Melee

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Klingons in Melee combat with Bat'leths

Melee is combat while unarmed or using a melee weapon such as a Bat'leth or Lirpa (as opposed to a ranged weapon).

Overview[edit | edit source]

Melee Combat damage bypasses 80% of a target's shields allowing direct damage to their Hit points, making melee ideal for engaging heavily shielded targets. Additionally the majority of melee attacks have a 10% chance to Expose the target, while the finishers are Exploit attacks. This allows the melee oriented player the opportunity to do a surprising amount of damage as well as set up their traditional weapon based teammates for exploit attacks.

These advantages do come with their own corresponding disadvantages however; in both PvP and PvE, melee oriented players are strongly susceptible to roots, holds, stuns, knockbacks and leave themselves vulnerable to flanking. Care must be taken to avoid the pitfalls of melee play or you risk becoming a detriment to your team.

Combos[edit | edit source]

Melee combat is based off of a 3 strike 'combo' system; Your first strike is the weakest, this is followed by a stronger secondary attack, which is in turn followed by a Finisher. The type of attack as well as the animation are based off of the combination you choose. The attacks are default bound to the 1 and 2 keys, this gives you combo's such as 112, 122, 221, 212 etc.

In addition to the combo attacks you may also use 'Palm Strike' or 'Bat'leth Cross Strike' to knockback the target, decrease your threat, and potentially stun them. These secondary attacks are by default bound to the 3 key.

See the pages for each weapon for details on their combos.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Damage Physical-only Disruptor Plasma Toxic Bleeding Fire Psionic Snow
Bat'leth Klingon Bat'leth icon.pngCommon icon.png Kri'stak Blade icon.pngUncommon icon.png Tritanium Rending Bat'leth icon.pngRare icon.png Kelvin Timeline Bat'leth icon.pngVery rare icon.png Klingon Bat'leth (Dsc) icon.pngVery rare icon.png Bat'leth of Sto'Vo'Kor icon.pngVery rare icon.png Nanopulse Edge Bat'leth icon.pngUncommon icon.png Nanopulse Edge Bat'leth (Retro Style) - Green icon.pngUncommon icon.png Torg's Dishonored Bat'leth icon.pngVery rare icon.png Candy Cane Bat'leth icon.pngEpic icon.png
Klingon Bat'leth icon.pngUltra rare icon.png Klingon Bat'leth icon.pngUltra rare icon.png Shard Sword of Kahless icon.pngEpic icon.png No icon.pngRare icon.png Terran Task Force Bat'leth icon.pngVery rare icon.png
Lirpa /
Polearm
Vulcan Lirpa icon.pngCommon icon.png Seleya Ceremonial Lirpa icon.pngUncommon icon.png Vulcan Lirpa icon.pngUltra rare icon.png Vulcan Lirpa icon.pngUltra Rare icon.png Nanopulse Edge Lirpa icon.pngUncommon icon.png Draconian Ceremonial Polearm icon.pngVery rare icon.png Makeshift Polearm icon.pngVery rare icon.png Vulcan Lirpa icon.pngRare icon.png Lollipop Lirpa icon.pngEpic icon.png
Sword /
Mek'leth
Nausicaan Tegolar Sword icon.pngCommon icon.png Tsunkatse Falchion icon.pngCommon icon.png Black Nanopulse Mek'leth icon.pngUncommon icon.png Tholian Crystalline Sword icon.pngVery rare icon.png Shattering Harmonics Crystalline Sword icon.pngVery rare icon.png Presidential Hand Axe icon.pngEpic icon.png Dual Nanopulse Mek'leths icon.pngRare icon.png Na'kuhl Assassin Plasma Blade icon.pngVery rare icon.png The Butcher's Mek'leth icon.pngVery rare icon.png The Emperor's Sword icon.pngVery rare icon.png Molor's Flaming Sword icon.pngVery rare icon.png Swordfish (Blue) icon.pngEpic icon.png
Fist Furiadon Fangs icon.pngRare icon.png Mind Meld Device icon.pngVery rare icon.png Tsunkatse Gloves icon.pngVery rare icon.png
Notes Except for Snow, damage types such as plasma are in addition to normal physical damage.
Jaylah's Staff and Nanopulse Staff-Rifle are described as combination rifle-melee weapons; their palm strike slots have been replaced by
powerful polearm combination attacks.

Traits[edit | edit source]

The following traits aid melee combat (not exhaustive).

