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Starfleet ranks are denoted by collar pips, the 4 pips here denoted the rank of Captain

In Star Trek Online, ranks denote the level of a character or NPC. Ranks are taken from those ranks used in Star Trek which they themselves, in the case of Starfleet are derived from the U.S. Navy. Higher ranks denote more powerful NPCs and unlock new abilities and systems to the player.

Player characters[edit | edit source]

A player's character progress through various ranks, comprised of between 5 and 10 levels. The character progresses to higher levels by earning Experience Points Experience Point icon.png via playing the game (i.e., killing NPC or player enemies, completing missions/assignments and so on). Players will earn Space and Ground points as they level up, which can be invested in skill tree to improve and individualize the character.

New systems (e.g., Duty Officers, Crafting or Admiralty) and various player abilities are unlocked at specific levels (see below). At each new rank, a new tier of playable starships, the next column of the skill tree, as well as a new Personal trait slot are unlocked.

In addition, a player unlocks new pips or uniform decorations that can be attached to their uniform at a Tailor.

Levels Starship Tier Rank Faction Starfleet.pngFaction DSC.png Rank Faction FED23.png Rank Faction KDF.png Rank Faction Romulan Republic.png Rank Faction Dominion.png [1] Experience points
0 Tier 1 Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Warrior Citizen Fifth 0
1 Lieutenant Fourth 6,500
10 Tier 2 Lieutenant Commander Centurion Third 33,500
20 Tier 3 Commander Subcommander Second 93,500
30 Tier 4 Captain Commander First 173,500
40 Tier 5 Rear Admiral, Lower Half Brigadier General Subadmiral I Master First 263,500
45 Rear Admiral, Upper Half Major General Subadmiral II Senior First 313,500
50 Tier 5-U
Tier 6
Vice Admiral Lieutenant General Vice Admiral Elite First 366,000
55 Admiral General Admiral Revered First 428,500
60 Fleet Admiral Dahar Master Fleet Admiral Honored First 491,000
65 578,500
Spec.[2] 155,872[2]
  1. Jem'Hadar captains begin at level 60. NPCs and Bridge Officers use these rank names, and they appear in the rank progression reward list.
  2. Each subsequent specialization level after reaching level 65.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Level Rewards
0 Starfleet Cadet Klingon Warrior Romulan Citizen Dominion Fifth
Cadet/TOS Starfleet Lieutenant Junior Grade/Warrior/Citizen/Fifth
• First Bridge Officers[1]
1 Starfleet Lieutenant Klingon Lieutenant Romulan Lieutenant Dominion Fourth
• New ship
• Unlock Transwarp
2 • Space Ability: Evasive Maneuvers (9,000 Experience Points earned)
• Access to: Patrol / Empire Defense missions
3 • Access to: Fleet Action Missions
4 • Ground Ability: Target Optics (Tactical), Reroute Power to Shields (Engineering), Tricorder Scan (Science) (15,000 Experience Points earned)
• Unlock Injuries on Advanced/Elite
5 • Unlock PvP
• Bridge Officer Awarded[1]
7 • Space Ability: Attack Pattern Alpha (Tactical), Rotate Shield Frequency (Engineering), Sensor Scan (Science) (24,000 Experience Points earned)
8 • Bridge Officer Awarded[1]
10 Starfleet Lieutenant Commander Klingon Lieutenant Commander Romulan Centurion Dominion Third
Lieutenant Commander/Centurion/Third (33,500 Experience Points earned)
New free ship & permission to buy Tier 2 ships
• New Personal trait slots (1 ground, 1 space)
11 Duty Officer System unlocked
• Initial Duty Officer Cadre
• Bridge Officer Awarded
12 • Space Ability: Brace for Impact (45,000 Experience Points earned)
14 • Ground Ability: Fire on my Mark (Ground) (Tactical), Cover Shield (Engineering), Neural Neutralizer (Science) (57,000 Experience Points earned)
15 Research and Development system unlocked
• Bridge Officer Awarded
17 • Space Ability: Fire on my Mark (Space) (Tactical), EPS Power Transfer (Engineering), Subnucleonic Beam (Science) (75,000 Experience Points earned)
18 • Duty Officers awarded
20 Starfleet Commander Klingon Commander Romulan Subcommander Dominion Second
