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Tachyon Beam icon (Federation).png

Tachyon Beam drains an enemy starship's shields.

Basic Information[]

  • Profession: Science
  • Locale: Space
  • Game Description: Tachyon Beam drains the target's shields. It increases in effectiveness based on current auxiliary power level.

Detailed Information[]

  • Used by: Science Bridge Officers
  • Target: Foe
  • System: Deflector Dish
  • Ability Type: Shield Drain
  • Activation: 0.83 sec
  • Range: 10 km; 135' targeting arc
  • Duration: approx 5 sec
  • Recharge Time: 20 sec
  • Modified by:
    • Skills
    • Stats
      • Starship Auxiliary Power Level - Increases drain per pulse
      • Character Level
    • Duty officers
    • Starship Trait
      • Enhanced Power Condensers icon.png Enhanced Power Condensers (Rezreth) - Provides you with a boost to maximum power levels and provide a boost to maximum shield hit points for a short time when using Tachyon Beam and certain other powers.
      • Greedy Emitters icon.png Greedy Emitters (Nandi) - gives a buff which grants immunity to energy drain, reduces energy weapons power usage, and increases your subsystem power levels for 10 seconds when using Tachyon Beam and certain other powers.
      • Improved Tachyon Beam icon.png Improved Tachyon Beam (Geneva) - Adds AoE shield heal for 20 allies within 10km of target.
      • Tachyon Dispersal icon.png Tachyon Dispersal (Sutherland) - significantly reduce the target's shield hardness and AOE damage
  • Trained by:

Ability Ranks[]

Ability/User Rank CD Ability Effects
Rank I: Ensign 20s
  • -514 Shields per pulse (10 pulse max)
Rank II: Lieutenant 20s
  • -669.3 Shields per pulse (10 pulse max)
Rank III: Lt. Commander 20s
  • -823.8 Shields per pulse (10 pulse max)
  • The above is @ 100 Aux 0 Drain Expertise.



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