The Federation Escort Refit is a Lieutenant Commander (Tier 2) level Escort. The Escort Refit comes equipped with an [Console - Universal - Impulse Capacitance Cell] that can create an Impulse Burst, greatly increasing the ship's speed and defense in combat for a short period of time. This console may be equipped in any console slot of any Escort. This ship is available from the C-Store for 750.
Gladius ClassC-Store for 750 , and comes equipped with an [Console - Universal - Impulse Capacitance Cell]. This module can create an Impulse Burst, greatly increasing the ship's speed and defense in combat for a short period of time and console may be equipped in any console slot of any Escort.
Saber classSaber class Escort is a late 24th century model, brought into service to combat the Borg. The design saw extensive action in the Dominion War, where Starfleet officers enjoyed its heavy armament and compact target profile.
Rapier classDominion War.
Ushaan classUshaan, a historical Andorian duel to the death. The name is fitting, given the design's similarity to the ushaan-tor mining pick the duel is named for.
The Federation Escort is the first of many escort vessels on the way to end game. This is the first taste of Escort gameplay where quick flying and high powered weapons can help to keep the player alive. Escort vessels have the highest turn rate of Federation starships and the ability to use dual cannons at the expense of low crew compliments and reduced hull strength. Shield strength also becomes a concern but quick maneuvering will allow the ship to distribute the damage across stronger shield quadrants. Equipping cannons along with the Cannon: Rapid Fire skill also allows Escorts to dish out the damage before enemies can retaliate.
Comparison with standard Escort
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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.