Trait Effect Source
Berserker icon.png Berserker +5% Bonus All Damage per foe within 5m. [Infinity Prize Pack: Personal Trait (Ground)]
Bite icon.png Bite A melee attack Free (Gorn only)
Brawler icon.png Brawler Increased Melee Damage Resistance when damaging a foe with a Melee Attack.
Increased Melee Damage when damaged by a foe's Melee Attack.
[Infinity Prize Pack: Personal Trait (Ground)]
Close Quarters Combatant icon.png Close Quarters Combatant +12.5% All Melee Damage (+15.5% at Rank II)
+3% Run Speed (+3.8% at Rank II)
Reputation: Terran Task Force
Engineered Soldier icon.png Engineered Soldier +7.5% Damage with Melee Attacks
+7.5% Damage with Ranged Weapons
+7.5% Critical Severity
+4.5% Critical Chance
Free (Jem'Hadar only)
Neural Network Overload icon.png Neural Network Overload 5% chance for energy weapons and 33% chance for melee weapons, for 10 sec:
20.7 Electrical Damage (80% Shield Penetration) Per Sec (25.9 at Rank II)
-50% Run Speed (-55.6% at Rank II)
Reputation: Terran Task Force
Omega Weapon Proficiency icon.png Omega Weapon Proficiency +5% Bonus All Energy Weapon Damage (+6.3% at Rank II)
+10% Bonus All Melee Damage (+12.5% at Rank II)
Reputation: Task Force Omega
Physical Strength icon.png Physical Strength
Reptilian Strength
Enhances powers tagged as Melee Damagee
+15% Physical Damage
+15% chance: to target: Knocks back +0.66 meterse
Free
Pounce icon.png Pounce Lunge and melee strike Free (Caitian and Ferasan only)
Tyler's Memories icon.png Tyler's Memories to self: +0-8% (+0-10% at Rank II) Bonus Weapon Damage, based on Distance to Target
Maximum bonus when at less than 9.15m, no effect beyond 33.5m
Reputation: Discovery Legends
Warrior's Blood icon.png Warrior's Blood Melee Kills grant a stacking bonus to Critical Chance up to 2.5%, and a 5% bonus to Critical Severity
while the bonus is maximized (5% and 10% for Improved Trait). Stacks fall off after 60 seconds.
Klingon Recruitment

In addition to these, some species have innate traits that provide an advantage in melee combat, including;

Race Relevant trait bonus Faction
Nin'Yan.png Ferasan +5% Damage with Melee Attacks Klingon Defense Force
Gorn.png Gorn 17.5% bonus to Melee Damage
15% chance to knock down the target of your melee attacks
Klingon Defense Force
Worf.png Klingon +15% Physical Damage Klingon Defense Force, Starfleet
Nausicaan.jpg Nausicaan 0.15 bonus to Melee damage
15% chance to knock down the target of your melee attacks.
Klingon Defense Force
Tiaru Jarok.png Romulan +10% Physical Damage Bonus
Chance to knock down foes when using Melee attacks
Romulan Republic
Tuvok.png Vulcan 0.15 bonus to Melee damage
15% chance to knock down the target of your melee attacks
Starfleet (all variants)

Skill[edit | edit source]

Skill Effect Source
Furious Footwork Attacking with Melee grants you +20% Run Speed for 5sec. This effect is refreshed by each subsequent attack, instead of stacking. Ground skills
Fatal Fists Attacking with Melee inflicts a debuff of -20 Damage Resistance Rating on any foe hit by your melee attack, which lasts for 5sec. This effect is refreshed by each subsequent attack, instead of stacking. Ground skills
Miracle Worker t3 Punch It! icon.png Punch It! After Sprinting:
* +50% Bonus Melee Physical Damage
* +100 Control Resistance Rating for 3 sec
Miracle Worker (specialization)
Spec commando t1 follow-through icon.png Follow-Through While sprinting, all melee attacks are increased in effectiveness. This effect lingers for a few seconds after you have finished sprinting. You must be moving to gain this benefit.

While Sprinting, gain +25% Bonus Melee Damage (lingers for 3sec after Sprinting)

Commando (specialization)
Spec commando t2 juggernaut system icon.png Juggernaut System The Juggernaut System is a subdermal layer of nanobots that integrate armor subsystems with your body's natural biological processes, allowing your protective gear to act as an extension of your own body.

At its most basic settings, the Juggernaut System gets its name from the kinetic enhancements it grants, giving all wearers the ability to easily knock back nearby opponents simply by rushing into them.
Knockback Foes within Melee Range while Sprinting (vs. Players, has a 50% chance to only Repel instead of Knocking)
Foes affected by this ability may not be affected again by it for 12 sec

Commando (specialization)

Duty officers[edit | edit source]

The following duty officers provide melee bonuses when slotted.

