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For an overview of non-playable starships within Star Trek Online, see the Non-playable starship article

Playable Starships in Star Trek Online are as much a part of your avatar as your Captain. They are highly customizable, both cosmetically and functionally. Visiting shipyards will allow players to change all aspects of their ships. Each ship tier includes multiple classes of ships. Players can choose different parts (saucer, hull, nacelles etc.) of each class making a custom model, or stick with a set design. Along with the model the player can also adjust the color, windows, decals, registry number and prefix, this gives the player a custom feel to his/her ship.

Players are granted ships by Starfleet, the Klingon Defense Force, or the Romulan Republic as they progress in rank. At each new rank between Level 10 and Level 40, players are given a free star ship token for the respective tier. The last token they get, at level 40, is for a Tier 5 ship which cannot be made T5-U. After this, any new Tier 5 (fleet, T5-U) or Tier 6 (fleet) ships must be bought with dilithium Refined dilithium icon.png, Lobi Crystal Lobi Crystal icon.png, energy credits Energy credit icon.png, Zen Zen small icon.png, or from a fleet, for Fleet Credits and Fleet Ship Modules, or lastly, won from a Lock Box or a Promotion.

Starship Mastery[edit | edit source]

The Mastery progress bar for a Science Vessel
See main article: Starship Mastery

Each tier 5-U or tier 6 starship a character is flying has its own "levels", called Mastery. Starship Mastery progresses as a character earns skill points while using a specific ship in combat (end-of-mission rewards do no apply). Levels 1-4 each unlock an automatically activated passive bonus which is only active while flying that specific ship. The bonuses are specific for each ship type, e.g., Science Vessels, Warbirds, Birds-of-Prey. Tier 6 non-fleet ships also have a 5th mastery level which unlocks a Starship Trait. Different ships unlock different traits.

Versions[edit | edit source]

Many ship designs come in different versions. While their outward appearance might be mostly identical, they may vary substantially in combat strength.

Standard[edit | edit source]

Standard ships (Tiers 1 to 5, including 5-U) are mostly available at shipyards where they can be purchased for Dilithium Refined dilithium icon.png or at no cost with a Rank-Up Ship Token (only up to tier 5). Rank-Up Tokens are given at levels 10, 20, 30 and 40. Some unique (and thus not "refit") tier 1 to 4 ships, e.g., the Oberth Class Light Science Vessel or the NX Class Light Escort, may also be purchased at the C-Store for Zen Zen small icon.png. (A tier 5 ship may seem like a bargain at 2500 zen, but with the upgrade token, 700 zen, they cost the same as Tier 6 ships. Many players have lost money because the C store does not explain this clearly.) One unique exception is the Blockade Runner Escort (Steamrunner Class), which cannot be purchased in-game or at the C-Store but only via buying the Steam Starter Pack.

Refit[edit | edit source]

Refit ships (Tiers 1 to 4) are available at shipyards or directly at the C-Store (button below the overview map) where they can be purchased for Zen Zen small icon.png. These ships have superior stats to their standard variants, and typically unlock a special costume option and a special Universal Console or weapon. They are the same tier as their standard variant. If purchasing for Zen, it is important to note: these ships do not rank or level up. Once at level 50, tier 1-4 ships are not competitive in PVE or PVP.

Retrofit[edit | edit source]

Retrofit ships (Tier 5 and 5-U) are high-end vessels, some of which have to be purchased at the C-Store for up to 2,500 Zen Zen small icon.png and others at a shipyard for 200,000 fleet credits Fleet Credits. To upgrade the Tier 5 ships purchased at the Zen store, an additional token costing 700 Zen Zen small icon.png must be purchased. The ships available at the C-Store also come with a special Universal Console.

Mirror version[edit | edit source]

Of some ships, a slightly different tier 5 version of the Mirror Universe can be obtained with a chance of ~2% from Lockboxes (or the Exchange as they are tradeable). These ships offer the same basic values (hull, turn rate, etc.) as their counterparts from the Prime Universe but have different Bridge Officer and console setups and always come with a Mirror Universe-skin costume option. Mirror ships cannot be upgraded to tier 5-U. There is also a T6 Mirror Universe Guardian Cruiser.

Tier 6[edit | edit source]

Some ships have a Tier 6 version, typically obtained through the C-Store for 3,000 Zen Zen small icon.png. These ships usually have identical stats compared to their Tier 5-U versions, but feature one additional bridge officer power, some bridge officer specialization seating, a new ship costume, a new special Universal Console, and a Starship Mastery Trait.

