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Sensing the need for a more moderately-priced version of the Nyx, Federation Navy authorities commissioned the design of the Thanatos. Designed to act primarily as a fighter carrier for small- to mid-scale engagements, its significant defensive capabilities and specially-fitted fighter bays make it ideal for its intended purpose.
Gallente Carrier bonuses (per skill level):
The Thanatos is the Gallente carrier. Like the other carriers, the Thanatos was rebalanced in the April 2016 update to become a mobile long-range damage dealer with squadrons of launched fighters. Its 6 low slots allow the Thanatos to field a respectable armor tank, though not on par with the Archon. The Thanatos is popular in PVE due to its high fighter damage bonus, allowing players to quickly complete missions and combat anomalies. In PVP, the Thanatos reigns supreme as the standard armor carrier, as its larger fighter bay and more damaging, highly survivable fighters allot it the high damage expected from carriers.
Further information about additional or recommended skills to pilot Thanatos for a specific or it's common role(s) can be written here.
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The Thanatos is often used for ratting NPCs in lowsec and nullsec space. For that reason fleets that are large enough will often try an hunt a Thanatos if seen on D-scan. And for that reason the Thanatos is sometimes used as bait to lure in a fleet so that a larger or more capably fleet can then cyno in and destroy the fleet that has been successfully baited.
You can write additional notes for Thanatos here.