Rebalance close range boosters (Astarte/Abso/Sleip/Nighthawk)

The strength boost on these hulls are a joke, they give barely any improvement over their tankier counterparts. I suggest giving their strength burst bonuses a buff to 7.5 or even 10% per level to give them any value for pure command link roles.

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So that people have the numbers to argue this with

Current Attack Command ship all 5s #s / all 5s with mindlink

Shield & Armor boosts: 18% / 22.5%

Electronic hardening charge

  • Sensor strength 20.2 / 25.3
  • Damp/TD resist 40.5 / 50.6

Electronic superiority 20.2 / 25.3

Sensor Optimization

  • Scan resolution 20.2 / 25.3
  • Targeting range 40.5 / 50.6

Evasive maneuvers 13.5 / 16.9

Interdiction & Rapid Deployment 27 / 33.8

7.5% Bonuses all 5s #s / all 5s with relevant mindlink

Shield & Armor boosts: 20.6 / 25.8

Electronic hardening charge

  • Sensor strength 23.2 / 25.9
  • Damp/TD resist 46.4 / 58

Electronic superiority 23.2 / 29

Sensor Optimization

  • Scan resolution 23.2 / 29
  • Targeting range 46.4 / 58

Evasive maneuvers 15.5 / 19.3

Interdiction & Rapid Deployment 30.9 / 38.7

10% Bonuses all 5s #s / all 5s with relevant mindlink

Shield & Armor boosts: 22.5 / 28.1

Electronic hardening charge

  • Sensor strength 25.3 / 31.6
  • Damp/TD resist 50.6 / 63.3

Electronic superiority 25.3 / 31.6

Sensor Optimization

  • Scan resolution 25.3 / 31.6
  • Targeting range 50.6 / 63.3

Evasive maneuvers 16.9 / 21.1

Interdiction & Rapid Deployment 33.8 / 42.2

Given these numbers, I think 7.5% is about the highest healthy place to move these bonuses to, with 10%/level giving just a bit too much power to some potential boosts. I might suggest a 6% level, but that is an odd number that’s only rarely used.