Starting November 12th, new Strike Wing Escorts are being made available on the C-Store for Federation and Klingon characters, along with their respected allied members among the Romulan and Dominion factions! These new vessels will be available in both Non-Fleet and Fleet variants.
Special Introductory Pricing Discount! From until November 12th at 8am PT, to November 18th at 10am PT, you can get these ships for 2400 ZEN each when purchased individually, or a bundle with both ships and a 50% off Tier 6 ship coupon for only 3200 ZEN! Thereafter, they will return to their normal pricing at 3000 ZEN when purchased individually, or 4000 ZEN for the Bundle.
Fleet versions of each of these starships will unlock upon completing your Fleet Starbase’s Tier 3 Shipyard. The standard Fleet Module discounts apply if you have purchased the ships from the C-Store.
And here are the stats on these exciting new starships!
True to its purpose, a large number of vessels registered with Starfleet are peaceful ships – freighters moving around trade, medical vessels providing aid, exploration vessels seeking out new life, science vessels unraveling the mysteries of the universe. However, there is no peace, no exploration, no trade, no freedom to be found at the bottom of a boot, and as such, the Earhart is not one of those vessels. As a Strike Wing Escort, its function is to neutralize threats, so that Starfleet’s peaceful vessels can do their jobs unimpeded and in relative safety. It comes with a compliment of Class-C shuttlecraft to aid in its mission, and features new technology, such as the Subatomic Field Disruptor and Cascading Gravimetric Disruptions console, to ensure it’s capable of optimal multi-threat responses.
The Sech Strike Wing Escort [T6] is the perfect vessel for a Klingon warrior seeking out tales of glorious conquest. A powerful vessel, if a light one, it features a battle cloaking device for optimal tactical setup, a full complement of fighters to aid in combat, and a heavy weapons layout for maximum carnage. It features improved command capabilities, to best coordinate with its fighters or other nearby allies, and a powerful tactical & weapons suite. The Subatomic Field Disruptor causes your foe’s ship to deteriorate out from under them, and also infects foes that try to aid the vessel, demoralizing your enemy while you defeat them. Lastly, the Cascading Gravimetric Disruptions device equipped to the vessel will turn gravity itself against your foes, weakening and grouping them close to ensure that you and your fighters will be able to bring them a swift, honorable death.
While this console is equipped your starship can emit a cascading pulse of gravimetric energy. This pulse will seek out other nearby power sources - most often starship warp cores, dealing damage to and marking all foes passed through. After passing through five power sources, it will destabilize, pulling in and re-damaging all marked foes.
This console also provides a passive boost to Energy Damage and Control Expertise. This Console can be equipped on any ship, in any console slot. You may only equip one of these console.
The Subatomic Field Disruptor damages subatomic fields near your target for a short duration. The energy released from this process seeks out and will disrupt the subatomic fields of other nearby vessels, causing them to also suffer electrical damage over time.
This Experimental Weapon may be upgraded like a standard weapon, swapped out for another Experimental Weapon and placed in any other starship's Experimental Weapon Slot.
While this trait is slotted, when you activate any command or torpedo bridge officer ability, your next torpedo launched will cause nearby allies to additionally fire photon torpedoes at that same target.
Both variants of the Engle Strike Wing Escort announced today use the Class C Shuttlecraft that were introduced to Star Trek Online in the Command Dreadnought Cruiser Bundle, and unlock additional variants of the Class C Shuttlecraft for purchase. Class C Shuttlecraft are quick-moving and dangerous fighter pets that can be equipped on any starship with a Hangar Bay.
Both variants of the Sech Strike Wing Escort announced today use the House Mo’kai Fighters that were introduced to Star Trek Online in the Command Dreadnought Cruiser Bundle, and unlock additional variants of the House Mo’kai Fighters for purchase. Like their Federation counterparts, the House Mo’kai Fighters are agile and deadly fighter, and once purchased, may be equipped on any starship with a Hangar Bay.
Fleet versions of these ships will unlock upon completing your Fleet Starbase’s Tier 3 Shipyard. The standard Fleet Module discounts apply.
Fleet starships are specifically designed to support your Fleet. They are built to the highest standard and have increased Hull Hit Points, Shield Strength and an additional Console slot.
DISCLAIMER: All information in this blog post is subject to change.
Jette “CrypticSpartan” Leavens