[Top 10] Star Trek Online Best Ships

Star Trek Online Best Ship
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How do you decide which ships will benefit your fleet?

Whether you are a free-to-play expert, grinding away throughout the galaxy to earn the perfect ship, a c-store fan or lockbox hopeful, there is a whole universe of ships out there to make or break your game.

Depending on your faction and your gaming goals, there are hundreds of ships to choose from.

However, only a few of these will deliver the best DPS, maneuverability and available weapon and console slots to ensure that you are a formidable match for your enemies.

Let’s have a look at the top ten ships and how they can put you in the best captain’s chairs in the game.

10. NX Class Escort Refit

NX Class Escort Refit deals incredible strength and damage

  • Leveling up to an impressive 50,625 hull strength when you reach level 65, the Federation based NX Class Escort Refit has what it takes to get in and out of a sticky situation, while leaving its mark behind. 
  • Comes loaded with the Point Defense Bombardment Warhead console, which will place a cache of micro-torpedoes in your target area and deals devastating damage on impact to your enemies. 
  • With a turn rate of 16, you will have the advantage of making your way to every defense point possible, taking advantage of your enemy and showing up where they least expect. 
  • For the smaller escort class, the NX Class Escort Refit is a solid choice. 
  • This ship may be obtained from the Lobi store for 900 lobi. 

9. Ty'Gokor Command Battlecruiser

Ty'Gokor Command for weapon storage and damage

  • If you’re looking to take your chances at Qapla' (success) with your Klingon character, the Ty’Gokor is a great tactical upgrade in the Command Battlecruiser class. 
  • With four tactical console slots and an impressive list of included consoles, you can create a DPS ship to be reckoned with. 
  • Possessing a dedicated tactical bridge officer seat as well as a universal one, you can beef up your advantages easily. 
  • The Universal Defense Platform and included hangar bay significantly beefs up your armament with a deployed weapons beam array and a cache of mines, along with a hangar bay assist for added damage. 
  • This ship can be purchased in the Zen store for 3,000 Zen.

8. D'Khellra Warbird Battlecruiser

D'Khellha Warbird's damage resistance increases as damage to enemies increases

  • Making sure that we don’t incur the wrath of the Romulan Empire, it is wise to include the formidable D’Khellra Warbird Battlecruiser. 
  • As with all Romulan warbirds, this heavily armed ship is equipped with the standard singularity abilities expected in all Romulan vessels. Utilizing the right choice based on the severity of the core buildup can be a large added boost during battle.  
  • The addition of the included Molecular Cohesion Nullifier Field console, which injects physical damage into enemies while increasing your own damage resistance, far than makes up for the slower turn rate of 5, one of the only downsides to these massive ships. 
  • The lack of turning speed can be easily rectified by adding a Conductive RCS console to give an added boost to the turn rate, making this a ship to consider for your Romulan collection.
  • This ship can be purchased in the Zen store for 3,000 Zen.

7. Federation Heavy Battlecruiser

Federation Heavy Battlecruiser's heavy weapons will blow away your enemies

  • Heading back into Federation territory, let’s look at the Federation Heavy Battlecruiser. Compact, yet formidable, this heavy battlecruiser is made to rid yourself of your enemies swiftly and efficiently. 
  • Its widely sought-after ability to mount heavy cannons, in addition to the five forward and three aft weapons configuration, makes this ship a force to be reckoned with. 
  • The ability to equip five engineering consoles is not lost to anyone, which can add significant power to your defenses. 
  • In addition to the included cruiser command abilities, the universal Overloaded SIF Linkage console increases power settings and hull capacity along with an added survival ability shared from your team to you. 
  • Don’t overlook this compact battlecruiser for your active ship roster. 
  • This ship is available in the Zen store for 3,000 Zen.

6. Odyssey Science Cruiser

The Odyssey's worker repair bees can have you back to scientific exploration in no time!

  • Not everyone in the game is just into DPS. For many, the thrill of a science exploration vessel is real. 
  • The Odyssey Science Cruiser, shown here with the Aquarius skin, is an excellent choice for the science captain who also finds themselves in an occasional (or regular!) battle amongst the stars. 
  • The U.S.S. Enterprise is the most famous ship in this class. However, the Odyssey boasts the ability to deploy worker bees, where the included console deploys a set of four Work Bee CMUs that will repair your ship, or an ally’s, which is a highly desirable effect when your hull dips below 75% in battle. 
  • While certainly not the most powerful ship in the game by any means, this is a solid choice for a science captain wishing to have the ability to hold their own in battle. 
  • This ship can be purchased in the Zen store for 2,500 Zen.

