Guest Blogger Timberwolf: T5 Steamrunner/Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit Review

Lootcritter here:  Timberwolf is back with a review of the T5 Steamrunner, recently added to the Z-Store after a long period of being a Steam-Exclusive offering.


As always Timberwolf is a great source of information and new contributor over at The Pilot Review Show.  If you’re looking for advice I recommend you check out his YouTube chan

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Now, for those of you that follow me, I already reviewed this starship last year. However, Considering that it has finally come to the C-store in-game and there has been a ton of changes and upgrades in the game, I had to bring her out and show her off one more time. After all, she is a fun ship and well, it reminds me of playing Star Trek Armada 1 (best game from that era, save Bridge Commander IMO)

This ship did not disappoint! It has a good turn rate and flight speed with a 4/3 weapon layout. its only handicap I could see was its BOFF layout, only having an ensign science and two lieutenant engineer slots. However, with the right abilities and batteries in place for healing, at T5U this ship was amazing. Five tactical console slots, seven tactical BOFF seats, and a mastery to boost damage output coupled with its turn rate make it great to work dual beam banks into its build, while also allowing beam arrays to also work. The build I chose was based more around maxing out critical hit chance and severity instead of plasma explosion embassy consoles due to only having two science console slots. The results did not disappoint! She is now hitting for twice as much damage as she did during our first review!! Despite the fact that she is a T5U ship, she can still pack a huge punch and yet survive! The video link below highlights the multiple runs I used to test this nice little escort.

Now that the T5 version is in the C-store, maybe down the road we can get the developers to release a T6 version with a new skin option and hybrid seating 🙂

Until next time, Timberwolf is signing off

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2 thoughts on “Guest Blogger Timberwolf: T5 Steamrunner/Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit Review

  1. I haven’t yet had a chance to watch the video (I will tonight);does it include a display of the build? The description of it as not overly depending on embassy consoles perked my ears up. I always like something a little off the meta. 🙂


    1. I display the build in the video, but if you want a full breakdown, i can make a STO academy build page, via request, for it. and yea, with only two science console slots, you cant rely heavily on plasma explosions for damage, but you dont need to 😛


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