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Command a Section 31 Dreadnought!

fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 4,908 Arc User
Emerging from the shadows comes the next top-secret vessel of the secretive organization founded to defend the Federation at any costs, by any means – the Section 31 Intel Dreadnought Cruiser!

From March 17th until April 7th on PC, we will be running a promotion that will provide an additional bonus when opening newly-purchased Research and Development Packs, or Duty Officer Packs.

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11511303-command-a-section-31-dreadnought!
[4:46] [Combat {self}] Your Haymaker deals 23337 (9049) Physical Damage(Critical) to Spawnmother

[3/25 10:41][Combat (Self)]Your Haymaker deals 26187 (10692) Physical Damage(Critical) to Orinoco.

[6/12 9:59][Combat (Self)]Your Haymaker deals 24097 (13711) Physical Damage(Critical) to Elite Tactical Drone
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    fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 4,908 Arc User
    I wonder if it's actually bigger than the Battlecruiser.

    Also, hopefully they finally fix the targeting box issue of Swarm Mode.
    [4:46] [Combat {self}] Your Haymaker deals 23337 (9049) Physical Damage(Critical) to Spawnmother

    [3/25 10:41][Combat (Self)]Your Haymaker deals 26187 (10692) Physical Damage(Critical) to Orinoco.

    [6/12 9:59][Combat (Self)]Your Haymaker deals 24097 (13711) Physical Damage(Critical) to Elite Tactical Drone
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    misachii87misachii87 Member Posts: 10 Arc User
    it looks like a miranda slapped sec31 skin on it, meh.
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    tom61stotom61sto Member Posts: 3,651 Arc User
    They kinda forgot to post the specs on "1 Hangar Bay equipped with Section 31 Drone Swarms". I wonder how good those are.

    Trait sounds interesting for Carriers and console pet builds, but I doubt it'd be meta.
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    foxman00foxman00 Member Posts: 1,485 Arc User
    tom61sto wrote: »
    They kinda forgot to post the specs on "1 Hangar Bay equipped with Section 31 Drone Swarms". I wonder how good those are.

    Trait sounds interesting for Carriers and console pet builds, but I doubt it'd be meta.

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    tom61stotom61sto Member Posts: 3,651 Arc User
    foxman00 wrote: »
    tom61sto wrote: »
    They kinda forgot to post the specs on "1 Hangar Bay equipped with Section 31 Drone Swarms". I wonder how good those are.

    Trait sounds interesting for Carriers and console pet builds, but I doubt it'd be meta.


    Interesting, I wonder how micro-arrays interact with Surgical Strikes. Makes the trait a bit more useful as these will for-sure have some crits (all ranks will be +30% critical hit chance after the Intel change) and thus some Category 2 damage to leverage the 33% (presumably) Cat1 of the trait a bit more.
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    legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 37,282 Arc User
    edited March 2022
    So is this a Cryptic Original design? I was under the impression there were only 2 S31 ship classes, and we already got them both.

    If it is, it definitely fits - though it's not too hard to create more...S31's design aesthetic is simple enough to easily create an entire fleet out of it - and I hope someone does; I want to see an entire S31 fleet in games like Armada/Armada 2 (hopefully now that they're available on GOG and Win10-compatible, modders will come back to them - more likely A2 than A1, though) or Stellaris, which already has a metric *censor bark*ton of Star Trek ship models, including several designs straight from STO.​​
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    garaffegaraffe Member Posts: 1,353 Arc User
    > @fleetcaptain5#1134 said:
    > Also, hopefully they finally fix the targeting box issue of Swarm Mode.

    I somehow doubt it very much.

    There is nothing interesting here for me.
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    szerontzurszerontzur Member Posts: 2,724 Arc User
    It seems rather anemic for a Promo ship.

    The confusion duration of the console clicky IS quite remarkable and likely to fly under the radar of most.
    I presume the fighters are squadrons if they're sporting that many beam arrays, but their surgical strikes will interfere with SAD builds seeking to maximize them.

