The destroyer is effectively a specialized frigate; Its size is sufficient for more advanced and larger elements as well as a useful cargo and drone storage capacity and enjoys hefty bonuses to weapons.
The below factors are applied to component base stats e.g. with a factor of 25% a base stat of 4 would be an effective value of 1. Update to follow once ships are fully developed.
With 3 fire control modules the frigate can benefit from weapon quarters; in general the category is used as a gun or missile platform to deal with smaller faster enemy ships and requires more experienced pilots than does the frigate or corvette.
The destroyer can equip complex modules capable of crippling enemy vessels, stabilizing damaged allies or nullifying the effects of dark weapons and more.