Fleet ship[edit | edit source]

Fleet ships (Tiers 5, 5-U, and 6) are purchased at a shipyard for 20,000 fleet credits Fleet Credits and 4 or 5 fleet ship modules Fleet Ship Module icon.png. (Fleet modules must be purchased with zen in the Cryptic cash shop.) In contrast to their C-Store version, fleet ships do not come with a special console but typically have +10% Hull HP, +10% Shields and a 10th console slot. If a player has already unlocked the C-Store version of a ship, then the associated fleet ship version will only cost 20,000 Fleet Credits and 1 (one) Fleet Ship Module icon.png.

If a player has used a Starship Upgrade Requisition to unlock the T5U upgrade on the C-Store Retrofit version of a ship, this will also apply to a matching T5U Fleet ship at no additional cost.

Types[edit | edit source]

See also: Ship abilities

Each faction has unique types of ships that favor different styles of gameplay. Generally, there is one type of ship for each type of career, but a player character can captain any type of vessel, regardless of their career choice.

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Playable Starships
Faction Federation.png Federation: (Complete & Detailed List)
Small craft
Shuttles Type 8 ShuttleType 10 ShuttleClass F ShuttleDelta Class ShuttleTal'Kyr Support CraftAeon Timeship
Runabouts Danube RunaboutMirror Danube RunaboutYellowstone RunaboutCaptain's Yacht Valiant icon.png
Fighters Peregrine Attack FighterStalker Stealth Fighter
Early-game ships
Rank Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Rank Starfleet Lt.png Rank Starfleet LtCom.png Rank Starfleet Com.png Rank Starfleet Cap.png
Cruisers Light Cruiser
TOS Light Cruiser
Cruiser
  - Cruiser Refit
Heavy Cruiser
  - Heavy Cruiser Refit
Advanced Heavy Cruiser
Support Cruiser
Exploration Cruiser
  - Exploration Cruiser Refit
Escorts NX Light Escort
Blockade Runner Escort
Andorian Light Escort
Escort
  - Escort Refit
Heavy Escort
  - Heavy Escort Refit
Tactical Escort
  - Tactical Escort Refit
Science Vessels Light Science Vessel Science Vessel
  - Science Vessel Refit
Research Science Vessel
Advanced Research Vessel
Long Range Science Vessel
  - Long Range Science Vessel Refit
Endgame ships
Zen small icon.png or ✓ means this ship can be upgraded to Tier 5-U capabilities
Rank Rank Starfleet LAdm.png
Tier 5 - Level 40
Rank Starfleet VAdm.png
Tier 5 - Level 50
Rank Starfleet VAdm.png
Tier 6 - Level 50
Cruisers Assault Cruiser
  - Mirror Assault Cruiser
Star Cruiser
  - Mirror Star Cruiser
Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
Support Cruiser Retrofit
Mirror Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
  - Fleet Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
Fleet Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
Fleet Support Cruiser Retrofit
Exploration Cruiser Retrofit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Exploration Cruiser Retrofit
Assault Cruiser Refit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Assault Cruiser Refit
Fleet Star Cruiser
Odyssey Star Cruiser
• Odyssey Star Cruisers: Zen small icon.png
  - Operations - Science - Tactical
Advanced Heavy Cruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Advanced Heavy Cruiser (T6)
Exploration Cruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Exploration Cruiser (T6)
Eclipse Intel Cruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Eclipse Intel Cruiser (T6)
