Star Trek Online – Tier 6 Starship – Manticore Class – Heavy Destroyer

1db55b1aaad188dcef34a0287f77af061434037050After the success of the Chimera Class Heavy Destroyer prototype, Utopia Plantia shipyard has decided to make further advancements upon the experimental design of the Heavy Destroyer. The result is the Manticore Class Heavy Destroyer.

This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Command specialist bridge officer seat.

  • Faction: Starfleet
  • Required Rank: Vice Admiral
  • Availability: 1,000 Day Veteran Reward
  • Hull Strength: 39,675 at level 50 and 46,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.9
  • Crew: 750
  • Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 Aft
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: Commander Tactical, Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Command, Lieutenant Science, Lieutenant Commander Universal, Ensign Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 14
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.22
  • Inertia: 80
  • +10 Weapon Power, +5 Shield Power
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Regenerative Mode (Innate): +5 Auxiliary Power, +30 Starship Shield Systems
  • Console – Universal – Enhanced Dynamic Tactical System: Tactical Mode (Disables Regenerative Mode, +5 Weapon power, +30 Starship Targeting Systems), Tachyon Inversion Beam (Requires Regenerative Mode), Phaser Lotus (Requires Tactical Mode)
  • Advanced Quantum Slipstream Drive
  • Starship Mastery Package (Destroyer)
    • Precise Weapon Systems
    • Enhanced Weapon Banks
    • Devastating Weaponry
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems
    • Weapon System Synergy (Starship Trait)

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Console – Universal – Enhanced Dynamic Tactical System

The Heavy Destroyer is similar to an Escort, but has many qualities of Light Cruisers and Science Vessels. While in its innate Regenerative Mode, excess power is transferred to the Auxiliary System and you gain a bonus to Starship Shield Systems. It comes equipped with a prototype Enhanced Dynamic Tactical System console (or EDTS). This console allows you to transform your ship between Regenerative Mode and Tactical Mode.

In Regenerative Mode, your Tachyon Inversion Beam is enabled, which can siphon shields from multiple targets. Activating Tactical Mode transfers power to your Weapon Systems, and increases your ships Starship Targeting Systems skill, granting an Accuracy bonus. In Tactical Mode, the EDTS console enables a powerful multi-targeting lotus, which is capable of piercing multiple targets. However, while in Tactical Mode, your Starship Shield Systems bonus, Auxiliary Power bonus and Tachyon Inversion Beam are disabled.

This console also provides a passive bonus to Critical Severity and Hull Hit Points.

This unique station mod may only be equipped on Heavy Destroyers, but may be equipped in any of their console mod slots.

0bc04472d2a241736c619745899f91931435257797Weapon System Synergy (Starship Trait)

After reaching level 5 in your Heavy Destroyer’s Starship Mastery, you will unlock the Weapon System Synergy trait. While this trait is slotted, each time a directed energy weapon is activated on your ship, you will shunt a small amount of power to your projectile emitters. This is represented by building up stacks of Weapon System Synergy. Upon reaching 10 stacks, your projectile weapons will become primed and deal additional damage and shield bleedthrough for several seconds. After this expires there is a short lockout window before you can begin building up Weapon System Synergy stacks again.

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Star Trek Online – Personal Starship – U.S.S. Heart’s Hope – Borg Adapted Tech

This is what happens when your Chief Engineer, who happens to be a liberated Borg drone, gets her hands on some salvaged Borg technology.

Actually, what you see here are the appearance changes that take effect when you enable the Assimilated Regenerative Shield Array, Assimilated Deflector Array, Assimilated Subtranswarp Engine systems, and an Assimilated Module.

These items are available through the Borg Reputation System within the Star Trek Online game. An additional item I have acquired through this reputation system is a Reverse-engineered Borg Cutting Beam, but this has no effect on the overall appearance of the ship.

These items, when used in conjunction with each other, enable a Borg tractor beam for use during space combat.

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Star Trek Online – Personal Starship – U.S.S. Heart’s Hope – Chimera Class Heavy Destroyer

So, here we have yet another long overdue post. Planned as the first in a series of articles that till showcase the many core systems configurations my STO character Adm. John Ableman has acquired through his many assignments in Star Trek Online, here I present to you the Chimera Class Heavy Destroyer: U.S.S. Heart’s Hope, NCC – 93353, in her most basic set-up. This is my primary starship at the moment. I love both the design and the versatility of her capabilities. Her name derives from one of my favorite Orson Scott Card novels, but spelled differently.

The Chimera Heavy Destroyer is similar to an Escort, but has many qualities of Light Cruisers and Science Vessels. While in its innate Regenerative Mode, excess power is transferred to the Auxiliary System and you gain a bonus to Starship Shield Systems. It comes equipped with a prototype Dynamic Tactical System console (or DTS). This console allows you to transform your ship between Regenerative Mode and Tactical Mode. In Regenerative Mode, your Tachyon Inversion Beam is enabled, which can siphon shields from multiple targets. Activating Tactical Mode transfers power to your Weapon Systems, and increases your ships Starship Targeting Systems skill, granting an Accuracy bonus. In Tactical Mode, the DTS console enables a powerful multi-targeting Lotus, which is capable of piercing multiple targets. However, while in Tactical Mode, your Starship Shield Systems bonus, Auxiliary Power bonus and Tachyon Inversion Beam are disabled.

(The Chimera Heavy Destroyer’s design was based off one of the ‘Design the Next Enterprise’ entries, Jason “Vektor” Lee)

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  • Hull Strength: 34,500
  • Shield Modifier: 0.9
  • Crew: 750
  • Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 Aft
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Universal Ensign, 1 Universal Lieutenant Commander
  • Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 14 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.22
  • Can equip Cannons
  • Regenerative Mode (Innate): +5 Auxiliary Power, +30 Starship Shield Systems
  • Console – Universal – Dynamic Tactical System: Tactical Mode (Disables Regenerative Mode, +5 Weapon power, +30 Starship Targeting Systems), Tachyon Inversion Beam (Requires Regenerative Mode), Phaser Lotus (Requires Tactical Mode)
  • Advanced Quantum Slipstream Drive