The Praetor Mark II-class Battlecruiser is a battlecruiser available to the Imperial Remnant in Era 3, the Pentastar Alignment and Eriadu Authority in Eras 1-5. It carries an armament of 84/14 Turbolasers, 30/6 Quad Turbolasers, and 84/14 Ion Cannons and a compliment of 10 squadrons of strike craft.
The Praetor II was designed in the early days of the Galactic Empire, as a follow-up on the smaller Republic-era Praetor-class Star Battlecruiser. However, they were less fear inspiring than the upcoming Star Dreadnoughts and proved to be less versatile and more costly than the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer, leading to production being halted.
Due to this, the Praetors in existence were used to defend key Core worlds. Because of their size and strength, others were used in particularly dangerous missions on the fringes of Imperial space. After the Battle of Endor, Admiral Sander Delvardus used a Praetor, the Thalassa, as the flagship of his warlord splinter faction, the Eriadu Authority.
The Praetor II is the largest ship, without a build limit, for the Imperial Remnant, Pentastar Alignment and Eriadu Authority. As it is available to the Pentastar Alignment and Eriadu Authority for all five eras, it is much more commonly seen in their hands. A large and slow ship, a single Praetor is generally fielded as the centerpiece of a task force, with various support ships providing backup. The Praetor has extremely powerful shields and lots of health, making them excellent tanks when facing conventional fleets. Their high population count (16) means that, only in rare situations, will you see more than one in a battle.
The main weakness of the Praetor is its vulnerability to fighters and bombers, especially those of the New Republic. One should never bring a Praetor without some form of anti-starfighter support. However, the strong armor and shields of a Praetor make it an excellent front line unit and guardian for important planets.