Guardian Cruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Guardian Cruiser (T6)
  - Mirror Guardian Cruiser (T6)
• Flagship Star Cruisers (T6):
  - Operations - Science - Tactical
Battle Cruisers   Battle Cruiser Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Battle Cruiser
Battlecruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Battlecruiser (T6)
• Command Battlecruisers (T6):
  - Concorde (Engineering)
  - Geneva (Science)
  - Presidio (Tactical)
Dreadnoughts   Dreadnought Cruiser Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Dreadnought Cruiser
Dreadnought Cruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Dreadnought Cruiser (T6)
Escorts
&
Escort Carriers
Advanced Escort
  - Mirror Advanced Escort
Patrol Escort
  - Mirror Patrol Escort
Mirror Escort Retrofit
Escort Retrofit
  - Fleet Escort Retrofit
Heavy Escort Carrier Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier
Tactical Escort Retrofit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit
Multi-Vector Advanced Escort Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Advanced Escort
Patrol Escort Refit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Patrol Escort Refit
Aquarius Light Escort
  - Fleet Aquarius Light Escort
Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit
• Andorian Escorts: Zen small icon.png
  - Kumari - Charal - Khyzon
Heavy Escort Carrier (T6)
  - Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier (T6)
Tactical Escort (T6)
  - Fleet Tactical Escort (T6)
Advanced Escort (T6)
  - Fleet Advanced Escort (T6)
Phantom Intel Escort (T6)
  - Fleet Phantom Intel Escort (T6)
• Pilot Escorts (T6)
  - Ajax (Engineering)
  - Icarus (Science)
  - Mercury (Tactical)
Destroyers Mobius Temporal Destroyer
Solanae Dyson Science Destroyer
Heavy Destroyer Starfleet Veteran icon.png
  - Fleet Heavy Destroyer Starfleet Veteran icon.png
• Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers: Zen small icon.png
  - Reconnaissance
  - Strategic
  - Surveillance
Heavy Destroyer (T6) Starfleet Veteran icon.png
  - Fleet Heavy Destroyer (T6) Starfleet Veteran icon.png
Science Vessels Deep Space Science Vessel
  - Mirror Deep Space Science Vessel
Reconnaissance Science Vessel
  - Mirror Reconnaissance Science Vessel
Advanced Research Vessel Retrofit
D'Kyr Science Vessel
Wells Temporal Science Vessel
Mirror Science Vessel Retrofit
Science Vessel Retrofit
  - Fleet Science Vessel Retrofit
Research Science Vessel Retrofit
  - Fleet Research Science Vessel Retrofit
Fleet Advanced Research Vessel Retrofit
Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit
Fleet Deep Space Science Vessel
Fleet Reconnaissance Science Vessel
• Multi-Mission Explorers: Zen small icon.png
  - Aventine (Reconnaissance)
  - Rademaker (Strategic)
  - Vesta (Surveillance)
Long Range Science Vessel (T6)
  - Fleet Long Range Science Vessel (T6)
Scryer Intel Science Vessel (T6)
  - Fleet Scryer Intel Science Vessel (T6)
Experimental Science Vessel (T6)
  - Fleet Experimental Science Vessel (T6)
Carriers   Caitian Atrox Carrier Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Caitian Atrox Carrier
Carrier (T6)
  - Fleet Carrier (T6)
Faction Klingon.png Klingon Empire: (Complete & Detailed List)
Kivra ShuttleToron ShuttleDujHod Chariot Valiant icon.pngTo'Duj FighterRozhenko Timeship
Early-game ships
