Playable starship

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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 awarded ships by Starfleet, the Klingon Defense Force or the Romulan Republic as they progress in rank. They can use skill points to boost the effectiveness of these ships. At each new rank above Lieutenant, players are given one free starship per rank ending at Rear Admiral, Lower Half (Tier 4). Any other ships (e.g., Tier 5) at that rank must be purchased using Dilithium or Zen.


[edit] Versions

[edit] Standard

Standard ships (Tiers 1 to 5) 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 Rear Admiral). 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. 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.

[edit] Refit

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.

[edit] Retrofit

Retrofit ships (Tier 5) 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. The ships available at the C-Store do also come with a special universal console.

[edit] Mirror version

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 counteparts from the Prime Universe but have different Bridge Officer and console setups and always come with a Mirror Universe-skin costume option.

[edit] Fleet ship

Fleet ships (Tier 5) are purchased at a shipyard for 20,000 fleet credits Fleet Credits and 4 fleet ship modules Fleet Ship Module icon.png. In contrast to Retrofits, 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 Retrofit 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.

[edit] Types

Each faction has unique types of ship 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)
Rank Cruisers/Battle Cruisers Escorts/Destroyers Science Vessels/Carriers
Rank Starfleet Lt.png Light Cruiser
TOS Constitution Class Cruiser
NX Class Light Escort
Blockade Runner Escort
Andorian Light Escort
Oberth Class Light Science Vessel
Rank Starfleet LtCom.png Cruiser - Refit Escort - Refit Science Vessel - Refit
Rank Starfleet Com.png Heavy Cruiser
Advanced Heavy Cruiser
Support Cruiser
Heavy Escort - Refit Research Science Vessel
Advanced Research Vessel
Rank Starfleet Cap.png Exploration Cruiser - Refit Tactical Escort - Refit Long Range Science Vessel - Refit
Rank Starfleet LAdm.png Assault Cruiser - Mirror
Star Cruiser - Mirror
Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
Support Cruiser Retrofit
Mirror Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
Advanced Escort - Mirror
Patrol Escort - Mirror
Mobius Temporal Destroyer
Deep Space Science Vessel - Mirror
Reconnaissance Science Vessel - Mirror
Advanced Research Vessel Retrofit
D'Kyr Science Vessel
Wells Temporal Science Vessel
Solanae Dyson Science Destroyer
Rank Starfleet VAdm.png • Odyssey Star Cruiser:
Operations - Science - Tactical
Exploration Cruiser Retrofit
Dreadnought Cruiser
Assault Cruiser Refit
Avenger Battle Cruiser
• Andorian Escort:
Kumari - Charal - Khyzon
Tactical Escort Retrofit
Multi-Vector Advanced Escort
Heavy Escort Carrier
Chimera Heavy Destroyer
Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit
• Multi-Mission Explorer:
Strategic - Surveillance - Reconnaissance
Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit
Caitian Atrox Carrier
• Advanced Dyson Science Destroyer:
Reconnaissance - Strategic - Surveillance
Rank Starfleet VAdm.png
Heavy Cruiser Retrofit - Fleet
Fleet Star Cruiser
Fleet Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit
Fleet Support Cruiser Retrofit
Fleet Exploration Cruiser Retrofit
Fleet Dreadnought
Fleet Avenger Battle Cruiser
Fleet Assault Cruiser Refit
Odyssey Star Cruiser
Fleet Patrol Escort
Escort Retrofit - Fleet
Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit
Fleet Advanced Escort
Aquarius Destroyer - Fleet
Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier
Fleet Chimera Heavy Destroyer
Research Science Vessel Retrofit - Fleet
Fleet Deep Space Science Vessel
Fleet Reconnaissance Science Vessel
Science Vessel Retrofit - Fleet
Fleet Advanced Research Vessel Retrofit
Fleet Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit
Fleet Caitian Atrox Carrier
Faction Klingon.png Klingon Empire: (Complete & Detailed List)
Kivra ShuttleToron ShuttleDujHod ChariotTo'Duj FighterRozhenko Timeship
Rank Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5
Rank Klingon Lt.png Rank Klingon LtCom.png Rank Klingon Com.png Rank Klingon Cap.png Rank Klingon Gen1.png Rank Klingon Gen3.png Rank Klingon Gen3.png
Raiders B'rel
  - B'Rotlh
  - Qaw'Dun
  - Ning'tao
  - Ch'Tang
Hegh'ta Heavy B'rel Retrofit B'rel Fleet
Fleet Norgh
  - Fleet HoH'SuS
Raptors   Somraw Qorgh
  - SuQob
  - Puyjaq
Qin Heavy
  - Mirror Qin
  - Fleet Somraw
Fleet Qin
Battle Cruisers   K'Tanco K't'inga
  - Koro't'inga
  - Vor'Kang
Negh'Var Heavy
  - Mirror Negh'Var
Vor'cha Retrofit
  - Mirror Vor'cha
Kamarag Retrofit
• Bortasqu' Cruiser:
Command - Tactical - War
K't'inga Retrofit
  - Fleet K't'inga
Fleet Kamarag
Fleet Tor'Kaht
Fleet Negh'Var
Fleet Mogh
Destroyers     Vandal Scourge Krenn Temporal Guramba Siege
Peghqu' Heavy
Scourge Retrofit
  - Fleet Scourge
Fleet Peghqu'
Support Vessels     Phalanx Draguas Varanus
Korath Temporal
Nov Dyson Science Destroyer
• Advanced Dyson Science Destroyer:
Tactical - Battle - Command
Varanus Fleet
Flight-Deck Cruisers     Dacoit Corsair Marauder   Corsair Retrofit
  - Fleet Corsair
Carriers         Vo'Quv Carrier
  - Mirror Vo'Quv
Kar'Fi Battle Carrier Fleet Vo'Quv
Fleet Kar'Fi
Faction Romulan Republic.png Romulan Republic: (Complete & Detailed List)
Tiercel ShuttleKestrel RunaboutCommander's GigScorpion Fighter
Rank Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5
Rank Romulan Lt.png Rank Romulan LtCom.png Rank Romulan Com.png Rank Romulan Cap.png Rank Romulan LAdm.png Rank Romulan VAdm.png Rank Romulan VAdm.png
Warbirds T'liss Light
  - T'varo
  - Dhael
Mogai Heavy
  - Valdore
Ar'Kif Tactical
  - Ar'Kala
Ha'feh Assault
  - Mirror Ha'feh
Mirror Dhelan Warbird Retrofit
• Dreadnought Warbird:
Scimitar - Falchion - Tulwar
T'varo Retrofit
Dhelan Retrofit
Mogai Retrofit
Ar'Kif Retrofit
Fleet T'varo
Fleet Dhelan
Fleet Mogai
Fleet Ar'Kif
Fleet Ha'feh
Warbird Battle Cruisers       D'deridex
  - D'ridthau
Ha'apax Advanced
  - Mirror Ha'apax
D'deridex Retrofit
Fleet D'deridex
Fleet Ha'apax
Science Vessels         Ha'nom Guardian
  - Mirror Ha'nom
R'Mor Temporal
Aves Dyson Science Destroyer
• Advanced Dyson Science Destroyer:
Reconnaissance - Strategic - Surveillance
Fleet Ha'nom
Destroyers         Talvath Temporal Daeinos Heavy Fleet Daeinos
Faction FedRomKDF.png Cross-Faction Ships
Ferengi Na'FarTholian Widow FighterVoth Heavy Fighter
Rank Starfleet Lt.png Tuffli Class FreighterSuliban Cell Ship
Cruisers Escorts Science Vessels Carriers
Rank Starfleet LAdm.png Cardassian Galor Class Cruiser
Ferengi D'Kora Marauder
Tal Shiar Adapted Battle Cruiser
Elachi Monbosh Battleship
Voth Bastion Flight-Deck Cruiser
Voth Bulwark Dreadnought Cruiser
Hirogen Apex Heavy Battlecruiser
Jem'Hadar Attack Ship
Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier
Breen Chel Grett Warship
Breen Plesh Brek Heavy Raider
Tal Shiar Adapted Destroyer
Risian Corvette
Elachi S'golth Escort
Hirogen Hunter Heavy Escort
Tholian Orb Weaver
Voth Palisade Science Vessel
Tholian Recluse Carrier
Jem'Hadar Dreadnought Carrier
Obelisk Carrier - Advanced

