Tactical Escort Refit
The Tactical Escort Refit is a Captain (Tier 4) level Federation Escort vessel. The original Defiant, commanded by Captain Benjamin Sisko, was on the front lines during the Dominion War. When it was lost to the Breen at the Second Battle of Chin'toka, Starfleet assigned the U.S.S. Sao Paulo to Deep Space Nine, but gave Sisko and his crew permission to rename the ship to Defiant.
Almost 35 years later Starfleet has launched the Tactical Escort Refit: Sao Paulo Class in honor of that ship. This vessel comes equipped with Quad Phaser Cannons. This fearsome energy weapon draws power from the ship's engines to deal massive damage to an enemy. The Quad Phaser Cannons scale in effectiveness with your Rank and Grade, and may be equipped on any Escort or the Dreadnought Cruiser.
This ship is available from the C-Store for 1,500 and comes with [Phaser Quad Cannons [Dmg]x4]. The Quad Cannons are slightly weaker than fleet weapons at level 50 and force a phaser build. This vessel does not count towards fleet ship cost reductions.
Alternative Variants[edit | edit source]
||Defiant class was the first of the Tactical Escort designs, with a prototype originally designed to fight the Borg. The project ultimately failed at Utopia Planetia because its initial engine designs tore the ship apart, though then Engineer Miles Edward O'Brien took the project under his wing and corrected most of its issues. The class design later entered production due to the Dominion threat.
The Defiant class skin is unlocked for free.
||Launched in response to the fallout from the Khitomer Accords in 2399, the Gallant class was born. These ships were made to fight on the front lines of Borg conflict. Gallant is a variant of Defiant, just as capable and bares just as many teeth.
The Gallant class skin is unlocked for free.
||The Vigilant was a design inspired by the Defiant class. It is just as powerful and nimble but is larger and features an updated nacelle design. The Vigilant is also equipped with a multipurpose space that is adaptable to any situation including relaxation or training.
The Vigilant class skin is unlocked for free.
||The Sao Paulo class is a 25th century refit of the famed Defiant class. It has exposed, forward-swept warp nacelles and a more faceted main deflector. It also has the white hull texture common to refit vessels.|
Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]
|1.5x Critical Rating from ENG and SCI|
Standard Configuration[edit | edit source]
Federation 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.
Comparison with Regular variant[edit | edit source]
|Bridge Officers||Ensign Engineering|
|Weapons||[Phaser Quad Cannons]|