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Skill: Starship Power Insulators

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Note: This skill was replaced by Drain Expertise.
Starship Power Insulators
Lieutenant Commander (Tier 2)


This skill grants resistance to enemy attacks which attempt to drain your shields, or power from subsystems. For example, attacks from Tachyon Beam will drain less energy from your shields, and attacks from Energy Siphon will drain less power from your ship subsystems. Similarly, this skill can reduce the subsystem power drain when an enemy targets one of your subsystems (for example using the ability Target Shields Subsystems with their beam weapons), however, it will not affect the subsystem disable chance nor duration of the disable which those attacks can apply.

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Starship Power Insulators is a Tier 2 Science skill available to all Starfleet and KDF Lieutenant Commanders. Each increment of this skill costs 1,500 Skill Points.

Details[edit | edit source]

This skill grants resistance to enemy attacks which attempt to drain your shields or power from subsystems. For example, attacks from Tachyon Beam will drain less energy from your shields, and attacks from Energy Siphon will drain less power from your ship subsystem power levels. Similarly, this skill can reduce the subsystem power drain when an enemy targets subsystems (for example using the ability Target Shields Subsystems with their beam weapons), however, it will not affect the subsystem disable chance nor the disable duration which those attacks can apply.

This is primarily a PvP oriented skill, but can be situationally useful in PvE: even just having three points into the skill can considerably reduce the effectiveness of Borg Shield Neutralizers.

Abilities Affected[edit | edit source]

All power drain abilities when incoming from an enemy. Nadion Inversion is also affected by this skill.

Rank Progression[edit | edit source]

Rank Bonus
1 +18
2 +36
3 +54
4 +64
5 +74
6 +84
7 +89
8 +94
9 +99
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