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Photonic Shock Wave – System: Emitter. The Photonic Shock Wave ability emits a blast of a 3 km radius around your ship, knocking back enemy ships, inflicting kinetic damage as well as disabling enemy ships for a couple of seconds. Shields drastically reduce the effect of kinetic damage.

A key component of this ability is to disable ships for a couple of seconds, outright stopping them and even interrupting some abilities. Some of these abilities include bridge officer abilities like Tractor Beam, Extend Shields and Tachyon Beam, captain abilities like Scattering Field or console powers. Generally it can interrupt all abilities, that have to be maintained by its source.

Detailed Information[]

Ability Ranks[]

Ability/User Rank CD Ability Effects
Rank I: Lt. Commander 45 sec
  • 8,328.6 Kinetic Damage (52.4 DPS)
  • Disable for 2 sec
  • +18 Repel
  • Have -30 Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating for 10 sec.
Rank II: Commander 45 sec
  • 11,104.8 Kinetic Damage (65.5 DPS)
  • Disable for 3 sec
  • +24 Repel
  • Have -40 Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating for 10 sec.
Rank III: Commander 45 sec
  • 13,881 Kinetic Damage (78.6 DPS)
  • Disable for 4 sec
  • +30 Repel
  • Have -50 Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating for 10 sec.

Values displayed for 100 points in Control Expertise and 408 Exotic Particle Generator Points on a T5 Science Vessel


  • Numbers for ability power are base values taken from tooltips and are heavily modified by skills.
  • The only effect that Auxiliary power has on this ability is to increase the repel, which, while not as much as that from Tractor Beam Repulsors may or may not be useful depending on the situation.
  • Its duration on a target can be cut down by skilling into Skill: Starship Control Expertise. Having Auxiliary to Dampers or Attack Pattern Omega active makes its target completely immune against this ability.
  • After expiration of its disable, a lockout called Emergency Dampeners is granted to the target, making it immune against any additional disables caused by other shockwaves for a timespan of 10 seconds.
  • Formula for Duration (@Level 60):
    • Rank I: Duration = Skill*0.0076 + 1.26
    • Rank II: Duration = Skill*0.0115 + 1.84
    • Rank III: Duration = Skill*0.0115 + 2.84
  • Formula for Damage (@Level 60):
    • Damage = (9.9*skill + 2698)*(Rank + 3)/4


See also[]

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Console eng icon.png Engineering
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Player only Engineering ProficiencyForce Field DomeOrbital StrikeSeeker Drone FabricationPlace Transphasic Bomb
Space BOff or Player Aceton BeamAuxiliary to BatteryAuxiliary to DampersAuxiliary to StructuralBoarding PartyDeploy Construction Shuttle WingDirected Energy ModulationEject Warp PlasmaEmergency Power to AuxiliaryEmergency Power to EnginesEmergency Power to ShieldsEmergency Power to WeaponsEmit Unstable Warp BubbleOverload Integrity FieldEndothermic Inhibitor BeamEngineering TeamExtend ShieldsReverse Shield PolarityStructural Integrity Collapse
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Console sci icon.png Science
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Space BOff or Player Charged Particle BurstDelayed Overload CascadeDestabilizing Resonance BeamEnergy SiphonFeedback PulseGravity WellHazard EmittersJam Targeting SensorsMask Energy SignaturePhotonic OfficerPhotonic ShockwavePolarize HullScience TeamScramble SensorsSubspace VortexStructural AnalysisTachyon BeamTractor BeamTractor Beam RepulsorsTransfer Shield StrengthTyken's RiftVery Cold In SpaceViral Matrix
Player only Photonic FleetScattering FieldScience FleetSensor ScanSubnucleonic BeamCo-opt Energy Weapons
Console tac icon.png Tactical
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Player only Rally CrySecurity EscortStrike TeamTactical Initiative
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Player only Attack Pattern AlphaFire on my MarkGo Down FightingTactical FleetTactical InitiativeVulnerability Assessment Sweep
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Temporal Operative
Ground BOff or Player

Causal EntanglementChronometric DiffusionChronoplastyDegenerationParadox BombRecursive AfflictionSpread DecayTachyonic ConversionTemporal NarcosisUncertainty Burst

Space BOff or Player

Channeled DeconstructionHeisenberg AmplifierEntropic RedistributionCausal ReversionEntropic CascadeShared FateRapid DecayGravimetric ConversionChronometric Inversion FieldTimeline CollapseRecursive Shearing

Miracle Worker
Ground BOff or Player

Generate Ablative ProtectionGravitic Induction FieldHarmonized ShieldsLogic BombOverload Power CellsTechnical MishapThrow Regenerative Nanite CanisterVISOR Emulation Overlay

Space BOff or Player

Null Pointer Flood Narrow Sensor BandsReroute Shields to Hull ContainmentAlign Shield FrequenciesDeploy Gravitic Induction PlatformEnergy Weapons: Exceed Rated LimitsTorpedoes: Nanite Repair PayloadDestabilize Warp CoreOverwhelm Power RegulatorsMixed Armaments Synergy

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See also Bridge officer abilityBridge Officer TrainerKitsPlayer abilitySingularity Core abilitiesCruiser commandsStarship Separation