Scouts: use to scout the enemy
Disciples- the backbone of any early-mid game fleet. Often games are decided on who can macro and micro their discs the best.
Illums: Absolutely decimates any frigate fleet, including vettes. Combine with malice to increase damage exponentially. Be warned though, in small numbers they are easily countered. Not to mention very expensive
Defense vessels- Use to counter strikecraft and non-illum LRMs.
Vettes- Use to counter titans, bombers, and small groups of illums
Aeria Light carrier- the best carrier besides fully upgraded late game vasari ones. Very effective counter to vasari starbase pushes and vette mass swarms. Also one of the few counters to illums.
Destra- weakest heavy cruiser. Dont build too many, invest in illums and aerias and vettes instead
Guardian- the trump card of the advent. Shield project is an absolute necessity to any advent fleet, considering it boosts their shield by 33.3%. But the real ace lies with Repulsion. A deceptively weak ability, it is in fact one of the most game changing events in the game. All units besides LRMs, strikecraft, and titans are made useless by this ability, as they bounce in futility off the guardian's repulse field. Use in excess.
Dominia- dont build lest you be called a noob
Starfish- dont build, aerias are better
Radiance- A damage tank and mana burner early in the game, it later transitions into a fleet killer with Cleansing Brillance
Halycon- A cap ship version of aerias
Prognetor- the core of your fleet. Malice is an indispensable part of your arsenal, as it allows for a damage ping pong effect on the enemy fleet. Shield restore can be used to counter AOE abilities. Resurrection revives any dead cap ship levels at no cost.
The other ships are mostly trash besides the discord, which is hard to use, and the revelation, a one trick pony.
Coronota- A trash titan that is nevertheless touted by the "serious" people as overpowered. Use when you want to lose the game.
Eradica- A death dealer that demolishes anything besides HCs and strikecraft. Its health is a bit low though, so bring along guardians as support.
Will make a vasari doctrine real soon, so stay tuned!!