- This is about the player ability from ranking up, for similar uses see below.
Transwarp is a method of traveling beyond traditional warp speeds at near-infinite velocity. It was heavily utilized by the Borg in the Delta Quadrant and allowed the U.S.S. Voyager to return home. Players have access to Transwarp throughout their character's career.
The Transwarp ability enables players to travel instantly back to Earth Spacedock, Qo'noS, New Romulus, or Deep Space 9 (depending on the player's faction) or to different locations from the galaxy map. This ability's base cooldown is 15 minutes, but can be reduced by various means; the cooldown timer only counts down while logged in, on a per-character basis.
This power has been moved to the upper-right corner of the default screen layout. To invoke the Transwarp options, click on the transwarp icon. Transwarp is distinct from Quantum Slipstream Drive.
In addition, the player is able to transwarp to the starting point of any episode by clicking the transwarp icon next to the mission name in their HUD's mission tracker. These transwarps are free and have no cooldown.
- Profession: All
- Locale: Space
- Game Description: Click to Transwarp to <area>. Transwarp can only be activated in Sector space.
- Used by:
- Target: Self
- System: None
- Ability Type: N/A
- Activation: 4.0 seconds
- Range: N/A
- Shares cooldown with:
- Starts cooldown on:
- Modified by:
- Trained by:
|Ability/User Rank||CD||Ability Effects|
|Rank I: All||15m||
Note that all transwarp locations lead to the appropriate space map, never to a ground map.
By default, a new character player in STO will have the transwarp ability enabled to to their own homeworld system, or at least close-by to it. For the Federation player, this ability will take you to the Sol System; for the Klingon Empire player it will take you to Qo'noS; for the Romulan Republic player, it will take you to New Romulus; and for the Dominion players, it will take you to Deep Space 9, within the Bajor System. Additionally, Romulan Republic and Dominion players can transwarp to either the Sol System or Qo'noS, depending on their chosen allegiance.
|Icon||Name||Destination||Faction||Requirements : Ship Ability/Commendation|
|Transwarp to Sol System||Player reached level 1|
|Transwarp to Qo'noS||Qo'noS System||Player reached level 4|
|Transwarp to New Romulus||New Romulus System||Player reached level 10|
|Transwarp to Deep Space 9||Deep Space 9 System||None|
|Icon||Name||Destination||Faction||Requirements : Ship ability/Commendation|
|Transwarp to Starbase K7||Sherman System||Diplomacy Rank II (Consul)|
|Transwarp to Romulan Space||Vendor Sector||Marauding Rank II (Privateer)|
|Transwarp to Starbase 39||Starbase 39 Sierra System||Diplomacy Rank III (Envoy)|
|Transwarp to Regulus Sector Block||Risa System||Marauding Rank III (Pirate)|
| Transwarp to Deep Space 9
Transwarp to Cardassian Space
|Deep Space 9 System|| Diplomacy Rank IV (Ambassador)|
Marauding Rank IV (Marauder)
There are some Transwarp Locations that can be unlocked via the Fleet Advancement System. Players must be in a fleet with the relevant holding at the tier specified.
|Icon||Name||Destination||Faction||Requirements : Fleet Progress|
|Transwarp to Fleet Starbase System||Fleet Starbase System||The fleet must be tier 1 with the Science project Communications Array Tier I completed to unlock the transwarp.|
|Transwarp to Fleet Solanae Dyson Sphere Spire||Fleet Spire System||The Fleet Spire must be tier 1 with the Science project Construct Personal Transwarp Transporter finished|
|Transwarp to Fleet Research Lab||Fleet Research Lab System||The Fleet Research Lab must be tier 1 with the project Construct Personal Transwarp Transporter finished|
|Transwarp to K-13||Fleet Station K-13 System||K-13 must be tier 1 with the project Construct Personal Transwarp Transporter finished|
|Transwarp to Fleet Colony World||Fleet Colony World System||Colony World must be tier 1 with the project Construct Personal Transwarp Transporter finished|
Fleet transwarp conduit
The Fleet Starbase holding has a Transwarp Conduit construction project that grants access to the following locations, though you must fly to the conduit to use it; the entries can't be accessed from your normal transwarp menu. These transwarps do not put your personal transwarps on cooldown. They also do not put you in the system proper, but rather just outside the system in their respective quadrants, excluding Defera.
