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Faction FED25.pngMercury Tactical Pilot Escort
Mercury Class.png
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Federation).png
Lvl 50: 33465
Lvl 55: 36133
Lvl 60: 38800
Lvl 65: 43650
Hull modifier:
Shield modifier:
Turn rate:
Impulse modifier:
Inertia rating:
Bonus Power:
+10 weapons power
+10 engine power
Bridge Officers:
Commander Tactical-Pilot Lieutenant Commander Tactical Lieutenant Engineering Lieutenant Science-Pilot Lieutenant Universal
Fore 5 Aft 2
Can equip dual cannons.
Type-specific slot:
Experimental Weapon
Device slots:
Console tac icon.png 5 Console eng icon.png 3 Console sci icon.png 3
3,000Zen small icon.png
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng fed.png 22 Adm tac fed.png 70 Adm sci fed.png 25

The Mercury Tactical Pilot Escort is a Vice Admiral (Tier 6) level Federation Escort. Players can obtain the vessel from the C-Store for 3000 Zen small icon.png individually, 6000 Zen small icon.png for a Federation Only Bundle, or 12,000 Zen small icon.png for a cross-faction Mega-Bundle.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The dramatic flight maneuvers of groups such as Red Squadron have always been a place for pilots at Starfleet Academy to show off their skills, but dramatic maneuvers and quick changes in position aren't always possible at the helm of a massive starship. To find a balance between speed and firepower, a ship design team at Utopia Planitia has created a line of starships for pilot commanders. These small, nimble ships have the power needed to take on even the mighty Heralds, but the speed needed to escape danger in an instant.

The Mercury class features a split hull, with the deflector sandwiched between two forked points in the bow. Its wings are shorter and lack curves, preventing them from being sheared off while executing complex flight patterns.

Like the rest of the Pilot Escort line, the ship's warp nacelles are housed internally, with the requisite Bussard ramscoops located on the upper surface of the ship. Powerful impulse engines are mounted in a ring around the hull, sliding back in combat to expose the vessel's microprojectile launchers. Special "redline" maneuvering thrusters are mounted at strategic points on the hull, allowing this unusual design to perform extreme feats of mobility that would tear apart a more orthodox vessel.

This vessel comes with the Mercury-class costume. It can utilize the Pilot bridge officer powers and other abilities described below.

Alternative Variants[edit | edit source]

Class Information
The Ajax-class features a cropped forward hull, and is thus the shortest of the Pilot Escorts. Four coolant conduits extend out from the bow and loop back into the hull. The ship's wings curve slightly downward.

The Ajax class skin is unlocked with the purchase of the Ajax Class Pilot Escort for 3000 Zen small icon.png.

The Icarus-class is the longest of the Pilot Escort variants, thanks to its extended central deflector housing, which protrudes slightly past the leading edge of the main hull to form a "nose". Rounded wings extend from the sides of the hull, giving the Icarus a more aerodynamic appearance.

The Icarus class skin is unlocked with the purchase of the Icarus Class Pilot Escort for 3000 Zen small icon.png.

Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]

Admiralty Ship
Shipshot Background Admiralty.png
Shipshot Escort Pilot Fed Eng T6.png
Shipshot Frame Tactical.png
Shipshot Frame Veryrare.png
Adm eng fed.png 22 Adm tac fed.png 70 Adm sci fed.png 25
+35 TAC when Alone

Starship Mastery[edit | edit source]

Starship Mastery
Precise Weapon Systems
Precise Weapon Systems
Precise Weapon Systems
Tactical Maneuevering
Tactical Maneuevering
Tactical Maneuevering
Enhanced Weapon Systems
Enhanced Weapon Systems
Enhanced Weapon Systems
Devastating Weaponry
Devastating Weaponry
Devastating Weaponry
Stay On TargetStay On TargetStay On Target
Level Name Description
I Precise Weapon Systems +5 Accuracy Rating.
II Tactical Maneuevering +5% Defense.
III Enhanced Weapon Systems +10% Kinetic Damage.
+10% All Energy Damage.
IV Devastating Weaponry +2.5% Critical Chance.
V Stay On Target Keeping your current target in your forward 90 degree arc causes your ship to autofire a microtorpedo every few seconds.
VI Account-Wide Reclaim Unlock Complete this tier of Starship Mastery to be allowed to claim this starship on any character on this account.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Universal Consoles[edit | edit source]

