I'm playing two cruel Advent and a cruel TEC in my current game, and am getting destroyed. I have a chokepoint on a dead asteroid with about 5 hanger defenses and a fully upgraded starbase with all sorts of fun weapons. Not only that but I typically have my level 5 Ragnarov titan there along with several capital ships. Then out of nowhere, the advent send a fleet consisting of a level 2 titan (i'm not sure which one it is, it looks like a vagina though) 3 capital ships and about 70 frigates. For the first part of the battle it looks like im winning, their titan only has about 1000 health left and a lot of their fleet is gone. Then they send in 15 iconus guardians and i start to notice that their titan is actually gaining health despite being bombarded by my fleet. I have a lot of credits and a lot of weapon and armor research. I'm not sure what to spend the money on though as I'm being attacked because whenever i buy new low level caps and send them in, they last about a minute. Is there a way I can tell some of my ships to automatically attack their guardians? And pretty much what should I do?
If I read this right you were trying to pop an advent battle-ball with no frigates of your own?
In general a fleet with frigates has the edge on one without- a LOT more total single target damage can be gained from a large complement of frigates then from any number of capitalships. The only downside is that beinging frigates risks feeding the enemy titan by presenting extremely easy to kill exp snacks for the enemy titan.
You other big mistake was trying to kill the enemy titan first- the beefiest target on the battlefield rather then going for the easy to kill frigates that constitute most of the enemy's damage output.
Actually in point of fact while you definitely melt frigates first if you have AoE, the highest priority target o nthe battlefield will be any enemy Progenitor Motherships- that's where most of the advent's fleet's abiltiy to regenerate comes from.
but then again with a Coronata Titan, Guardians, and advent shield mitigation o nthe field, you likely will have trouble havign enough focusfire to kill any capitalships if you don't bring along frigates.