Hangar - Tholian Widow Fighters

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A Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought with deployed Widow fighters

Tholian Widow Fighters are a type of Hangar Pet for characters of any faction.

Rare Widow fighters are obtained with the purchase of the following Tholian vessels:

The Advanced variant is no longer obtainable and should be considered a legacy item. Elite Widow fighters can be purchased from the Nukara Strikeforce branch of the reputation system at Tier 5. Slotted hangar pets will add a launch ability: Launch Tholian Widow Fighters icon (Federation).png Launch Tholian Widow Fighters.


Hangar overview[edit | edit source]

Name Squad Energy type Projectile Abilities
Faction Khitomer.png Tholian Widow Fighters 3/6 Tetryon Beam Array icon.png Tetryon Quantum Torpedo Launcher icon.png Quantum  Supports Recluse Tetryon Grid
Faction Khitomer.png Advanced Tholian Widow Fighters 3/6 Tetryon Beam Array icon.png Tetryon Quantum Torpedo Launcher icon.png Quantum  Supports Recluse Tetryon Grid
Faction Khitomer.png Elite Tholian Widow Fighters 3/6 Tetryon Beam Array icon.png Tetryon Quantum Torpedo Launcher icon.png Quantum  Supports Recluse Tetryon Grid • Beams: Fire at Will I

Tholian Widow fighters are fast and agile craft, capable of chain linking attacks with their command vessel. They largely resemble the 22nd century and 23rd century web spinner designs from decades past.

Prior to Season Nine: A New Accord, Rare, Very Rare (Advanced), and Ultra Rare (Elite) Widow fighters could be obtained from Tiers 1, 3 and 5 of the Nukara Strikeforce reputation branch respectively. These Widow pets are faction agnostic and do not require a Tholian ship to purchase. With the Season 9 update, both Rare and Very Rare pets were retired from the reputation. While Rare and Ultra Rare pets are still available for purchase, the currently obtainable Rare variant can now only be equipped on any Tholian Carrier or Dreadnought Cruiser. The Advanced variant was not relocated to the Dilithium store and is no longer obtainable.

Standard-issue (rare) Tholian Widow Fighters come pre-loaded as part of the standard equipment of the following vessels:

Pets[edit | edit source]

Hangar - Tholian Widow Fighters icon.png
Rare icon.png
Hangar - Tholian Widow Fighters
Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup
Tholian Carrier or Dreadnought Cruiser

Fighter gear:
* Tetryon Beam Arrays
* Quantum Torpedoes
* Supports Recluse Tetryon Grid
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Tholian Widow Fighters
Launch Tholian Fighters
Launches a wing of three level __ Tholian Widow Fighters. Each hangar supports 2 deployed wings at any given time.
Value: 4,150 Energy credit icon.png

- UNLOCK: Tholian Recluse Carrier, Tholian Jorogumo Carrier, Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser
- RESTRICTION: Tholian Carrier or Dreadnought Cruiser

- AVAILABLE: Once unlocked, this pet becomes available for purchase from the Hangar section of the Requisition Starship Equipment vendor found on most hubs for 25,355 Energy credit icon.png. A faction and ship agnostic version of these pets were previously obtainable from the Nukara Strikeforce branch of the reputation system at Tier 1 prior to Season Nine: A New Accord.

Capabilities[edit source]

Hangar - Tholian Widow Fighters icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Hangar - Advanced Tholian Widow Fighters
Very Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup

Fighter gear:
* Tetryon Beam Arrays
* Tetryon Dual Beam Bank
* Quantum Torpedoes
* Supports Recluse Tetryon Grid
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Advanced Tholian Widow Fighters
Launch Tholian Fighters
Launches a wing of three level __ Tholian Widow Fighters. Each hangar supports 2 deployed wings at any given time.
Value: 0 Energy credit icon.png
- AVAILABLE: Legacy item no longer obtainable in-game. Previously obtainable from the Nukara Strikeforce branch of the reputation system at Tier 3 prior to Season Nine: A New Accord.

Capabilities[edit source]

Hangar - Tholian Widow Fighters icon.png
Ultra rare icon.png
Hangar - Elite Tholian Widow Fighters
Ultra Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup

Fighter gear:
* Tetryon Beam Arrays
* Quantum Torpedoes
* Tetryon Dual Beam Banks
* Beam: Fire at Will I
* Supports Recluse Tetryon Grid
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Elite Tholian Widow Fighters
Launch Elite Tholian Widow Fighters
Launches a wing of three level __ Tholian Widow Fighters. Each hangar supports 2 deployed wings at any given time.
40 sec recharge
Value: 0 Energy credit icon.png
- AVAILABLE: Available through the Reputation system by advancing the Nukara Strikeforce branch to Tier 5 and completing the "Elite Widow Hangar Pet" project for 240 Nukara Marks, 38,000 Refined dilithium icon.png, and 40,000 Energy credit icon.png. This can be lowered to 120 Nukara Marks, 19,000 Refined dilithium icon.png, and 20,000 Energy credit icon.png by completing the account-wide Tier 6 discount project.

Capabilities[edit source]


Special abilities[edit | edit source]

Supports Recluse Tetryon Grid[edit | edit source]

Tholian Tetryon Grid visual demonstration.

Tholian hangar pets, both Widow fighters and Mesh Weavers, can synergize with the Tholian Tetryon Grid ability found on both the Recluse and Jorogumo carriers. This ability creates a grid of Tetryon Energy between the command vessel and its hangar pets, refracting to near nearby allies and increasing their outgoing weapon damage for a short duration. Hangar pets affected by the grid this way will additionally reflect Tetryon Beam Attacks at up to two nearby foes.


Playable version[edit | edit source]

A Tholian Widow fighter.

A playable Small Craft version of this hangar pet, the Tholian Widow Fighter is available for characters of all factions.

Modifiers[edit source]

Hangar pet performance may be affected by various factors (unless stated otherwise), all listed below.

  • Innate
    • All Hangar pets are immune to warp core breaches and have an unique version of the Strategist specialization ability "Layered Defense", known as "Layered Defenses III", which makes them immune to a single torpedo hit every 30 seconds.
    • Starships with Hangar Bays by default can use Carrier commands, a set of four abilities which issue orders to your Hangar pets.
  • Subsystem
    • Auxiliary Power level will determine the recharge rate before a Hangar pet can be launched again; if Auxiliary subsystem is knocked offline, the Hangar will not operate.
  • Skill Tree
    • Skill Nodes
    • Unlocks
      • Adm eng fed.png 5 points in Engineering track: Hangar Health: Hangar pets have an additional 10% Maximum Hull Capacity.
      • Adm tac fed.png 5 points in Tactical track: Hangar Weaponry: Hangar pets deal an additional 10% Damage from all sources.
  • Starship Mastery (Carriers, Flight Deck Carriers, Flight Deck Raptors)
    • Mastery passive quick deployment tac fed.png Quick Deployment: 20% recharge time reduction to launching Carrier pet crafts; +50% Rank Up XP for all Hangar Pets.
  • Duty Officers
    • Flight Deck Officer: Reduces the time to recharge Hangar Bay abilities after use.
    • Flight Deck Officer: Increases the accuracy of any carrier pet launched from your Hangar bays while they are in Intercept mode.
    • Flight Deck Officer: Increases the damage of any carrier pet launched from your Hangar bays while they are in Escort mode.


See also[edit | edit source]

v · d · e
Hangar Pets
Faction FED25.png Starfleet
Faction KDF.png Klingon Defense Force
Faction Romulan Republic.png Romulan Republic
Faction Dominion.png Dominion
Faction Khitomer.png Cross-Faction
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