Rank Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Rank Klingon Lt.png Rank Klingon LtCom.png Rank Klingon Com.png Rank Klingon Cap.png
Raiders B'rel Bird-of-Prey
  - B'Rotlh Bird-of-Prey
QulDun Bird-of-Prey
  - Qaw'Dun Bird-of-Prey
Norgh Bird-of-Prey
  - Ning'tao Bird-of-Prey
Ki'tang Bird-of-Prey
  - Ch'Tang Bird-of-Prey
Raptors   Somraw Raptor Qorgh Raptor
  - SuQob Raptor
Pach Raptor
  - Puyjaq Raptor
Battle Cruisers   K'Tanco Battle Cruiser K't'inga Battle Cruiser
  - Koro't'inga Battle Cruiser
Kamarag Battle Cruiser
Vor'cha Battle Cruiser
  - Vor'Kang Battle Cruiser
Destroyers     Vandal Destroyer Scourge Destroyer
Support Vessels     Phalanx Science Vessel Draguas Support Vessel
Flight-Deck Cruisers     Dacoit Flight-Deck Cruiser Corsair Flight-Deck Cruiser
Endgame ships
Zen small icon.png or ✓ means this ship can be upgraded to Tier 5-U capabilities
Rank Rank Klingon Gen1.png
Tier 5 - Level 40
Rank Klingon Gen3.png
Tier 5 - Level 50
Rank Klingon Gen3.png
Tier 6 - Level 50
Raiders Hegh'ta Heavy Bird-of-Prey
Mirror Universe Ki'tang Bird-of-Prey Retrofit
B'rel Bird-of-Prey Retrofit Zen small icon.png
   - Fleet B'rel Bird-of-Prey Retrofit
Fleet Norgh Bird-of-Prey Retrofit
HoH'SuS Bird-of-Prey
  - Fleet HoH'SuS Bird-of-Prey
Kor Bird-of-Prey (T6)
  - Fleet B'rel Bird-of-Prey (T6)
Raptors & Flight-Deck Raptors Qin Heavy Raptor
  - Mirror Universe Qin Heavy Raptor
Mirror Universe Somraw Raptor Retrofit
Somraw Raptor Retrofit
  - Fleet Somraw Raptor Retrofit
Fleet Qin Heavy Raptor
Qa’Tel Flight Deck Raptor (T6)
  - Fleet Qin Flight Deck Raptor (T6)
Mat'Ha Raptor (T6)
  - Mat'Ha Raptor (T6)
• Pilot Raptors (T6):
  - Engineering
  - Science
  - Tactical
Battle Cruisers Negh'Var Heavy Battle Cruiser
  - Mirror Universe Negh'Var Heavy Battle Cruiser
Vor'cha Battle Cruiser Retrofit
  - Mirror Universe Vor'cha Battle Cruiser
Kamarag Battle Cruiser Retrofit
K't'inga Battle Cruiser Retrofit
  - Fleet K't'inga Battle Cruiser Retrofit
Fleet Kamarag Battlecruiser Retrofit
Fleet Tor'Kaht Battle Cruiser Retrofit
Fleet Negh'Var Heavy Battle Cruiser
Mogh Battle Cruiser Zen small icon.png
   - Fleet Mogh Battle Cruiser
Bortas Battle Cruiser
• Bortasqu' Cruisers: Zen small icon.png
  - Command - Tactical - War
Negh'Tev Heavy Battlecruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Negh'Tev Heavy Battlecruiser (T6)
Kurak Battlecruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Mogh Battlecruiser (T6)
Qib Intel Battlecruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Qib Intel Battlecruiser (T6)
• Command Battlecruisers (T6):
  - Engineering
  - Science
  - Tactical
• Flagship Battlecruisers (T6):
  - Science - Tactical - War
Destroyers Krenn Temporal Destroyer Scourge Destroyer Retrofit
  - Fleet Scourge Destroyer Retrofit
Guramba Siege Destroyer Zen small icon.png
Peghqu' Heavy Destroyer Starfleet Veteran icon.png
   - Fleet Peghqu' Heavy Destroyer Starfleet Veteran icon.png
Kolasi Siege Destroyer (T6)
  - Fleet Guramba Siege Destroyer (T6)
Duvqu' Heavy Destroyer (T6) Starfleet Veteran icon.png
  - Fleet Duvqu' Heavy Destroyer (T6) Starfleet Veteran icon.png
Support Vessels Varanus Support Vessel
Korath Temporal Science Vessel
Nov Dyson Science Destroyer
Varanus Fleet Support Vessel
• Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers: Zen small icon.png
  - Chontay (Tactical)
  - MoQ (Battle)
  - Ta’Sub (Command)
 
