Secondary Deflectors Inbound

A lunchtime post from Grogonzolla has confirmed something we’ve been toying with on Tribble – all ships that possess both Sensor Analysis and Subsystem Targeting will now have a secondary deflector.  If your ship is already in use, you will not get a free deflector automatically, but there are options in game to craft or get them from drops.

Secondary Deflectors will not be part of any space set for the immediate future.

Release date is assumed to be around the upcoming 5th anniversary.  Highlights:

Deteriorating Secondary Deflector

This type of Secondary Deflector enhances Science Bridge Officer abilities that apply a debuff to a target. When using a qualifying ability, Deteriorating Secondary Deflectors will cause the target of the debuff to suffer moderate radiation damage over time. The following Science Bridge Officer abilities benefit from this type of Secondary Deflector:

  • Tachyon Beam I, II and III
  • Charged Particle Burst I, II and III
  • Energy Siphon I, II and III
  • Tyken’s Rift I, II and III
  • Viral Matrix I, II and III

Inhibiting Secondary Deflector

This type of Secondary Deflector improves Science Bridge Officer abilities that place a control effect on the target. When using a qualifying ability, Inhibiting Secondary Deflectors will cause the target of the control ability to suffer a burst of moderate radiation damage after a short delay. The following Science Bridge Officer abilities benefit from this type of Secondary Deflector:

  • Jam Sensors I, II and III
  • Tractor Beam I, II and III
  • Tractor Beam Repulsors I, II and III
  • Scramble Sensors I, II and III
  • Gravity Well I, II and III
  • Photonic Shockwave I, II and III

Resonating Secondary Deflector

This type of Secondary Deflector improves Science Bridge Officer abilities that heal or buff their target. When using a qualifying ability, Resonating Secondary Deflectors will reduce damage to the target’s shields as well as improve the effectiveness of incoming heals on the target for a short time. This effect stacks up to 3 times. The following Science Bridge Officer abilities benefit from this type of Secondary Deflector:

  • Hazard Emitters I, II and III
  • Mask Energy Signature I, II and III
  • Polarize Hull I, II and III
  • Science Team I, II and III
  • Transfer Shield Strength I, II and III
  • Photonic Officer I, II and III

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