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Starfleet

Federation Emblem.png
Emblem

Status:
Playable Faction
Release Date:
2010
Alliance Relations:
Member
Capital World:
Earth
Location:
Beta Quadrant
This article refers to the 25th century Federation faction. For its 23rd century counterparts, see TOS Starfleet and DSC Starfleet. For general information on the Federation, see United Federation of Planets.

Starfleet is one of playable factions in Star Trek Online. Starfleet is the military, defensive, and exploratory branch of the United Federation of Planets, which is an alliance of more than 150 planetary governments, spread out over 8,000 light years. Notable members of the Federation, who actively serve in Starfleet, include Humans, Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites. These species work in cooperation to uphold their principles of justice, equality, and rights, as well as expand and share their knowledge and resources for the purpose of space exploration and peaceful cooperation with other races.

Background[edit | edit source]

Starfleet dates back to United Earth in the mid-2130s where it was tasked to "...seek out new life and new civilizations," and "...go boldly where no man has gone before.". Starfleet played an instrumental role in bringing the founders of the Federation together in the lead up to the Earth-Romulan War. On the founding of the Federation in 2161, Starfleet became the Federation's primary exploratory and defense organisation bringing together crews from across the Federation.

As the Federation expanded, so did Starfleet's crews with a myriad of new species joining its ranks. Often, Starfleets deep space exploration prompted conflict with those fearing the Federation's expansion, such as the Klingons and Cardassians. As such, Starfleet's peaceful mission of exploration has seen frequent interruptions to defend the Federation from invasion. However it was only the encounter with the Borg that prompted the Federation to create outright warships such as the U.S.S. Defiant in the 24th century.

By the late 24th century, the Starfleet deemed the Borg threat had subsided and refocused on exploration. Starfleet also expanded its admission guidelines to accept non-Federation citizens to Starfleet Academy without command-level recommendation.

In the 25th century, Starfleet found itself called once again to its defensive role as the Federation-Klingon War started in 2405. It rapidly found itself embroiled again in multiple conflicts, including the return of the Borg in 2409.

Starfleet's insignia

Emblem[edit | edit source]

While the faction loading screen uses the flag of the Federation (seen in the infobox above) for the Starfleet faction, the more common faction emblem is based on Starfleet's standard insignia; an asymmetrical, arrowhead-shaped pennant (right).

Uniform[edit | edit source]

Starfleet Uniform

In 2410, Starfleet's uniform is the Odyssey design, although captain's have considerable leeway in the uniform regulations for their crew.

Ranks[edit | edit source]

Starfleet ranks roughly mirror those of the US navy, with crew being given ranks of Cadet, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander and Commander. Ship commanders are usually at the rank of Captain, but sometimes a commander is referred to as Captain even if they are at a different rank. Senior officers hold the ranks of Vice, Rear and Fleet Admiral.

Command[edit | edit source]

Starfleet Command, based in San Francisco, runs the fleet's day-to-day operations, with Fleet Admiral Jorel Quinn, based on Earth Space Dock, being the most senior officer encountered. Starfleet Command itself answers directly to the Federation President, Aennik Okeg.

While Quinn is treated as the leader of Starfleet, notably being shown as J'mpok's opposite at events such as calling the ceasefire, a dev has previously stated that the position of Commander in Chief of Starfleet is a different position, and is being reserved for someone special.[1]

Player Characters[edit | edit source]

Upon starting a new 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 ground combat, the career choice and racial traits drastically affect the gameplay and strategies used by the player.

When the player completes the tutorial (or skips it), a Starfleet Light Cruiser is assigned to them, which acts as the player's avatar in space and sector space, and is the primary method of combat and interaction in space. The character's career affects the type of gameplay strategies used by the player, as well as the customizable Bridge Officer abilities and ship consoles.

Classes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Career path

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:

Tactical Officer Candidate icon (Federation).png Engineering Officer Candidate icon (Federation).png Science Officer Candidate icon (Federation).png
Tactical Engineering Science

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

Races[edit | edit source]

See also: Federation members on Memory Alpha.

Starfleet characters have a diverse range of playable races to choose from including long standing Federation members such as Andorians and Vulcans, to Starfleet allies such as the Ferengi and Talaxians. Most races are free to play, while some are paid for.

Each race offers unique traits and abilities which can aid a certain type of play. Once the race is chosen, it cannot be changed so it is advisable to choose carefully.

The Federation includes hundreds of members, with non-playable species in-game including the Aenar, Deltans, Denobulans, Ithenites, Risians, Violaceans and Zambeans. Dozens of other non-Federation species have been seen to serve in Starfleet including Capellans, Ktarian, Xenexians and Photonic lifeforms to name a few.

Species Acquisition Innate traits
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Andorian
Free Ground bonus:
  • +10 Perception
  • +10% Exploit Damage
  • +25% Resistance to Flanking Damage
  • Bonus damage for each point of missing health which increases greatly as health nears zero
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Bajoran
Free Ground bonus:
  • +0.2% Healing to Shields and Hitpoints
  • 10% bonus to healing abilities used on you
  • +0.1 Regeneration
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Benzite
Free Ground bonus:
  • +10 Resistance to Physical damage
  • +33.33 resistance to Toxic and Radiation damage
  • +5 Resistance to Energy damage
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Betazoid
Free Ground bonus:
  • +10 Perception
  • +1.5% Expose Chance
  • +1 sec Expose Duration
  • Reduced threat
  • Increased Team Regeneration
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Bolian
Free Ground bonus:
  • Chance for Toxic DoT against attackers who bite you
  • +10% Maximum Hitpoints
  • +20 Resistance to Toxic damage
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Caitian
600Zen small icon.png Ground bonus:
  • 10% chance to Dodge half damage of ranged attacks
  • +75% Jump Height
  • +10 Perception
  • +10% Exploit Damage
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Cardassian
1000Zen small icon.png Space bonus: Recalled Tactics

