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Ability: Impulse Burst

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Impulse Burst is a space ability. It is a speed and defense buff. It is only available on player ships equipped with the [Console - Universal - Impulse Capacitance Cell] that comes with the Escort Refit, purchasable on the C-Store for 750 Zen small icon.png for Faction FED25.png and Faction Fed-aligned Romulan.png

For Faction KDF.png and Faction KDF-aligned Romulan.png it can be obtaied from the [Console Pack - Graviton Pulse / Impulse Burst] which drops from the [Cardassian Lock Box] or can be found on the Exchange.


This ability can be used as a free full impulse but at any time. It can be used to escape combat, to give chase to a fleeing opponent, to or rejoin combat quickly after respawning.

Basic Information[edit | edit source]

  • Profession: None
  • Locale: Space
  • Game Description: Releases power from the Impulse Capacitance Cell directly to the Impulse Engine driver coils, granting a significant speed bonus, but with a noticeable reduction in turn rate. The increased speed also imparts a defense bonus. The burst is short lived, but can be deactivated early if desired. Cannot be activated at the same time as Full Impulse or Evasive Maneuvers.

Detailed Information[edit | edit source]

  • Used by:
  • Target: Self (5 max)
  • System: None
  • Ability Type: Speed and defense buff
  • Activation: 1 sec
  • Range: N/A
  • Starts a 15 second cooldown on:
  • Modified by:
  • Trained by:
    • This ability cannot be trained

Ability Ranks[edit | edit source]

Ability/User Rank CD Ability Effects
N/A 2m
  • +171.2 Flight Speed
  • -90.9% Flight Turn Rate
  • +100% Defense

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • An impulse burst was used by the starship Voyager in VOY: "Elogium" to escape from a magnetic wake.

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