The Pathfinder-class Long Range Science Vessel is a Tier 6 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. 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.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Class variants
- 3 Starship Mastery
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Standard configuration
- 6 Scaling starship
- 7 Admiralty ship
- 8 Notes
- 9 Gallery
- 10 External links
When planning first began for Operation Delta Rising, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers quickly realized that an updated version of the famed Intrepid class would be essential for the mission's success. Most of the advanced technology used in the Pathfinder was first tested on the U.S.S. Voyager, which was completely updated before it departed for the Delta Quadrant. When Admiral Tuvok was satisfied with the ship's performance, work could begin to produce Pathfinders for the fleet.
This vessel comes with the Pathfinder-class costume and it enables the discount for purchasing its fleet variant. It can utilize the Intelligence bridge officer powers and other abilities described below.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free |
The Intrepid class was the most technologically advanced ship of its kind in 2371. The design was considered a success and paved the way for many other Federation ships designs after U.S.S. Voyager experienced a seven year stint in the Delta Quadrant without a single visit to a Federation Starbase.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Intrepid Legendary Miracle Worker Multi-Mission Science Vessel, 30,000 |
Seen in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Living Witness," the Warship Voyager represents an alien species' recollection of the Voyager as viewed through a lens of resentment and fear, armed to the teeth and spoiling for a fight.
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This rugged design was named after the Starfleet grandfather and Human inventor of Warp Drive Dr. Zefram Cochrane. While not the first craft to don his name, this class meets the standards and set forth as the toughest of Intrepid-based designs. The saucer is longer, the hull is shorter and nacelles are also hefty. Utopia Planitia designers made adjustments so that it could be even more self sufficient outside of Federation borders.
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After creating the successful Intrepid class, the Utopia Planitia designers decided to update the design. Thus in the year 2400, Discovery was born. It was designed to be just as capable as Cochrane and Intrepid and even more advanced. A brand new nacelle design and highly experimental pylon fins were aimed at creating a more efficient and stable flight during warp travel when nacelles were in the upward position.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Bellerophon Long Range Science Vessel Refit, 150,000 or the|
Intrepid Legendary Miracle Worker Multi-Mission Science Vessel, 30,000
The Bellerophon class is based on the iconic Intrepid class, but with a more advanced design. The Bellerophon class has a unique half-moon shaped main deflector and distinctive blue bussard collectors, as well as the whiter hull color found in 25th century starship designs.
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When planning for Operation Delta Rising began, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers decided that an updated version of the Intrepid class was necessary. Most of the technologies used in the Pathfinder class were tested aboard USS Voyager before it departed for the Delta Quadrant in 2410. With the approval of Rear Admiral Tuvok, the class entered full production.
|I||Enhanced Particle Generators||+15% Damage to Exotic Damage abilities.|
|II||Advanced Shield Systems||+10% Shield Hitpoints.|
|III||Enhanced Restorative Circuitry||Improves Hull healing abilities by 10%.|
Improves Shield healing abilities by 10%.
|IV||Reactive Shield Technology||5% Shield Regeneration every 6 seconds.|
Reduces Damage to Shields by 5%.
|V||Ablative Field Projector||While this trait is slotted, your shield healing Bridge Officer abilities provide a small amount of Temporary Hit Points on the target for 15 seconds. This buff stacks up to 3 times.|
The Pathfinder Long Range Science Vessel comes equipped with a [Console - Universal - Aero Shuttle Bay]. This allows the ship to deploy a useful support craft to aid the starship in combat. The Aero Shuttle provides support with offensive science abilities and is equipped with special phaser beam arrays that have a greater chance to knock the target's subsystems offline.
This unique console may be equipped in any console slot on any Long Range Science Vessel variant that is Tier 5 or above. This console is part of the Long Range Science Vessel Set.
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.
The Pathfinder-class Long Range Science 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.
- Target Auxiliary Subsystems I
- Target Weapons Subsystems I
- Target Engines Subsystems I
- Target Shields Subsystems I
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.
The Pathfinder-class Long Range Science Vessel features the following specialist seats:
- Lieutenant Engineering/Intelligence
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 Pathfinder-class Long Range Science Vessel), and then multiplied by the scaling multiplier below at each level.
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By using an [Experimental Ship Upgrade Token], the Pathfinder-class Long Range Science Vessel 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 Intrepid Long Range Science Vessel, the fleet version of the Pathfinder Long Range Science Vessel, will not apply the upgrade to this starship.
|2.5x Critical Rating from SCI|
- Obtaining the Pathfinder does not include the Voyager interior variants. You must purchase the Intrepid Pack to unlock the Voyager interior options (2371 + 2410).
- The Pathfinder-class was released as issue #7 in the Star Trek Online Starships Collection, represented by the U.S.S. Pathfinder itself.
- The model was revamped in 2021 as part of Season Twenty-four: Reflections and was given access to the new Type 7A hull material type.
- "Intrepid Class Starship" – Arcgames.com, 17 November 2014
- "Remastering 25th Century Starships" – Arcgames.com, 14 September 2021
- Jayce's Article: The Four-Quadrant Strategy by Thomas Marrone, an in-universe article about the class.
- Pathfinder class at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
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