[edit] Roles

In nearly all MMO games, players are generally seperated into broad categories depending on their type of character or class. These are primarily the tank, healer and damage dealer, and help define the equipment, statistics, and tactics that a player should use. These roles are described below in more detail.

[edit] Tank

A tank is a player that is set up to be able to take heavy or sustained damage from an enemy. In Star Trek Online, starships that fall into tanking categories would be Cruisers and Carriers due to their increased hull size,overall power, and bias toward engineering capability.

[edit] Healer

A healer is a player that is capable of repairing damage done to other players. In the game there are no specific healing ships as each player can repair their own hull and shields through numerous abilties. Each ship is also capable of repairing another players shields through abilities such as Transfer Shield Strength or Extend Shields. Due to their relative strengths, Science Vessels are more suited to shield healing and Cruisers to hull healing.

[edit] Damage dealer

The damage dealer is a player who is focused on maximizing damage per second, or DPS. The starships best suited to this role are those that are maneuverable and able to equip Dual Cannons, such as Escorts, Birds-of-Prey, and Raptors. Other vessels like Science Vessels and Cruisers however can still be very formidable opponents in the right hands and their damage dealing capabilities require less adaptation to acquire, however if correctly used science and cruiser ships do not lag far behind in this area.

[edit] Other roles

The Science Captain, teamed with a Science Vessel and possessing a correct build, can be set up for exotic attacks, involving shutting down enemy ship systems, disabling or holding enemy ships, and dealing damage through a different means than the Damage Dealer.

[edit] Slots

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.
  • 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.

[edit] Power and subsystems

See main article: Starship (Power and Subsystems)

[edit] Stats

  • 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].
  • 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).

[edit] Customization

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

[edit] Purchasing Starships

Characters are assigned a tier 1 ship to command shortly after completing the tutorial mission. At each promotion they receive one free ship up to the rank of Rear Admiral. A player can also use Dilithium to purchase additional ships beyond the first free one or Zen to purchase ships with special consoles from the C-Store.

At levels 20,30 and 40 players receive a token for a free ship of that tier that would normally cost dilithium.

At level 50, Vice Admiral/Lieutenant General, players can purchase a special tier 5 ship or a fleet ship (effectively tiers 6 & 7) ship with either Zen or Fleet Credits. 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.

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

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

[edit] References

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