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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online: Heavy Escort Carriers Now Live!

By LaughingTrendy | Thu 30 Jul 2015 08:30:00 AM PDT

Our new Heavy Escort Carriers are now available! These starships have fleet and non-fleet variants, and the non-fleet versions are available in two ways:

  • Individually (3000 ZEN)
  • Bundle of all three non-fleet ships (6000 ZEN)


Please Note: Captains who purchase single ships will be unable to purchase bundles containing that ship.

We’re excited to reveal the stats, items and abilities for three new Escort Carriers: the Alita Class Heavy Escort Carrier, the Qa’Tel Flight Deck Raptor and the Jhu’ael Tactical Warbird Carrier. All three of these ships come equipped with a special console and can unlock a new starship trait at level 5 Starship Mastery. Below are the stats for these new Tier 6 starships and their fleet variants that will be released at the same time as the standard Tier 6 versions.

The tier 6 Alita Class Heavy Escort Carrier is based upon the highly successful Armitage Class design.  This new heavy escort has been built from the ground up to most efficiently combat the Iconian threat. This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Pilot specialist seat. The Heavy Escort Carrier [T6] has a single hangar bay equipped with Peregrine Fighters. These light craft are equipped with Phaser Pulse Cannons and Micro Photon Torpedoes.

Costume


The Alita Class Heavy Escort Carrier has its own unique costume. In addition this starship has access to the Akira, Zephyr and Oslo class costumes for free, while it has access to the Armitage and Thunderchild costumes if those ships are owned.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Starfleet
  • Required Rank: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 36,801 at level 50 and 42,668 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.9
  • Crew: 200
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Pilot, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 15 degrees/second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.2
  • Friction/Traction: 60
  • +15 to Weapons, +5 to Engines
  • Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters
  • 1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of Peregrine Fighters
  • Can Load Dual Cannons
  • Starship Ability Package (Escort Carrier)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Tactical Maneuvers (+Defense)
    • Quick Deployment (-Hangar Pet Recharge Time)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)
    • Starship Trait – Coordinated Assault
       


The tier 6 Alita Class Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier is based upon the highly successful Armitage Class design. This new heavy escort has been built from the ground up to most efficiently combat the Iconian threat. This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Pilot specialist seat. The Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier [T6] has been specifically designed to support your Fleet. Fleet Starships are built to the highest standard and have increased Hull Hit Points, Shield Strength and an additional Console slot. Tier 6 Fleet ships do not have a 5th Starship Mastery level and thus do not unlock a Starship Trait. The Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier [T6] has a single hangar bay equipped with Peregrine Fighters. These light craft are equipped with Phaser Pulse Cannons and Micro Photon Torpedoes.

Costume


The Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier [T6] has access to the Akira, Zephyr and Oslo class costumes for free, while it has access to the Armitage, Thunderchild and Alita costumes if those ships are owned.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Starfleet
  • Availability: Tier 5 Fleet Shipyard
  • Required Rank: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 40,481 at level 50 and 46,934 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.99
  • Crew: 200
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Pilot, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 3 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 15 degrees/second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.2
  • Friction/Traction: 60
  • +15 to Weapons, +5 to Engines
  • 1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of Peregrine Fighters
  • Starship Ability Package (Escort Carrier)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Tactical Maneuvers (+Defense)
    • Quick Deployment (-Hangar Pet Recharge Time)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)


The tier 6 Qa'Tel Flight Deck Raptor is the largest ship of its kind in the Klingon Fleet. It is durable, maneuverable can deploy a wing of fighters. This innovative design was inspired by Starfleet's Heavy Escort Carriers and the Romulan Republic’s Tactical Carrier Warbirds. It was designed from the ground up to battle the Iconian threat. This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Pilot specialist seat. The Qa'Tel Flight Deck Raptor has a single hangar bay equipped with To'Duj Fighters. These light craft are equipped with Disruptor Pulse Cannons and Micro Photon Torpedoes.

