The Lafayette-class Recon Destroyer is a Tier 6 Destroyer 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 the Zen Store for 3,000 under the name Lafayette-class Recon Destroyer [T6]. This ship can be purchased individually, or as part of the Cross Faction Recon Bundle [T6] for 4,000 . It is also available as part of the following: All Faction Recon Bundle [T6] for 7,000 .
In these trying times, constant conflict and ever-present hostility have made exploration and reconnaissance at the edges of the frontier an even more dangerous endeavor than normal. The Recon Destroyer has been designed in response to this galactic atmosphere, providing a distinct combat-focus to a ship that is otherwise dedicated to scientific study and intelligence gathering.
The Lafayette Recon Destroyer provides a middle ground between the toughness of a cruiser and the maneuverability and firepower of an escort.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free with this starship|
The Lafeyette-class is a modern re-design of the classic New Orleans-class, which first came into service with Starfleet in the mid-2300s. The ship is 382.6 meters long.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free|
The New Orleans-class was one of the many “graveyard ships” seen in the wreckage of Wolf 359 in the TNG Episode “The Best of Both Worlds”.
This skin also includes a "New Orleans Beta" hull type, which slightly narrows the secondary hull and rounds out the rear shuttlebay portion of the hull.
|I||Precise Weapon Systems||+5 Accuracy Rating.|
|II||Enhanced Weapon Banks||+15% Critical Severity.|
|III||Devastating Weaponry||+2.5% Critical Chance.|
|IV||Enhanced Weapon Systems||+10% Kinetic Damage.|
+10% All Energy Damage.
|V||Jubilant Cadence||While this trait is active, defeating enemies or healing allies will grant you one stack of Jubilant Cadence a maximum of once every 4 seconds, which last until you leave combat or are defeated. After reaching 5 stacks, you and your teammates will receive a large boost to speed and turn rate, while also having all bridge officer ability recharge timers reduced.|
The Lafayette Recon Destroyer comes with [Console - Universal - Hyper-focusing Trinary Arrays], which can be equipped on any starship:
The Lafayette-class Recon Destroyer 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 Lafayette-class Recon Destroyer features the following specialist seats:
- Lieutenant Commander Universal/Intelligence
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.
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 (0.9 for the Lafayette-class Recon Destroyer), 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 Lafayette-class Recon Destroyer 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 Fleet New Orleans Recon Destroyer, the fleet version of the Lafayette Recon Destroyer, will not apply the upgrade to this starship.
|+10 SCI per TacShip|
- The New Orleans-class variant received a revamp on December 18, 2020, utilizing parts from the recently revamped Galaxy-class model as well as the new Galaxy and legendary hull materials.
- Official Blog: Announcing the Recon Destroyer Bundle! (20 Aug, 2018)
- Official Blog: Recon Destroyer Bundle Stats! (21 Aug, 2018)
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|