Ship Name: [gs Advanced Escort]
Rank: Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
Base Class: Prometheus Class
Impulse Modifier: 0.2
Turn Rate: 16
Hull Strength: 31000
Shield Modifier: 0.9
Inertia Rating: 70
Fore Weapons: 4
Aft Weapons: 3
Crew Size: 150
Consoles: x4 x2 x3
Bonus Power: +15 Weapons
Bonus Consoles Included: None
Cost: 120000 [gs Dili]
Notes: Can equip dual cannons./ Free choice between two on Lvl 40
Variants: Cerberus Class, Phoenix Class, Hephaestus Class
The Advanced Escort is a Tier 5 (Admiral) level Federation Escort.
The first of these ships was sought after by the Romulans because of its power and advanced design. The vessel is small, and less accommodating for extensive engineering or science facilities. The Advanced Escort’s weaponry, speed and maneuverability, though, make it a hard-to-hit threat in any engagement.
Compared to the Patrol Escort, the Advanced Escort is faster and more nimble but sacrifices some survivability. Being science oriented, the Advanced Escort lends itself to shield healing and debuffs and is a better choice for science captains as its additional science console can boost the player’s captain abilities. As with all escorts, the Advanced Escort is more effective when using hit-and-run tactics, however with access to abilities like Hazard Emitters or Transfer Shield Strength the ship can withstand short periods of direct or focused fire. The extra Ensign Science bridge officer slot is also useful for skills such as Polarize Hull and Jam Sensors that can be used to assist in a clean getaway.
Prometheus Class:The Prometheus class is one of the most versatile ships ever designed by Starfleet. Intended for combat, the original prototype USS Prometheus employed a multi-vector assault mode; the ship divides into three semi-autonomous sections capable of fighting independently from each other. Each section is also capable of achieving warp speed. According to the Star Trek Online ship description, the multi-vector aspect was removed due to moving parts that were easy to damage.
Cerberus Class:Unlike other Starfleet ships designed for exploration with defense as a secondary concern, the Cerberus is primarily a warship. While it resembles the experimental (and slightly larger) U.S.S. Prometheus, that doesn’t mean it’s not an impressive warship.
Phoenix Class:Phoenix Class resembles earlier Starfleet designs that opt for a more dome-like saucer section and a shorter base. The nacelles are also the shortest but significantly wider. Its very nimble and efficient design may allay initial fears as a warship but it’s essentially a wolf in sheep’s clothing that’s just as capable as other Prometheus variants.
Hephaestus Class:The Hephaestus class is more angular than other Advanced Escort designs, dominated by straight lines and sharp edges. Its saucer has a sharp “nose” and small fins link the hull to the ventral surface. This class was previously available as an extra ship skin at the C-Store for 440 Zen, but as of Season 7 is exclusive to the Fleet Advanced Escort. Players who purchased the skin prior to the Season 7 update may still use the Hephaestus skin on any Advanced Escorts or Multi-Vector Advanced Escorts they own.