Blockade Runner Escort
The Blockade Runner Escort is a Lieutenant level (Tier 1) Federation Escort. It was originally obtainable from Steam as part of the Steam Starter Pack, and was made available to Xbox One players during the four week launch period of Star Trek Online's console debut. It is now available in the Cryptic Store for 2500 . The Vice Admiral level (Tier 5) Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit is also included.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Steamrunner class has been around since the late 24th century, but due to it's reliability and effectiveness, it is still in limited use today. The Steamrunner class saw significant action in the Battle of Sector 001 against The Borg, as well as countless battles and sorties during the Dominion War. Simply put, the Steamrunner is fast, agile, and tough.
The Blockade Runner Escort comes equipped with the [Console - Universal - Resonance Cascade Modulator], which can enhance a team's shields for a limited time by eliminating bleedthrough from normal attacks, and decreasing overall damage sustained by the team's shields.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Steamrunner Class[edit | edit source]
Unlike the Zephyr-class, though, the Steamrunner's deflector is not mounted on the saucer but on the trailing secondary hull, akin to the mission/weapons pod on an Akira-class ship. Like the NX-class escort, the secondary hull hangs below the saucer, with the connecting struts angling down. The saucer itself resembles an upside-down spade blade, sloping downward from the nacelles.
Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]
|1.5x Critical Rating from TAC and ENG|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
This vessel comes with a console which provides an ability called Team Fortress, but the console may be transferred to other ships and used in any console slot.
Standard Configuration[edit | edit source]
Federation 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.
Comparison with equivalent ships[edit | edit source]
|Light Cruiser||TOS Constitution Class Cruiser||NX Class Light Escort||Blockade Runner Escort||Andorian Light Escort||Oberth Class Light Science Vessel|
|Weapons||2 , 1||2 , 1||2 , 1||2 , 1||3 , 1||2 , 1|
|Consoles||1 1 1||1 2 1||2 1 1||2 1 1||1 1 1||1 1 2|
|Special Weapon|| [Retrofit Phaser Bank] (Fore)
[Retrofit Phaser Bank] (Aft)
|[Light Kumari Phaser Wing Cannons]|
|Universal Console||[Console - Universal - Grappler]||[Console - Universal - Resonance Cascade Modulator]||[Console - Universal - Enhanced Plasma Manifold]|
|Bonus Power||+3 All Power||+10 Weapons||+5 Weapons||+5 Auxiliary|
|Abilities|| Can equip
| Can equip
| Can equip
| Can equip
|Cost||5,000||500||500||2500||Hero of the North Founder’s Pack for Neverwinter||500|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Steamrunner class flying around Deep Space 9.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Blockade Runner Escort used to be exclusive to Steam as part of the Steam Starter Pack, which also came with the Tier 5 variant, before being made available in the Cryptic Store for 2500 as part of the Steamrunner Bundle.
- Its console is in reference to the Valve games Half-Life, and Team Fortress.
Links[edit | edit source]
- Steamrunner class at Memory Alpha