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Klingon Defense Force

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Klingon Defense Force

Klingon Empire Emblem.png

Playable Faction
Release Date:
Chancellor J'mpok
Alliance Relations:
Capital World:
Beta Quadrant

The Klingon Defense Force (KDF) is one of the playable factions in Star Trek Online. The KDF is the military arm of the Klingon Empire. Klingon Defense Force vessels typically carry an "I.K.S." prefix.

Since the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, the Klingon Empire has expanded its territory, notably its take over of the Gorn homeworld, but also various other species such as the Nausicaans and the Orion. As such these species serve in the KDF. Letheans offered assistance in the form of mercenary work for the Klingon Empire, and as such are available to them as a playable race in game although they are not a fully admitted member of the Klingon Empire.

Background[edit | edit source]

See Klingon Empire for details.

Klingon culture values tradition, ritual, and above all, honor. All Klingons are expected to become warriors, and those who are unable to fight are obliged to commit ritual suicide. In 2405, the relative peace between the Federation and the Empire is ended and the KDF leads the Empire's expansionist and counter-Undine campaigns under Chancellor J'mpok.

Player Characters[edit | edit source]

Like other factions, KDF players must choose a career (analogous to a 'class' from other MMORPGs) and a species (or race). Neither can be subsequently altered. Later, when the player reaches a higher rank, a starship must also be selected, which can, however, be changed at any time.

Classes[edit | edit source]

See main article: Profession

In Star Trek Online players may choose which career they wish their character to adopt. Players are able to currently choose from the following three careers:

Tactical Officer Candidate icon (Klingon).png Engineering Officer Candidate icon (Klingon).png Science Officer Candidate icon (Klingon).png
Tactical Engineering Science

Each profession has its own advantages (and, of course, disadvantages) in the game play of Star Trek Online.

Races[edit | edit source]

Klingon characters have a range of races to choose from, each of which offers unique traits and abilities. A player's choice of race is important and cannot be changed, so it is advisable to choose carefully.

Species Acquisition Innate traits
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1000Zen small icon.png Space bonus: Recalled Tactics

Gain a stack of Recalled Tactics once every 5 seconds during combat

  • +2 Accuracy Rating Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)
  • +2 Defense Rating Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)
  • +2 Weapon Damage Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)

Ground: Bonus Resistance to:

  • Placate
  • Confuse
  • Hold/Stun
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600Zen small icon.png Ground bonus:
  • +5% Damage with Melee Attacks
  • +75% Jump Height
  • +5% Stealth
  • +10% Exploit Damage
  • +5 Perception
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Free Ground bonus:
  • 17.5% bonus to Melee Damage
  • 15% chance to knock down the target of your melee attacks
  • +5 Physical Damage Resistance Rating
  • +5 All Energy Damage Resistance Rating
  • +10 Plasma Damage Resistance Rating
  • +25 Fire Damage Resistance Rating
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Free Ground bonus:
  • +15% Physical Damage
  • +5 All Damage Resistance Rating
  • +5% All Energy Damage
  • +15% Critical Severity
  • +10% Threat Generation
Free Ground bonus & clickable ability:
  • Rapture icon.png Rapture ability
  • +10 Perception
  • +1.5% Expose Chance
  • +1 sec Expose Duration
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Liberated Borg
Space bonus:

Ground bonus:

  • +10% Health Regeneration
  • +6% Shield Regeneration
Free Space bonus:
  • +0.02 bonus to all damage
  • +10 Perception

Ground bonus:

  • 0.15 bonus to Melee damage
  • 15% chance to knock down the target of your melee attacks.
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Free Ground bonus & clickable ability (females):
  • Seduce (female) icon.png Seduce ability
  • +20 Confuse Resistance Rating
  • -9.1% Threat Generation
  • +20 Placate Resistance Rating

Ground bonus & clickable ability (males):

  • Seduce (male) icon.png Seduce ability
  • +15% Physical Damage
  • 15% chance to Knocks target back +0.66 meters
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Space & Ground bonus:
  • +5% Incoming Healing to Self and Team
  • +5% Skill Points and Expertise to Team
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Trill (joined)
600Zen small icon.png Space bonus:

Ground Bonus:

  • +10% Health regeneration
  • +24.6% Radiation damage resistance
  • +24.6% Toxic damage resistance
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Free No species trait, instead Alien captains are given one extra trait slot each for ground and space

Starships[edit | edit source]

See main article: Klingon playable starships

There are four main types of playable Klingon Defense Force vessel, each with numerous sub-types for different ranks and styles of play, and each of those sub-types with a number of cosmetic variants.

Klingon B'rel Bird-of-Prey (B'rel).png Klingon Raptor (Somraw).png Klingon Battle Cruiser (K't'inga).png VoQuv Carrier Flying.jpg
Bird-of-Prey Raptor Battle Cruiser Warship

Storyline missions[edit | edit source]

Faction KDF.png Klingon Empire Storyline Episodes

See also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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Klingon Defense Force
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Details Klingon Defense ForceKlingon Empire • Klingon • Gorn • Orion • Nausicaan • Lethean • Ferasan • Great HouseQo'noSKlingon Academy • Rura Penthe • Boreth • Ganalda Station
Ground Forces War Targ • Bekk • Warrior • Officer • Munitions Officer • Targ Handler • Swordmaster • Dahar Master
Starships To'Duj Fighter • Bird-of-Prey (Prime Timeline) • Bird-of-Prey (Kelvin Timeline) • Raptor Escort • Klingon Battle Cruiser • Negh'Var Warship • Vo'Quv Dreadnought • Bortasqu' Dreadnought Battlecruiser
NPCs B'vat • Galera • J'mpok • Jurlek • K'Gan • K'men • K'Valk • Kagran • Kahless • Koren • Martok • Nin'Yan • Rodek • Alexander Rozhenko • Sirella • Temek • Torg • Worf
NPC starships I.K.S. Batlh • I.K.S. Bortasqu' • I.K.S. Chot • I.K.S. Kal'Ruq • I.K.S. Kang • I.K.V. Quv • I.K.S. Seg'pa • I.K.S. Targ • I.K.S. Worvig

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