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Faction FED25.pngAdvanced Research Vessel
Fed Ship Nebula.png
Rank:
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
Tier:
3
Type:
Science Vessel
Hull:
21,000
Shield modifier:
1.3
Turn rate:
9
Impulse modifier:
0.15
Inertia rating:
40
Warp core:
Generic Warp Core.png Matter-Antimatter
Bonus Power:
+15 auxiliary power
Bridge Officers:
Lieutenant Tactical Lieutenant Engineering Lieutenant Commander Science Ensign Science Ensign Universal
Weapons:
Fore 3 Aft 2
Type-specific slot:
Secondary Deflector
Device slots:
3
Consoles:
Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 2 Console sci icon.png 3
Cost:
75,000Refined dilithium icon.png
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng fed.png 13 Adm tac fed.png 13 Adm sci fed.png 28

The Nebula-class Advanced Research Vessel is a Tier 3 (Level 20) Science Vessel 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.

Players can obtain this starship from any Ship and Shuttle Requisitions officer for 75,000 Refined dilithium icon.png under the name Advanced Research Vessel. This ship can be purchased individually, or as part of the Nebula Bundle for 6,000 Zen small icon.png. This ship was previously available on its own from the Zen Store; players that purchased it from there can still reclaim it from there on all their characters.

Overview[]

Known as the new "workhorse" of the Federation, this ship type has been in Starfleet service since 2363. This class of vessel replaced the Miranda class as the multi-purpose mission vessel, taking on various tasks from patrols to humanitarian or diplomatic missions, exploration and research duties.

Class variants

Class Information
Ship Variant - FED - Nebula Advanced Research Vessel (T3).png
Nebula class
Ship Variant - FED - Nebula Advanced Research Vessel aft (T3).png
Aft
SKIN UNLOCK: Free
The Nebula class is an iconic 24th century design and sibling to the Galaxy class. The Nebula class has many structural components similar to the Galaxy class. It has a large saucer shaped primary hull atop a smaller secondary hull, with the warp nacelles mounted below the saucer. To the aft is a large pylon supporting a triangular mission pod. This variant represents the most frequently seen version of the physical miniature featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek Generations, and Star Trek: First Contact.
Ship Variant - FED - Nebula Advanced Research Vessel Phoenix (T6).png
Nebula class
Phoenix subtype
Ship Variant - FED - Nebula Advanced Research Vessel Phoenix aft (T6).png
Aft
SKIN UNLOCK: Free
This variant represents the original configuration of the Nebula class seen as the the USS Phoenix in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Wounded". It features a saucer-shaped mission pod held by a split pylon.
Ship Variant - FED - Nebula Advanced Research Vessel Farragut (T3).png
Nebula class
Farragut subtype
Ship Variant - FED - Nebula Advanced Research Vessel Farragut aft (T3).png
Aft
SKIN UNLOCK: Free
This variant represents the CGI version of the Nebula class as seen in later episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. It has a saucer and engineering hull more reminiscent of the Galaxy class, along with alternate markings on its nacelles, their pylons, and mission pod. Note that the U.S.S. Farragut itself did not appear in this configuration, the name Farragut was preferred for the template over Bonchune, which is the name of the first CGI Nebula class starship. [1]
Ship Variant - FED - Nebula Advanced Research Vessel Venture (T3).png
Nebula class variant
Venture subtype
Ship Variant - FED - Nebula Advanced Research Vessel Venture aft (T3).jpg
Aft
SKIN UNLOCK: Venture Exploration Cruiser Refit, 150,000 Refined dilithium icon.png
This variant of the Advanced Research Vessel utilizes Venture class components. Its triangular mission pod is oriented 'backwards' compared to the Nebula.

This starship class has not yet been given a formal name.

Ship Variant - FED - Magellan Advanced Research Vessel (T5).png
Magellan class
Ship Variant - FED - Magellan Advanced Research Vessel aft (T5).jpg
Aft
SKIN UNLOCK: Any T5 or T6 Advanced Research Vessel variant
What the Nebula is to the Galaxy, the Magellan is to the Monarch class. The Magellan class has a broader, more angular mission pod, and its warp nacelles have a triangular cross section.
Ship Variant - FED - Sutherland Advanced Research Vessel (T6).png
Sutherland class
Ship Variant - FED - Sutherland Advanced Research Vessel aft (T6).png
Aft
SKIN UNLOCK: Sutherland Advanced Research Vessel, 3,000 Zen small icon.png
As with the other Nebula class variants, the Sutherland too is based on Exploration Cruiser components: the Andromeda class. This variant features a circular mission pod.
Ship Variant - FED - Sutherland Advanced Research Vessel Beta (T6).png
Sutherland class Beta
Ship Variant - FED - Sutherland Advanced Research Vessel Beta aft (T6).png
Aft
SKIN UNLOCK: Sutherland Advanced Research Vessel, 3,000 Zen small icon.png
This variant of the Sutherland class features a triangular mission pod.

