A solid heavy combat frigate, the Centurion can be counted upon to fill and hold gaps in the line of battle, as per the Domain-era doctrine practised by the successor-state of the XIV Battlegroup.
The Centurion is valued for its versatility due to an abundance of hybrid weapon slots and an integrated Damper Field that allows it to shrug off the fearsome firepower it is sure to face in combat.
The Centurion is a large, defensive frigate. Its small hybrid mounts point in all directions, giving it good point defense and anti-swarm abilities but poor concentrated firepower.
The Centurion is one of few frigates that can excel in an escort role for a much larger ship by utilising the Escort order. Its generous defensive stats & Damper Field ship system enable it to perform well in what would normally be a suicide detail for such a small craft, body blocking fire for its ward under cruiser or even capital pressure for a short duration.
It is of particular use as a PD escort due to its multiple small mounts with excellent 360 coverage, ensuring that a wide range of PD setups can keep sustained pressure on missiles or fighters. If you are seeking an escort frigate with a different sub-specialisation then check the Brawler or Monitor.