Avenger Battle Cruiser
The Avenger Battle Cruiser is a Vice Admiral (Tier 5) level Federation Battle Cruiser, the first of its kind. As the name suggests, the Avenger shares many characteristics with Klingon Battle Cruisers, having been designed for war and not exploration. This ship can be purchased from the C-Store for 2,500.
Avenger classChimera Heavy Destroyer) and its hull features a thick, reinforced appearance. Visible weapon hardpoints appear around the edges of the saucer, revealing the Avenger's impressive forward armament, and the bridge is protected by two armored braces that merge with the neck, which like the design of the Odyssey class, is split into two.
The warp nacelles are blocky and rectangular in design, with optional fins for atmospheric stability. The pylons curve upward, though the Fleet Avenger Battle Cruiser can use a pair of straight pylons that place the nacelles parallel to the secondary hull. The deflector dish is heavily armored, and only exposes a small "lit" portion, unlike the larger, open dishes of other vessels.
The Avenger sports few windows, and those that are present are recessed into armored niches that automatically seal up when the ship enters combat. Windows along the neck are set facing inward, to protect them from enemy fire.
With 5 fore weapons slots, 4 Tactical and 4 Engineering Console slots, the ability to use the Cloaking Device (provided by either the Dreadnought Cruiser or the Tactical Escort Retrofit), the ability to mount Dual Cannons, and the highest Turn Rate (9) of any end-game Federation Cruiser, the Avenger is a potentially very formidable ship. As the name suggests, players should adopt the aggressive play style of Klingon Battle Cruisers.
The ship's main weaknesses are its lack of Science abilities and only 3 aft weapons slots, leaving the ship vulnerable to Alpha-Strike tactics, especially by decloaking Klingon and Romulan ships. To counter this, it is highly recommended that the player equip the Cloak from the Dreadnought Cruiser or the Tactical Escort Retrofit if they have it, granting the ship a strong Alpha-Strike capability of its own.
Comparison with Fleet Variant
|Standard Variant||Fleet Variant||Difference|
|Shields||5,225 (Mk X)||5,748 (Mk X)||+10%|
Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.
This ship and the Fleet variant can equip and operate the Cloaking device console that is included with the Dreadnought Cruiser and Tactical Escort Retrofit. It does not include one as standard issue gear.
As a battle cruiser, this ship supports the following cruiser commands.
- Ability: Strategic Maneuvering
- Ability: Shield Frequency Modulation
- Ability: Weapon System Efficiency