Pilot Maneuvers are a built-in Starship Mechanic only available to players using Pilot starships. Starships that fall into this category are:
Much like how players are able to perform active dodging/rolls on ground, these starships are able to perform special maneuvers by double tapping in the direction they’d like to perform a special maneuver. These maneuvers can be rebound to different keys, or activated manually from a UI element if the player so desires. After activating a Pilot Maneuver player will be briefly immune to damage. After performing such a maneuver player must wait a short time before doing another one.
By double tapping the W key (by default) you will fly forward in a quick burst of speed covering a good distance. Afterburners can allow you to get out of a dangerous area quickly and grant you a brief period of damage immunity.
Barrel Roll (Left/Right)
You can perform a barrel roll to the left by double tapping the A key (by default) or to the right by double tapping the D key (by default). Barrel Rolls will cause you to travel some distance in the direction chosen and can help you escape hazards (like a Thalaron Burst or Crescent Wave Cannon for example). Like Afterburners, Barrel Rolls also grant you a brief period of immunity to damage.
You can activate your pilot ship’s retrorockets by double tapping the S key (by default). This will cause your ship to lunge backwards a fair distance allowing you to get behind a pursuing target or to just continue another attack run. Retrorockets also grants you a brief period of damage immunity.
There are many options available to you on how you can activate your Pilot Maneuvers. By default double tapping in a direction will execute a Pilot Maneuver. However, you can also do the following:
- Disable double tap to perform a Pilot Maneuver in Options/Controls
- Disable double tap on your Pilot Maneuver interface
- Activate a Pilot Maneuver directly from your Pilot Maneuver interface
- Under Keybinds you can bind a key that, when pressed, will allow you to perform a Pilot Maneuver with a single directional key press.
- (example: You can bind shift, so that pressing shift and a direction will allow you to perform a Pilot Maneuver)
|Carrier, Dreadnought||Carrier commands|
|Raider, Scout Ship||Raider Flanking|
|Science-based starship||Sensor Analysis • Subsystem Targeting|
|Romulan Warbird||Singularity Core abilities|
|Jem'Hadar Vanguard ship||Vanguard Wingmen|
|Intel starship||Gather Intelligence • Warp Signature Masking|
|Pilot starship||Pilot Maneuvers|
|Temporal starship||Molecular Reconstruction|
|Miracle Worker starship||Innovation Effects|
|Specific starships||Cloaking: Cloak • Cloak of T'Kuvma • Battle Cloak • Enhanced Battle Cloak • Dark Mode|
Romulan Cloak • Romulan Battle Cloak • Romulan Enhanced Battle Cloak • Scimitar Battle Cloak
Phaser Spinal Lance • Javelin • Plasma Spinal Lance • Chroniton Lance • Gravitic Lance • Juggernaut Array
Improved Hull Regeneration • Long Range Sensor Masking • Energy Distributor • Automated Defense Screens
Tactical Mode • Siege Mode • Launch Support Craft • Transwarp • Deploy Consumption Array • Swarm Mode
See also: Starship Separation