Costumes


The Qa’Tel Flight Deck Raptor comes with its own unique costume and has access to the Qin and Birok costumes for free.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Klingon
  • Required Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Hull Strength: 36,801 at level 50 and 42,668 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.9
  • Crew: 200
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Pilot, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 15 degrees/second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.2
  • Friction/Traction: 60
  • +15 to Weapons, +5 to Engines
  • Console – Universal – Destabilized Tachyon Emitters
  • 1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of To'duj Fighters
  • Cloaking Device
  • Starship Ability Package (Escort Carrier)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Tactical Maneuvers (+Defense)
    • Quick Deployment (-Hangar Pet Recharge Time)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)
    • Starship Trait – Coordinated Assault



The tier 6 Fleet Qin Flight Deck Raptor is the largest ship of its kind in the Klingon Fleet. It is durable, maneuverable can deploy a wing of fighters. This innovative design was inspired by Starfleet's Heavy Escort Carriers and the Romulan Republic’s Tactical Carrier Warbirds. It was designed from the ground up to battle the Iconian threat. This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Pilot specialist seat. The Fleet Qin Flight Deck Raptor [T6] has been specifically designed to support your Fleet. Fleet Starships are built to the highest standard and have increased Hull Hit Points, Shield Strength and an additional Console slot. The Fleet Qin Flight Deck Raptor has a single hangar bay equipped with To'Duj Fighters. These light craft are equipped with Disruptor Pulse Cannons and Micro Photon Torpedoes.

Costumes


The Fleet Qin Flight Deck Raptor [T6] has access to the Qin and Birok costumes for free. The Fleet Qin Flight Deck Raptor can use the Qa’Tel Flight Deck Raptor’s costume if that ship is owned.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Klingon
  • Availability: Tier 5 Fleet Shipyard
  • Required Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Hull Strength: 40,481 at level 50 and 46,934 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.99
  • Crew: 200
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Pilot, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 3 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 15 degrees/second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.2
  • Friction/Traction: 60
  • +15 to Weapons, +5 to Engines
  • 1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of To'duj Fighters
  • Cloaking Device
  • Starship Ability Package (Escort Carrier)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Tactical Maneuvers (+Defense)
    • Quick Deployment (-Hangar Pet Recharge Time)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)


The Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird [T6] is heavily based on the original Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit's design. This new variant has been updated to more effectively combat the new threat of the Iconians and their Heralds. This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Science/Pilot specialist seat. The Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Retrofit comes standard with 1 hangar bay of Scorpion Fighters. Scorpion Fighters are armed with Plasma Pulse Cannons and Plasma Torpedo Launchers.

Costumes


The Jhu’ael Tactical Carrier Warbird comes with its own unique costume and has access to the Ar’kif costume for free and has access to the Arkala costume if that ship is owned.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Romulan
  • Required Rank: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 36,225 at level 50 and 42,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.9
  • Crew: 300
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Ensign Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Pilot, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
  • Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 16 degrees/second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.20
  • Friction/Traction: 60
  • +10 Weapon Power and +10 Engine Power
  • Console – Universal – Destabilized Tachyon Emitters
  • Romulan Battle Cloaking Device
  • 1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of Scorpion Fighters
  • Starship Ability Package (Tactical Warbird)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Enhanced Singularity Circuitry (+Singularity Gain, -Singularity Cooldown)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+Weapon Damage)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)
    • Starship Trait – Coordinated Assault
  • Singularity Abilities
    • 40 Base Power for All Subsystems
    • Plasma Shockwave
    • Quantum Absorption
    • Warp Shadows
    • Singularity Jump
    • Singularity Overcharge



The Fleet Ar’kif Tactical Carrier Warbird [T6] is heavily based on the original Fleet Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit's design. This new variant has been updated to more effectively combat the new threat of the Iconians and their Heralds. This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Science/Pilot specialist seat. The Fleet Ar’kif Tactical Carrier Warbird [T6] has been specifically designed to support your Fleet. Fleet Starships are built to the highest standard and have increased Hull Hit Points, Shield Strength and an additional Console slot. The Ar’kif Tactical Carrier Retrofit comes standard with 1 hangar bay of Scorpion Fighters. Scorpion Fighters are armed with Plasma Pulse Cannons and Plasma Torpedo Launchers.

