I just played the Orion Ambush survival mission for the first time in ages. Around 45,000 points a massive wave of frigates armed with EMP missiles arrives. No problems, I thought, I’ll just refit my cruisers with EMP shields and we’ll be fine.
Well, it seems not. Even the first wave of the mission, which sports a measly two or three EMP frigates, was managing to incapacitate my - apparently shielded - cruisers. Looking at the stats, the EMP Shield has a strength of 66, while the best frigate EMP weapon is rated at 20. So what gives?
Any explanation on how exactly these work would be most welcome, but it’s pretty apparent to me that the shield needs a considerable boost if it’s to be any use: at present, it’s one of those modules that I simply never equip and on this evidence it’s with good reason.