The Somerville-class Intel Science Vessel is a Tier 6 Science Vessel 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.
Players can obtain this starship from the Zen Store for 3,000 . This ship can be purchased individually, or as part of the Cross Faction Intel Science Bundle [T6] for 6,000 .
- 1 Overview
- 2 Class variants
- 3 Starship Mastery
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Standard configuration
- 6 Scaling starship
- 7 Admiralty ship
- 8 Notes
- 9 External links
- 10 References
The Somerville-class Intel Science Vessel is a design for the core of Starfleet's values. This vessel is equipped for exploration, scientific missions, and information gathering. However, the realities of a dangerous galaxy also require this vessel to be a combat capable vessel, and as such this vessel features powerful defensive shielding, a standard Starfleet compliment of ship weaponry, and powerful deflector dishes to literally manipulate the battlefield as needed.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free|
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free with this starship|
The Somerville-class Science Vessel is named after the U.S.S. Somerville, the ship first responsible for discovering Prototaxites stellaviatori in the 2250s. (Add more)
|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||Spore-Infused Anomalies||Science and Intel abilities cause your anomalies to deal damage:|
Whenever you activate a Science or Intelligence Bridge Officer Ability:
To foes within 5km of your anomalies:
The Somerville Intel Science Vessel comes equipped with the [Console - Universal - Mycelial Spore Burst].
The Somerville-class Intel Science Vessel features the following specialist seats:
Active Sensor Arrays
As an Intelligence starship, the Somerville Intel Science Vessel is capable of deploying an Intel sensor drone with the Gather Intelligence ability.
While the target is Vulnerable, one of three Expose Vulnerability abilities can be used. These powerful abilities find a critical weakness in the targeted foe and allow players to briefly exploit it.
- Expose Vulnerability: Critical Systems
- Expose Vulnerability: Defenses
- Expose Vulnerability: Weapon Systems
Intelligence vessels also have a built-in passive ability which renders them undetectable at long range.
The Somerville-class Intel Science Vessel has a cloak that allows the ship to cloak when not in combat, granting stealth and a damage bonus upon decloaking.
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 Somerville-class Intel 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.
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 (0.85 for the Somerville-class Intel Science Vessel), 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 Somerville-class Intel 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 Hernandez Intel Science Vessel, the fleet version of the Somerville Intel Science Vessel, will not apply the upgrade to this starship.
|+10 SCI per SciShip|
- The Somerville and Hernandez-classes are collaborations with IDW Publishing. The Hernandez is presumably named for the illustrator of the comic, Angel Hernandez, and/or Erika Hernandez, captain of Columbia (NX-02).
- The Hernandez first appeared in IDW's Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018.
- 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.
- "New Intel Science Vessels!" – Arcgames.com, 24 September 2019
- "Remastering 25th Century Starships" – Arcgames.com, 14 September 2021
- Somerville class at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
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