Catscort Stats

Alright, following up on yesterday’s announcement of incoming Catscorts, here is the post about their stats.

Details as follows:

Caitian Shikaris Escort [T6]

This stealthy escort is tremendously agile and relatively durable for a ship with its maneuvering capabilities. It features a Railgun Destabilizer Console, which allows it deliver a withering barrage of explosive blasts at nearby foes.

This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel Operative Specialist Bridge Officer seat.

This escort also comes equipped with the Railgun Heavy Weapon in its Heavy Weapon Slot. This potent weapon deals kinetic damage periodically and fires like a standard weapon. It may be upgraded like a standard weapon, swapped out for another Heavy Weapon, and placed in any other starship’s Heavy Weapon Slot.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Availability: C-Store
  • Faction: Starfleet
  • Rank Required: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 34,500 at level 50 and 40,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 1
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 16
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.22
  • Inertia: 70
  • +10 to Weapon Power and +10 to Engine Power
  • Console – Universal – Railgun Destabilizer Module
  • Heavy Weapon Slot – Railgun
  • Can Load Dual Cannons
  • Starship Mastery Package (Escort)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Tactical Maneuvers (+Defense)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+All Damage)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)
    • Hit and Run (Starship Trait)

Fleet Caitian Shikaris Escort [T6]

The Fleet Caitian Shikaris Escort has been specifically designed to support your Fleet. Fleet Starships are built to the highest standard and have increased Hull Hit Points, Shield Strength and an additional Console slot.

This escort also comes equipped with the Railgun Heavy Weapon in its Heavy Weapon Slot. This potent weapon deals kinetic damage periodically and fires like a standard weapon. It may be upgraded like a standard weapon, swapped out for another Heavy Weapon, and placed in any other starship’s Heavy Weapon Slot.

This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel Operative Specialist Bridge Officer seat.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Starfleet
  • Availability: Tier 4 Fleet Shipyard
  • Rank Required: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 37,950 at level 50 and 44,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 1.1
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 16
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.22
  • Inertia: 70
  • +10 to Weapon Power and +10 to Engine Power
  • Heavy Weapon Slot – Railgun
  • Can Load Dual Cannons
  • Starship Mastery Package (Escort)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Tactical Maneuvers (+Defense)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+All Damage)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)

Ferasan Slithus Escort [T6]

This stealthy escort is tremendously agile and relatively durable for a ship with its maneuvering capabilities. It features a Railgun Destabilizer Console, which allows it deliver a withering barrage of explosive blasts at nearby foes.

This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel Operative Specialist Bridge Officer seat.

This escort also comes equipped with the Railgun Heavy Weapon in its Heavy Weapon Slot. This potent weapon deals kinetic damage periodically and fires like a standard weapon. It may be upgraded like a standard weapon, swapped out for another Heavy Weapon, and placed in any other starship’s Heavy Weapon Slot.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Availability: C-Store
  • Faction: Klingon
  • Rank Required: Lieutenant General
  • Hull Strength: 34,500 at level 50 and 40,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 1
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 16
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.22
  • Inertia: 70
  • +10 to Weapon Power and +10 to Engine Power
  • Console – Universal – Railgun Destabilizer Module
  • Heavy Weapon Slot – Railgun
  • Can Load Dual Cannons
  • Starship Mastery Package (Escort)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Tactical Maneuvers (+Defense)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+All Damage)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)
    • Hit and Run (Starship Trait)

Fleet Ferasan Slithus Escort [T6]

The Fleet Ferasan Slithus Escort has been specifically designed to support your Fleet. Fleet Starships are built to the highest standard and have increased Hull Hit Points, Shield Strength and an additional Console slot.

This escort also comes equipped with the Railgun Heavy Weapon in its Heavy Weapon Slot. This potent weapon deals kinetic damage periodically and fires like a standard weapon. It may be upgraded like a standard weapon, swapped out for another Heavy Weapon, and placed in any other starship’s Heavy Weapon Slot.

This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel Operative Specialist Bridge Officer seat.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Starfleet
  • Availability: Tier 4 Fleet Shipyard
  • Rank Required: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 37,950 at level 50 and 44,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 1.1
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 16
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.22
  • Inertia: 70
  • +10 to Weapon Power and +10 to Engine Power
  • Heavy Weapon Slot – Railgun
  • Can Load Dual Cannons
  • Starship Mastery Package (Escort)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Tactical Maneuvers (+Defense)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+All Damage)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Critical Chance)

Hathos Warbird [T6]

The Hathos Warbird is based upon the highly successful design of the Dhelan Warbird, but designed with a Reman aesthetic. This aggressive warbird is both durable and agile, and comes equipped with a Railgun Destabilizer Console that allows it deliver a withering barrage of explosive blasts at nearby foes.

This ship can also be customized with parts from the Dhelan Warbird. If you’ve purchased the Dhael Warbird, you can also customize it with those parts.

