Altairians are weak. That is a fact. You can see clearly im cyrus new video altairian fleets die to pharmakon. The reason being is altairians are paper compared to umbra and pharmakon.
Umbra kills altairian with minimal damage.
Pharmakon kills umbra without losing screens.
Altairian barely manages to kill a few pharmakon ships without dying.
Something is clearly wrong.
Fact is altairians have no special abilities. Umbra have ablative regen. Pharma have phasing and dot. Altairians have nothing. And no a chaining or piercing weapon doesnt count because pharma have that too.
Altairians need some kind of special ability. Im thinking of another damage threshold thing, where every few damage you deal to a pharmakon ship, a portion of its phase charging progress is lost. Lets say you deal 500 damage to a pharmakon ship, 20% of its charge progress is lost and it has to charge that percent again. So a few shots and youre slowing charge to a crawl.
Another thing is buffing shields by alot. By both increasing shield energy (maybe 50%) and removing the damage penalty for unresisted weapons. Fact is if you dont have the right shields, and its a 1/6 chance you will, you will lose shields in just a few shots, and then dot can finish you. Give every altairian shield 25% resistance to everything, and keep the 75% resistance to the specific damage. No more extra damage for non resistant damage.
Another thing is giving every altairian overdrive shield regen. Renascence would benefit heavily from this. Lets say for renascence once its overdrive is active, 0 regen delay, and 10% energy every second.
One thing i see often when fighting pharmakon is your weapons rarely make it before they phase again. Buff all altairian weapon speed.
Another thing is buffing all altairian weapon damage. The damage an epsilon echo cannon does to a pharmakon ship is negligable until your firestorm activates. And even then the pharma is phased for the majority of it. Buffing the damage would help.
I feel that the altairian dreadnought will be the worst. As behemoth will definately kill it, and segfault will kill it because unless it has enhanced mobility the segfault can just get behind it.
Altairians are just weak at the moment. Theyre only good for farming. And it shouldnt be that way. Please consider and let me know what you think.