Release date: February 13, 2020
The Legendary Defiant-class Pilot Warship is a Tier 6 Warship which may be flown by Starfleet characters, including Federation-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters. All 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.
The Legendary Pilot Warship represents an incredibly powerful addition to Starfleet's armada. A synthesis of lessons learned from years of conflict, the Legendary Pilot Warship also draws inspiration from the original U.S.S. Defiant and the modifications made to that ship by Deep Space 9 Strategic Operations Officer Worf, Chief of Operations Miles O'Brien, and Captain Benjamin Sisko. Equipped with five forward weapons, pilot maneuvers, a cloaking device, and a quantum warhead module, the Legendary Pilot Warship is ready to reprise its role in history as one of Starfleet's most invaluable starships.
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The Defiant class was the first of the Tactical Escort designs, with a prototype originally designed to fight the Borg. The project ultimately failed at Utopia Planetia because its initial engine designs tore the ship apart, though then Engineer Miles Edward O'Brien took the project under his wing and corrected most of its issues. The class design later entered production due to the Dominion threat.
Nose art variants
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The Legendary Pilot Warship includes five new 'Saucer' part variants based on the Defiant-class starship featuring "nose art" inspired by historical dogfighters and the Defiant's own canonical 'starship development patch.' Each piece of art represents a conflict the Defiant-class has seen service in over the course of Star Trek Online's history.
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Launched in response to the fallout from the Khitomer Accords in 2399, the Gallant class was born. These ships were made to fight on the front lines of Borg conflict. Gallant is a variant of Defiant, just as capable and bares just as many teeth.
The Gallant Refit ship parts must be selected manually through Ship Customization and are not part of a starship preset.
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The Vigilant was a design inspired by the Defiant class. It is just as powerful and nimble but is larger and features an updated nacelle design. The Vigilant is also equipped with a multipurpose space that is adaptable to any situation including relaxation or training.
The Vigilant Refit ship parts must be selected manually through Ship Customization and are not part of a starship preset.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Sao Paulo Tactical Escort Refit, 150,000 |
OR Free with this starship
The Sao Paulo class is a 25th century refit of the famed Defiant class. It has exposed, forward-swept warp nacelles and a more faceted main deflector. It also has the white hull texture common to refit vessels.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Valiant Tactical Escort, 3,000 |
OR Free with this starship
The Valiant-class Tactical Escort is based upon the highly successful Defiant-class design. Unlike the Defiant, which was designed specifically to combat the Borg, the Valiant class was built with the Federation's new enemies in mind.
|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||Withering Barrage||Duration of your Cannon: Scatter Volley is increased.|
|VI||Over-Powered And Over-Gunned||Activating Fire at Will, Beam Overload, Cannon Rapid Fire, or Cannon Scatter Volley improves weapon haste dramatically for a short time. The duration increases with global Critical Strike Chance, up to double duration at 50% global Critical Strike Chance.|
Once unlocked on one character, this trait is unlocked account-wide.
The Legendary Pilot Warship comes with the [Quantum Warhead Module] and [Cloaking Device] universal consoles, which can be used on all Tactical Escort variants. These consoles, and the Phaser Quad Cannons also included with the vessel, form the Stealth Fighter Set.
The Legendary Defiant-class Pilot Warship features the following specialist seats:
Pilot ships can perform a sudden maneuver in each horizontal direction: Forward, Backward, Left or Right. Executing each maneuver will rapidly reposition your starship while granting very brief damage immunity, but costs all available thruster fuel which takes several seconds to recover.
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. Standard Issue gear cannot be upgraded.
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 (1.25 for the Legendary Defiant-class Pilot Warship), 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 Legendary Defiant-class Pilot Warship may be upgraded to T6-X, unlocking an extra ship device slot, universal console slot, and the ability to slot an extra starship trait.
|+10 TAC per EngShip|
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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|Commander's Gig • Tiercel Shuttle • Kestrel Runabout • Scorpion Fighter|
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|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|