The Eclipse Intel Cruiser is quite nimble for a starship of its class. This tier6 starship sacrifices little structural integrity for this benefit. It features a cloaking device and Active Sensor Arrays. The former allows the starship to cloak while not in combat, and the latter allows intel craft to gather information about their target to expose vulnerability in their defense.
The Eclipse Intel Cruiser comes equipped with a Structural Integrity Field Siphon. This devastating device drains the structural integrity field of nearby enemy ships and overloads your own. This not only causes significant hull damage to the affected foes, but it also provides your starship with additional hull strength. This console can only be equipped on the Eclipse Intel Cruiser and the Fleet Eclipse Intel Cruiser, but can be put into any of their console slots. You may only equip one of these consoles.
After acheiving level 5 in your Eclipse Intel Cruiser, you will unlock the Battle Ready Starship Trait. While this trait is slotted, each time you use an Engineering or Intelligence Bridge Officer ability you gain a defense and damage resistance rating buff for a short time. This buff stacks up to 3 times.
Intel ships are all capable of passive warp signature masking. This passive ability grants the intel ship a tiny amount of stealth, which will render the intel craft undetectable at long range. This passive stealth bonus is removed when the starship activates its cloaking device.
When planning first began for Operation Delta Rising, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers quickly realized that an updated version of the famed Intrepid Class would be essential for the mission’s success. Most of the advanced technology used in the Pathfinder was first tested on the U.S.S. Voyager, which was completely updated before it departed for the Delta Quadrant. When Admiral Tuvok was satisfied with the ship’s performance, work could begin to produce Pathfinders for the fleet.
The Pathfinder Class Features a hybrid Intelligence Bridge Officer seat and comes equipped with the Aero Shuttle universal console. While this console is equipped, the Pathfinder can deploy an Aero Shuttle which will provide support during combat. The Aero Shuttle may be equipped in any console slot of any long range science vessel. The Pathfinder also comes equipped with a Deteriorating Secondary Deflector MKX. This may be equipped on any vessel with a secondary deflector slot.
When you reach level 5 in Starsip Mastery in a Pathfinder, you will unlock the Ablative Field Projector starship trait. When this trait is active, all your shield heals will provide a small measure of temporary hit-points to the target.
The Pathfinder Class also features a custom starship material. This may be used on any long range science vessel variant
Minimum Rank: Vice Admiral
Hull Strength: 31050 at Level 50 and 36000 at Level 60
While i’m not exactly a fan of the idea of Starfighters within the StarTrek Universe, I am all for them in Sci-Fi in general. And this one, as designed by Andrew Gillespie & GKD Designs, is pretty cool. Great lines and superb detail work.
Not sure if they have any other designs out there, but I would be curious to see what they are able to do with a Starfleet starship.
Starfleet Starfighters? A Starfighter Carrier that deploys from the underside of a Sovereign Class Starship? I dont think this idea sold too well. Not too sure who drew these, some of the ideas arent very original (a Sabre class starship morphed into a Starfighter?) Nevertheless, I thought it would be neat to include these…
Here’s a little bit of concept art I found from the initial developings of Star Trek Online. A couple of these are drawn by Veteran Star Trek Concept Artist John Eaves…its cool to see that some of these have found their way into the game…
Starfleet’s Guardian Cruiseris a Tier6 starship that was designed to be a very versatile starship capable of accomplishing nearly any classification of mission. It also features a hybrid Lieutenant Intel/Engineering seat.
The Guardian Cruiser comes equipped with a Particle Conversion Matrix. When activated, your shields will become significantly more dureable, allowing them to absorb more damage for a short time. During this time, any incoming energy weapon fire has a high chance of boosting your own energy weapon damage.
This console can only be equipped on the Guardian Cruiser and the Fleet Guardian Cruiser, but can be put into any of the console slots. You may only equip one of these consoles.
After acheiving level 5 in your Guardian Cruiser, you will unlock the Desperate Repairs starship trait. While this trait is slotted, each time your starship is critically hit you receive a Desperation Counter. Immediately upon receiving a third Desperation Counter you will receive a large hull and shield heal and will be unable to gain Desperation Counters for a while.
The original Duantless Class science vessel, discovered by the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager, was actually alien in origin. It featured Quantum Slipstream Drive technology, which was groundbreaking at the time, but ultimately this ship was created using particle synthesis to fool and trap the crew of the Voyager. In 2410, the blueprints for the original alien ship were closely examined and Starfleet Engineering Corps were able to recreate this impressive Tier6 science vessel.
The Experimental Science Vessel comes equipped with a Particle Synthesizer Universal Console which allows your starship to project a particle synthesis beam at a distant target that causes your target and nearby enemies to take on your starship’s appearance, thus causing tremendous confusion amongst your enemies. Additionally, a photonic decoy of your starship is created near your position to draw the attention of your enemies.
This console can only be equipped on the Experimental Science Vessel and the Fleet Experimental Science Vessel, but can be put into any of their console slots. You may only equip one of these consoles.
After advancing to level 5 in your Experimental Science Vessel, you will unlock the Radiant Nanite Cloud starship trait. While this trait is slotted, causes all hull heals to heal for an additional 25% over 4 seconds in a 3km radius.
The Experimental Science Vessel comes equipped with a Deteriorating Secondary Deflector MkX. This Secondary Deflector can be equipped on any vessel with a secondary deflector slot.
It’s been a few years since STO came online. A lot has changed. New contant has been added. Many new starships, as you’ve seen in previous posts. Older missions have been retooled. Some of the more repetitive farming missions have been removed altogether.
Just for kicks I decided to go ahead and create a new Starfleet officer and live the experience again…also with slightly better computer so i can enjoy better graphics along the way.
This new character, Johnathan Able, is focusing on the Engineering Career Path (instead of science like my other long-standing character). The ships he will be commanding will be Cruisers.
First up, the U.S.S. Patriot, NCC-93503. She is a modified Shikar Class. This is your beginner level starship, unless you choose to purchase one of the 3 C-store ships available. I have them, but chose to scrap them for their special items and fly the standard ship.