Release date: January 28, 2016
The Tholian Tarantula-class Dreadnought Cruiser is a Tier 6 Dreadnought Cruiser which may be flown by characters of any faction. 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 as a ultra rare drop from the [Infinity Lock Box]; it comes in an [Infinity Prize Pack - T6 Ship] choice package, which is bound to you until a ship is chosen. It can also drop from the older [Mirror Incursion Lock Box]. The boxed ship is not bound and so may be traded to other players or bought and sold on the Exchange for energy credits under the name [Special Requisition Pack - Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]].
This ship could also be purchased as an account-unlock from the Zen Store as a possible choice from the Mudd's Choice Pack of Dread! as part of "Mudd's Market", available from November 20, 2020. Like all items in the Market, the Bundle periodically goes on massive discounts (upwards of 75% during special promotional sales).
The Tarantula is the largest and most formidable starship in the Tholian fleet, built by the reclusive crystalline entities to stand up to anything that the galaxy might throw at them. It is both durable and relatively agile for a ship of its class. It was built with versatility in mind; it is quite capable of performing nearly any role handily.
|I||Rapid Repairs||Regenerates 1.25% of your maximum hull every 3 seconds in Space. Twice the amount is regenerated out of combat.|
|II||Enhanced Hull Plating||+25 All Energy Damage Resistance Rating.|
+25 Radiation Damage Resistance Rating.
|III||Devastating Weaponry||+2.5% Critical Chance.|
|IV||Armored Hull||+10% Hull Hitpoints.|
|V||Energy Web||Physical DoT, Hold on Beam: Overload, Cannon: Rapid Fire or Surgical Strikes|
Enhances specific powers
Activating Beam: Overload, Surgical Strikes or Cannon: Rapid Fire applies Energy Web:
The Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser comes equipped with the [Console - Universal - Tholian Web Cannon].
This console is part of the Tholian Technologies Set, which also includes [Console - Universal - Enhanced Tholian Web Generator] and [Console - Universal - Enhanced Tholian Tetryon Grid] obtainable from other Tholian vessels. For each console added after the first, an additional passive bonus is unlocked.
Equipping all three consoles unlocks the following active ability:
The Tholian Tarantula-class Dreadnought Cruiser supports the following cruiser commands:
The Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser comes equipped with one wing of Tholian Widow Fighters. These fighters are equipped with one fore Tetryon Beam Array and one fore Quantum Torpedo Launcher. The Tarantula also unlocks Tholian Mesh Weavers for use, armed with Tetryon Beams and Thermionic Torpedoes. Both pets are also designed to work with the Tholian Jorogumo Carrier's Tholian Tetryon Grid.
- Carrier Command - Attack
- Carrier Command - Escort
- Carrier Command - Intercept
- Carrier Command - Recall
The Tholian Tarantula-class Dreadnought Cruiser features the following specialist seats:
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 (1.43 for the Tholian Tarantula-class Dreadnought Cruiser), 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 Tholian Tarantula-class Dreadnought Cruiser may be upgraded to T6-X, unlocking an extra ship device slot, universal console slot, and the ability to slot an extra starship trait.
- The following table compares T6 cross-faction Dreadnought Cruisers.
|Xindi-Primate Ateleth Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||46575||1.35||1.2||4||4||✓||3||5||3||4||1||9||0.15||35||900|
|Breen Rezreth Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||50888||1.475||1.15||4||4||✓||3||5||3||4||1||7||0.15||30|
|Tholian Tarantula Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||49335||1.43||1.125||4||4||✓||4||4||3||4||1||7.5||0.15||35||• 29,500|
|Chronos Temporal Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||49680||1.44||1.15||4||4||✓||4||4||3||4||1||9.5||0.15||35||3,000|
|Elachi Sheshar Command Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||48300||1.4||1.3||5||3||✓||4||4||3||4||1||6||0.15||25||• 29,500|
|Elachi Sheshar Intel Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||48300||1.4||1.3||5||3||✓||4||4||3||4||1||6||0.15||25||• 29,500|
|Vorgon Ytijara Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||53475||1.55||1.05||3||5||✓||3||5||3||4||1||8||0.15||30|
|Styx Terran Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||50025||1.45||1.25||4||4||✓||4||4||3||4||1||7||0.16||30|
|Terran Lexington Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||47438||1.375||1.15||4||4||✓||4||5||2||4||1||8||0.15||35||3,000|
|Jem'Hadar Vanguard Dreadnought Cruiser||1||6||47438||1.375||1.15||4||4||✓||3||5||3||4||1||7||0.15||35||3,000|
|+10 ENG per TacShip|
Playable starships (All Factions)
|Unlocking Cross-Faction Flying will grant the player the ability to use any starship, from any faction.|
|Starfleet: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|Klingon Defense Force: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|DujHod Chariot • Kivra Shuttle • Rozhenko Timeship • To'Duj Fighter • Toron Shuttle|
|Romulan Republic: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|Commander's Gig • Tiercel Shuttle • Kestrel Runabout • Scorpion Fighter|
|Legend & Lists of Starships|
|See also||Ship requisitions officers • Fleet Ship Module • Starship Upgrade Requisition • Experimental Ship Upgrade Token • Cross Faction Flying Unlock|
|Starships by type: Small Craft • Freighter
|T6 Starships by equipment slots: Engineering consoles • Science consoles • Tactical consoles • Weapons • Hangar bays|
|T6 Starships by specialization seating: Command • Intel • Miracle Worker • Pilot • Temporal|