Exploration Cruiser Retrofit
The Exploration Cruiser Retrofit is an Admiral (Tier 5) level Federation Cruiser. This Retrofit vessel is a heavily modified version of the (Tier 4) Exploration Cruiser. The most prominent Exploration Cruiser variant is the Galaxy class, which was the flagship of the fleet when it was first introduced in the late 2350s. The most well known Galaxy class vessel was the USS Enterprise-D, commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The retrofit upgrades this class with the latest standard equipment used in the early 25th century.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Galaxy class[edit | edit source]
Starfleet's top-of-the-line vessel in the mid-24th century. The Galaxy class was made popular by the multiple-award winning series, Star Trek: The Next Generation where the most notable ship of its type was the U.S.S. Enterprise-D. This is the shortest Exploration Cruiser variant, but the most iconic.
Celestial class[edit | edit source]
The design of the Celestial-class has components reminiscent of the Ambassador-class line of Starfleet cruisers. (One such starship was the Enterprise-C, commanded by Rachel Garrett.) Distinguishing differences between the Celestial- and Ambassador-class designs are the straight pylons, conical warp nacelles and engineering hull, and the thicker saucer.
To recreate the look of the Ambassador-class ships, most players prefer using this costume, along with the Galaxy-class pylons. However as of Season 7 the Support Cruiser renders this method semi-moot
Envoy class[edit | edit source]
Venture class[edit | edit source]Sovereign class, such as the raised V-shaped platform on the primary hull detail, and a whiter-colored hull with darker markings. It is also tied with the Monarch Class for the largest Exploration Cruiser variant.
The Venture-class appears to be a fair approximation of Andrew Probert's original concept art for the Enterprise-D.
Monarch class[edit | edit source]
Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]
|+20? SCI and TAC when Alone|
Starship Mastery[edit | edit source]
|I||Absorptive Hull Plating|| +25 Physical Damage Resistance Rating|
+25 Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating.
|II||Rapid Repairs||Regnerates 1.25% of your maximum hull every 3 seconds in Space. Twice the amount is regenerated out of combat.|
|III||Enhanced Hull Plating|| +25 All Energy Damage Resistance Rating|
+25 Radiation Damage Resistance Rating.
|IV||Armored Hull||+10% Hull Hitpoints.|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Federation Retrofit vessels come with built-in abilities. These abilities do not automatically rank up when acquiring higher-tier Retrofit starships.
Cruiser Commands[edit | edit source]
As a cruiser, this ship supports the following cruiser commands
- Ability: Strategic Maneuvering
- Ability: Shield Frequency Modulation
- Ability: Weapon System Efficiency
- Ability: Attract Fire
Standard Configuration[edit | edit source]
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.
Comparison with equivalent ships[edit | edit source]
|Odyssey Operations Cruiser||Odyssey Science Cruiser||Odyssey Tactical Cruiser||Exploration Cruiser Retrofit||Dreadnought Cruiser||Assault Cruiser Refit|
|Consoles||2 5 3||2 4 4||3 4 3||2 4 3||3 4 2||3 4 2|
|Power Modifiers||+5 All Power|| +10 Shield Power
+10 Auxiliary Power
| +10 Weapon Power
+5 Shield Power
+5 Auxiliary Power
|+5 All Power||+5 All Power|| +10 Weapon Power|
+5 Shield Power
+5 Auxiliary Power
|Unversal Console and Abilities||[Console - Universal - Chevron Separation]|| [Console - Universal - Work Bees]
|[Console - Universal - Aquarius Escort]||[Console - Universal - Saucer Separation]|| [Console - Universal - Cloaking Device]
Phaser Spinal Lance
|[Console - Universal - Metreon Gas Canisters]|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Exploration Cruiser Retrofit, Galaxy-class, at Wolf 359
Notes[edit | edit source]
- On 6 March 2014, the Exploration Cruiser Retrofit was included as part of a "Galaxy Revamp Bundle", which also includes the Exploration Cruiser Refit and Dreadnought Cruiser. The Saucer Separation animation was updated with the same technology as the Odyssey's Chevron Separation, allowing saucer separation while moving.
- The Bundle's Saucer Separation and Antimatter Spread consoles form a 2pc set which boosts hull and armor ratings, as well as a +1 bonus to turn rate. Both consoles can be used on this ship, the Dreadnought Cruiser, or either Fleet variant.
- The Cloaking Device console cannot be used on this ship.
- The Galaxy-class exploration Cruiser was remodeled in April 2015 to more closely match her canon appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation.