Star Trek Online – Tier 6 Starship – Phantom Class – Intel Escort

Phantom001   This Tier6 Intel Escort was designed for stealth, speed, and delivering withering volleys of weapons fire on an unsuspecting target. It is equipped with a cloaking device and Active Sensor Arrays that allow it to gather information about a target to expose a vulnerability.

The Phantom comes equipped with a Heavy Phaser Lance universal console. This devastating weapon is capable of delivering a deadly blast of directed energy at a target. Additionally, using the lance on a target that has been exposed by the Phantom’s Active Sensor Arrays causes the weapon to deal significantly more damage and completely bypass the target’s shields.

This Console can only be equipped on the Phantom Intel Escort and the Fleet Phantom Intel Escort, but can be put into any console slot. You may only equip one of these consoles.


After achieving level 5 in your Phantom Intel Escort, you will unlock the Reciprocity Starship Trait. While this trait is slotted, and am enemy misses you in combat, you have all of your Tactical and Intelligence Bridge Officer ability recharge times reduced slightly. This reduction can happen every few seconds and it cannot reduce an ability’s recharge time below its group cooldown.

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.

  • Required Rank: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 31050 at 50 and 38000 at 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.9
  • Crew: 150
  • Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 aft
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lt. Commander Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical/Intel, 1 Lt. Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Ensign Universal
  • Console Mods: 5 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 17 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.22
  • +10 Power to Weapons and Engines
  • Can load cannons
  • Cloaking Device
  • Heavy Phaser Lance Universal Console
  • Active Sensor Arrays
  • Gather Intelligence
  • Expose Vulnerability: Defenses
  • Expose Vulnerability: Weapon Systems
  • Expose Vulnerability: Critical Systems
  • Starship Ability Package (Escort)
  • Precise Weapons Systems
  • Tactical Maneuvering
  • Enhanced Weapon Systems
  • Devastating Weaponry
  • Reciprocity (Starship Trait)

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Star Trek Online – Federation Starship – Odyssey Tactical Cruiser

The pinnacle of Federation starship design, the Odyssey Tactical Cruiser improves on the base Odyssey Star Cruiser design with improved tactical capabilities intended for the most difficult of missions.

Odyssey Class vessels are the largest vessels ever created by Starfleet. The Odyssey Tactical Cruiser’s massive size makes it very resilient, but its turn rate is reduced by the bulk of the vessel. The Odyssey’s unique split saucer pylon reduces subspace turbulence which allows higher warp speeds and increases the duration the ship can maintain Slipstream   Drive.

The Odyssey Class is designed as an extreme long-range vessel, and can operate for long periods of time away from support. Because of this, it is the most versatile cruiser ever developed by the Starfleet Corps of Engineers and features Universal Lieutenant Commander and Universal Ensign Bridge Officer Stations that can by operated by any Bridge Officer class.

In addition, the Odyssey Operation’s Cruiser features an Aquarius Escort universal console module. This console allows you to separate the aft mission pod of your starship, which will deploy an Aquarius Escort. The Aquarius is a small attack craft that will follow the Odyssey Tactical Cruiser and attack your targets.

The Aquarius Escort universal console module may be equipped on the Odyssey Science, Tactical, or Operations Cruiser in any console slot. It may not be equipped on the standard Odyssey Cruiser.

Note: Unlocking the Odyssey Tactical Cruiser unlocks this ship for every Federation Vice Admiral character on an account.

Minimum Rank: Vice Admiral
Crew: 2,500
Weapons: 4 Fore, 4 Aft
Device Slots: 4
Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Ensign Universal, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 4 Engineering, 3 Science
Hull Strength: 42,000
Base Turn Rate: 6 degrees per second
Shield Modifier: 1.15
Impulse Modifier: 0.15
Maximum Warp: 9.996
+10 Power to Weapons; +5 Power to Shields and Auxiliary
Advanced Quantum Slipstream Drive
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Star Trek Online – Special Vessel – Thunderchild Class

The only Tier3 specialty vessel currently available in the Star Trek Online C-Store, comes the Thunderchild Class. The first U.S.S. Thunderchild was an Akira Class starship that fought the Borg at the Battle of Sector 001 in 2373. The Heavy Escort Refit: Thunderchild Class pays homage to the brave men and women who served aboard that vessel. This ship comes equipped with a Point Defense System. This console activates an automated Phaser Turret Point Defense System designed to defend the vessel from small craft, mines and targetable torpedoes, but that will also target larger vessels as well. This console can be equipped on any escort in any console slot.

Star Trek Online – Special Starships – Gladius Class

Just recently added as a new class available for the Tier 2 Federation Escorts comes the Gladius Class. A variant on the Saber Class that saw extensive action during the Dominion War, the Gladius has an updated look and technology for Starfleet captains in the 25th century. The Gladius Class comes equipped with an Impulse Capacitance Cell that can create an Impulse Burst, greatly increasing the ship’s speed and defense in combat for a short period of time. This console may be equipped in any console slot of any Escort.











Chariot Class – Federation Starship – color views

Rounding out the posts on the Chariot Class starship are these incredible CGI renders. Sadly, I do not know who created these. If anyone does, please let me know so I can update this accordingly. This model is simply superb.

This design is more true to the Atolm sketch, and Jim Morvay’s first set of schematics. There are some noticeable differences, espcially in the command section of the primary hull. Alos the overall detailing has it fitting into the design principles of the Nemesis time-period.















































Chariot Class – Federation Starship – var 2 – schematics

Today we bring you Jim Morvay’s second take on the ATOLM’s Chariot Class starship. This one shows heavy modifications, mostly offensive and defensive. It even has a docking port on the underside of the Primary hull for a Defiant Class starship. This a more aggressive starship than the previous design.

I’m sorry about the quality of the thumbnails. This same issue occured with the previous post. Click on them to get a tru view of what this ship looks like.

Star Trek Online – Special Starship – Oberth Class

Here we have one of my personal favorites of the starships you can purchase with your Cryptic Points in Star Trek Online’s C-Store: the Oberth Class science vessel. She’s small and very nimble. This class is also meant for the Lieutenant rank. She comes equipped with an extra science console and an EnHanced Plasma Manifold, which you can take with you as you rank up and progress on to more advanced starships.

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…

Federation Starship Concepts by ATOLM

Many of you will be aware of the artist known as Atolm. I stumbled upon some of his artwork a few years ago. Sadly, little has been heard from him lately. I thought this would be a great opportunity to show off a couple of my favorite designs of his. Some of these are truly inspired.  For those who have not heard of him or seen any of his work, enjoy this…

Star Trek Online – Tier 5 Starships – Federation Deep Space Science Vessels

Rounding out the Tier 5 starships come the ungainly Deep Space Science Vessels. These ships are available in the Oracle Class, Detiny Class, and the Trident Class.