
Yes, upgraded escorts can be used as scouts. For scouting purposes, you'd probably get better mileage out of the iconoclast because it has 262 speed as opposed to 225.
And less hit points, so some ships can literally obliterate it in one go. Like pulsars.
or a fire support weapon that isn't "great" but is far from bad too.
It doesn't have the firepower to deserve the title of fire support. It's a bad ship, all the chaos escorts are particularly bad, but I'll agree that it does hold the dubious honor of being top of the shit heap when it comes to chaos escorts.
The other ones are very bad, and this one is acceptable in long range fire support. Fire support means it complements the fleet, not that it acts like a baby LC.