Abililites[]

Universal console[]

This vessel includes the [Console - Universal - Tachyon Detection Field]. It gives the ship a strong boost to sensing abilities, as well as a small boost to cloak detection. The Tachyon Detection Field can be removed and equipped on any vessel.

Sensor Analysis[]

Sensor Analysis is an active toggle ability. While maintaining a Sensor Lock on a target, the player gains a stacking effect that either improves the damage and power drain against an enemy, or improves any heal directed towards an ally. This effect stacks every 3 seconds, to a maximum of 6 stacks after 18 continuous seconds. To maintain the desired effect, the player must hold the sensor lock.

Subsystem Targeting[]

The Nebula-class Advanced Research Vessel comes with built-in Subsystem Targeting abilities. These built-in abilities stay at Rank I and do not automatically rank up when acquiring higher tier Science starships. They are separate from Subsystem Targeting abilities gained through Tactical Space Bridge officer abilities.

Activating a subsystem targeting ability will upgrade all energy weapons to inflict a stacking power drain on the foe's targeted subsystem for the next 10 seconds. They will also have a small chance to knock the targeted subsystem offline for a short duration.

Standard configuration[]

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.

Ship comparison[]

The following table compares Tier 3 Federation starships.
Ship Rank Tier Hull  Hull modifier  Shield modifier  Fore weapons Aft weapons Can equip dual cannons? Console tac icon.png Console eng icon.png Console sci icon.png Ship Devices Hangar Bay slots Uni BOffs Turn rate Impulse modifier IR Cost
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Heavy Escort 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 20000 1 0.9 3 2 3 1 1 2 Lieutenant Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant Science 15 0.2 60 5,000 Refined dilithium icon.png • 1 SRFED3.png
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Heavy Cruiser 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 26000 1.3 1 3 3 1 3 1 4 Lieutenant TacticalLieutenant Commander EngineeringEnsign EngineeringLieutenant Science 8 0.15 30 5,000 Refined dilithium icon.png • 1 SRFED3.png
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Perseus Temporal Escort 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 18000 0.9 0.95 3 2 3 1 2 2 Console - Universal - M6 Computer icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant ScienceLieutenant Universal 16 0.2 70 75,000 Refined dilithium icon.png
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Support Cruiser 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 27000 1.35 1 3 3 1 3 1 4 Lieutenant TacticalLieutenant Commander EngineeringLieutenant EngineeringEnsign Science 7 0.15 40 1 Mission reward
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Advanced Research Vessel 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 21000 1.05 1.3 3 2 1 2 3 3 Console - Universal - Tachyon Detection Field icon.png Lieutenant TacticalLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant Commander ScienceEnsign ScienceEnsign Universal 9 0.15 40 75,000 Refined dilithium icon.png
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Research Science Vessel 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 18000 0.9 1.3 3 2 1 1 3 3 Lieutenant TacticalLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant Commander ScienceEnsign Science 13 0.15 40 5,000 Refined dilithium icon.png • 1 SRFED3.png
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Heavy Escort Refit 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 20000 1 0.9 3 2 3 2 1 2 Console - Universal - Point Defense System icon.png Lieutenant Commander TacticalLieutenant TacticalLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant Science 15 0.2 60 75,000 Refined dilithium icon.png
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Advanced Heavy Cruiser 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 26000 1.3 1 3 3 2 3 1 4 Console - Universal - Transwarp Computer icon.png Lieutenant TacticalLieutenant Commander EngineeringLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant Science 8 0.15 30 75,000 Refined dilithium icon.png
acd
United Federation of Planets,Romulan Republic,Dominion
Heavy Cruiser Refit 20
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
3 26000 1.3 1 3 3 1 3 2 4 Console - Universal - Warp Burst Capacitor icon.png Lieutenant TacticalLieutenant Commander EngineeringEnsign EngineeringLieutenant ScienceEnsign Universal 8 0.15 30 75,000 Refined dilithium icon.png

Admiralty ship[]

Admiralty Ship
Shipshot Background Admiralty.png
Shipshot Sciencevessel2neb.png
Shipshot Frame Science.png
Shipshot Frame Rare.png
Adm eng fed.png 13 Adm tac fed.png 13 Adm sci fed.png 28
Ignore +SCI from Events
Shipshot Background Admiralty.png
Shipshot Sciencevessel2neb.png
Shipshot Frame Science.png
Shipshot Frame Rare.png
Adm eng fed.png 13
Adm tac fed.png 13
Adm sci fed.png 28
Ignore +SCI from Events

Gallery[]

Notes[]

  • Starting with Season 5, the Nebula Advanced Research Vessel could only be purchased via the Zen Store.
  • The Nebula class was remodeled in November 2016, and again in September 2020 to more closely match the ship's on-screen appearance in the 24th century Star Trek television shows.
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