    It's probably a respectable torp boat with Kinetic Magnet, Ionic Turbulence and Concentrate Firepower. However that 6.5 turn rate is far too cumbersome for anything I'd personally want to run a dedicated torp setup on. (Not sure how much swarm mode would actually help in that regard, and it would be vulnerable to forced-cancellation by some encounter groups.)
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    ozwynozwyn Member Posts: 42 Arc User
    There are only 2 kinds of ships - account unlocked (good) and character unlock (expensive) know what bucket the ship you want fits in and plan accordingly. For me, i'd avoid it because I am biased only for account unlocks because I like my alts having the same ship as an option. That is clearly my bias and I might be missing out.... and that's ok.
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    pottsey5gpottsey5g Member Posts: 4,188 Arc User
    The trait does look interesting for a carrier but unless the damage boost stacks per trigger then its not going to be very good. 33% damage boost to pets is pretty unnoticeable to total Pet DPS. Even on my full carrier build I don't use Dominion coordination as that 33% is to small to be any use.
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    vegeta50024vegeta50024 Member Posts: 2,336 Arc User
    So is this a Cryptic Original design? I was under the impression there were only 2 S31 ship classes, and we already got them both.

    If it is, it definitely fits - though it's not too hard to create more...S31's design aesthetic is simple enough to easily create an entire fleet out of it - and I hope someone does; I want to see an entire S31 fleet in games like Armada/Armada 2 (hopefully now that they're available on GOG and Win10-compatible, modders will come back to them - more likely A2 than A1, though) or Stellaris, which already has a metric *censor bark*ton of Star Trek ship models, including several designs straight from STO.​​

    There were three ships altogether. This is the last one from Section 31 besides the drone ship.

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    orangenee#2931 orangenee Member Posts: 837 Arc User
    Legendary Gal-X exists. Don't really see the point of this ship.

    Might buy and sell a few boxes for the gamblers though.
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    dragon#2626 dragon Member Posts: 260 Arc User
    Hard pass on this one. It's not as ugly as the Emerald Chain, but its definitely not to my taste.
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    duasynduasyn Member Posts: 492 Arc User
    Its a cool S31 Miranda looking ship but I don't chase RNG anymore. If it ain't on the C-store I just don't even bother.
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    hyperionx09hyperionx09 Member Posts: 1,709 Arc User
    So is this a Cryptic Original design? I was under the impression there were only 2 S31 ship classes, and we already got them both.

    If it is, it definitely fits - though it's not too hard to create more...S31's design aesthetic is simple enough to easily create an entire fleet out of it - and I hope someone does; I want to see an entire S31 fleet in games like Armada/Armada 2 (hopefully now that they're available on GOG and Win10-compatible, modders will come back to them - more likely A2 than A1, though) or Stellaris, which already has a metric *censor bark*ton of Star Trek ship models, including several designs straight from STO.​​

    There were three ships altogether. This is the last one from Section 31 besides the drone ship.

    There are 5 Discovery-era S31 Ships + Drone Ship.

    Of those, 4 of them share the exact same saucer section, but have different setups depending on their role.

    Shiva is Miranda-like (but larger), and the one we're getting with this Promo.
    Hou Yi is the Shiva with 2 more nacelles, somewhat evoking the Nimitz/Europa-class.

    Deimos is your traditional 2-nacelled design, but form-wise is closer to that of the Sovereign than the Constitution given the blended engineering/saucer.
    Nimrod is the Deimos with 2 more nacelles, and is the S31 Command Battlecruiser we have in-game.

    All 5 can be seen during the Battle vs Control, but the Deimos is harder to spot since it shows up at the very edges or in blink-and-you-miss scenes. The Nimrod and Hou Yi can be easily spotted, and the Shiva can be seen off to the side a bit more often than the Deimos, but is also one that could be missed or mistaken given the similar glow and lack of visibility as the S31 Stealth Ships.
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    faelon#8433 faelon Member Posts: 358 Arc User
    This might be an almost perfect Promo Box ship. It's almost pure Space Barbie. I mean it's not a bad ship, but the main draw is it's looks. You can easily buy a near functionally identical ship way cheaper from the C-Store. There is no feeling of missing out on anything from skipping it. But if you get it you have a cool looking ship. Even if it takes 3 sector maps to make a turn.
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    annemarie30annemarie30 Member Posts: 2,626 Arc User
    ozwyn wrote: »
    There are only 2 kinds of ships - account unlocked (good) and character unlock (expensive) know what bucket the ship you want fits in and plan accordingly. For me, i'd avoid it because I am biased only for account unlocks because I like my alts having the same ship as an option. That is clearly my bias and I might be missing out.... and that's ok.

    yep. for me it's a pass since I gave up the completion fetish. unless they come up with some new darling of a ship, I'm pretty much done. I have the escort i love, Defiant, the cruiser I love, Constitution, Dreadnought, Odyssey, and science ship, Nova and Intrepid. and on the Alien side, D7, T'Liss and jemnaught.
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