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Voyage to Saturn and Beyond

By Ambassador Kael
Thu 02 Dec 2021 09:00:00 AM PST

The Infinity Lock Box continues its run, offering players their chance to choose their preferred prize from most of the retired Lock Boxes. And it will soon be updated with the addition of yet another all-new Starship!

Starting on December 7th, 2021, players on PC and Console will see the addition of the Saturn-class Intel Science Spearhead (T6). This eye-catching Federation starship could be seen filling out the fleets of the 32nd Century Federation during Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery. In addition, on Console, the United Earth Defense Force Vessel [T6], will also be joining the Infinity Lock Box on the same date.

Continue reading further on for the full details on this new starship offering!

Saturn Intel Science Spearhead [T6]

The distinctive ring-like design of this ship's primary hull was dubbed the Saturn-class by its Sol-based engineers early in its concept phases, in honor of the breathtaking rings found around its namesake planet. The design is more than just esthetic though, as it allows for experimental torus-shaped deflector shields and warp fields. This intriguing shape allows this class of starship to utilize the negative space within the ring to isolate and study dangerous phenomena at close proximity, as well as pioneering more efficient methods of energy manipulation for space flight at both impulse and warp scales. The latter of these breakthroughs proved to be even more valuable to the remnants of the Federation after the event known as The Burn.

This starship features a Commander Science / Intelligence Specialist Bridge Officer seat and an Ensign Universal / Pilot Specialist Bridge Officer seat.

Ship Details:

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Federation or Federation-Aligned
  • Required Rank: Must Complete Tutorial
  • Hull Modifier: 1.35
  • Shield Modifier: 1.25
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1x Lt. Commander Tactical, 1x Lieutenant Engineering, 1x Commander Science / Intel, 1x Ensign Universal / Pilot, 1x Lt. Commander Universal
  • Consoles: 4 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 5 Science (scales with level)
  • Base Turn Rate: 9
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.2
  • Inertia: 50
  • +10 Weapon Power, +10 Auxiliary Power
  • Console - Universal – Chakram Projector
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Federation Battle Cloak (32c.)
  • Secondary Deflector Slot
  • Sensor Analysis
  • Subsystem Targeting
  • "Gather Intel" Ship Mechanic
  • Starship Mastery Package (Science Vessel)
    • Enhanced Particle Generators (+Exotic Damage)
    • Advanced Shield Systems (+Shield HP)
    • Enhanced Restorative Circuitry (+Healing)
    • Reactive Shield Technology (+Shield Regen/Hardness)
    • Automated Triage (Starship Trait)

Admiralty Ship Stats:

  • Eng:  29
  • Sci:  51
  • Tac:  46
  • Special: +10 SCI per TacShip

 

Console – Universal – Chakram Projector

This ring-like turret is created by employing programmable matter arrays, which is also further employed to project its accompanying disc of high-velocity abrasive material. This ring of particulates can tear into enemy starship hulls, and even strip armor in the process, both dealing kinetic damage and rendering foes affected by it to be more susceptible to other sources of kinetic damage.

This console also provides a passive bonus to Hull Penetration and Shield Penetration with Starship Weaponry.

This console mod may be used on any starship, in any console slot. Only one of these consoles may be equipped on a ship at a time.

Starship Trait – Automated Triage

While this trait is slotted, if you or an Ally within 5km are below 50% Hull, immediately restore 10% of their Maximum Hull then an additional 20% over 10 seconds. This effect may not be triggered more than once every 60 seconds by default, but activating Science Team or any Intel Bridge Officer Ability will reduce this lockout by 10 seconds per activation.

 

 

The current run of the Infinity Lock Box will soon be updated with the addition of an all-new Starship!

Starting on December 7th, 2021, players on Console will have the chance to obtain and captain the United Earth Defense Force Vessel (T6). This formidable defender of Planet Earth was seen defending the homeworld of the human race in Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery.

Continue reading further on for the full details on this new starship offering!

United Earth Defense Force Vessel [T6]

When Earth of the 32nd century decided to part ways with the Federation in the wake of The Burn, they left behind much of Starfleet's tradition of building exploration and science vessels, and focused instead on large, sturdy vessels built for planetary defense. The UEDF Vessel is the epitome of this philosophy, featuring a heavy focus on shield resilience and durability, while sacrificing little in the way of defensive armaments, but with very little focus on auxiliary systems. However, being the only ship class in the UEDF fleet, it is also versatile enough to serve passably at many purposes, even if the people of Earth are loath to make use of these starships for missions beyond patrolling and protecting their precious blue pearl.

This ship features a Commander Tactical / Command Bridge Officer specialist seat, and a Lt. Commander Engineering / Command Bridge Officer specialist seat.

Ship Details:

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Any
  • Required Rank: Must Complete Tutorial
  • Hull Modifier: 1.25
  • Shield Modifier: 1.4
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 4
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1x Commander Tactical / Command, 1x Lt Commander Engineering / Command, 1x Lieutenant Science, 1x Commander Universal
  • Consoles: 5 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 3 Science (scales with level)
  • Base Turn Rate: 8
  • Impulse Modifier: .16
  • Inertia: 75
  • +10 Weapon Power, +10 Shield Power
  • Console - Universal - Mobile Defense Net
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • "Inspiration" Command Specialization Abilities
  • Starship Mastery Package (Destroyer)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Enhanced Weapon Banks (+Critical Severity)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+All Damage)
    • Interlaced Emitters (Starship Trait)

 

Admiralty Ship Stats:

  • Eng:  37
  • Sci:  30
  • Tac:  59
  • Special: +6 SCI per Any Ship

 

 

Console – Universal – Mobile Defense Net

The shielding technology of the UEDF is second-to-none, and this console makes great use to establish itself as a worthy inheritor of that reputation. With this technology equipped, your ship will be capable of generating a large area of protection for you and your allies, centered a short distance behind your vessel. This area will move with your ship, though the field itself will inhibit your ship's capability to maneuver at full effectiveness. It may be deactivated prematurely, should maneuverability prove to be more important in the moment, than defense.

You and allied vessels within the protective field will receive multiple shield-based benefits including improved resistance to damage, automated redistribution, and periodic regeneration.

This console also provides a passive bonus to Max and Current Shield Subsystem Power, and Maximum Shield Capacity.

This console mod may be used on any starship, in any console slot. Only one of these consoles may be equipped on a ship at a time. 

Starship Trait – Interlaced Emitters

While this Trait is slotted, activating any Bridge Officer abilities that restore shields to yourself or an ally will also briefly apply an effect that automatically redistributes the target's shields, provides shield hardness, and renders shields immune to drain effects. This effect may not be reapplied to a target until it has worn off.

To Target (Self or Ally) for 3 sec, when activating Bridge Officer Shield Heal:

  • Automatically Redistribute Shield Facings
  • +20% Shield Hardness
  • Immune to Shield Drains

 

Jeremy “BorticusCryptic” Randall
Senior Systems Designer
Star Trek Online

 

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