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Starship Separation is an ability whereby a player or NPC starship can separate into two or more autonomous units. The player commands one, while the other units fight alongside the player as pets. Its name varies depending on its usage but usually relies on a special console.

If the [Console - Universal - Antimatter Spread] is equipped, the separated starship section can make use of the Antimatter Spread icon (Federation).png Antimatter Spread ability.

Federation ship separation[]

Galaxy-class Saucer Separation[]

Saucer Separation

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[Console - Universal - Saucer Separation]

Available from the Galaxy Exploration Cruiser Retrofit, Ross Legendary Command Exploration Cruiser, or Legendary Galaxy Dreadnought Cruiser.

Saucer Separation: The Saucer Section detaches and the drive section is given a weapon and damage boost vs a loss of hull and shields. Usable on all Tier 5 or greater Galaxy-class variants:

NPC Federation Galaxy Class Cruisers and Terran Galaxy Class Cruisers also have access to this ability.

Intrepid-class Aero Shuttle[]

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[Console - Universal - Aero Shuttle Bay]

Available from the Pathfinder Long Range Science Vessel and Intrepid Legendary Miracle Worker Multi-Mission Science Vessel.

Launch Aero Shuttle: The Aero Shuttle in the ventral portion of the primary hull detaches. Usable on all Tier 5 or greater Intrepid-class variants:

Odyssey-class Chevron Separation[]

Chevron Separation

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[Console - Universal - Chevron Separation]

Available from the Odyssey Operations Cruiser and Verity Legendary Command Dreadnought Cruiser.

Chevron Separation: The Saucer Section detaches and the drive section is given a weapon and damage boost vs a loss of hull and shields. Usable on:

NPC Federation Odyssey Dreadnought Cruisers and Terran Odyssey Dreadnought Cruisers have access to this ability. This ability cannot be used at the same time as Aquarius Escort (below).

Odyssey-class Aquarius Escort[]

Aquarius Escort

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[Console - Universal - Aquarius Escort]

Available from the Odyssey Tactical Cruiser and Verity Legendary Command Dreadnought Cruiser.

Launch Aquarius Escort: The Aquarius Escort in the aft of the ship undocks. Usable on:

NPC Federation Odyssey Dreadnought Cruisers and Terran Odyssey Dreadnought Cruisers have access to this ability. This ability cannot be used at the same time as Chevron Separation (above).

Prometheus-class Multi-Vector Assault Mode[]

Multi Vector Assault Mode

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[Console - Universal - Multi-Vector Assault Module]

Available from the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort.

Multi-Vector Assault Mode: The starship splits into three sections, with the player commanding the section of their choosing. Each section has a bias towards either tactical, operations or science. Usable on:

NPC Federation Prometheus Class Escorts and Terran Prometheus Class Escorts have access to this ability.

D'Kyr-class Tal'Kyr-class Support Craft[]

Tak'Kyr Support Craft

Built into the D'Kyr Science Vessel.

Launch Support Craft: Detaches the auxiliary Vulcan ship from the D'Kyr Science Vessel, where it serves in a support role to repair damage and divert enemy attention.

Klingon Empire ship separation[]

BortaSqu'-class HoH'SuS-class Bird-of-Prey[]

HoH'SuS Bird-of-Prey

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[Console - Universal - HoH'SuS Bird-of-Prey]

Available from the Bortasqu' War Cruiser.

Launch HoH'SuS Bird-of-Prey: The HoH'SuS Raider in the aft of the ship undocks. Usable on:

NPC Bortasqu' Dreadnought Battlecruisers have access to this ability.

Romulan Republic ship separation[]

Ha'apax-class Dual Vector Separation[]

Dual Vector Separation

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[Console - Universal - Dual Vector Separation]

Available from the Haakona Advanced Warbird.

Dual Vector Separation: The starship splits into two sections, with the player commanding the section of their choosing. One section focuses on weapons and engines, the other on shields and auxiliary. Usable on:

NPC Haakona Advanced Warbirds do not have access to this ability.

Cross-Faction ship separation[]

Jem'Hadar Heavy Attack Craft[]

The Jem'hadar Vanguard Carrier deploying its Heavy Attack Craft

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[Console - Universal - Linked Command Matrix]

Available from the Jem'Hadar Vanguard Carrier.

Summon Heavy Attack Craft: The heavy attack craft from the aft portion of the Vanguard Carrier detaches, with the player-controlled upper portion gaining increased maneuverability, but reduced hull and shield HP. The universal console can be equipped on ay starship; if equipped on a ship other than the Vanguard Carrier, this ability will call the same NPC ally to warp in instead, without altering your ship's durability or maneuverability.

Elachi Sheshar Assault Craft[]

The Sheshar deploying its Attack Craft

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[Console - Universal - Sheshar Assault Craft]

Available from the Elachi Sheshar Command Dreadnought Cruiser or Elachi Sheshar Intel Dreadnought Cruiser.

Deploy Sheshar Assault Craft: The assault craft from the bottom portion of the Sheshar Dreadnought detaches, with the player-controlled upper portion gaining increased turn rate and weapons power, but reduced hull HP and shields power.

If equipped on a different Elachi starship class, this ability will summon a S'golth Escort ally instead. Usable on:

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