Currently all ships have a base resistance on their shields which is 30 kinetic, -30 EM, and 0 thermal. The guard frigate however, has -30 to all of these base numbers effectively giving them the worst shield resistance in the game. This was a balancing feature for it’s special module and I get why it was done. But I don’t get why it still needs to be a thing, especially with the addition of destroyers.
Bring Guard Frigate base shield resist up to the standard amount.
Reduce phase shield amount by 30 resist to balance the change. +90 resist instead of 120. +120 instead of 150 for the Ronin special module.
The result will allow the ship to obtain the same max amount of resist as it normally would when using phase shield. The difference would be slightly more resists for the other 2 types of damage your phase shield isn’t covering. I feel this change would still keep the special module viable and it will put all ships on the same standard for shield resists.
Comments are welcomed, what do you think?
EDIT: I forgot about command and tackler classes having resistances that are higher than the base standard. So take that into account when I mentioned “all ships”.