If a small gang fleet wanted a ship to get rid of capacitors of a cruiser class ship, would a Dragoon be a reasonable option? The in-universe description calls it focusing on sending out mass of drones and draining enemy energy. The in-game bonuses are towards drone fighting and range of Energy Nosferatu and Energy Neutralizers, so that matches.
However the Cormorant has better maximum velocity, so it can get in range faster and both have the same 600 GJ base capacitor cap. The Dragoon’s bonuses to cap warfare is range, not amount drained. The Dragoon is tankier even with base stats and can tank even better if it uses those extra slots for armor instead of drone upgrades, however the Cormorant can try to use its speed to partially make up for less HP. The Cormorant has superior DPS to the Dragoon, but that’s not important here because I was specifically asking for a situation where the fleet wanted some ships to drain a cruiser dry.
Well, I honestly have no idea. The Dragoon’s bonuses aren’t like the Curse which gets a huge bonus to capacitor warfare. I’m not asking if the Dragoon is as good as the Curse or Prophesy at cap warfare, it obviously isn’t. I’m just asking if it is good at draining a cruiser.