Costumes


The Fleet Ar’kif Tactical Carrier Warbird [T6] has access to the Ar’kif costume for free and has access to the Arkala or Jhu’ael costumes those ships are owned.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Romulan
  • Availability: Tier 5 Fleet Shipyard
  • Required Rank: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 39,847 at level 50 and 46,200 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.99
  • Crew: 300
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Ensign Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Pilot, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 16 degrees/second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.20
  • Friction/Traction: 60
  • +10 Weapon Power and +10 Engine Power
  • Romulan Battle Cloaking Device
  • 1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of Scorpion Fighters
  • Starship Ability Package (Tactical Warbird)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Enhanced Singularity Circuitry (+Singularity Gain, -Singularity Cooldown)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+Weapon Damage)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)
  • Singularity Abilities
    • 40 Base Power for All Subsystems
    • Plasma Shockwave
    • Quantum Absorption
    • Warp Shadows
    • Singularity Jump
    • Singularity Overcharge
    • Singularity Overcharge
       

Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters


While this console is equipped your starship can emit a sudden burst of Tachyon radiation in a large radius around you.  Enemy starships caught in the burst will suffer massive shield damage as well as lingering shield damage over time and reduced shield hardness for a short period.

This console also offers a modest boost to all energy damage and to flow capacitors.

Heavy Escort Carrier [T6] – Alita Class


This Console Mod can be equipped on any Heavy Escort Carrier variant's console slots. You may only equip one of these mods.

Heavy Escort Modifications (3 pieces)

Equipping multiple consoles from this set will bestow set bonuses to your starship.

Consoles in this set:

  • Console - Universal - Point Defense System
    • Found on Heavy Escort Refit
  • Console - Universal - Torpedo Point Defense System
    • Found on Heavy Escort Carrier
  • Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters
    • Found on Heavy Escort Carrier [T6]

Set Bonuses

  • Heavy Weaponry (2 pc) – Passive
    • +Kinetic Projectile Damage
    • +Critical Severity
  • Advanced Tactical Systems (3 pc) – Passive
    • –Recharge Time on Tactical and Pilot Bridge Officer abilities
    • +Accuracy
    • +Critical Hit Chance
       

Qa’Tel Flight Deck Raptor [T6]

This Console Mod can be equipped on any Flight Deck Raptor variant's console slots. You may only equip one of these mods.

Jhu’ael Tactical Carrier Warbird [T6]

This Console Mod can be equipped on any Tactical Warbird variant’s console slots. You may equip only one of these mods.

Enhanced Plasma Infusion (3 pieces)

Equipping multiple items from this set will bestow set bonuses to your starship.

Items in this set:

  • Plasma Quad Cannons
    • Found on the Arkala Tactical Warbird
  • Console - Universal - Focused Singularity Modulator
    • Found on the Arkif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
  • Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters
    • Found on the Jhu’ael Tactical Carrier Warbird [T6]
       

Set Bonuses

  • Enhanced Plasma Infusion (2 pc) – Passive
    • +Plasma Damage
    • +Starship Energy Weapon Specialization Skill
  • Advanced Tactical Systems (3 pc) – Passive
    • –Recharge Time on Tactical and Pilot Bridge Officer abilities
    • +Accuracy
    • +Critical Hit Chance
       

Coordinated Assault (Starship Trait)


After achieving level 5 in the Heavy Escort Carrier [T6], Qa’Tel Flight Deck Raptor [T6] or Jhu’ael Tactical Carrier Warbird [T6] Starship Mastery you will unlock the Coordinated Assault starship trait. While this starship trait is slotted and you activate Beam: Overload I, II or III you will allow your pets to use Beam: Overload I.  Using Cannon: Rapid Fire I, II or III will allow your pets to use Cannon: Rapid Fire I. 

NOTE: Your pets must have weapons that are compatible with these attack upgrades in order to benefit this starship trait.

Q&A


Q: Why isn’t the Qa’Tel Flight Deck Raptor’s Destabilized Tachyon Emitters console part of a set?

A: No other Raptor variants came with a console, so there were no consoles with which to make a set.

DISCLAIMER: All information in this blog post is subject to change.

Phil “Gorngonzolla” Zeleski
Lead Systems Designer
Star Trek Online

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