The Excelsior-class Advanced Heavy Cruiser is a Tier 3 (Level 20) Cruiser which may be flown by Starfleet characters, including Federation-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters. The 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.
Players can obtain this starship from any Ship and Shuttle Requisitions officer for 75,000 . This ship can be purchased individually, or as part of the console-only Federation Pack for 4,000 . It is also available as part of the following: console-only All Faction Mega Bundle for 8,000 . This ship was previously available on its own from the Zen Store; players that purchased it from there can still reclaim it from there on all their characters.
Purchasing the Legendary Excelsior Miracle Worker Heavy Cruiser for 25,000 unlocks all existing ship variants.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free|
The Excelsior class was a popular and reliable Starfleet ship used for almost a century. The first ship, the namesake U.S.S. Excelsior, was constructed in the 2280s and designed originally for a prototype of a Transwarp Drive (as seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock). Despite the failure of the drive, Starfleet recommissioned the Excelsior with a standard warp drive, and began producing more Excelsior-class ships to replace the aging Constitution class. The Excelsior class proved to be a reliable and versatile design, having participated in the Battle of Wolf 359 and the Dominion War, and is still in active service alongside much newer ships as of the 25th century.
You may also choose to have the nacelles permanently lit by selecting the "Excelsior Alpha" nacelles type in the ship tailor.
|SKIN UNLOCK: T5 Excelsior Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit, 2000 |
OR T6 Resolute Advanced Heavy Cruiser, 3000
Similar to the Constitution class, the Excelsior class underwent a major refit program in 2290, adding additional impulse engines, modifications to the warp nacelles, and an expansion of the engineering hull. The Excelsior refit was made popular by vessels such as the USS Enterprise-B as seen in Star Trek: Generations, and the USS Lakota as seen in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
The Refit pieces are known as "Excelsior Retrofit" in the ship tailor. You may also choose to have the nacelles permanently lit by selecting the "Excelsior Retrofit Alpha" nacelles type.
|SKIN UNLOCK: T5 Fleet Excelsior Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit, 20,000 , 4 |
OR T6 Fleet Excelsior Advanced Heavy Cruiser, 20,000 , 5
The original configuration of the Excelsior class, as it appeared in The Search for Spock, was a little different from its subsequent appearances. This Excelsior NX variant represents the original NX-2000 transwarp experiment version of the starship.
These saucer and hull ship pieces are named "Excelsior NX" in the ship tailor.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Resolute Advanced Heavy Cruiser, 3,000 |
The Resolute class was inspired by the classic design of the Excelsior class. This modified Advanced Heavy Cruiser has been completely updated to the latest standards of Starfleet Engineering Corps.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Legendary Excelsior Miracle Worker Heavy Cruiser, 25,000 |
While the Excelsior will go down in history as an ambitious but failed experiment, it was actually the culmination of decades of advances in subspace physics and warp field research. The Excelsior launched in the 2280s, but Starfleet had been experimenting with the technologies it would use for decades.
The U.S.S. Repulse, built primarily as a testbed for these technologies, saw limited service as a top-secret test vehicle in the 2250s and 2260s. Research and iteration made on the Repulse’s warp engines would inspire even more advanced systems on Excelsior.
- 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 Excelsior-class Advanced Heavy Cruiser comes with a [Console - Universal - Transwarp Computer] that reduces the cooldown period after using transwarp abilities. This console can be equipped in any console slot, on any starship.
The Excelsior-class Advanced Heavy Cruiser supports the following cruiser commands:
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.
- The following table compares Tier 3 Federation starships.
|Heavy Escort||20||3||20000||1||0.9||3||2||✓||3||1||1||2||✗||✗||15||0.2||60||5,000 • 1|
|Heavy Cruiser||20||3||26000||1.3||1||3||3||✗||1||3||1||4||✗||✗||8||0.15||30||5,000 • 1|
|Perseus Temporal Escort||20||3||18000||0.9||0.95||3||2||✓||3||1||2||2||✗||16||0.2||70||75,000|
|Advanced Research Vessel||20||3||21000||1.05||1.3||3||2||✗||1||2||3||3||✗||9||0.15||40||75,000|
|Research Science Vessel||20||3||18000||0.9||1.3||3||2||✗||1||1||3||3||✗||✗||13||0.15||40||5,000 • 1|
|Heavy Escort Refit||20||3||20000||1||0.9||3||2||✓||3||2||1||2||✗||15||0.2||60||75,000|
|Advanced Heavy Cruiser||20||3||26000||1.3||1||3||3||✗||2||3||1||4||✗||8||0.15||30||75,000|
|Heavy Cruiser Refit||20||3||26000||1.3||1||3||3||✗||1||3||2||4||✗||8||0.15||30||75,000|
|1.5x Critical Rating from TAC and ENG|
Excelsior-class vessel outside Earth Spacedock
Excelsior class moored in Earth Spacedock (old model)
- Starting with Season 5, the Excelsior Advanced Heavy Cruiser could only be purchased via the Zen Store.
- The Excelsior-class model was redone on 18 July, 2018, to be more faithful to the ships appearance in the various Star Trek films and television shows.
- The ability to transwarp to the 3 Beta Quadrant locations was previously part of the [Console - Universal - Transwarp Drive Coil], an item the Advanced Heavy Cruiser used to come with, but this item is no longer available. It has been replaced with the [Console - Universal - Transwarp Computer].
Playable starships (All Factions)
|Unlocking Cross-Faction Flying will grant the player the ability to use any starship, from any faction.|
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|DujHod Chariot • Kivra Shuttle • Rozhenko Timeship • To'Duj Fighter • Toron Shuttle|
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|See also||Ship requisitions officers • Fleet Ship Module • Starship Upgrade Requisition • Experimental Ship Upgrade Token • Cross Faction Flying Unlock|
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