Flight-Deck Cruisers Marauder Flight-Deck Cruiser Corsair Flight Deck Cruiser Retrofit
  - Fleet Corsair Flight Deck Cruiser Retrofit
 
Carriers Vo'Quv Carrier
  - Mirror Universe Vo'Quv Carrier
Fleet Vo'Quv Carrier
Kar'Fi Battle Carrier Zen small icon.png
   - Fleet Kar'Fi Battle Carrier
 
Faction Romulan Republic.png Romulan Republic: (Complete & Detailed List)
Tiercel ShuttleKestrel RunaboutCommander's Gig Valiant icon.pngScorpion Fighter
Early-game ships
Rank Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Rank Romulan Lt.png Rank Romulan LtCom.png Rank Romulan Com.png Rank Romulan Cap.png
Warbirds T'liss Light Warbird
  - T'varo Light Warbird
Dhelan Warbird
  - Dhael Warbird
Mogai Heavy Warbird
  - Valdore Heavy Warbird
Ar'Kif Tactical Warbird
  - Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird
Warbird Battle Cruisers       D'deridex Warbird Battle Cruiser
  - D'ridthau Warbird Battle Cruiser
Endgame ships
✓ means this ship can be upgraded to Tier 5-U capabilities
Rank Rank Romulan LAdm.png
Tier 5 - Level 40
Rank Romulan VAdm.png
Tier 5 - Level 50
Can all be upgraded ✓
Rank Romulan VAdm.png
Tier 6 - Level 50
Warbirds Ha'feh Assault Warbird
  - Mirror Universe Ha'feh Assault Warbird
Mirror Universe T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit
Mirror Universe Dhelan Warbird Retrofit
Mirror Universe Mogai Heavy Warbird Retrofit
T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit
Dhelan Warbird Retrofit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Dhelan Warbird Retrofit
Mogai Heavy Warbird Retrofit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Mogai Heavy Warbird Retrofit
Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
Fleet Ha'feh Assault Warbird
• Dreadnought Warbirds: Zen small icon.png
  - Scimitar - Falchion - Tulwar
Malem Light Warbird (T6)
  - Fleet T'varo Light Warbird (T6)
Morrigu Heavy Warbird (T6)
  - Fleet Mogai Heavy Warbird (T6)
Jhu’ael Tactical Carrier Warbird (T6)
  - Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird (T6)
Faeht Intel Warbird (T6)
  - Fleet Faeht Intel Warbird (T6)
• Pilot Warbirds (T6):
  - Engineering - Science - Tactical
• Dreadnought Warbirds (T6):
  - Operations - Science - Tactical
Warbird Battle Cruisers Ha'apax Advanced Warbird
  - Mirror Universe Ha'apax Advanced Warbird
D'deridex Warbird Battle Cruiser Retrofit Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet D'deridex Warbird Battle Cruiser Retrofit
Haakona Advanced Warbird Zen small icon.png
  - Fleet Ha'apax Advanced Warbird
D'Khellra Warbird Battlecruiser (T6)
  - Fleet D'deridex Warbird Battle Cruiser Retrofit (T6)
Kara Advanced Warbird (T6)
  - Fleet Ha'apax Advanced Warbird (T6)
Aelahl Light Warbird Battlecruiser (T6)
  - Fleet Aelahl Light Battlecruiser Warbird (T6)
• Command Battlecruisers (T6):
  - Engineering - Science - Tactical
Science Vessels Ha'nom Guardian Warbird
  - Mirror Universe Ha'nom Guardian Warbird
R'Mor Temporal Science Vessel
Aves Dyson Science Destroyer
Fleet Ha'nom Guardian Warbird
• Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers:
  - Harpia (Recon)
  - Tyton (Strategic)
  - Caprimul (Surveillance)
 
Destroyers Talvath Temporal Destroyer Daeinos Warbird Destroyer Starfleet Veteran icon.png
  - Fleet Daeinos Warbird Destroyer Starfleet Veteran icon.png
Dinaes Warbird Destroyer (T6) Starfleet Veteran icon.png
  - Fleet Dinaes Warbird Destroyer (T6) Starfleet Veteran icon.png
Faction FedRomKDF.png Cross-Faction Ships
Ferengi Na'FarTholian Widow FighterVoth Heavy FighterVaadwaur Pythus Fighter
Rank Starfleet Lt.png Tuffli Class FreighterSuliban Cell Ship
Rank Starfleet LAdm.png Obelisk CarrierAPU cruiserKazon Heavy RaiderMalon BattlecruiserNihydron DestroyerTholian Meshweaver Escort
The following ships are all freely upgradeable to Tier 5-U capabilities
Cruisers Escorts and Destroyers Battle Cruisers
Rank Starfleet LAdm.png Cardassian Galor Class Cruiser
Risian Luxury Cruiser
Undine Dromias Bio-Cruiser
Voth Bastion Flight-Deck Cruiser
Voth Bulwark Dreadnought Cruiser
Breen Chel Grett Warship
Elachi S'golth Escort
Hirogen Hunter Heavy Escort
Jem'Hadar Attack Ship
Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier
Risian corvette
Tal Shiar Adapted Destroyer
Undine Nicor Bio-Warship
Xindi-Reptilian Contortrix Escort
Elachi Monbosh Battleship
Ferengi D'Kora Marauder
Hirogen Apex Heavy Battlecruiser
Tal Shiar Adapted Battle Cruiser
Science Vessels Raiders Carriers
Tholian Orb Weaver
Voth Palisade Science Vessel
Breen Plesh Brek Heavy Raider Advanced Obelisk Carrier
Jem'Hadar Dreadnought Carrier
Tholian Recluse Carrier
Xindi-Aquatic Narcine Dreadnought Carrier
Tier 6
Rank Starfleet LAdm.png
Cruisers Escorts and Destroyers
Benthan Assault Cruiser (T6)
Kobali Samsar Cruiser (T6)
Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser (T6)
Zahl Heavy Cruiser (T6)
Hazari Destroyer (T6)
Vaadwaur Manasa Assault Escort (T6)
Jem'Hadar Strike Ship (T6)
Jem'Hadar Recon Ship (T6)
Xindi-Insectoid Olaen Heavy Escort Carrier (T6)
Ferengi Nandi Warship (T6)
Krenim Imperium Warship (T6)
Flight-Deck Cruisers Raiders
Herald Quas Flight Deck Cruiser (T6) Herald Baltim Heavy Raider (T6)
Dreadnought Cruisers Carriers
Elachi Sheshar Dreadnought Cruiser (T6)
Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser (T6)
Xindi-Primate Ateleth Dreadnought Cruiser (T6)
Krenim Annorax Science Dreadnought (T6)
Breen Rezreth Dreadnought Cruiser T6)
Paradox Temporal Dreadnought (T6)
Breen Sarr Theln Carrier (T6)
Herald Vonph Dreadnought Carrier (T6)
Science Vessels
Krenim Science Vessel (T6)

