Firestorm vs. Battleship
I just did 25 tests of a lone Firestorm with dual Plasma Beams assaulting a Superhuman Battleship. In 20 of those tests (80%), the Firestorm was actually successful in this mission, and I suspect it'd be near-guaranteed on Beginner since a Battleship fires 50% faster on Superhuman (16-32 vs. 24-48).
So I think it's better than we currently give it credit for. The main issue with the Firestorm is that the Avenger is better in almost every way - it's got more fuel (and thus more range), more speed (and thus better fuel economy, as well as the ability to intercept base-attack Battleships), the ability to carry troops, and no chance of being destroyed duelling a Battleship - and by the time you unlock the Firestorm, you're closing in rapidly on the Avenger (with three labs, it'll usually be under two weeks). Speaking of that issue, it should be mentioned somewhere in this article.
- None from me. Even Interceptors can manage a Battleship with enough numbers or a good dose of luck. A ship with five times the hitpoints and the speed to catch up with the Battleship should fare even better. The Craft Comparison Table page does mention the Firestorm is a cost effective alternative to the Avenger. NKF (talk) 09:06, 21 July 2018 (CEST)