Commander/Subcommander/Second (93,500 Experience Points earned)
New free ship & permission to buy Tier 3 ships
• New Personal trait slots (1 ground, 1 space)
22 • Space Ability: Ramming Speed (99,000 Experience Points earned)
23 • Duty Officers awarded
24 • Ground Ability: Tactical Initiative (Tactical), Support Drone Fabrication (Engineering), Dampening Field (Science) (115,000 Experience Points earned)
25 • Bridge Officer Awarded
27 • Space Ability: Tactical Initiative (Tactical), Nadion Inversion (Engineering), Scattering Field (Science) (149,000 Experience Points earned)
30 Starfleet Captain Klingon Captain Romulan Commander Dominion First
Captain/Commander/First (173,500 Experience Points earned)
New free ship & permission to buy Tier 4 ships
• New Personal trait slots (1 ground, 1 space)
31 • Duty Officers awarded
32 • Space Ability: Threatening Stance (191,000 Experience Points earned)
34 • Ground Ability: Security Escort (Tactical), Orbital Strike (Engineering), Nanoprobe Infestation (Science) (209,000 Experience Points earned)
35 • Bridge Officer Awarded
37 • Space Ability: Go Down Fighting (Tactical), Miraculous Repairs (Engineering), Photonic Fleet (Science) (236,000 Experience Points earned)
38 • Space Ability: Relocate Mines (245,000 Experience Points earned)
40 Starfleet Rear Admiral, Lower Half Klingon Brigadier General Romulan Subadmiral I Dominion Master First
Rear Admiral I/Brigadier General/Subadmiral I/Master First (265,000 Experience Points earned)
New free ship & permission to buy Tier 5 ships
• New Personal trait slots (1 ground, 1 space)
41 • Duty Officers awarded
42 • Space Ability: Fleet Support (283,000 Experience Points earned)
• Unlock Daily PvP missions
44 • Ground Ability: Strike Team (Tactical), Engineering Proficiency (Engineering), Scientific Aptitude (Science) (303,000 Experience Points earned)
• Unlock Special Task Force missions
45 Starfleet Rear Admiral, Upper Half Klingon Major General Romulan Subadmiral II Dominion Senior First
Rear Admiral II/Major General/Subadmiral II/Senior First (313,500 Experience Points earned)
• Bridge Officer Awarded
47 • Space Ability: Tactical Fleet (Tactical), Engineering Fleet (Engineering), Science Fleet (Science) (333,000 Experience Points earned)
50 Starfleet Vice Admiral Klingon Lieutenant General Romulan Vice Admiral Elite Senior First
Vice Admiral/Lieutenant General/Elite First (366,000 Experience Points earned)
• Space Ability: Quantum Slipstream Drive
Reputation System unlocked
• Permission to buy Tier 6 ships and upgrade Tier 5 ships (unlock Starship Mastery)
• Unlock Daily PvP missions
• New Personal trait slots (1 ground, 1 space)
51 • Unlock Captain Specialization system
• Duty Officers awarded
52 • New rank of Space Ability: Fleet Support Rank III
Admiralty System unlocked
54 • New ranks of Ground Abilities: Strike Team III (Tactical), Engineering Proficiency III (Engineering), Scientific Aptitude III (Science) (416,000 Experience Points earned)
55 Starfleet Admiral Klingon General Romulan Admiral Revered Senior First
Admiral/General/Revered First (428,500 Experience Points earned)
• Bridge Officer awarded
57 • New ranks of Space Abilities: Tactical Fleet III (Tactical), Engineering Fleet III (Engineering), Science Fleet III (Science) (453,500 Experience Points earned)
60 Starfleet Fleet Admiral Klingon Dahar Master Romulan Fleet Admiral Honored Senior First
Fleet Admiral/Dahar Master/Honored First (491,000 Experience Points earned)
• New Personal trait slots (1 ground, 1 space)
61 Vice Admiral Starship Requisition Token (New free ship)
62 • Any Single Bridge Officer Specialization Manual
63 • Fleet Admiral Space Ability: Vulnerability Assessment Sweep (Tactical), Intrusive Energy Redirection (Engineering), Co-opt Energy Weapons (Science) (543,500 Experience Points earned)
64 Gamma Quadrant Duty Officers Cadre
65 Admiralty Hero Ship Card: C.U.V. Tain
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Players of each faction receive a specific set of bridge officers over the course of their respective tutorials and early storyline.

