Playable Vaadwaur & APU Ships Update

Trendy dropped a bomb this afternoon with the details released on the new lockbox and lobi ships coming on Thursday, the start of the 5th Anniversary of Star Trek Online.  And by bomb I mean the 2 newest monsters courtesy of the Vaadwaur war effort, with both ships firmly in my must have column.

escort Vaadwaur Manasa Assault Escort (Lockbox, aka ‘Intel Scimi‘)
T6 Trait: Frontal Assault – While this starship trait is slotted, activating Cannon abilities will provide a boost to your frontal shield hardness and regeneration rate for a short time.

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: All
  • Rank Required: Rear Admiral / Brigadier General / Sub Admiral I
  • Availability: Vaadwaur Lockbox
  • Hull Strength: 30,000 at level 40, 34,500 at level 50 and 40,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 1.2
  • Crew: 150
  • Weapons: 5 Fore, 2 Aft
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science/Intelligence, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 4 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 18 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.21
  • Inertia: 70
  • +10 Weapon Power, +10 Engine Power
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Console – Universal – Polaron Barrage Launcher
  • Matter-Antimatter Warp Core
  • Starship Mastery Package (Escort)
    • Precise Weapon Systems
    • Tactical Maneuvering
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems
    • Devastating Weaponry
    • Frontal Assault (Starship Trait)

Console – Universal – Polaron Barrage Launcher

The Vaadwaur Manasa Assault Escort comes equipped with the Polaron Barrage Launcher.
This trademark piece of technology has become a well-known signature of Vaadwaur fleets since their recent re-emergence in the Delta Quadrant. By utilizing a series of special power capacitors, loaded directly into the primary weapons relays, they can periodically unleash a punishing barrage of polaron energy into a foe’s general vicinity.

This universal console also provides an Accuracy buff that scales with your current throttle level. This Console Mod can be equipped in any console slot. It may be equipped on any Vaadwaur ship. You may only equip one of these mods.

bcVaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser (Lobi Store)
T6 Trait: Supremacy – While this starship trait is slotted, activating Beam: Fire At Will or Cannon: Scatter Volley will provide a small boost to all subsystem power levels per target hit for a short time as long as these attack modes are active. This bonus stacks up to 20 times.

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: All
  • Rank Required: Rear Admiral / Brigadier General / Sub Admiral I
  • Availability: Lobi Store
  • Hull Strength: 45,000 at level 40, 51,750 at level 50, 60,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 1.16
  • Crew: 600
  • Weapons: 5 Fore, 3 Aft
  • Device Slots: 4
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering/Command, 1 Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 5 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 6.5 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.15
  • Inertia: 38
  • +10 Weapon Power, +5 Shield Power, +5 Engine Power
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Console – Universal – Assault Mode Relays
  • Matter-Antimatter Warp Core
  • Cruiser Communication Arrays
    • Command – Shield Frequency Modulation
    • Command – Strategic Maneuvering
    • Command – Weapon System Efficiency
  • Starship Mastery Package (Battlecruiser)
    • Absorptive Plating
    • Enhanced Weapon Banks
    • Enhanced Plating
    • Armored Hull
    • Supremacy (Starship Trait)

Console – Universal – Assault Mode Relays

The Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser comes equipped with the Assault Mode Relays universal console. This unit contains sophisticated circuitry designed specifically to facilitate quickly shunting power between engines and weapons in the blink of an eye. Vaadwaur starships frequently make use of this capability to allow their vessels to swap between being highly mobile, and highly deadly. While this “Assault Mode” universally grants benefits to outgoing weapon damage, each class of Vaadwaur vessel utilizes this power swap a little differently, benefiting in different ways.

On the Assault Escort, entering Assault Mode will grant additional shield regeneration and shield hardness for the ship’s forward arc.

On the Heavy Battlecruiser, exiting Assault Mode will cripple nearby enemies’ sensors by placating all nearby foes.

This universal console also provides a substantial passive increase to turn and flight speed as long as Assault Mode isn’t active. This Console Mod can be equipped in any console slot. It may be equipped on any Vaadwaur ship. You may only equip one of these mods.

pythusVaadwaur Pythus Fighter (Lobi Store)

  • Faction: All
  • Availability: Lobi Store
  • Hull Strength: 6,000 (increases as you level)
  • Shield Modifier: 0.55
  • Crew: 8
  • Weapon: 2 Fore
  • Device Slots: 1
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Ensign Universal
  • Console Modifications: 2 Tactical, 1 Engineering
  • Base Turn Rate: 25 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.2
  • Integrated Beam: Overload I
  • +10 Weapon Power
  • Quantum Torpedo Launcher that increases in effectiveness as you level
  • Vaadwaur Polaron Emitter Array that increases in effectiveness as you level

Additional Barrage Launchers (2 pc)

By equipping both the Assault Mode Relays and Polaron Barrage Launcher universal consoles onto a Vaadwaur starship you will gain the Additional Barrage Launchers set bonus.
This will cause your Polaron Barrage to create 5 additional secondary targets within a 360-degree area around your vessel.

apuA.P.U. Cruiser (aka Ha’Tak*) (Lockbox, I see this more as a vanity ship than anything else)
T5 upgradable to T5-U

  • Tier: 5 (Can be upgraded to T5-U)
  • Faction: All
  • Rank Required: Rear Admiral / Brigadier General / Sub Admiral I
  • Availability: Vaadwaur Lock Box
  • Hull Strength: 38,000
  • Shield Modifier: 1
  • Crew: 200
  • Weapons: 4 Fore, 4 Aft
  • Device Slots: 4
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering, 1 Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Ensign Universal
  • Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 4 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 8 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.15
  • Inertia: 35
  • +5 to all Power Levels
  • Matter-Antimatter Warp Core
  • Cruiser Command Array
    • Command – Shield Frequency Modulation
    • Command – Strategic Maneuvering
    • Command – Weapon System Efficiency
    • Command – Attract Fire

*Hat’Tak in what the players call it. *sigh* SG-1 MMO could have been a winner 😉

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