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Guide: Skill and Effects

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Welcome to the Skill and Effects Guide, which will serve as an overall guide for skills, as well as which abilities and items are effected by each, and more. Let's get started, shall we?

What Tactical Officers Should Know[edit | edit source]

Every Ground Weapon in the game comes with three settings: a main bolt or beam setting; a secondary setting with a longer recharge time; and a melee attack setting (which involves hitting with your hands or your rifle). Each of these settings is affected by three Tactical Officer skills, which vary between weapon types.

Depending on which weapon type you want to work with the most (pistols, rifles, or assault weapons), you should focus on leveling different skills.

The melee attack for all 12 different types of weapons are affected by the same skills:

It would be a good idea to level up in these skills, even if you don't think you will be using your melee attack all that often — which you should, as it's a quick and easy way to expose your enemies for an exploit attack.

As for the primary and secondary settings for each type of ground weapon, below is a table showing which skills will affect each ground weapon.

Weapon Type Skills
Pistols Firearms, Security, Close Combat Training
Rifles Firearms, Soldier, Assault Training
Assault Weapons Firearms, Special Forces, Assault Training

As you can see, Firearms affects all weapon types, so it is a good skill to level up in. Also, Close Combat Training affects Pistols as well as all weapon melee attacks, so there is an extra bonus there.

Overall Effects[edit | edit source]

Below is a table that lists every skill in the game and what abilities and/or items on which each one has a direct effect.

Starfleet Training[edit | edit source]

Skill + Abilities Affected Items/Stats Affected Unlocked Ability
Engineering Team Leader 18% Engineering Team,
Modification Training (BO),
Maintenance Training (BO)
Science Team Leader 18% Science Team,
Scientific Theory (BO),
Scientific Practice (BO)
Starship Attack Vectors 18% Attack Pattern Alpha,
Fire on my Mark
Accuracy, Crit Chance
Starship Command 18% Hull, Speed, Turn (All Ships)
Tactical Team Leader 18% Tactical Team,
Assault Training (BO),
Close Combat Training (BO)
Cruiser Captain 30% Hull, Speed, Turn (All Cruisers)
Escort Captain 30% Hull, Speed, Turn (All Escorts)
Science Vessel Captain 30% Hull, Speed, Turn (All Sci. Vessels)
Starship Combat Maneuvers 30% Attack Pattern Beta,
Go Down Fighting
Defense, Turn Rate Attack Pattern Beta III
Heavy Cruiser Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Heavy Cruiser)
(+25% to any Cruiser of higher tier)
Heavy Escort Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Heavy Escort)
(+25% to any Escort of higher tier)
Research Science Vessel Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Research S.V.)
(+25% to any S.V. of higher tier)
Starship Battle Strategy 52% Attack Pattern Delta,
Tactical Initiative
Crit Severity, Damage Resistance Attack Pattern Omega III
Exploration Cruiser Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Exp. Cruiser)
(+25% to any Cruiser of higher tier)
Long Range Science Vessel Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Long Range S.V.)
(+25% to any S.V. of higher tier)
Tactical Escort Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Tac. Escort)
(+25% to any Escort of higher tier)
Advanced Escort Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Advanced Escort)
Assault Cruiser Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Assault Cruiser)
Deep Space Science Vessel Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Deep Space S.V.)
Fleet Escort Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Fleet Escort)
Reconnaissance Science Vessel Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Reconnaissance S.V.)
Star Cruiser Captain 52% Hull, Speed, Turn (Star Cruiser)

Starship Energy Weapons[edit | edit source]

Skill + Abilities Affected Items/Stats Affected Unlocked Ability
Starship Energy Weapons Training 18%
Starship Beam Weapons 30% Beam Array: Fire at Will III
Starship Cannon Weapons 30% Cannon: Rapid Fire III
Starship Disruptor Weapons 52%
Starship Phaser Weapons 52%
Starship Plasma Weapons 52%
Starship Tetryon Weapons 52%
Starship Antiproton Weapons 52%
Starship Polaron Weapons 52%

Starship Projectile Weapons[edit | edit source]

Skill + Abilities Affected Items/Stats Affected Unlocked Ability
Starship Projectile Weapons Training 18%
Starship Mines 30% Dispersal Pattern Alpha III

Starship Engineering[edit | edit source]

Skill + Abilities Affected Items/Stats Affected Unlocked Ability
name of skill XX% name of ability III

Starship Operations[edit | edit source]

Skill + Abilities Affected Items/Stats Affected Unlocked Ability
name of skill XX% name of ability III

Engineering Officer[edit | edit source]

Skill + Abilities Affected Items/Stats Affected Unlocked Ability
name of skill XX% name of ability III

Science Officer[edit | edit source]

Skill + Abilities Affected Items/Stats Affected Unlocked Ability
name of skill XX% name of ability III

Tactical Officer[edit | edit source]

Skill + Abilities Affected Items/Stats Affected Unlocked Ability
name of skill XX% name of ability III