Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier
- This page is about the playable ship. For the NPC ship, please see Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort (Mob).
The Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier is an Admiral (Tier 5) starship with features comparable to both Escort and Carrier-type vessels. The Heavy Escort is a midsize Dominion vessel, with capabilities filling the niche between the Jem'Hadar Attack Ship and the Jem’Hadar Dreadnought Carrier. This ship is available to players of any faction.
The Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier comes with a [Console - Universal - Dominion Coordination Protocol], which grants a powerful attack pattern that increases the damage, flight speed and maneuverability of all nearby allies while also granting temporary immunity to a variety of perception and maneuverability debuffs.
A Jem'Hadar warship design developed in the Gamma Quadrant after the end of the Dominion War, the Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier is a ship designed to complement the tactics of Jem'Hadar warriors. Often supported by a wing of Jem'Hadar Fighters, the appearance of a Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier in a battle can turn the tide for the Dominion.
The Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier comes standard with 1 hangar bay of Jem'Hadar Fighters. Jem'Hadar Fighters are armed with Polaron Pulse Cannons and can use Directed Energy Modulation.
With a little over 96% of the Assault Cruiser's hull strength the Jem’Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier is one of the heaviest escorts in the game, exceeding its sister class Jem'Hadar Attack Ship and even the Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier. With Lieutenant and Lieutenant Commander Engineering Bridge Officers it gives the option of additional Engineering based healing over a traditional escort, maintaining the same healing as a traditional escort and adding offensive or crowd-control Engineering abilities.
The Dominion Coordination Protocol this ship comes with is very useful, particularly in team play, and would be a good add-on to any Jem'Hadar ship, giving a portion of the effect of Ability: Attack Pattern Omega to yourself, your pets, and other teammates with a three minute cool down.
Comparison with Equivalent Variants
| Tal Shiar
|Consoles||4 4 2||4 3 3||5 2 3||4 2 4||4 3 3||4 3 3||4 4 2|
|Base Turn Rate||13||15||16||15||21||11||16|
|Universal Console|| Dominion
|Other Abilities||Hangar Bay||Hangar Bay||Hangar Bay|| Adapted Borg
|Battle Cloak|| Sensor
|Singularity powers|| Adapted
These 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.
Hangar bays ships
- See Carrier Pets.
The Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier comes with built-in abilities. These abilities do not automatically rank up.
- Launch Jem'Hadar Fighters
- Carrier Commands
- Console - Universal - Dominion Coordination Protocol offers
This ship can launch attack wings of Jem'Hadar Fighters in its standard configuration, though other craft can be equipped to be launched. The carrier can also give commands to those craft to order them to attack or defend selected targets.