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Torpedo: Spread upgrades the next torpedo attack to acquire N number of targets available within the firing arc, and fire N-1 number of that specific torpedo type per target. Example:

Rank 1 - Up to THREE targets acquired in firing arc, with TWO torpedoes for each target.

Rank 2 - Up to FOUR targets acquired in firing arc, with THREE torpedoes for each target.

Rank 3 - Up to FIVE targets acquired in firing arc, with FOUR torpedoes for each target.

NOTE: In-game animations may display more torpedoes for each target. Actual combat mechanics follow the above listing for damage calculations.

- The notable exceptions to this rule are:  Neutronic Torpedo.  This is a special Reputation Quantum Torpedo that follows the acquisition rule above, but launches ONE, TWO, or THREE torpedoes per target.  Tricobalt Torpedoes & the Temporal Disruption Device also follow the target acquisition rule above, but launch only ONE torpedo per target.  These are considered as 'heavies' that can be destroyed in mid-flight (Reference Torpedo: High Yield for details).

Contrary to the description in game, this is not technically an AoE (Area of Effect) attack, as it does not affect an area so much as attack a fixed number of additional targets inside the firing arc. However, it can affect the Area of Effect damage of torpedoes which have an AoE component or a secondary proc, such as Tricobalt Torpedoes, Gravimetric Photon Torpedo, Neutronic Torpedo, Quantum Phase Torpedo, Particle Emission Plasma Torpedo, Resonant Transphasic, and any other torpedo that has a secondary effect or blast radius.

The following projectiles are unaffected by this ability:

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Basic information[]

  • Profession: Tactical
  • Locale: Space
  • Game Description: Spread improves your next torpedo attack. Launches multiple projectiles in a spread pattern that damage all targets in a large area around the target.

Detailed information[]

  • Trained by:
    • Bridge Officer Trainer (Rank I, Rank II)
    • Rare and Very Rare Bridge Officer Candidates (Rank III)
    • Rank III is available from the Jem'Hadar Tactical Bridge Officer Candidate, as a reward from the mission Facility 4028 (Dominion Domination). Also available from the Android Tactical Bridge Officer Candidate (700 day Veteran Reward, claimable at Earth Spacedock for Federation, or First City for KDF) or
    • 17 Skill points in Tactical.

Ability ranks[]

Ability/User Rank CD Ability Effects
Rank I: Ensign 30s
  • Upgrades your next torpedo attack.
  • Attacking up to three targets at once (3 clusters of 2 regular or 1 special torpedo).
  • Fire a pattern of several torpedoes, dealing moderate targeted damage.
Rank II: Lieutenant 30s
  • Upgrades your next torpedo attack.
  • Attacking up to four targets at once (4 clusters of 3 regular or 1 special torpedo).
  • Fire a pattern of several torpedoes, dealing moderate targeted damage.
Rank III: Lt Commander 30s
  • Upgrades your next torpedo attack.
  • Attacking up to five targets at once (5 clusters of 4 regular or 1 special torpedo).
  • Fire a pattern of several torpedoes, dealing moderate targeted damage.


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