The Fleet Hephaestus-class Advanced Escort (T6) is a Tier 6 Escort 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. 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 any Ship and Shuttle Requisitions officer for 20,000 and 5 , so long as the player's Fleet has a Tier IV Shipyard and one Starbase Military Fleet Ship Provision. If the player already owns the Hestia Advanced Escort from the Zen Store, the Fleet Ship Module cost is reduced to 1.
The Tier 6 Hestia-class Advanced Escort is a heavily modified version of the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort. It has been refitted to take advantage of the Multi-Vector capabilities of its predecessor. The Hestia Class Advanced Escort is the pinnacle of tactical starship design.
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The Prometheus class is one of the most versatile ships ever designed by Starfleet. Intended for combat, the original prototype USS Prometheus employed a multi-vector assault mode; the ship divides into three semi-autonomous sections capable of fighting independently from each other. Each section is also capable of achieving warp speed. According to the Star Trek Online ship description, the multi-vector aspect was removed due to moving parts that were easy to damage.
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The Phoenix class resembles earlier Starfleet designs that opt for a more dome-like saucer section and a shorter base. The nacelles are also the shortest but significantly wider. Its very nimble and efficient design may allay initial fears as a warship but it's essentially a wolf in sheep's clothing that's just as capable as other Prometheus variants.
This is the default starship class of the Mirror Universe Patrol Escort.
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Unlike other Starfleet ships designed for exploration with defense as a secondary concern, the Cerberus is primarily a warship. While it resembles the experimental (and slightly larger) USS Prometheus, that doesn't mean it's not an impressive warship.
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The Hephaestus class is more angular than other Advanced Escort designs, dominated by straight lines and sharp edges. Its saucer has a sharp "nose" and small fins link the hull to the ventral surface.
This class was previously available as an extra ship skin in the Zen Store, but as of Season 7 is exclusive to the Fleet Advanced Escorts. Players who purchased the skin prior to the Season 7 update may still use the Hephaestus skin on any Advanced Escorts they own.
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The Tier 6 Hestia-class Advanced Escort is a heavily modified version of the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort. It has been refitted to take advantage of the Multi-Vector capabilities of its predecessor. The Hestia-class Advanced Escort is the pinnacle of tactical starship design.
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A Tier 5 Mirror universe counterpart of the Phoenix.
|I||Precise Weapon Systems||+5 Accuracy Rating.|
|II||Tactical Maneuevering||+5% Defense.|
|III||Enhanced Weapon Systems||+10% Kinetic Damage.|
+10% All Energy Damage.
|IV||Devastating Weaponry||+2.5% Critical Chance.|
This ship can equip the [Console - Universal - High-Energy Plasma Expulsors] from the Advanced Escort (T6). It can also equip the Multi-Vector Assault Mode console from the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort. These consoles are part of the Advanced Escort Weaponry Set.
The Fleet Hephaestus-class Advanced Escort (T6) comes with an Experimental Weapon slot. This additional slot does not fit standard weapons. Unlike standard starship weapons, Experimental weapons are not affected by weapon firing modes, such as those granted by bridge officer abilities.
The Fleet Hephaestus-class Advanced Escort (T6) features the following specialist seats:
- Lieutenant Commander Engineering/Command
Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons that scale with player level. 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 (1.136666 for the Fleet Hephaestus-class Advanced Escort (T6)), 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 Fleet Hephaestus-class Advanced Escort (T6) 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 Hestia Advanced Escort, the standard non-fleet version of the Fleet Hephaestus Advanced Escort (T6), will not apply the upgrade to this starship.
- The following table compares the advanced escort variants.
|Advanced Escort||40||5||31000||1.033||0.9||4||3||✓||4||2||3||2||✗||✗||16||0.2||60||20,000 • 1|
|Mirror Patrol Escort||40||5||31000||1.033||0.9||4||3||✓||4||3||2||2||✗||✗||16||0.2||60|
|Fleet Advanced Escort (T5)||50||5||34100||1.137||0.99||4||3||✓||5||2||3||2||✗||✗||16||0.2||70||20,000 • 4|
|Multi-Vector Advanced Escort||50||5||31000||1.033||0.9||4||3||✓||4||2||3||2||✗||16||0.2||70||2,500|
|Hestia Advanced Escort||1||6||35650||1.033||0.9||4||3||✓||4||3||3||2||✗||16||0.2||60||3,000|
|Fleet Hephaestus Advanced Escort (T6)||1||6||39215||1.137||0.99||4||3||✓||5||3||3||2||✗||✗||16||0.2||60||20,000 • 5|
|+8 TAC per EngShip or SciShip|
Hephaestus class image from the retired Zen Store entry
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|