The Mercury Class Pilot Escort comes equipped with Microprojectile Barrage Launcher universal console that launches swarms of kinetic missiles against up to 5 foes in a 90 degree arc in front of you for a short period of time. Unlike standard projectiles, these do not need a target, as they will automatically lock on to any target in the arc of fire. Enemies that are hit will be knocked away by the explosion and spun slightly in a random direction. This console also provides a moderate passive boost projectile weapon damage.

This console is part of the Piloting Modifications set. Other consoles from this set can be equipped for set bonuses and additional abilities.

Experimental Weapon[edit source]

The Mercury Tactical Pilot Escort comes with an Experimental Weapon slot. This additional slot does not fit standard weapons. Unlike standard starship weapons, Experimental weapons are not affected by weapon firing modes, such as those granted by bridge officer abilities.

Pilot Maneuvers

Pilot ships can perform a sudden maneuver in each horizontal direction: Forward, Backward, Left or Right. Executing each maneuver will rapidly reposition your starship while granting very brief damage immunity, but costs all available thruster fuel which takes several seconds to recover.

Specialization Seating[edit | edit source]

The Mercury class Pilot Escort features two bridge officer specialist seats:

  • Commander Tactical-Pilot Commander Tactical-Pilot
  • Lieutenant Science-Pilot Lieutenant Science-Pilot

Standard configuration[edit | edit source]

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.

Scaling starship[edit source]

This starship's equipment slots, base hull capacity and shield capacity scale as your level increases.

Equipment slots[edit source]

As you rank up every 10 levels, up to level 40, the ship's forward weapon slots, aft weapon slots, tactical console slots, engineering console slots, and science console slots will slowly increase toward endgame capabilities:

Level Console tac icon.png Console eng icon.png Console sci icon.png Fore weapons Aft weapons
0-9 3 1 1 3 1
10-19 3 2 2 4 1
20-29 4 2 2 4 2
30-39 4 3 3 5 2
40+ 5 3 3

Hull strength[edit source]

This table shows how the ship's hull strength scales at each level. The base hull of all scaling starships is 10,000, which is then multiplied by the ship's hull modifier (0.97 for the Mercury Tactical Pilot Escort), and then multiplied by the scaling multiplier below at each level.

Hull scaling table
Level Multiplier Hull HP Level Multiplier Hull HP Level Multiplier Hull HP Level Multiplier Hull HP
0 1 9700 20 2 19400 40 3 29100 60 4 38800
5 1.25 12125 25 2.25 21825 45 3.25 31525 65 4.5 43650
10 1.5 14550 30 2.5 24250 50 3.45 33465
15 1.75 16975 35 2.75 26675 55 3.725 36133

Ship Comparison[edit | edit source]

Following table compares Federation t6 Pilot escorts.
Ship Rank Tier Hull  Hull modifier  Shield modifier  Fore weapons Aft weapons Can equip dual cannons? Console tac icon.png Console eng icon.png Console sci icon.png Ship Devices Hangar Bay slots Uni BOffs Turn rate Impulse modifier IR Cost

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Tactical Pilot Escort is well suited for two roles:

  • With a full load of Dual Heavy Cannons in the front to batter down enemy shields, and the Microprojectile Barrage Launcher used to deliver a powerful follow-up strike, the Mercury can deliver a punishing assault before dashing off to recharge its shields and cannons.
  • With a torpedo-heavy loadout, the Mercury can also fly through the battle and attack targets of opportunity, especially when paired with pilot abilities like Lock Trajectory or Hold Together.

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