5. Vaadwaur Miracle Worker Juggernaut

The Vaadwaur Juggernaut isn't named "Miracle Worker" for nothing!

  • If you are lucky enough to own the Juggernaut or find one on the Exchange, this is not a ship to miss out on. 
  • This Vaadwaur vessel is packed with features designed to intimidate the enemy. 
  • The unique innovation effect provides rare mechanics that invoke powerful bridge officer abilities including: Instinctive Rerouting, Containment Layering, Heisenberg Decoupling, Plasma Conduit Purge, Ingenious Solutions and the Barclay Maneuver. 
  • These randomly selected effects will add unexpected and powerful solutions in battle. 
  • Also, the Juggernaut Array will extend a powerful blast of polaron energy from the front of your ship, annihilating almost everything in your forward path. 
  • This is a fun ship packed with vicious weaponry and effects to add to your ship arsenal.
  • This ship, originally available through the Tier 6 Ship Choice from the Research and Development Pack, can now be found on the Exchange.

4. Jem'Hadar Strike Ship

Jem'Hadar Strike Ship is great for frontline defense and attack

  • Considering the diminutive size of the Jem’Hadar Strike Ship, one would need to look at the stats to see the advantage of owning this quick but deadly option. 
  • As an upgraded Tier 6 version of the intimidating Jem’Hadar Attack Ship, this ship allows for the slotting of an experimental weapon, the advantage being that this weapon is not affected by standard weapon firing modes, which is an advantage during battle. 
  • Also possessing the Dominion Defense Screen, this console provides powerful protection in the form of a 95% reduction in shield damage for a full 20 seconds along with significant shield regeneration, as well. 
  • With a turn rate of 20 and the advantage of the powerful abilities of the Jem’Hadar, this is an escort to highly consider for your shipyard. 
  • This ship is available from the Special Requisition Choice Pack offered during promotional events. Unbound while boxed, it can be sold and found on the Exchange.

3. Sarcophagus Dreadnought Carrier

Just the name alone sounds powerful...wait until you see it in battle!

  • Cruising back into the Empire, we now come across one of the most powerful of all the Klingon Dreadnoughts, the Sarcophagus. 
  • Coming in at an impressive 75,000 HP at level 65, this ship is packed with features that will carry you on to many glorious victories for the Empire. 
  • From Multi-Target Tractor Arrays, to the Cloak of T'Kuvma (seen on Star Trek: Discovery only) and the ability to launch the House of Mo’Kai Raiders. 
  • Two hangar bays capable of powerful hangar pets only add to the damage potential of this flying beast. 
  • It would be considered wise to add this carrier to your Klingon fleet. You will toast with the finest blood wine over the many victories you will see in the Sarcophagus. 
  • This ship can be won by opening the Discovery Lock Box or on the Exchange.

2. Valkis Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Warbird

Big Boy Warbird is a must-have in battle

  • The Valkis is the largest class of Romulan ships ever built. One can consider it as a mobile starbase due to its monstrous size, but also as quite a dangerous dreadnought to encounter in battle. 
  • Unmatched survivability, as well as powerful weapon systems, provide this vessel with a strong presence in any combat situation. 
  • To boost its slow turn rate of 5, adding a console with the ability to increase this turn rate will help provide better positioning during battles. 
  • The Energy Distribution Accelerator significantly improves such options as the Gravitic Lance as well as the chance of lessening the recharge time of this ability. 
  • The built-in cloaking ability and the available Craeul Frigates in two hangar bays increase an already powerful fighting ship into even more damage potential.
  • This ship is available from the Special Requisition Choice Pack offered during promotional events. Unbound while boxed, it can be sold and found on the Exchange.

1. Kelvin Timeline Intel Dreadnought Cruiser

This cruiser is a one-of-a-kind in stealth, weapons, and damage

  • Considered among the most vicious and deadly of all Federation vessels available, the Kelvin Timeline Intel Dreadnought Cruiser is a must-have ship for any Federation captain. 
  • One-of-a-kind weapons, including the deadly assault drones and broadside cannon barrage, will tear into your enemies like no other ship can. 
  • To further its ability to win, this ship can cloak, providing stealth as well as bonus damage at decloaking. 
  • Scaling to almost 70,000 HP before the addition of consoles and other weapons, the four tactical and five engineering consoles will further boost your ability to arm this ship to the teeth. 
  • This ship is available from the Lobi store for 900 Lobi. It can sometimes be found on the Exchange, so keep an eye out for this one!

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