Star Trek Online – Avenger Class Battle Cruiser

The Avenger Class Battle Cruiser’s design aims to provide a durable warship that is more maneuverable than Starfleet’s existing cruisers, and can carry a devastating amount of firepower. However, it does sacrifice a measure of hull strength for this extra maneuverability. There is nothing subtle about this starship class. The Avenger’s aggressive silhouette and available firepower makes it a formidable and intimidating presence in any battle.

The Avenger’s size is much closer to a Klingon Battle Cruiser than a standard Starfleet Cruiser. This is largely due to the fact that the starship was designed by the Starfleet Engineering Corps to compete with the smaller, more agile vessels Starfleet is facing in battle. The Avenger class is also the first cruiser in Starfleet to be equipped with an Advanced Cruiser Communications Array.

Ships with Advanced Cruiser Communication Arrays provide the starship’s captain with three Command abilities that bestow benefits to both the captain’s starship and nearby allies.









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Ship Details

  • Minimum Rank: Vice Admiral (50)
  • Faction: Federation
  • Availability: C-Store
  • Hull Strength: 37,500
  • Shield Modifier: 1
  • Crew: 500
  • Weapons: 5 Fore, 3 Aft
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Base Turn Rate: 9 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: .15
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical, 1 Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 4 Engineering, 4 Tactical, 1 Science
  • +10 Power to Weapons
  • +10 Power to Engines
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Console Synergy:
    • Can equip: Console – Universal – Cloaking Device
      • Found on Dreadnaught Cruiser and Tactical Escort Retrofit
      • The Avenger does not come with this console
  • Matter-Antimatter Warp Core
  • Cruiser Communication Array Abilities:
    • Command – Weapon System Efficiency
    • Command – Shield Frequency Modulation
    • Command – Strategic Maneuvering
  • Console – Universal – Variable Auto-Targeting Armament


Variable Auto-Targeting Armament (V.A.T.A.)

The Variable Auto-Targeting Armament is a very versatile weapon designed specifically for the Avenger Battle Cruiser. This overwhelming weapon fires a pair of Auto-Targeting Armament Projectiles that travel toward your designated target. Every few seconds, these projectiles will fire weapons (either torpedoes or a tachyon beam) at a random foe within 10 km. This highly versatile weapon system will function differently depending upon which Cruiser Command you currently active (it’s not influenced by other active commands you may be in range of), and can also be equipped on the Fleet version if you own it. It has a cooldown of 2 minutes.

While the Shield Frequency Modulation cruiser command is active, the V.A.T.A. will fire a pair Tachyon Armament Projectiles. These projectiles fire Tachyon beams at a nearby target every second that damage the target’s shield facings. Upon impact, the Tachyon Armament Projectiles will detonate, dealing high kinetic damage and high shield damage in a 1.5 km radius. Foes affected by the blast will also have their shield hardness reduced for a short time.


While the Strategic Maneuvering cruiser command is active, the V.A.T.A. will fire a pair of Chroniton Armament Projectiles. These projectiles launch Micro Chroniton Torpedoes at a nearby target every second that deal minor kinetic damage and have a chance to reduce the target’s movement speed and turn rate. Upon impact, the Chroniton Armament Projectiles will detonate, dealing high kinetic damage. Foes affected by the explosion will also have their speed and turn rate reduced for a short time.


While the Weapon System Efficiency cruiser command is active, or no cruiser commands are active, the V.A.T.A. will fire a pair of Quantum Armament Projectiles. These projectiles launch Micro Quantum Torpedoes at a nearby target every second. Upon impact, the Quantum Armament Projectiles will detonate, dealing very high kinetic damage. The Quantum Armament Projectiles and its Micro Torpedoes lack any secondary effects, but deal significantly more damage.


The Avenger Class Battle Cruiser can equip the Cloaking Device console that comes equipped on both the Dreadnaught Cruiser and Tactical Escort Retrofit. The starship was built to support key systems that would allow it emulate Klingon Battle Cruisers.

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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 Starships – U.S.S. Palomino

I just recently got back online started a brand new campaign within Star Trek Online. I am once again playing along the Science Officer Career path. I thought it would be fun, while playing this time, to get some screen-caps of my starships. My character’s name is James A. Ableman, Liuetenant Starfleet. Currently we are commanding an Oberth Class science vessel, the U.S.S. Palomino, NCC-93099. She came equipped with the Enhanced Plasma Manifold, as well as the retro-fitted fore and aft phaser banks from the TOS Constitution Class vessel. I am playing with the Collector’s edition game so I also have the prototype Red Matter Capacitor installed.


Star Trek Online – Special Vessel – NX Class

Next in line for the Special Starships available currently thru the C-Store of Star Trek Online comes the NX Class starship. This is meant for those of Lieutenant rank. Its special ability is the Grappler and comes with an extra Tactical Console. If you’re itchin to go full retro within the game you can even by the NX era uniforms for your Captain and bridge officers. We’ll be covering that in future posts…

Star Trek Online – Tier 4 Starships – Federation Exploration Cruisers

The Tier 4 Federation Exploration Cruisers inlcudes one of my favorite new starship designs to be released for play in Star Trek Online: the Envoy Class. Also included in this level are the classic Galaxy Class, and the Celestial Class.











Star Trek Online – Tier 4 Starships – Federation Tactical Escorts

Once you advance to the rank of Captain, within the game, you get to choose from the next level of starships starting with the Federation Tactical Escorts: the Defiant Class, Gallant Class, and Vigilant Class. These, honestly, are my least favorite ships in the game. While they pack a pretty good punch, they’re just not much to look at. And you get dwarfed by all of the other starships out there. I gave them a try, but quickly went back to the Cruisers, which are coming up next.


Star Trek Online – Tier 3 Starships – Federation Heavy Cruisers

For those who prefer the Engineering career path, and who take a liking to sturdier starships, you get to shoose between these three Heavy Cruisers once you obtain the rank of Lieutenant Commander: the Cheyenne Class, Dakota Class, and Stargazer Class.








Star Trek Online – Tier 3 Starships – Federation Heavy Escorts

Once you progress to the rank of Commander within the game, you earn access to the Tier 3 starships. For those following the Tactical career path, you have the Heavy Escorts which consists of the Akira class, Oslo Class, and Zephyr Class.

Star Trek Online – Tier 2 Starships – Federation Science Vessels

Rounding out the Tier 1 starships of Star Trek Online are the science vessels consisting of the Nova Class, Aurora Class, and the Quasar Class. Science Vessels all come with a special Weapons Lock feature that allows you to target either Auxilliary Systems, Weapons, Engines, and Shields of an attacking enemy vessel.

Star Trek Online – Tier 2 Starships – Federation Cruisers

I would consider these, and all of the other Cruisers, the workhorse class. Bigger than the Escorts and Science vessels, more crew, better repair rates. The Tier 2 vessels include the classic Refit Constitution Class, and the new Excalibur and Vesper Classes.