They will be IMO one of the rarest pets in the game. Gotta own the dread and the Attack ship plus spend 30k dil for each over 60k total. I count myself one of the lucky few that has them and already they do alot of damage. I was running one of the combat tracking programs and they out DPSed 2 of my PUG mates in an STF. Ramming speed alone did 60k damage in the match. Torps did the most damage while the dual cannons were pretty much useless as the ship never turns to face a target. Once they do though they do after this patch they will destroy everything.
i noticed peregrines are doing some serious damage now, flying out then coming back in for frontal runs
as a fed player who enjoys carriers this makes me immediately want to reroll klingon. maybe that was the intention. because klingon have not one but two fantasic, high damage carrier pets in the b'rolth and that fe...fa...whatever carrier pet. yes you are limited to 4 on a 2 hangar ship, but they do insane damage.
fed has nothing like this, and it makes me sad that i used my jem'hadar dread on my fed character. let us equip the attack ships without owning the attack ship. the dread was costly enough.
Until I can buy this pet without also owning the ridiculously rare Attack Ship, they do not exist in my game. Why the hell do I need to spend 300M credits for an escort I won't use to gain access to a carrier pet?
You don't need to, but before the patch they were the sole reason my Dreadnought out-DPS'd every escortI've played alongside in any given STF (as determined by parsing). I can't wait until after the patch. DEATH!!!!! DEATH!!!! DEATH!!!!!