Doff Effect Source
Doff tactical federation bg.png
Doffshot Sf Krenim Male 05 icon.png
Doff common federation overlay.png
Doff veryrare overlay.png
Stresoups All Melee Attacks (including Rifle Butts, etc) have an additional 8% chance to inflict a Critical Hit. Also increases melee Crit Severity by 25%.
+8% Crit Chance when using Melee Attacks
+25% Crit Severity when using Melee Attacks
[Krenim Temporal Specialist (Duty Officer)]
Doff tactical klingon bg.png
Doffshot Ke Krenim Female 03 icon.png
Doff common klingon overlay.png
Doff veryrare overlay.png
Lemou All Melee Attacks (including Rifle Butts, etc) have an additional 8% chance to inflict a Critical Hit. Also increases melee Crit Severity by 25%.
+8% Crit Chance when using Melee Attacks
+25% Crit Severity when using Melee Attacks
[Krenim Temporal Specialist (Duty Officer)]
Doff tactical federation bg.png
Doff Unique Sf Temporal Silverfox316 M 01 icon.png
Doff common federation overlay.png
Doff rare overlay.png
Sterling Renard All Melee Attacks (including Rifle Butts, etc) have an additional 8% chance to inflict a Critical Hit. Also increases melee Crit Severity by 25%.
+8% Crit Chance when using Melee Attacks
+25% Crit Severity when using Melee Attacks
[Temporal Beacon Storage Device]
Doff tactical federation bg.png
Doffshot Sf Tosk Male 02 icon.png
Doff common federation overlay.png
Doff veryrare overlay.png
Tosk On use of any melee attack, provides a 15% chance to knock back the target.
15% chance: Knocks back +1 fee
[Gamma Quadrant Duty Officer Cadre]
Doff tactical klingon bg.png
Doffshot Ke Hunters Male 01 icon.png
Doff common klingon overlay.png
Doff veryrare overlay.png
Dae Maron On use of any melee attack, provides a 15% chance to knock back the target.
15% chance: Knocks back +1 fee
[Gamma Quadrant Duty Officer Cadre]
Doff tactical federation bg.png
DOff Xindi Male 04 icon.png
Doff common federation overlay.png
Doff veryrare overlay.png
Najiin On use of any melee attack, provides a 15% chance to knock back the target.
15% chance: Knocks back +1 fee
“Rare Duty Officer Reassignment”
Doff tactical klingon bg.png
Doff Unique Ke Daharmaster M 01 icon.png
Doff common klingon overlay.png
Doff veryrare overlay.png
Dahar Master Korloth On use of any melee attack, provides a 15% chance to knock back the target.
15% chance: Knocks back +1 fee
“Rare Duty Officer Reassignment”

Unarmed[edit | edit source]

It is possible to engage in combat without a weapon. Without a weapon slotted, a player can use basic jabs and punches. Damage however, is limited. In addition there are abilities such as the Vulcan nerve pinch or a Gorn bite. It is also possible to use the stock of your ranged weapon to attack enemies who come into close range, or strike with unarmed attacks like palm strikes while equipped with a pistol.

The first style of melee combat is Martial Arts (Unarmed). This is activated by using a weapon slot with no weapon in it giving you access to your Martial Arts attacks. Martial Arts attacks are typically faster and harder to interrupt then their Bat'leth counterparts as well as having additional debuff affects but do less damage per strike.

Combination Attack Effect Combination Attack Effect
Left Jab
(Expose)
10% Chance to Expose Right Punch
(Expose)
60% chance: -66% run speed for 3 sec
10% Chance to Expose
Left
Left
Chin Strike
(Expose)
60% chance: Root for 3 sec
10% chance to Expose
Right
Right
Backhand
(Expose)
60% chance: Root for 3 sec
10% chance to Expose
Left
Right
Punch
(Expose)
60% chance: -66% run speed for 3 sec
10% Chance to Expose
Right
Left
Uppercut
(Expose)
10% Chance to Expose
Left
Left
Right
Haymaker
(Exploit)
+100% Critical Chance
Exposed targets take 205% damage
Right
Left
Right
Snap Kick
(Expose)
60% chance: Disable for 2 sec
10% chance to Expose
10% chance to Expose
Left
Right
Left
Combined Fist
(Expose)
Hits 3 targets
60% chance: Knocks back +1 meters
10% chance to Expose
Right
Right
Left
Spin Kick
(Exploit)
Hits 3 targets
Exposed targets take 205% damage
Left
Right
Right
Spin Kick
(Exploit)
Hits 3 targets
Exposed targets take 205% damage
Right
Left
Left
Knife Hand Chop
(Exploit)
60% chance: __ Physical Damage every 1 sec for 5.5 sec
Exposed targets take 205% damage

Note: Combo information is incomplete due to testing limitations.