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DSC Starfleet

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Playable Mini-Faction
Release Date:
October 9, 2018
(Age of Discovery)
Playable Species:
Capital World:
Beta Quadrant

The DSC Starfleet is one of the playable factions in Star Trek Online. Not a faction in true sense of the word, the DSC Starfleet presents an alternate starting experience for Starfleet Captains before taking them into the regular Starfleet storyline. Created as part of a new streamlined starting experience, players are given the ability to create a new captain in the Star Trek: Discovery-era and are set on an adventure featuring new story lines running parallel of the show, including locations, celebrities, and era-appropriate starships.

Starfleet is the United Federation of Planets' military, defensive, and exploratory branch. Note that "Starfleet" is not the Federation, it is only the military branch to a civil government, similar to the United States of America's naval branch.

Player Characters[edit | edit source]

Upon starting a new DSC Starfleet character, players must choose a career (analogous to a 'class' from other MMORPGs) and a species (or race). The career determines the character's native abilities, and the race determines the character's innate traits and, in certain cases, special abilities. In combat, the career choice and racial traits affect the gameplay and strategies used by the player. When the player completes (or skips) the tutorial, a Malachowski-class starship is assigned to them.

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 choose from the following three career paths:

DSC Starfleet Tactical Officer Candidate icon.png DSC Starfleet Engineering Officer Candidate icon.png DSC Starfleet Science Officer Candidate icon.png
Tactical Engineering Science

Each profession has its own advantages (and disadvantages) in the gameplay of Star Trek Online.

Races[edit | edit source]

With the launch of Season Fifteen: Age of Discovery, there are only three race choices available to choose from: Human, Vulcan, and Alien. More races are expected to added, including Discovery-themed versions of Andorians, Tellarites, and Saurians. 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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Free Space bonus:
  • +30% Subsystem Repair and Hull Regen Rate (+60% out of combat)

Ground bonus:

  • +5% team exploit damage
Free Ground bonus:
  • Bonus resistance to Psionic, Placate, and Confuse
  • 0.15 bonus to Melee damage
  • 15% chance to knock down the target of your melee attacks
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: Federation playable starships

All DSC Starfleet characters receive the factions-specific Federation Shuttlecraft for free by completing “Reporting In”.

After “Downfall” has been completed, DSC Starfleet players can use any starship available to the 25th century Starfleet players. Several new starships featuring designs straight from Star Trek: Discovery, were added to the C-Store and are also available from the Discovery Lock Box. However, these starships are not available to players until after joining the main Starfleet timeline.

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Walker-class Crossfield-class Nimitz-class

There are three main types of playable Starfleet vessel, each with numerous sub-types for different ranks and styles of play, and each of those sub-types may have a number of cosmetic variants. The types of vessel are generally biased towards a specific class, but players of any class can captain any type of vessel.

Storyline missions[edit | edit source]

The tutorial and Age of Discovery arc are set in 2256, and run parallel to events seen in the aforementioned TV show.

Once “Downfall” has been completed, player is sent to 2409 and integrated into the standard Starfleet storyline. DSC players have some specific dialogue to reflect the events they were part of in the past and, to differentiate the two factions, they retain the 23rd century effects and animations (e.g. the transporter effect).

Faction DSC.png DSC Federation Storyline Episodes

Military[edit | edit source]

Starships[edit | edit source]

  • TBA

Ground Forces[edit | edit source]

  • TBA

See also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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United Federation of Planets
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Details United Federation of PlanetsHuman • VulcanDelta Volanis Science Station • Starbase 1 • Starfleet Academy • Arucanis Arm
Ground Forces None
Starships None
NPCs Sylvia Tilly • Thy'kir Shran • Kensington • Justin Straal
NPC starships U.S.S. Ticonderoga • U.S.S. Sebrova • U.S.S. Miyamoto • U.S.S. Glenn • U.S.S. Clarke • U.S.S. Edison • U.S.S. Europa • U.S.S. Shenzhou • U.S.S. Shran • U.S.S. T'plana-hath • U.S.S. Yeager

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