|I||Federation/Klingon Space (Beta Quadrant):|
|II||Federation Space (Beta Quadrant):|
|III||Romulan Space (Beta Quadrant):|
|IV||Cardassian Space (Alpha Quadrant):|
There are some Transwarp Destinations that can be unlocked via the Reputation System:
|Icon||Name||Destination||Faction||Requirements : Reputation Progress|
|Transwarp to Tau Dewa Sector Block||Azure Sector||Player must have Tier I of the New Romulus Reputation System unlocked and claimed|
|Transwarp to Defera System Space||Defera System||Player must have Tier I of the Task Force Omega Reputation System unlocked and claimed|
|Transwarp to Solanae Dyson Sphere Allied Space||Solanae Dyson Sphere - Allied Zone||Player must have Tier I of the Dyson Joint Command Reputation System unlocked and claimed|
|Transwarp to Delta Quadrant||Alsuran Sector||Player must have Tier I of the Delta Alliance Reputation System unlocked and claimed|
|Transwarp to Gon'Cra System||Gon'Cra System (Tzenkethi Battlezone)||Player must have Tier I of the Lukari Restoration Initiative Reputation System unlocked and claimed|
Starship innate transwarp
The Excelsior class starship and its variants have a special ability to transwarp to different locations (except fleet) no matter what level the player is, what commendations are achieved, or whether they're in a fleet.
- Transwarp to Kassae Sector, near the Kassae System
- Transwarp to Khitomer Sector, near the Khitomer System
- Transwarp to Orion Sector, near the Orion System
The Tier 5 and 6 variants of the Excelsior class have access to the above transwarp locations, as well the following:
- Transwarp to Tellar Sector, Alpha Quadrant
- Transwarp to Trill Sector, Alpha Quadrant
- Transwarp to H'atoria Sector, Beta Quadrant
- Transwarp to Aldebaran Sector, Beta Quadrant
- Transwarp to Boreth Sector, Beta Quadrant
- Transwarp to Noro Sector, Beta Quadrant
- Transwarp to Vendor Sector, Beta Quadrant
The Advanced Heavy Cruiser and its variants could previously use a [Console - Universal - Transwarp Drive Coil] to travel to various sectors, however this device has since been replaced. On occasion, the engine will fail to make the jump. This was by design to mimic the events from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock when the transwarp drive on the USS Excelsior was disabled.
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The Tuffli Class Freighter and Suliban Cell Ship include a special Transwarp drive that lets those ships travel to Duty Officer nodes throughout the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. These are accessible when the player has one of those ships selected as current.
- In Season 4, the cooldown on Transwarp powers was reduced from 30 to 15 minutes.
- With start of Legacy of Romulus the cooldown on Transwarp was reduced to 12 minutes for all players who completed Tour the Galaxy.
- The Crossfield class has a unique transwarp effect based off the Spore drive.
- Warp Cores with the [Trans] modifier reduce the cooldown on Transwarp abilities, and this mod is innate in several special cores.
- Transwarp Conduit, a discarded gateway system for transwarp.
- Borg Transwarp Hub, the key to the Borg transwarp network.
- Transwarp Coil, a consumable device allowing transwarp travel to specific locations beyond the above, and outside cooldown.
- [Console - Universal - Transwarp Computer], providing passive bonuses to transwarp abilities.
- [Console - Universal - Transwarp Drive Coil], a no-longer available transwarp coil graning specific transwarp abilities.
|Ground||Risa Floater, Risa Powerboard, Run, Transporter|
|Sub-light||Full Impulse, Impulse Capacitance Cell, Impulse Engine (Impulse Engines), Impulse Expertise|
|Warp||Quantum Slipstream Drive, Sector Space Travel Speed, Warp Core, Warp speed|
|Transwarp||Borg Transwarp Hub, Transwarp, Transwarp Coil, Transwarp Conduit|
|Other||Bajoran wormhole, Iconian gateway, Sector space, Spore drive, Teleport, “Tour the Galaxy”|