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Viral Matrix is a Science Bridge Officer space ability. It almost completely shuts down an enemy starship by randomly shutting down multiple enemy subsystems. This ability is very useful for crowd control or disabling a powerful enemy.

Basic Information[]

  • Profession: Science
  • Locale: Space
  • Game Description: Viral Matrix launches a probe that flies to the target and then shuts down its systems, effectively holding it in place. The target is highly resistant to holds for a short duration after this effect expires.

Detailed Information[]

Ability Ranks[]

Ability/User Rank CD Ability Effects
Rank I: Lieutenant Commander 60 sec
  • Disables Subsystems for 4 sec
Rank II: Commander 60 sec
  • Disables Subsystems for 7 sec
Rank III: Commander 60 sec
  • Disables Subsystems for 9 sec


  • The Debuff can be cleared with Engineering Team, although reprocs caused by doffs can still reappear.
  • The duration of subsystem disables, caused by this ability, can be cut down by skilling into Control Expertise.
  • Formula for Duration (@Level 60):
    • Rank I: Duration = 0.027*Skill + 4.5
    • Rank II: Duration = 0.038*Skill + 6.7
    • Rank III: Duration = 0.046*Skill + 8.95


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