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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online: Tier 6 Dreadnoughts

By LaughingTrendy | Mon 05 Oct 2015 08:00:00 AM PDT

We’re excited to announce three new Tier 6 starships! The first is an enhanced version of the Tier 5 Galaxy Dreadnought Cruiser, called the Yamato Class Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]. This starship is available at Vice Admiral rank. The second is the Kolasi Siege Destroyer [T6], an improved version of the Tier 5 Guramba Siege Destroyer. This starship is available at Lieutenant General rank. Lastly, we have the Kara Advanced Warbird [T6]. This starship is an upgraded version of the Tier 5 Ha’apax Advanced Warbird and is available to Vice Admiral Romulan captains. Like our previous cross faction bundles, all three of these new ships have been given a 2410 visual update.

Items and Abilities

Console

All three of these Tier 6 starships come equipped with the Supplemental Subsystems universal console. Activating this console substantially increases your starship’s maximum subsystem power levels for a short time. While active, incoming energy weapon attacks damage the attacker, and leech a small amount of the attacker’s subsystem power back to you. Additionally, you gain a Subsystem Overload Counter each time you are hit with an energy attack. After obtaining 20 counters you emit a devastating pulse of electrical energy which deals heavy damage to nearby enemies. Affected enemies have all of their subsystems knocked offline for a brief period.

This console provides a passive bonus to all subsystem power levels.

The console mod can only be equipped on Starfleet Dreadnought Cruisers, Advanced Warbirds or Siege Destroyers in any console slot.

Starship Trait

In addition, each of these starships can unlock the Subsystem Redundancies starship trait by achieving level 5 in their Starship Mastery. While Subsystem Redundancies is slotted, firing a Spinal Lance, Javelin or Beam: Overload I, II and III will trigger a shield heal, a shield hardness buff and will restore offline shields.

Special Abilities

All three of these starships have special abilities to create parity with one another. Below are special features found on ships in this bundle. Bolded items are new features not found in the previous tier version.

  • Yamato Class Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]
    • 1x Hangar Bay
    • Can use the Console – Universal – Saucer Separation
      • Found on the Exploration Cruiser Retrofit
    • Built in Phaser Spinal Lance ability
  • Kolasi Siege Destroyer [T6]
    • 1x Hangar Bay
    • Built in Siege Mode ability
      • Allows usage of the Javelin ability
  • Kara Advanced Warbird [T6]
    • 1x Hangar Bay
    • Can use the Console – Universal – Dual Vector Separation
      • Found on the Haakona Advanced Warbird
    • Built in Plasma Spinal Lance
       

In short, we wanted to make sure each of these ships had a hangar bay, a built in attack ability and the ability to launch a pet or transform.

Costumes

Each starship comes with its own unique costume, but they can also use parts from lower tier ships within the same family.

Yamato Dreadnought Cruiser

The Yamato can use the Galaxy and Monarch costumes for free, and it can use the Venture’s costume if that starship is owned.

Kolasi Siege Destroyer

The Kolasi can use the Guramba’s costume for free.

Kara Advanced Warbird

The Kara can use the Ha’apax’s costume for free and it can use the Haakona’s costume if that starship is owned. In addition, owning the Kara Advanced Warbird unlocks costume options for the Ha’feh Assault Warbird and Ha’nom Guardian Warbird.

Availability

These starships are available in the C-store individually, or they can be found packaged together in the T6 Cross Faction Dreadnought 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

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