I hear alot of players saying that the marza is somehow the best TEC capital ship, when in reality its worse than the kol. Radiation bomb is a weak ability that borders on irrelevance. Like seriously, whats the point of it doing 18 damage a second in a small radius if the ships are going to shield regen fully by the time the duration ends? Raze planet is also complete shit, fails hard to vulkarous siege platform and it takes too much AM to cast. And why the hell does the cooldown increase with each level? WTF, that means the ability gets worse the more you upgrade it. Im thinking that this is a bug by the devs. Incendiery shells is a joke, I hope I dont need to explain it. And missile barrage has got to be the most overrated ability in the game lol, considering they're so many ways to counter it and it doesn't even do that much damage. You can just pot shot the marza with you LF fleet, forcing him to waste a MB that you can promptly run away from. What a complete joke. The akkan gives this shit ship a run for its money. A prog+disc fleet will stomp a marza into the ground. An egg can continually chain-cast grav bomb on it because the marzas speed is pathetic. I recommend a few buffs so TEC players are not shoe-horned into building an akkan every game to stay competive:
1. Increase Radiation bomb's damage over time
Right now, the damage doesn't even break through the shield/hull regen. I recommend doubling the output for all levels. To compensate, increase AM cost by 5.
2. Raze planet now reduces planet growth and doesnt increase its cooldown with each level.
Whats the point of an ability that only superficially damages a planet? In multiplayer games, you are rarely afforded the luxury of bombing a 3k planet in one sitting. Therefore my change will make it a little easier for the marza to bomb planets. The second part of my sufgestion should be self explanatory.
3. Get rid of incendiary shells, replace it with ability called "engine overload"
Could IS possibly be the most uninspired ability in the entire game? Something that only does damage over time? WTF, we already have than in radiation bomb! No wonder nobody picks this it. An entirely new upgrade would be awesome. it would be called "engine overload" or some other cool name, and it would allow the marza to disable its weapons in return for increasing its speed by about 50%. You could say that the power devoted to the weapons was diverted into the engines, hence increasing the marzas speed.
4. Make Missile Barrage have a slightly bigger range
Too many people build lrms these days which can outrange MB. This fix will prevent that from being a counter.