Release date: June 30, 2022
The Cnidarian Defender is a Tier 6 Cruiser which may be flown by characters of any faction. 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 as a limited-time reward for participating in the (2022) Risian Lohlunat Festival Event by collecting 20 Progress Points. Once claimed from its associated event, players who earned this ship may visit the “Reclaim Rewards” store, accessible via the "Events" UI, to reclaim this starship on any character on the account.
There is no computer record of any such vessel. Unknown ship. Unknown configuration. Not responding to hails. Our sensor signals just seem to bounce off.
This living ship is actually a sentient and benevolent being, first encountered by Starfleet during the infamous "Encounter at Farpoint" mission, led by the U.S.S. Enterprise under the leadership of Jean-Luc Picard. Many members of this cosmozoan species have entered into a tentative agreement with the Khitomer Alliance to serve as provisionary members, and are offering their services as exploratory and defense vessels to further this burgeoning relationship.
|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||Gelatinous Membrane||Hull Heals and Miracle Worker BOff Abilities grant Phys/Kinetic Resist + Reflect|
Activating Hull Healing or Miracle Worker Abilities grants to the target (or self) +80 Physical and Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating and Reflect 25% Physical and Kinetic Damage (pre-resist) back at Attacker for 10 sec
The Cnidarian Defender comes equipped with the [Console - Universal - Cnidarian Defense].
The Cnidarian Defender supports the following cruiser commands:
The Cnidarian Defender features the following specialist seats:
- Lieutenant Commander Universal/Miracle Worker
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 (1.45 for the Cnidarian Defender), 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 Cnidarian Defender may be upgraded to T6-X, unlocking an extra ship device slot, universal console slot, and the ability to slot an extra starship trait.
- The following table compares t6 cross-faction Cruisers.
|Kobali Samsar Cruiser||1||6||50025||1.45||1.15||4||4||✗||3||5||3||4||✗||7||0.15||45|
|Benthan Assault Cruiser||1||6||43125||1.25||1.25||4||4||✗||4||5||2||4||✗||10.5||0.15||45||• 17,000|
|Zahl Heavy Cruiser||1||6||47610||1.38||1.3||4||4||✗||4||5||2||4||✗||8.5||0.15||50||900|
|Cardassian Keldon Cruiser||1||6||43125||1.25||1.3||4||4||✗||3||5||3||4||✗||10||0.17||45|
|Undine Kiwavi Bio-Cruiser||1||6||48300||1.4||1.1||4||4||✗||3||5||3||4||✗||11||0.18||40||900 • 29,500|
|Risian Luxury Cruiser (T6)||1||6||47610||1.38||1.1||4||4||✗||3||5||3||4||✗||10||0.16||40||20|
|Eisenberg Star Cruiser||1||6||48300||1.4||0.95||4||4||✗||3||4||4||4||✗||10||0.18||60||20|
|+2 ALL STATS per Any Ship|
- The Cnidarian Defender is the first playable Cosmozoan in Star Trek Online, as a playable version of a Farpoint Cnidarian. It is not the first playable "bio-organic" starship however, with both Hur'q and Undine ships preceding it.
- It is among the largest playable vessels in the game, being similar in diameter to the saucer of the Universe-class but having substantially more height than the saucer.
- "Official Blog - Risa, Where All Your Dreams Come True!" – Arcgames.com, June 27, 2022
- "Official Blog - Become One with the Cnidarian Defender!" – Arcgames.com, June 28, 2022
- Space vessel lifeform at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- Star-jelly at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
Playable starships (All Factions)
|Unlocking Cross-Faction Flying will grant the player the ability to use any starship, from any faction.|
|Starfleet: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|Klingon Defense Force: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|DujHod Chariot • Kivra Shuttle • Rozhenko Timeship • To'Duj Fighter • Toron Shuttle|
|Romulan Republic: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|Commander's Gig • Tiercel Shuttle • Kestrel Runabout • Scorpion Fighter|
|Legend & Lists of Starships|
|See also||Ship requisitions officers • Fleet Ship Module • Starship Upgrade Requisition • Experimental Ship Upgrade Token • Cross Faction Flying Unlock|
|Starships by type: Small Craft • Freighter
|T6 Starships by equipment slots: Engineering consoles • Science consoles • Tactical consoles • Weapons • Hangar bays|
|T6 Starships by specialization seating: Command • Intel • Miracle Worker • Pilot • Temporal|