Gain a stack of Recalled Tactics once every 5 seconds during combat

  • +2 Accuracy Rating Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)
  • +2 Defense Rating Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)
  • +2 Weapon Damage Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)

Ground: Bonus Resistance to:

  • Placate
  • Confuse
  • Hold/Stun
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Ferengi
Free Ground bonus:
  • +10 Perception
  • .25 Flank Damage Reduction
  • +10% Exploit Damage
  • 20% energy credit/gold-pressed latinum store discount
  • +.33 Resistance to Toxic and Radiation
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Human
Free Space bonus:
  • +30% Subsystem Repair and Hull Regen Rate (+60% out of combat)

Ground bonus:

  • +5% team exploit damage
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Klingon
600Zen small icon.png Ground bonus:
  • +15% Physical Damage
  • +5 All Damage Resistance Rating
  • +5% All Energy Damage
  • +15% Critical Severity
  • +10% Threat Generation
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Liberated Borg
Lifetime
subscribers
only
Space bonus:

Ground bonus:

  • +10% Health Regeneration
  • +6% Shield Regeneration
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Pakled
Free Ground bonus:
  • +4% Critical Chance
  • -30 Stun resistance
  • -30 Confuse resistance
  • -30 Placate resistance
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Rigelian
Free Ground bonus & clickable ability:
  • Spirit Walk icon.png Spirit Walk ability
  • +60 Hit Points
  • +9 Hit Points/sec for 6 sec
  • +100 All Damage Resistance Rating for 6 sec
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Saurian
Free Ground bonus:
  • +10 Plasma Damage Resistance Rating
  • +40 Toxic Damage Resistance Rating
  • +25 Fire Damage Resistance Rating
  • +10 Perception
  • +5% Exploit Damage
  • +20% Resistance to Flanking Damage
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Talaxian
Lifetime
subscribers
only
Space & Ground bonus:
  • +5% Incoming Healing to Self and Team
  • +5% Skill Points and Expertise to Team
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Tellarite
Free Ground bonus:
  • +Res (Physical, Kinetic), +Res (Placate, Hold, Knock)
  • 50% chance for +20% All Damage for 20 sec when receiving a critical hit.
  • Click "Stubborn" to free yourself from Confuse and Placate effects.
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Trill
Free Ground bonus:
  • +33% Radiation Damage Resistance Rating
  • +33% Toxic Damage Resistance Rating
  • 0.1 Health Regeneration
Trill Female.jpg
Trill (joined)
600Zen small icon.png Space bonus:

Ground Bonus:

  • +10% Health regeneration
  • +24.6% Radiation damage resistance
  • +24.6% Toxic damage resistance
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Vulcan
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
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Alien
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

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 with 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.

Federation Assault Cruiser (Sovereign).png Default Defiant Class.jpg Federation Advanced Research Vessel (Nebula).png
Cruiser Escort Science Vessel


Storyline missions[edit | edit source]

Faction Starfleet.png Federation Storyline Episodes

Military (NPCs)[edit | edit source]


Departments and Agencies[edit | edit source]

Important Facilities[edit | edit source]

Note[edit | edit source]

  • The faction icon for Starfleet NPCs occasionally lists them as Federation. References to the faction can use Federation and Starfleet interchangeably, although in canon they are distinct organizations.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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Starfleet
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Details StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets • Human • Vulcan • Andorian • TellariteEarth • Earth Space Dock • Starfleet Academy • Vulcan (planet) • Andoria • Bajor • Deep Space 9
Ground Forces Ensign Security Officer • Ensign Engineering Officer • Ensign Medic • Lieutenant Tactical Officer • Engineer (Mob) • Combat Medic (Mob) • Commander Tactical Officer • Commander Engineering Officer • Commander Science Officer • Security Chief • Chief Engineer (Mob) • Chief Medical Officer (Mob)
Starships Federation Shuttlecraft (Mob) • Peregrine Fighter (Mob) • Federation Frigate • Federation Cruiser (Mob) • Federation Escort (Mob) • Federation Science Vessel (Mob) • Galaxy Class Cruiser • Rhode Island Science Vessel • Intrepid Class Science Vessel • Nebula Class Science Vessel • Typhoon Class Battleship • Armitage Class Escort Carrier • Prometheus Class Escort • Multi-Mission Explorer • Federation Battlecruiser • Chimera Class Heavy Destroyer • Jupiter Class Dreadnought • Galaxy Dreadnought Cruiser • Odyssey Dreadnought Cruiser
NPCs Julian Bashir • Ethan Burgess • Richard Castillo • The Doctor • D'Vak • Franklin Drake • Elisa Flores • Harry Kim • Kira Nerys • James Kurland • Leonard McCoy • Nog • Aennik Okeg • Miral Paris • Tom Paris • Jorel Quinn • Chal Rexx • Va'Kel Shon • Spock • Masc Taggart • Tuvok • T'nae • Grigori Yanishev • Natasha Yar
NPC starships U.S.S. Aventine • U.S.S. Belfast • U.S.S. Chimera • U.S.S. Challenger • U.S.S. Defiant • U.S.S. DeWitt • U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701) • U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) • U.S.S. Enterprise-F • U.S.S. Houston • U.S.S. Khitomer • U.S.S. Kirk • U.S.S. Musashi • U.S.S. Rhode Island • U.S.S. Sally Ride • U.S.S. Voyager

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