Ship Requisitions[edit | edit source]

At levels 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 61 players receive a free ship requisition token which can be used to buy one of the following ships:

Level Starfleet Klingon Defense Force Romulan Republic
Science Vessel
QulDun Bird-of-Prey
Somraw Raptor
K'Tanco Battle Cruiser
Dhelan Warbird
Heavy Cruiser
Heavy Escort
Research Science Vessel
Norgh Bird-of-Prey
Qorgh Raptor
K't'inga Battle Cruiser
Mogai Heavy Warbird
Exploration Cruiser
Tactical Escort
Long Range Science Vessel
Ki'tang Bird-of-Prey
Pach Raptor
Vor'cha Battle Cruiser
D'deridex Warbird Battle Cruiser
Ar'kif Tactical Warbird
Assault Cruiser
Star Cruiser
Advanced Escort
Patrol Escort
Deep Space Science Vessel
Reconnaissance Science Vessel
Hegh'ta Heavy Bird-of-Prey
Qin Heavy Raptor
Negh'Var Heavy Battle Cruiser
Vo'Quv Carrier
Vor'cha Battle Cruiser Retrofit
Ha'apax Advanced Warbird
Ha'nom Guardian Warbird
Ha'feh Assault Warbird
50 / 61 †
Exploration Cruiser Retrofit
Tactical Escort Retrofit
Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit
B'rel Bird-of-Prey Retrofit
Kar'Fi Battle Carrier
Varanus Support Vessel
Marauder Flight-Deck Cruiser
T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit
Dhelan Warbird Retrofit
Mogai Heavy Warbird Retrofit
D'deridex Warbird Battlecruiser Retrofit

Only available for free for 600-day Veterans or by using the Vice Admiral Starship Requisition Token, granted at Level 61

Bridge officers[edit | edit source]

Bridge officers have four ranks, each one unlocking higher rank powers. Officers are promoted by expending Expertise Expertise icon.png on them.

The lowest Bridge officer rank names differ slightly from those used for players as players start from Cadet, Warrior and Citizen and are promoted past Ensign, Bekk and Uhlan in the tutorial. Likewise, Dominion players are promoted straight to Elder First.

Abilities Faction FED25.png Rank Faction KDF.png Rank Faction Romulan Republic.png Rank Faction Dominion.png Rank Required Expertise icon.png
1 Ensign Bekk Citizen Fifth n/a
2 Lieutenant Fourth 1,100 Expertise icon.png
3 Lieutenant Commander Centurion Third 2,300 Expertise icon.png
4 Commander Subcommander Second 3,600 Expertise icon.png

Note that some very rare special bridge officers will always display a Starfleet/KDF rank, even for Romulan Republic players, who might thus have a BOff with the rank "Commander" (= Subcommander).

NPCs[edit | edit source]

Ranks for ground and space NPCs are similar to bridge officer ranks and denote their difficulty.

Ground Space
Critter Rank 0 icon.png Neophyte Fighter
Critter Rank 1 icon.png Ensign Frigate
Critter Rank 2 icon.png Lieutenant Cruiser/Escort/Science Vessel
Critter Rank 3 icon.png Commander Battleship
Critter Rank 4 icon.png Captain Dreadnought
Critter Rank 5 icon.png Capital Ship

Other usage[edit | edit source]

In addition, there are other tier ranking systems in-game: