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A Universe-class dreadnought with deployed Cestus frigates

Cestus Frigates are a type of Hangar Pet for Starfleet characters and their allies, excluding Federation-aligned Romulan Republic characters.

They are obtained and unlocked with the purchase of the Faction FED25.png Universe Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser, and are exclusive to that vessel. Slotted hangar pets will add a launch ability: Launch Cestus Frigates icon (Federation).png Launch Cestus Frigate.

Hangar overview[]

Name Squad Energy type Projectile Abilities
Faction FED25.png Cestus Frigates 1/2 Phaser Beam Array icon.png Phaser Quantum Torpedo Launcher icon.png Quantum  Beams: Fire at Will I • Channeled Deconstruction • Torpedo: High Yield I • Emergency Power to Weapons I
Faction FED25.png Advanced Cestus Frigates 1/2 Phaser Beam Array icon.png Phaser Quantum Torpedo Launcher icon.png Quantum  Beams: Fire at Will II • Channeled Deconstruction • Torpedo: High Yield II • Emergency Power to Weapons III
Faction FED25.png Elite Cestus Frigates 1/2 Phaser Beam Array icon.png Phaser Quantum Torpedo Launcher icon.png Quantum  Beams: Fire at Will II • Channeled Deconstruction • Torpedo: High Yield II • Emergency Power to Weapons III

The 26th century Federation Cestus-class frigate is the support vessel of choice for the colossal Universe-class dreadnought.

Two wings of standard-issue (rare) Cestus Frigates come pre-loaded as part of the Faction FED25.png Universe Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser's standard equipment.

Pets[]

Hangar - Cestus Frigates icon.png
Rare icon.png
Hangar - Cestus Frigates
Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup
Universe Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser
Cestus Frigate Equipment and Abilities:
* 1x Phaser Beam Array (Fore)
* 1x Phaser Dual Beam Bank (Fore)
* 1x Quantum Torpedo Launcher (Fore)
* 1x Phaser Beam Array (Aft) I
* Beam: Fire at Will I
* Emergency Power to Weapons I
* Channeled Deconstruction
* Torpedo: High Yield I
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Cestus Frigate
Launch Cestus Frigate
Launches a Level __ Cestus Frigate. Each hangar supports 2 deployed ships at any given time.
40 sec recharge
Value: 0 Energy credit icon.png

- RESTRICTION: Universe Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser

- AVAILABLE: Once unlocked, this pet becomes available for purchase from the Hangar section of the Requisition Starship Equipment vendor found on most hubs for 25,355 Energy credit icon.png.

Capabilities[]

  • Capacity: Launches 1 at a time, and can support up to 2 per hangar.
  • Base cooldown: 40 sec recharge

Hangar - Cestus Frigates icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Hangar - Advanced Cestus Frigates
Very Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup
Universe Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser
Advanced Cestus Frigate Equipment and Abilities:
* 1x Phaser Beam Array (Fore)
* 1x Phaser Dual Beam Bank (Fore)
* 1x Quantum Torpedo Launcher (Fore)
* 1x Phaser Beam Array (Aft) I
* Beam: Fire at Will II
* Channeled Deconstruction
* Torpedo: High Yield II
* Emergency Power to Weapons III
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Advanced Cestus Frigate
Launch Advanced Cestus Frigate
Launches a Level __ Advanced Cestus Frigate. Each hangar supports 2 deployed ships at any given time.
40 sec recharge
Value: 0 Energy credit icon.png

- RESTRICTION: Universe Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser

- AVAILABLE: Once unlocked, this pet becomes available for purchase from the Hangar Pets section of the Dilithium Store for 30,250 Refined dilithium icon.png. The cost can be lowered to 25,712 Refined dilithium icon.png provided the player has access to a Fleet Dilithium Mine with all Fleet Project Dilithium Discounts unlocked.

Capabilities[]

  • Capacity: Launches 1 at a time, and can support up to 2 per hangar.
  • Base cooldown: 40 sec recharge

Hangar - Cestus Frigates icon.png
Ultra rare icon.png
Hangar - Elite Cestus Frigates
Ultra Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup
Universe Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser
Elite Cestus Frigate Equipment and Abilities:
* 1x Phaser Beam Array (Fore)
* 1x Phaser Dual Beam Bank (Fore)
* 1x Quantum Torpedo Launcher (Fore)
* 1x Phaser Beam Array (Aft) I
* Beam: Fire at Will II
* Channeled Deconstruction
* Torpedo: High Yield II
* Emergency Power to Weapons III
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Elite Cestus Frigate
Launch Elite Cestus Frigate
Launches a Level __ Elite Cestus Frigate. Each hangar supports 2 deployed ships at any given time.
40 sec recharge
Value: 0 Energy credit icon.png

- RESTRICTION: Universe Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser

- AVAILABLE: Once unlocked, this pet becomes available for purchase from the Hangar Pets section of the Fleet Space Supplies officer onboard a Fleet Starbase with a Tier V Communications Array for 45,000 Refined dilithium icon.png and 100,000 Fleet Credits. The Dilithium cost can be lowered to 38,250 Refined dilithium icon.png provided the player has access to a Fleet Dilithium Mine with all Fleet Project Dilithium Discounts unlocked.

Capabilities[]

  • Capacity: Launches 1 at a time, and can support up to 2 per hangar.
  • Base cooldown: 40 sec recharge


Playable version[]

A Cestus frigate.

No playable version of the Cestus frigate currently exists in-game.

Modifiers[]

Hangar pet performance may be affected by various factors (unless stated otherwise), all listed below.

  • Innate
    • All Hangar pets are immune to warp core breaches and have a unique version of the Strategist specialization ability "Layered Defense", known as "Layered Defenses III", which makes them immune to a single torpedo hit every 30 seconds.
    • Starships with Hangar Bays by default can use Carrier commands, a set of four abilities that issue orders to your Hangar pets.
  • Subsystem
    • Auxiliary Power level will determine the recharge rate before a Hangar pet can be launched again; if Auxiliary subsystem is knocked offline, the Hangar will not operate.
  • Skill Tree
    • Skill Nodes
    • Unlocks
      • Adm eng fed.png 5 points in Engineering track: Hangar Health: Hangar pets have an additional 10% Maximum Hull Capacity.
      • Adm tac fed.png 5 points in Tactical track: Hangar Weaponry: Hangar pets deal an additional 10% Damage from all sources.
  • Starship Mastery (Carriers, Flight Deck Carriers, Flight Deck Raptors)
    • Mastery passive quick deployment tac fed.png Quick Deployment: 20% recharge time reduction to launching Carrier pet crafts; +50% Rank Up XP for all Hangar Pets.
  • Duty Officers
    • Flight Deck Officer: Reduces the time to recharge Hangar Bay abilities after use.
    • Flight Deck Officer: Increases the accuracy of any carrier pet launched from your Hangar bays while they are in Intercept mode.
    • Flight Deck Officer: Increases the damage of any carrier pet launched from your Hangar bays while they are in Escort mode.

Notes[]

  • Prior to the hangar pet rebalance released as part of Season Thirteen: Escalation on April 25, 2017, Cestus frigates were one of many pets with the Scratch the Paint ability. With the rebalance, this ability was removed and made innate for all hangar pets. As such, Cestus frigates received the following changes:
    • Normal Cestus Frigates now have Emergency Power to Weapons 1.
    • Advanced and Elite Cestus Frigates now have Emergency Power to Weapons 3 instead of Emergency Power to Weapons 1, and the Elite versions will use it significantly more frequently.
  • This type of frigate may also be referred to as the Altair-class in other Beta canon materials, a retooling of a design concept by Doug Drexler and Michael Okuda for the Intrepid class, later reused as a potential design for the U.S.S. Enterprise-J.
  • While the overall design of each 26th Century Dreadnought frigate pet is shared between the various craft, each variant uses their faction's traditional energy weapon types - Phaser for Starfleet, Plasma for the Romulans, and Disruptors for the Klingons. All variants share Quantum torpedoes as their projectile weapon.

See also[]

External link[]

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