Fleet Aquarius Light Escort
The Fleet Aquarius Light Escort is an Admiral (Tier 5) level Federation Escort. Players can obtain the vessel through the Shipyard for 20,000 and 4 , as long as the player's Fleet has a Tier IV shipyard.
This is a playable version of the Aquarius Escort that comes with the Odyssey Tactical Cruiser. Unlike the non-player version, it does not come with Phaser Quad Cannons or the Console - Universal - Point Defense System.
Despite possessing a number of interesting features (including several Universal Boff stations and a Turn Rate of 17) the Aquarius is ultimately disappointing as a Destroyer-type vessel. While it is as hard-hitting as any other Escort, the ship suffers from weak hull and shield strength, comparable to a Klingon Bird-of-Prey - but without that ship's high Turn rate and Battle Cloak. As such, it is simply too fragile compared to ships like the Fleet Patrol Escort Refit or Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit.
The Fleet version adds in extra hull and shield strength as well as an extra Engineering console. These can mitigate it's fragility somewhat, but players should still take care as the ship will easily fall apart under heavy fire.
Comparison with Fleet Variant
|Standard Variant||Fleet Variant||Difference|
|Shields||3,449 (Mk X)||3,762 (Mk X)||+9.1%|
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.
With the Aegis Set equipped.
With the Omega Force (Space) Set equipped.
With the Borg Set equipped.
With the Breen Absolute Zero Set equipped.
With the Reman Prototype Space Set equipped.
With the M.A.C.O. (Space) Set equipped.
With the Jem'Hadar Space Set equipped.