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Science Destroyer

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Science Destroyers are a type of starship. A combination of Science Vessel and Destroyer, they possess the attributes of both: like standard Destroyers, they have seven weapon slots are always able to utilize Dual Cannons, though as Science Vessels they tend to have more Science consoles than Tactical ones. They possess three device slots, as is standard for both types of ship. Additionally, these vessels come with the ability to function in two different modes that offer the capabilities of each albeit only one at a time.

In Science Mode, they have all the abilities of a Science Vessel, able to utilize built-in Sensor Analysis and Subsystem Targeting, as well as a Secondary Deflector slot, while having access to +15 Auxiliary Power and higher Shield Capacity. This is the default mode, and gives access to a Commander Science Bridge Officer ability.
In Tactical Mode, the Science Vessel abilities are replaced with Tactical-focused ones: the ship is able to utilize its Experimental Weapon slot, while having access to +15 Weapons Power and higher maneuverability in the form of Flight Speed, Turn Rate and Inertia Rating. In this mode, the ship has access to a Commander Tactical Bridge Officer ability.
Currently, Tier 5 Science Destroyers do not have an Experimental Weapon slot. Instead, their 4th fore weapon slot has a special weapon that cannot be removed, and is only active during Tactical Mode. Tier 6 Science Destroyers operate as above.

Overview[edit | edit source]

To see which rank and profession of Bridge Officers you can have hover your mouse over the icons in the Bridge Officer column of the table. See the shields guide for more details on Shield Capacity. This table also compares the stats of the Dyson Science Destroyer Warbirds.

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
a
United Federation of Planets
Mirror Crossfield Science Destroyer 1
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Federation).png
6 37950 1.1 1.425 4 3 4 2 5 3 Console - Universal - Weaponized Helical Torsion icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Commander Universal-Temporal OperativeLieutenant Universal-Pilot 12 0.18 50 Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack icon.png
a
United Federation of Planets
Section 31 Intel Science Destroyer 1
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Federation).png
6 34500 1 1.3 4 3 4 2 5 3 Console - Universal - Enhanced Tractor Drones icon.png Lieutenant Commander Tactical-IntelligenceLieutenant EngineeringCommander Science-IntelligenceEnsign ScienceLieutenant Commander Universal 15 0.2 60 Generic Lock Box v2.png
a
United Federation of Planets
Dyson Surveillance Science Destroyer 40
Rank background icon.png
Rear Admiral Rank icon (Federation).png
5 31350 1.045 1.457 3 3 3 2 5 3 Console - Universal - Shield Inversion Projector icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png
a
United Federation of Planets
Dyson Strategic Science Destroyer 40
Rank background icon.png
Rear Admiral Rank icon (Federation).png
5 31350 1.045 1.457 3 3 3 3 4 3 Console - Universal - Protonic Shield Matrix icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png
a
United Federation of Planets
Solanae Dyson Science Destroyer 40
Rank background icon.png
Rear Admiral Rank icon (Federation).png
5 28500 0.95 1.3 3 3 3 2 4 3 Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Science 12 0.16 50 600 Lobi Crystal icon.png
a
United Federation of Planets
Dyson Reconnaissance Science Destroyer 40
Rank background icon.png
Rear Admiral Rank icon (Federation).png
5 31350 1.045 1.457 3 3 4 2 4 3 Console - Universal - Proton Destabilizer Module icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png
b
Klingon Empire
Nov Dyson Science Destroyer 40
Rank background icon.png
Brigadier General Rank icon (Klingon).png
5 30000 1 1.25 3 3 3 2 4 3 Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Science 12 0.16 50 600 Lobi Crystal icon.png
b
Klingon Empire
Chontay Class Science Destroyer 50
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant General Rank icon (Klingon).png
5 33000 1.1 1.375 3 3 4 2 4 3 Console - Universal - Proton Destabilizer Module icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png
b
Klingon Empire
MoQ Class Science Destroyer 50
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant General Rank icon (Klingon).png
5 33000 1.1 1.375 3 3 3 3 4 3 Console - Universal - Protonic Shield Matrix icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png
b
Klingon Empire
Ta'Sub Class Science Destroyer 50
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant General Rank icon (Klingon).png
5 33000 1.1 1.375 3 3 3 2 5 3 Console - Universal - Shield Inversion Projector icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png
c
Romulan Republic
Aves Dyson Science Destroyer 40
Rank background icon.png
Subadmiral I Rank icon (Romulan).png
5 28500 0.95 1.25 3 3 3 2 4 3 Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Science 12 0.16 50 600 Lobi Crystal icon.png
c
Romulan Republic
Harpia Class Science Destroyer 50
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Romulan).png
5 31350 1.045 1.375 3 3 4 2 4 3 Console - Universal - Proton Destabilizer Module icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png
c
Romulan Republic
Tyton Class Science Destroyer 50
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Romulan).png
5 31350 1.045 1.375 3 3 3 3 4 3 Console - Universal - Protonic Shield Matrix icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png
c
Romulan Republic
Caprimul Class Science Destroyer 50
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Romulan).png
5 31350 1.045 1.375 3 3 3 2 5 3 Console - Universal - Shield Inversion Projector icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringCommander ScienceLieutenant Universal 12 0.16 50 2500 Zen small icon.png

Faction-Specific Science Destroyers[edit | edit source]

Tier 5[edit | edit source]

Federation Dyson Science Destroyers[edit | edit source]

SKIN VARIANT: Solanae-class

Dyson Science Destroyers are truly unique starships that are inspired by designs found within the Solanae Dyson Sphere, but adapted to suit the needs of the Federation without the required use of Omega Particles. Each of these starships is first and foremost a science vessel, but is capable of entering Tactical Mode to significantly alter how the starship performs.

