The Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser is a Tier 6 Cruiser which may be flown by Starfleet characters, including Federation-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters. All faction restrictions of this starship can be removed by having a level 65 KDF character or by purchasing the Cross Faction Flying unlock from the Zen Store. This starship can be used from any level upon completion of the tutorial experience. As you level up, this ship gains additional hull, weapon slots, and console slots.
Players can obtain this starship from the Zen Store for 3,000 . This ship can be purchased individually, or as part of the Cross Faction Cruiser Bundle [T6] for 6,000 . It is also available as part of the following: Federation Fleet Admiral Faction Pack for 5,000 .
- 1 Overview
- 2 Class variants
- 3 Starship Mastery
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Standard configuration
- 6 Scaling starship
- 7 Ship comparison
- 8 Admiralty ship
- 9 Notes
- 10 Gallery
- 11 External links
This vessel is a heavily modified version of the Galaxy-class Exploration Cruiser. The Tier 6 vessel upgrades this class with the latest standard equipment used in the early 25th century.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free |
Starfleet's top-of-the-line vessel in the mid-24th century, the most prominent Exploration Cruiser variant is the Galaxy class, which was the flagship of the fleet when it was first introduced in the late 2350s. The most well known Galaxy-class vessel was the USS Enterprise-D, commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. This is the shortest Exploration Cruiser variant, but the best known.
On T5 and T6 variants, players may also select the "Galaxy Refit" nacelles, which have phaser strips on the dorsal side like on the Galaxy Dreadnought Cruiser and the first appearance of the U.S.S. Venture.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free, but only available on T4 variants |
The design of the Celestial class has components reminiscent of the Ambassador class line of Starfleet cruisers. Distinguishing differences between the Celestial- and Ambassador-class designs are the straight pylons, conical warp nacelles and engineering hull, and the thicker saucer.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free, but only available on T4 variants |
The Envoy variant is the longest of the three. The saucer and and neck are also the largest. The pylons are slightly banked and are forked toward the nacelle area. The ship is significantly bulkier than the other variants which feature smooth hulls. Its nacelles are less armored than the others with a field grille covering the bottom end of the nacelle.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free with any T5 or T6 variant|
Though similar in layout to the Galaxy, the Monarch class takes on harder edges, banked nacelles, and other structural changes throughout the spaceframe, incorporating lessons learned from its older siblings' 50 years of service. It is also tied with the Venture Class for the largest variant of the Exploration Cruiser line.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Venture Exploration Cruiser Refit, 150,000 |
OR Legendary Ross Command Exploration Cruiser, 30,000
Based on the Galaxy-class design, the Venture class represents the pinnacle in Starship design. It has a longer more swept neck, and a more faceted main deflector. It also bears details reminiscent of the Sovereign class, such as the raised V-shaped platform on the primary hull detail, and a whiter-colored hull with darker markings. It is also tied with the Monarch class for the largest Exploration Cruiser variant.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free with this starship |
OR Legendary Ross Command Exploration Cruiser, 30,000
Following the success of the Pathfinder class in Operation Delta Rising, Starfleet Corps of Engineers teams at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards began work on updates of other core ship designs in the Federation fleet. The Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser is the first ship from this effort to be released to Starfleet captains. An update of the famed Galaxy class that was the flagship of Starfleet in the mid-24th century, the Andromeda incorporates updated technology developed to give this ship improved capabilities for the difficult challenges Starfleet faces in the months ahead.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Legendary Ross Command Exploration Cruiser, 30,000 |
The Ross-class Exploration Cruiser, commissioned in the 2380s, is a hybrid of the Galaxy and Sovereign classes' aesthetics. Featured in the recently-launched Star Trek Adventures roleplaying show "Clear Skies", the U.S.S. Ross pioneers many advanced technology that will go on to become standard on Starfleet ships in the 25th century.
|I||Absorptive Hull Plating||+25 Physical Damage Resistance Rating.|
+25 Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating.
|II||Rapid Repairs||Regenerates 1.25% of your maximum hull every 3 seconds in Space. Twice the amount is regenerated out of combat.|
|III||Enhanced Hull Plating||+25 All Energy Damage Resistance Rating.|
+25 Radiation Damage Resistance Rating.
|IV||Armored Hull||+10% Hull Hitpoints.|
|V||Explosive Polarity Shift||When Reverse Shield Polarity duration ends:|
* X Kinetic Damage (100% Shield Penetration) to foes within 3km (Damage Increased by 5% per stack of Polarity Shift)
When damaged while Reverse Shield Polarity is active:
* Apply 1 stack of Polarity Shift (max once per 0.5 sec)
The Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser comes equipped with a [Console - Universal - Molecular Cohesion Nullifier].
This vessel can also utilize the Saucer Separation and Antimatter Spread consoles from lower-tier Exploration Cruisers. These three consoles form the Enhanced Engineering Systems Set.
The Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser supports the following cruiser commands:
The Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser features the following specialist seats:
- Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Command
Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.
This starship's equipment slots, base hull capacity and shield capacity scale as your level increases.
Equipment slots and seating
As you rank up every 10 levels, up to level 40, the ship's forward weapon slots, aft weapon slots, tactical console slots, engineering console slots, science console slots and available bridge officer (boff) abilities will slowly increase toward endgame capabilities:
This table shows how the ship's hull strength scales at each level. The base hull of all scaling starships is 10,000, which is then multiplied by the ship's hull modifier (1.333333 for the Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser), and then multiplied by the scaling multiplier below at each level.
|Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP|
By using an [Experimental Ship Upgrade Token], the Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser may be upgraded to T6-X, unlocking an extra ship device slot, universal console slot, and the ability to slot an extra starship trait.
Note that upgrading the Fleet Galaxy Exploration Cruiser, the fleet version of the Andromeda Exploration Cruiser, will not apply the upgrade to this starship.
- The following table compares T6 Federation Cruisers available in the C-Store.
|Legendary Ross Command Exploration Cruiser||1||6||53475||1.55||1.05||4||4||✗||3||5||3||4||✗||6||0.15||25||30,000|
|Mirror Guardian Cruiser||1||6||45713||1.325||1||4||4||✗||3||4||3||4||✗||6.5||0.15||35||3,000|
|Legendary Sovereign Miracle Worker Assault Cruiser||1||6||51750||1.5||1.05||4||4||✗||4||5||2||4||✗||8||0.15||40||30,000|
|Operations Star Cruiser||1||6||49163||1.425||1.15||4||4||✗||3||5||3||4||✗||6||0.15||30||3,000|
|Science Star Cruiser||1||6||49163||1.425||1.15||4||4||✗||2||5||4||4||✗||6||0.15||30||3,000|
|Advanced Heavy Cruiser (T6)||1||6||44850||1.3||1||4||4||✗||3||5||2||4||✗||8||0.15||40||3,000|
|Tactical Star Cruiser||1||6||49163||1.425||1.15||4||4||✗||4||4||3||4||✗||6||0.15||30||3,000|
|Legendary Excelsior Miracle Worker Heavy Cruiser||1||6||50025||1.45||1.1||4||4||✗||4||5||2||4||✗||8||0.15||35||25,000|
|Archon Intel Assault Cruiser||1||6||44850||1.3||1||4||4||✗||3||5||2||4||✗||7||0.15||40||3,000|
|Sagittarius Temporal Cruiser||1||6||43125||1.25||1.05||4||4||✗||3||4||3||4||✗||8||0.15||45||3,000|
|Reliant Advanced Light Cruiser||1||6||39675||1.15||1.1||4||4||✗||3||4||3||4||✗||11||0.17||40||3,000|
|Legendary Ambassador Intel Support Cruiser||1||6||51233||1.485||1.2||4||4||✗||3||4||4||4||✗||7.5||0.15||40||25,000|
|Legendary Constitution Miracle Worker Light Cruiser||1||6||47438||1.375||1.175||4||4||✗||4||4||3||4||✗||10||0.15||40||30,000|
|Exploration Cruiser (T6)||1||6||46000||1.333||1||4||4||✗||3||4||3||4||✗||6||0.15||25||3,000|
|Scott Class Miracle Worker Cruiser||1||6||51750||1.5||1.15||4||4||✗||3||5||3||4||✗||6||0.16||50||3,000|
|Vizier Command Assault Cruiser||1||6||44850||1.3||1||4||4||✗||3||5||2||4||✗||7||0.15||40||14,000|
|Support Cruiser (T6)||1||6||46575||1.35||1||4||4||✗||3||4||3||4||✗||7||0.15||40||3,000|
|Tucker Class Miracle Worker Cruiser||1||6||51750||1.5||1.15||4||4||✗||4||4||3||4||✗||6||0.16||50||3,000|
|Daystrom Class Miracle Worker Cruiser||1||6||51750||1.5||1.15||4||4||✗||3||4||4||4||✗||6||0.16||50||3,000|
|+8 SCI and TAC per TacShip|
- The introduction of the T6 Exploration Cruiser (and its fleet counterpart) coincided with a remodeling of the Galaxy skin for Exploration Cruisers to more closely resemble the class' on-screen appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Another remodel was done in January 2020, this time coinciding with the launch of the Legendary Ross Command Exploration Cruiser.
- The Andromeda-class was released as issue #3 in the Star Trek Online Starships Collection, represented by the U.S.S. Andromeda itself.
- The model was revamped in 2021 as part of Season Twenty-four: Reflections and was given access to the new Type 7A hull material type.
- "Tier 6 Iconic Ship Stats" – Arcgames.com, 1 April 2015
- "Remastering 25th Century Starships" – Arcgames.com, 14 September 2021
- Andromeda class (25th century) at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
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