It would be a magnificent battle. Perhaps today is a good day to die! I give a slight edge to Klingons
The Klingon armada would win hands down. They have vastly superior weapons and shields.
The shields do in fact protect against large projectiles. (such as a ship ramming). However I don't think they would be able to get close enough.
I think it would probably be a matter of reaction time in that case. Hard to calculate all the variables. However, the Klingon armada uses vastly superior hull materials as well (Duranium).
Reaver weapons are also vastly inferior to Klingon weapons. Klingons also specialize in hand to hand combat.
The only advantage I see the Reavers having is the ability to intimidate. Which is almost nullified on Klingons.
A phaser on level 10 doesn't leave a body.
You are correct. They use disruptors. Disruptors can cause more damage than phasers.
Disruptors on high setting are always an instant kill (assuming the shot connects).
Don't forget that Reavers are humans. Just humans. They have been forced into a psychotic break, which gives them some advantages in a fight (lack of pain receptors, lack of self preservation, a higher than average adrenaline level). However, what kills humans will kill them. A disruptor on high setting has the same affect as a phaser on high setting (the body is dissolved regardless of where it impacted). Klingons also have a slight lack of self preservation (they believe dying in combat is the most honorable death).
Klingons also have redundant organs. Making killing them that much harder.
I guess it comes down to the make up of the 2 forces. How many ships on each side. What class of ships on each side. What the crew compliment is for each ship. But even so, the Klingon disruptors won't run out of energy before the Reavers run out of members. I'm assuming Klingons can shoot faster than the Reavers can enter. I don't think the Reavers could get through the shields to begin with let alone the duranium hull. Unfortunately for the Reavers they aren't even in the same league.
Maybe I'm just being stubborn, but I don't see any way that the Reavers could win.
Klingons, they have more skill and intelligence versus sheer warped hate
The reavers, because the Klingons never win.
Will need to toss a coin.. all up in the air at the moment. LOL
Really good question, I can't think of an answer. If it turned into a war of attrition though, I'd put my money on the reavers since they seem to be used to the radiation coming from their ships, but the Klingons might suffer from it.