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NPC Species
Gamma Quadrant
Planet of Origin:

Changelings (also known as Founders in relation to their position in the Dominion) are a race of shapeshifters native to the Gamma Quadrant. They are a liquid based lifeform and live joined in the Great Link.

Some Changelings also exist primarily in a humanoid form but have to revert back into liquid form every 16 hours to regenerate, or else their 'morphogenic matrix' will become unstable. They can shapeshift into nearly any form with practice regardless of its matter type, such as humanoid forms, liquid, fire, fog and even electrical equipment. According to the Female Changeling that was at Facility 4028, changelings are immortal.

Both friendly and hostile Changeling NPCs may be encountered as part of Dominion or True Way/New Link ground forces. In their humanoid forms, Founders are typically appear light-skinned and have slicked back hair, though their skin seems unnaturally smooth and shiny. They form clothing on their body reminiscent of the uniforms of the Bajoran Miltia.


  • None (but, as adept shapeshifters, they can take various forms and use their body as a weapon)


  • No icon.png Tentacle Crush
  • No icon.png Cold Hold Resist
  • No icon.png Energy Hold Resist
  • No icon.png Hold Resist
  • No icon.png Push Back Resistance
  • No icon.png Root Resistance to Gravimetric Shifts


Level Standard Difficulty Advanced Difficulty Elite Difficulty
Shields Health Shields Health Shields Health
11 n/a n/a n/a - n/a -
12 n/a n/a n/a - n/a -
15 n/a n/a n/a - n/a -
29 n/a n/a n/a - n/a -
39 -1 3736 n/a - n/a -
45 n/a n/a n/a - n/a -
51 -1 4539 n/a - n/a -


Changelings do not have their own vessels, and instead tend to travel on Jem'Hadar ships.

Missions encountered[]


See also: List of Changeling NPCs
Other occurances



Changelings are not currently a playable race in Star Trek Online. However, players can mimic the form of a Changeling to a certain degree with the character customization.

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Faction Dominion.png
Details DominionJem'Hadar • Vorta • Changeling • Karemma • DosiGamma Quadrant • EmpersaKetracel White
Ground Forces Jem'Hadar Soldier • Jem'Hadar Veteran • Jem'Hadar Elder • Founder
Starships Jem'Hadar Fighter (Mob) • Jem'Hadar Attack Ship (Mob) • Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort • Jem'Hadar Battleship • Jem'Hadar Dreadnought
NPCs Dukan'Rex • Female Changeling • Kar'ukan • Loriss • Odo • Weyoun
NPC starships Vessel 6474 • Odo's Flagship • Weyoun's Ship
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True Way Alliance
Faction True Way.png
Details True Way AllianceCardassian • Alpha Jem'Hadar • Vorta • ChangelingDevos System • New Link • Orias III
Ground Forces Gil • Glinn • Jem'Hadar Soldier • Gul • Jem'Hadar Veteran • Interrogator • Jem'Hadar Elder • Legate • Assault Legate • Founder
Starships Hideki Class • Jem'Hadar Attack Ship (Mob) • Galor Class • Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort • Keldon Class • Jem'Hadar Battleship • Jem'Hadar Dreadnought
NPCs Haneri • Kardek • Laas • Lamat'Ukan • Madred • Makkan • Mutak • Neman
NPC starships Axon • Grenivok • Kriger • Torhne