- See Ship abilities for the abilities granted by starships.
- See Bridge officer and kit abilities for abilities granted by kit modules, as well as those possessed by Bridge Officers.
Player specific abilities (sometimes referred to in game as powers) are clickable abilities innate to your character. Most are unlocked as you level up, while a few others are granted by specific traits, or by gaining diplomacy/marauding XP.
General player abilities
Listed levels indicate the availability of an ability's primary rank; secondary and tertiary ranks of the ability are gained as the player ranks up (in most cases 10 and 20 levels after the primary ability is unlocked).
Certain personal and racial traits as well as all tier V Reputation traits unlock a clickable ability for space or ground combat.
With the addition of diplomacy in Star Trek Online, Federation players can earn abilities by taking strides in this non-combat role. These abilities are available to all career paths and all levels.
With the addition of the Marauding-commendation tier in Star Trek Online, Klingon players can earn abilities. These abilities are available to all career paths and all levels.