They are mostly seen used by mid level players, some high level players use them due to their near instant repairs.
Strategy and Setup
Trident destroyers are a mid-level warship that is effective at basing and destroying cruisers when upgraded to MK IV.
Trident destroyers compared with its predecessor, the Broadsword destroyer, has more mass and armour. It can be configured with more firepower and durability easily.
Trident destroyers can be upgraded to MK IV where it receives an extra weapon slot.
Trident destroyers range bonus allows it to engage enemy ships from a long distance. It can usually land the first shots in battle, excluding squadrons.
Trident destroyers are very effective at destroyers when upgraded to MK IV.
Like all destroyers, they are rather fragile, easy to flank with agile ships and lack raw amounts of firepower.
As destroyers, Tridents are unable to retreat from or pursue most ships.
Trident destroyers are particularly oriented for PvP combat, both fleet combat and basing. It can also attack mid level VEGA fleets but not efficiently since it lacks firepower to eliminate VEGA cruisers and battleships quickly enough to avoid sustaining damage. It lacks the mobility to avoid fire like cruisers and battleships.