Slots[edit | edit source]

Similar to Bridge Officer stations, different ships have varying room for special modifications that can be added to the ship to increase its effectiveness. Similar to slotted gems in other games, mods provide small passive bonuses that affect game play and can be interchanged at will.

The differentiation isn't just between the Escort/Cruiser/Science categories; each individual configuration offers disparate settings for players to choose between.

  • Fore Weapons - These weapons fire from the front, usually within a certain arc width. For example, 45°-arc fore weapons fire in a 45-degree cone area in front of your ship. All Ship Weapons other than mines can be placed here. Turrets were originally excluded, but are now allowed to be placed in the fore weapons slots.
  • Hangar Bay - Carrier Pets go here.
  • Deflector - Ship Deflector Dishes can be inserted here.
  • Secondary Deflector - Most Science vessels (those that have both Sensor Analysis and Subsystem Targeting) can install a Secondary Deflector; other ship types do not have this slot.
  • Shields - Ship Shields go here.
  • Warp Core - a Warp Core (on Federation or Klingon Ships) or Singularity Core (on Warbirds) goes here.
  • Impulse - Any one of a number of Impulse Engines can go here.
  • Aft Weapons - These weapons fire from the aft, or rear, of your starship. Any weapon other than cannons and dual beam banks can be placed here.
  • Devices - Any Ship Devices can be inserted here. To use them, drag them to your shortcut bar while in space.
  • Engineering Consoles - Engineering Consoles go here.
  • Science Consoles - Science Consoles go here.
  • Tactical Consoles - Tactical Consoles go here.

Power and subsystems[edit | edit source]

See main article: Starship (Power and Subsystems)

Stats[edit | edit source]

  • Hull: This is the overall health of your starship, and refers to the actual body of the ship itself. Once the shields have been drained from a certain area, any damage to that area results in damage to the hull. Most shields have a "Bleedthrough" percentage, which is the amount of damage from any enemy's weapons that cause damage to the hull instead of the shields.
  • Fore/Rear/Right/Left Shields: These are the first line of defense for your starship. Shields are energy barriers placed around your ship to repel enemy fire and take the brunt of the damage initially. Once your shields are down around a certain area, any damage there will directly affect the Hull. Shields also have a "Bleedthrough" rating; if the Bleedthrough rate is 10%, then 100 Phaser Damage to your shields will result in 10 Phaser Damage directly to your Hull.
  • Crit Chance: This is the chance that each shot you take has of critically damaging the target. The modifier for Crit Chance is [CrtH].
  • Crit Severity: This is the amount of damage that a Crit shot does. If the Crit Chance is 5% and Crit Severity is 75%, then you have a 5% chance, with each shot, of doing 175% total damage to the enemy vessel. The modifier for Crit Severity is [CrtD]. It should be noted that this damage bonus applies at the same time as other bonuses, which may lead to you not seeing the full increase noted.
  • Crew Complement: This is the maximum number of crewmembers (non-Bridge Officers) that can serve aboard your vessel. Your Crew count affects hull and subsystem repair rate, as well as the effectiveness of boarding parties, the engineering team and crew-based skills your captain may have. Certain types of damage will temporarily injure Crew. Your current Crew count is indicated by a row of white figures below your Shields/Hull UI (injured crew are yellow-orange, disabled crew are grey).
  • Crew Recovery Rate: This is the number of Crew that will recover per second.
  • Alive Crew: This is the number of Crew members that are currently alive.
  • Inertia: This is a number that determines how sluggish your ship is to respond, for example, while turning. The lower your Inertia rating, the slower your ship is while turning. Cruisers, for example, have low Inertia ratings, which make for low turn rates, and low maneuverability. Escorts on the other hand, have high Inertia ratings, making for high turn rates and maneuverability. Science Vessels typically fall somewhere in the middle.
  • Resist: Your starship has a number of resistance types, which indicates how resistant it is to certain types of damage (e.g. Physical, Kinetic, Phaser, Tetryon).