The Solanae Dyson Science Destroyer (T5) was designed as a prototype, to see whether a ship of this type could withstand harsh conditions of the Dyson Sphere.

This ship is available to Starfleet players from the Lobi Crystal Consortium for 600 Lobi Crystal icon.png and comes with the following:


SKIN VARIANT: Montgomery-class
SKIN VARIANT: Omega-class
SKIN VARIANT: Helios-class

The Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers are further improved variants of the Solanae-class design.

These ships are available to Starfleet players from the Cryptic store for 2,500 Zen small icon.png each, or as part of a 3-ship bundle for 5,000 Zen small icon.png, or as part of a cross-faction 9-ship bundle for 10,000 Zen small icon.png. All three ships come with improved hull and shield modifiers, as well as the following:

The Dyson Reconnaissance Science Destroyer (T5) is tactical-oriented. It also comes with the following:

  • an additional Tactical console slot
  • Proton Destabilizer Module universal console
  • Montgomery ship costume & ship material (UNLOCKS FOR ALL STARFLEET DYSON SCIENCE DESTROYERS)

The Dyson Strategic Science Destroyer (T5) is engineering-oriented. It also comes with the following:

  • an additional Engineering console slot
  • Protonic Shield Matrix universal console
  • Omega ship costume & ship material (UNLOCKS FOR ALL STARFLEET DYSON SCIENCE DESTROYERS)

The Dyson Surveillance Science Destroyer (T5) is science-oriented. It also comes with the following:

  • an additional Science console slot
  • Shield Inversion Projector universal console
  • Helios ship costume & ship material (UNLOCKS FOR ALL STARFLEET DYSON SCIENCE DESTROYERS)


Klingon Empire Dyson Science Destroyers[edit | edit source]

SKIN VARIANT: Nov-class
Activating Tactical Mode transforms the vessel into a destroyer and unlocks fore Proton Dual Heavy Cannons.

Dyson Science Destroyers are truly unique starships that are inspired by designs found within the Solanae Dyson Sphere, but adapted to suit the needs of the Klingon Empire without the required use of Omega Particles. Each of these starships is first and foremost a science vessel, but is capable of entering Tactical Mode to significantly alter how the starship performs.

The Nov Dyson Science Destroyer (T5) was designed as a prototype, to see whether a ship of this type could withstand harsh conditions of the Dyson Sphere.

This ship is available to Klingon Defense Force players from the Lobi Crystal Consortium for 600 Lobi Crystal icon.png and comes with the following:


SKIN VARIANT: Chontay-class
SKIN VARIANT: MoQ-class
SKIN VARIANT: Ta'Sub-class

The Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers are further improved variants of the Nov-class design.

These ships are available to Klingon Defense Force players from the Cryptic store for 2,500 Zen small icon.png each, or as part of a 3-ship bundle for 5,000 Zen small icon.png, or as part of a cross-faction 9-ship bundle for 10,000 Zen small icon.png. All three ships come with improved hull and shield modifiers, as well as the following:

The Dyson Tactical Science Destroyer (T5) is tactical-oriented. It also comes with the following:

  • an additional Tactical console slot
  • Proton Destabilizer Module universal console
  • Chontay ship costume & ship material (UNLOCKS FOR ALL KDF DYSON SCIENCE DESTROYERS)

The Dyson Battle Science Destroyer (T5) is engineering-oriented. It also comes with the following:

  • an additional Engineering console slot
  • Protonic Shield Matrix universal console
  • MoQ ship costume & ship material (UNLOCKS FOR ALL KDF DYSON SCIENCE DESTROYERS)

The Dyson Command Science Destroyer (T5) is science-oriented. It also comes with the following:

  • an additional Science console slot
  • Shield Inversion Projector universal console
  • Ta'Sub ship costume & ship material (UNLOCKS FOR ALL KDF DYSON SCIENCE DESTROYERS)


Romulan Republic Dyson Science Destroyer Warbirds[edit | edit source]

Main article: Wabird § Dyson Science Destroyer Warbird

Tier 6[edit | edit source]

Mirror Crossfield Science Destroyer[edit | edit source]

Crossfield-class (Mirror)

In the Mirror Universe, it’s survival of the fittest, and even Science Vessels have to be ready to fight at a moment’s notice if they want to survive. The Mirror Crossfield Science Destroyer is retrofitted from ships that crossed over from the 23rd century into present-day space. While fitted with powerful deflectors, shielding, scanning, and other scientific tools, looks can be quite deceptive – at a moment’s notice, the starship can transform, hiding the delicate scientific instrumentation and bringing astounding firepower for to bear, overwhelming anyone who came prepared for a mere science vessel.


Section 31 Intel Science Destroyer[edit | edit source]

Intel Science Destroyer

When it comes to top secret organizations, few things are as they appear, and the Intel Science Destroyer is a master of deceptive appearances – provided your sensors will even pick it up. While the ship has powerful sensors and masking abilities to avoid foes, there’s more than one way to remain hidden, and it can switch to bring powerful guns to bear when the situation calls for it.


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Science Destroyers were first introduced with the release of Season Eight: The Sphere in the form of the Tier 5 Dyson Science Destroyers, which have a Solanae Dual Heavy Proton Cannons fused into their seventh weapon slot that is activated with Tactical mode.
  • With the release of the Mirror Crossfield Science Destroyer as the first Tier 6 Science Destroyer, and the first since the Dyson ones, the ship type was updated to include seven weapon slots as standard that are accessible in either mode, replacing the fused weapon activation with an Experimental Weapon for Tactical Mode. The Dyson ships, however, were not updated to these specifications.
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