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Dev Post: Dreadnought Signature change!

May 16, 2014

Hey everyone.

I can honestly say that I am not overly worried that carriers being able to reduce a portion of citadel missile damage through the use of gang links and/or halo implants will break the balance involved with these ships. The Phoenix is going to be doing a lot more damage in virtually all realistic situations compared to today and it will be doing it while also benefitting from the resist bonus and omni damage.

That being said, I think there is an opportunity here to both reduce the impact of skirmish links on Phoenixes while also differentiating dreads and carriers a bit. The fact that dreads and carriers have almost identical signature radius has never made much sense, and it is entirely appropriate for stationary dreads to have a much harder time mitigating missile damage.

So we’re going to go ahead and increase the sig radius of all four dreads alongside this change:

Signature Radius: 4100 (+1125)

Signature Radius: 4000 (+1140)

Signature Radius: 4300 (+1255)

Signature Radius: 4200 (+1100)

@CCP Fozzie