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Captain Specialization

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The Specializations tab of the Character Status window

Captain and Bridge Officer Specializations are, in addition to the skill and trait systems, a key to individualizing and specializing your character and Bridge Officers.

Captain Specializations are a form of skill progression that is opened after achieving Level 50 and therefore completing the main skill tree. Each specialization grants three different perks: 1) An inert buff scaling with the points spent in it, 2) any of the selected tree-abilities, 3) certain unlocks (e.g., starship traits) depending on the amount of points spent. Two specializations may be active at once (primary & secondary); inactive specializations do not grant their buff or tree-abilities (only unlocks remain available). For Bridge Officers, only a single specialization may be active (granting new abilities but no further buffs).

Gaining and spending specialization points[edit | edit source]

Starting with level 51, each level-up provides a specialization point. Spending 10 points in a specialization that is available as either Primary or Secondary unlocks the ability to craft Specialization Training Manuals. These can teach Bridge Officers in that Specialization, adding to them the option to activate it, thereby unlocking special space and ground abilities.

After reaching the level cap (currently level 60), specialization points can still be earned indefinitely by filling the skill point bar the same way as during actual leveling (maxing out at 159,102 Experience Point icon.png per captain specialization point). Specializations cannot be changed or reset because a character is able to acquire all the specialization points that can be spent. As of August 2016, there are 150 specialization points total, therefore one would need to fill their skill bar an additional 140 times to complete the current specialization skill list.

Surplus Specialization Points[edit | edit source]

Once all 150 Specializations have been earned, any surplus points earned are converted into dilithium ore Dilithium Ore icon.png. The rate is 2,880 Dilithium Ore icon.png per surplus point which is automatically credited to your character's supplies at the time your experience bar fills and also automatically resets the meter.

Note that bonus Specialization points, such as from Featured episodes or Admiralty (Federation Tour of Duty 10 namely), earned prior to Season 11.5 do not count towards this limit. Points earned prior to this will simply add to your total limit before conversion starts.


Specializations[edit | edit source]

For player characters, most specializations offer 30 selectable tree-abilities and can be activated as Primary or Secondary, while some offer merely 15 tree-abilities and are only available as secondary specialization. In total, each specialization offers three perks:

  • A passive bonus scaling with the points spent in that specialization (Must have one point in the tree to initially activate)
  • Any of the selected tree-abilities
  • Unlocks (e.g., starship traits, Training Manuals for your BOffs, or the ability to wear specific kit modules)

Only two specializations can be active for a player character at the same time (one as Primary, one as Secondary). Whether a specialization is active as Primary or Secondary does not matter. (Edit: A secondary specialization will not allow you to use any unlocked active specialization skills, which are activated from your hotbar. i.e. you can not have intelligence fleet [intelligence spec] and lone wolf [pilot spec] on your hotbar at the same time. Only the currently selected primary specialization will make such skills available to use.) Inactive specializations do neither grant their inert buff, nor any of their tree-abilities. Unlocks, however, remain available, even for inactive specializations.

For Bridge Officers, only a single specialization may be active at once, which then gives access to specific abilities but grants no other perks.

Command Officer (primary or secondary)[edit | edit source]

See also: Captain Specialization/Command skills
The Command Officer-Tree

Specializes in the concept of coordination and communication, giving access to abilities that allow your entire team to exceed previous limitations and perform more effectively as a unit.

  • Scaling bonus:
    • QueueSpace.png +5% base +0.33% maximum hull capacity per point spent (maximum of 15%)
    • QueueGround.png +5% base +0.33% maximum health chance per point spent (maximum of 15%)
  • 8 points spent - unlock:
  • 10 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to craft Command Specialization Training Manual for Bridge Officers, including pre-trained abilities (4 space, 4 ground)
  • 13 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Uncommon Command Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 15 points spent - unlock:
  • 18 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Rare Command Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 22 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to craft Bridge Officer Training Manuals, Command Specialization Rank III
  • 27 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Very Rare Command Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 30 points spent - unlock:


Intelligence Officer (primary or secondary)[edit | edit source]

See also: Captain Specialization/Intelligence skills
The Intelligence Officer-Tree

Specializes in finding weaknesses and remaining undetected, while counter the same.

  • Scaling bonus:
    • QueueSpace.png +5% base +0.33% defense per point spent (maximum of 15%)
    • QueueGround.png +5% base +0.33% dodge chance per point spent (maximum of 15%)
  • 8 points spent - unlock:
  • 10 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to craft Intelligence Specialization Training Manual for Bridge Officers, including pre-trained abilities (4 space, 4 ground)
  • 13 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Uncommon Intelligence Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 15 points spent - unlock:
  • 18 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Rare Intelligence Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 22 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to craft Bridge Officer Training Manuals, Intelligence Specialization Rank III
  • 27 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Very Rare Intelligence Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 30 points spent - unlock:

Pilot (primary or secondary)[edit | edit source]

See also: Captain Specialization/Pilot skills
The Pilot-Tree

Pushing the upper limits of starship maneuverability.

  • Scaling bonus:
    • QueueSpace.png +10% base +1% turn rate per point spent (maximum of 40%)
  • 10 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to craft Pilot Specialization Training Manual for Bridge Officers, including pre-trained abilities (4 space)
  • 15 points spent - unlock: Starship Trait - Pedal to the Metal (+1% All Damage boost (stacks 10 times) for maintaining 100% throttle)
  • 22 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to craft Bridge Officer Training Manuals, Pilot Specialization Rank III
  • 30 points spent - unlock: Starship Trait - Mastery trait pedal to the metal.png Improved Pedal to the Metal (+2% All Damage boost (stacks 10 times) for maintaining 100% throttle)


Temporal Operative (primary or secondary)[edit | edit source]

See also: Captain Specialization/Temporal Operative skills
The Temporal Operative-Tree

Specializes in carefully manipulating the fabric of reality to turn probability and causality on its head, shifting the tide of battle in their favor.

  • Scaling bonus:
    • QueueSpace.png +5-50 Exotic Particle Generator Skill
    • QueueGround.png +5-50 Kit Performance Skill
  • 8 points spent - unlock:
  • 10 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to craft Temporal Operative Specialization Training Manual for Bridge Officers, including pre-trained abilities (4 space, 4 ground)
  • 13 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Uncommon Temporal Operative Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 15 points spent - unlock:
  • 18 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Rare Temporal Operative Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 22 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to craft Bridge Officer Training Manuals Temporal Operative Specialization Rank III
  • 27 points spent - unlock:
    • Ability to equip Very Rare Temporal Operative Kit Modules (purchased through the Dilithium Store)
  • 30 points spent - unlock:


Commando (secondary only)[edit | edit source]

See also: Captain Specialization/Commando skills
The Commando-Tree

Specialized in ground assaults, and making the most of your weaponry and equipment.

  • Scaling bonus:
    • QueueGround.png +5% base + 0.3% weapon and melee damage per point spent
  • 15 points spent - unlock: Starship Trait - Demolition Teams (shield-ignoring damage at close range)


Strategist (secondary only)[edit | edit source]

See also: Captain Specialization/Strategist skills
The Strategist-Tree

Specialized in improving the Threatening Stance icon (Federation).png Threatening Stance ability.


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