integrated battle cloack (we can dream )
or at least integrated cloack ( just like it use to be before season 5 )
make the lance shot only 1 iteration ( so no need of buff damage )
that will remove the chance to miss on second shot making it loose 50% of dmg
drastically increase it accuracy so that it won't miss 70% of the time
that with your bo layout would make it something to be feared of but still not an ubber ship like the scimitar.
and now the lost of 2 cruiser command would be justify
Ah... but I doubt the devs would allow that... a lt com abilitys are more powerful than an ensign and lt.
Actually they would, there are already 4/3/3/2 ships out there. And no to the op's updated boff layout as well since the total is 13 powers. T5 ships all have 12 powers max. My ideal layout for the dread is this: