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Charged Particle Burst – System: Sensor Array.

Basic Information[]

  • Profession: Science
  • Locale: Space
  • Game Description: Charged Particle Burst temporarily disables the cloaking devices of nearby hostile ships and damages their shields. Shield damage increases based on currently available auxiliary power level and skill.

Detailed Information[]

Ability Ranks[]

Ability/User Rank CD Ability Effects
Rank I: Lieutenant 45 sec
  • -3,326 Shields
  • -3.3% Shield Resistance for 7 sec
  • Disables cloaking systems for 7 secs
Rank II: Lt. Commander 45 sec
  • -4,435 Shields
  • -5% Shield Resistance for 9 sec
  • Disables cloaking systems for 9 secs
Rank III: Commander 45 sec
  • -5,444 Shields
  • -6.6% Shield Resistance for 12 sec
  • Disables cloaking systems for 12 secs

Note: These readings taken with 100 points in Drain Expertise.


  • Radiation from Gravimetric Scientist Begra is Exotic radiation with 100% Shield pen
  • Note: STO's default system log will not record the shield damage done as a result of charged particle burst. Undetermined if this is a bug or not


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