Deflection is such a stupid thing to balance.
1. You either have the equipment and steam roll over the opponent while they can't do anything no matter how well their base/fleet is setup.
2. You don't have the equipment and you get pretty much one shot no matter how hard you try.
3. Both of you have the equipment and you barely do any damage to each other and the battle more than likely times out before anything interesting even happens.
Charged armour is actually kind of a good stat, all weapons in the game should be performing how they used to, a lot more builds will be viable again and some strategy can actually come into play instead of it just being the person with the deepest wallet.