Been playing around with the navy geddon for a while now in pyfa, however it just doesn’t have the same feel as the other navy faction battleships. It’s always coming up too short on pg/cpu on fleet fittings and I don’t think it’s bonuses really work too well.
It’s in general a very under used ship (At the time of posting, on zkill there has been a total of 10 kills with it in the last 7 days) and I’ve almost never seen them in a fleet (Apart from the odd person bringing it to a fleet for no real reason). I’m not 100% sure how to go about fixing it, however I’d like to start the discussion and offer some quick suggestions:
Make the Navy Geddon fall in line with the navy augoror, having a HP bonus, 2 utility high slots and 6 turrets with the damage bonus.
Amarr Battleship Bonuses (Per skill level):
7.5% Bonus to Large Energy Turret damage per level
7.5% Bonus to Armor Hitpoints per level
-1 Turret Hardpoint
This change would place the navy geddons armor HP around 20k with max skills, also it has 6 turrets with 2 utility high slots. This is very useful for both pvp and pve. For PVP, it would mainly be used as a buffer tanked dps line ship, however due to it having one less turret needing to be powered, and has a high base HP, it should have enough fitting space to be viable in fleets, in the current meta of dual plated battleships, you would only need a single plate on the geddon navy to match the hp level. However this is at a sacrifice of raw dps/projection, although its balanced out by the ability to have 2 utility high slots.
This combination could potentially be too powerful, however tweaks could be made, for example it could have 1 high slot taken away so it has the 6 turrets + 1 utility high slot, or it could even be the first battleship to sport only 3 mid slots, this would make it a somewhat unique ship whilst staying within its role and following the tanky line that it is on. (Amarr navy has two lines - Damage projection and Tank, slicer/nomen/nharb/napoc all have projection bonuses, whereas the navy aug has tank, so the navy geddon following the same bonuses as the navy aug would make sense.
If anyone else has any suggestions or input feel free to comment.