The pinnacle of the Domain's battleship designs, though perhaps less the result of military necessity and more of the ambitions of certain senior strategic staff of the Domain Navy with considerable backing from the Tri-Tachyon corporation, among other major contractors.
No ship can outlast or outgun the Paragon-class, a true Leviathan of a bygone epoch.
The Paragon is a high-tech battleship although unlike most other high-tech ships it is quite slow, often compared to a moving station. It takes significant effort to take down even with superior numbers and flanking. The Paragon features fairly sturdy armor and hull, strong 360° omni shield, high flux stats and considerable firepower in all directions.
A key aspect to note about the Paragon is that it is able to focus all 4 large energy hardpoints in the front, allowing for a very high DPS cone of fire.
The Fortress Shield ship system deserves particular note as when it is toggled on (the shield turns red) then it is extremely difficult to damage. It does generate hard flux while active so it cannot hide under there forever but it can hide for a very long time if it so chooses to.
There are few different common approaches to loadouts for a Paragon.
The Paragon'sFortress Shield allows it to vent soft flux from its weapons fire while hiding under the shield. This is the cornerstone of the Maximum Firepower build which tries to output as much damage as quickly as possible before toggling the Fortress Shield on to vent off the flux in safety.
Simple usage of this type of build involves watching your flux capacity & toggling the Fortress Shield when it is getting high. Advanced usage of this build is assessing incoming damage potential & dynamically toggling the Fortress Shield when the incoming damage is not too high. This requires a good working knowledge of damage mechanics & various weapons but provides for an excellent compromise between defensive & offensive strength.