We’re excited to announce three new Tier 6 starships. The first is an enhanced version of the Tactical Escort Retrofit, called the Valiant Class Tactical Escort [T6]. This starship is available for Starfleet players at Vice Admiral rank. The second starship is the Kor Bird-of-Prey [T6], an improved version of the B’rel Bird-of-Prey Retrofit. This starship is available at Lieutenant General rank for Klingon players. Lastly, is the Malem Light Warbird [T6], which is an upgraded version of the T’varo Light Warbird Retrofit. Like our previous cross faction bundles, all three of these new ships have received a 2410 visual update.
Items and Abilities
All three of these Tier 6 starships come equipped with the Warhead Module universal console. The Warhead Module contains a load of six torpedoes ready for simultaneous fire. Once fired, the system automatically reloads over time. At any time the system can be activated to fire as many torpedoes as are currently loaded.
This console provides a passive bonus to projectile weapon damage.
NOTE: The Valiant Class comes equipped with a Photon Warhead Module which can be equipped on any Tactical Escort. The Kor Class also comes equipped with a Photon Warhead Module, but it can only be equipped on Tier 5 or greater Birds-of-Prey. Lastly, the Malem Class is equipped with a Plasma Warhead Module, and it can only be equipped on Tier 5 or greater T’varo Warbird variants.
Each of these starships can unlock the Withering Barrage starship trait by achieving level 5 in their Starship Mastery. While this trait is equipped, the duration of your Cannon: Scatter Volley is increased by 4 seconds.
Each starship comes with its own unique costume, but they can also use parts from lower tier ships within the same family.
Valiant Class Tactical Escort
The Valiant Class comes with its own unique costume. In addition it can use the Defiant, Gallant, Gallant Refit, Vigilant and Vigilant Refit costumes for free, and it can use the Sao Paulo costume if that starship is owned.
The Kor Class comes with its own unique costume. In addition it can use the B’rel and Koloth costumes for free, and it can use the B’Rotlh costume if that starship is owned.
Malem Light Warbird
The Malem Class comes with its own unique costume. In addition it can use the T’varo costume for free.
These starships are available in the C-store individually, or they can be found packaged together in the T6 Cross Faction Escort Bundle.
Look for a follow up blog that will detail the stats on these awesome new Tier 6 ships in the near future!
Phil “Gorngonzolla” Zeleski
Lead Systems Designer
Star Trek Online