Customization[edit | edit source]

Players are able to heavily edit their ships in all areas. Each time a player acquires a new ship they are allowed to edit aspects of the ship once for free. Each subsequent change will cost Energy Credits, depending on the change made.

To make changes to their ship, players must visit a shipyard. There are multiple shipyards in-game and they are found at all the major hubs such as Qo'noS for the Klingon Empire and the Earth Spacedock for the Federation. The items that can be edited on a ship are:

  • Model
    • Saucer
    • Hull
    • Nacelles
    • Pylons
    • Secondary Array (Science Tier 5 only)
    • Mission Pod (Science Tier 5 only)
  • Design
    • Decals
    • Windows
    • Decal color
    • Plating color
  • Naming
    • Ship name
    • Registry number
    • Registry prefix
    • Registry suffix
  • Other
    • Bridge design and layout

Purchasing Starships[edit | edit source]

Characters are assigned a tier 1 ship to command after completing the tutorial mission. At levels 20, 30 and 40 (players gain one rank for every ten character levels) players receive a token for a free ship of successively increasing tier, up to Tier 4. Additional ships to the one free ship per rank cost Dilithium or Zen (for refit ships with special consoles from the C-Store).

At level 50, Vice Admiral/Lieutenant General, players can purchase a tier 5/6 ship or a fleet ship (T5 T5U, T6) with either Zen or Fleet Credits. Tier 5 ships can sometimes be upgraded to Tier 5U. These special upgradable T5 ships can then be upgraded using an upgrade token purchased with Zen from the C-store.

Fleet ships require Fleet Credits and Fleet Ship Modules; these are available for cash from the C-store or for EC on the Exchange. Active subscribers who have received the 600 day Veteran Reward, including all lifetime subscribers, receive a 'VA Token' that allows them to purchase a single RA/BG or VA/LG ship for free.

Tier 6 ships can be found as a special drop from a purchased lockbox or R&D pack during promotions, they have also been added as one-off rewards to the Summer, Winter and Anniversary events or they can be directly purchased from the C-store for Zen. There are also Fleet versions of several Tier 6 ships available for Fleet Credits and Fleet Ship Modules.

When choosing the right ship for you, it is important to understand what T6 ships have and T5U do not.

1. 5 Mastery slots

2. Access to the new Hybrid Bridge Officers and crew.

3. Access to the new Bridge officer and ship skills from mastery level 5 and Hybrid officers.

4. Additional console slots.

5. Higher baseline stats in all areas.

Federation starships purchasable with the VA Token

  • Rear Admiral ships
    • Advanced Escort
    • Assault Cruiser
    • Deep Space Science Vessel
    • Patrol Escort
    • Reconnaissance Science Vessel
    • Star Cruiser
  • Vice Admiral ships
    • Exploration Cruiser Retrofit
    • Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit
    • Tactical Escort Retrofit

Klingon Empire starships purchasable with the VA Token

  • Brigadier ships
    • Marauder Flight-Deck Cruiser
    • Varanus Support Vessel
  • Lieutenant General ships
    • B'rel Bird-of-Prey Retrofit
    • Kar'fi Battle Carrier

Romulan Republic starships purchasable with the VA Token

  • Vice Admiral ships
    • T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit
    • Dhelan Warbird Retrofit
    • Mogai Heavy Warbird Retrofit
    • D'deridex Warbird Battle Cruiser Retrofit

A single character can have a maximum of 50 ships. Purchasing more requires dismissing a ship to free up a ship slot.

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