This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel Operative Specialist Bridge Officer seat.

This vessel also comes equipped with the Railgun Heavy Weapon in its Heavy Weapon Slot. This potent weapon deals kinetic damage periodically and fires like a standard weapon. It may be upgraded like a standard weapon, swapped out for another Heavy Weapon, and placed in any other starship’s Heavy Weapon Slot.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Romulan
  • Rank Required: Vice Admiral II
  • Hull Strength: 36,225 at level 50 and 42,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 0.95
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 16
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.2
  • Inertia: 70
  • +10 to Weapon Power and +10 to Engine Power
  • Console – Universal – Railgun Destabilizer Module
  • Heavy Weapon Slot – Railgun
  • Can Load Dual Cannons
  • Starship Mastery Package (Tactical Warbird)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Enhanced Singularity Circuitry (+Singularity Gain, -Singularity Cooldown)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+Weapon Damage)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Crit Chance)
    • Hit and Run (Starship Trait)
  • Singularity Warp Core
    • 40 Base Power for All Subsystems
    • Plasma Shockwave
    • Quantum Absorption
    • Warp Shadows
    • Singularity Jump
    • Singularity Overcharge

Fleet Dhelan Warbird [T6]

The Fleet Dhelan Warbird [T6] has been specifically designed to support your Fleet. Fleet Starships are built to the highest standard and have increased Hull Hit Points, Shield Strength and an additional Console slot.

This warbird comes equipped with the Railgun Heavy Weapon in its Heavy Weapon Slot. This potent weapon deals kinetic damage periodically and fires like a standard weapon. It may be upgraded like a standard weapon, swapped out for another Heavy Weapon, and placed in any other starship’s Heavy Weapon Slot.

This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel Operative Specialist Bridge Officer seat.

Ship Details

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Romulan
  • Rank Required: Vice Admiral II
  • Availability: Tier 4 Fleet Shipyard
  • Hull Strength: 39,847 at level 50 and 46,000 at level 60
  • Shield Modifier: 1.045
  • Fore Weapons: 4
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 2
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Intel, 1 Lieutenant Universal
  • Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 4 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 16
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.2
  • Inertia: 70
  • +10 to Weapon Power and +10 to Engine Power
  • Heavy Weapon Slot – Railgun
  • Can Load Dual Cannons
  • Starship Mastery Package (Tactical Warbird)
    • Precise Weapon Systems (+Accuracy)
    • Enhanced Singularity Circuitry (+Singularity Gain, -Singularity Cooldown)
    • Enhanced Weapon Systems (+Weapon Damage)
    • Devastating Weaponry (+Crit Chance)
  • Singularity Warp Core
    • 40 Base Power for All Subsystems
    • Plasma Shockwave
    • Quantum Absorption
    • Warp Shadows
    • Singularity Jump
    • Singularity Overcharge

WHEW! That’s a gigantic wall of text!

I’m not going to do a detailed breakdown, since it might be completely out the window with the impending rebalancing. So instead I’ll keep it relatively high level.

Right off the bat, the Catscorts compare most closely to the T6 Tactical Escort (i.e. the Valiant/Defiant): Same hull, more shields, slightly faster, turn slightly worse, less weapon power. In terms of Boffs, the LtC. seat is Sci/Intel rather than the Valiant’s Tac/Pilot, which depends on how the rebalancing turns out, may be either a pro or a con. However I suspect it will be a pro, because the LtC. Sci allows you to slot GW for cannon fun, which the Valiant couldn’t do.

While these Catscorts look like they will perform on par with the Valiant (maybe a tick better), if you remember I wasn’t very impressed with the Valiant to begin with. Based on stats alone these new ships are average, not exceptional, so I suspect they’ll have to sell themselves based on form rather than function. If you have a kitty toon, you really don’t wanna miss these ships because the kitties belong in them!

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2 thoughts on “Catscort Stats

  1. Seating + Console set up is actually almost identical to the science flavoured Pilot Ships, like the Icarus. They’re marginally tougher, but definitely not as zippy. And only the one Intel spec seat compared to the Icarus’ 2 Pilot flavoured ones… oh, and you need to get the fleet version for the +1 tac console slot.

    They might not be the most amazing awesome boats ever, but the lt. cmdr sci is nice and the explodey railgun if it’s not a total gimmick could make them pretty decent escorts. Still, Intel isn’t exactly new and exciting anymore. I can see why people might think them lackluster or might skip them and wait for their current escorts to get Heavy Weapons in a month.

    It was smart to make them Allied race designs to entice the players of, cause they’re kind of a hard sell if you’ve already got a T6 escort that’s prolly been docked more often than not lately.

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    1. I didn’t compare these ships to the pilot ships because the 4/3 vs 5/2 weapon layouts are fundamentally different: 4/3 are at a disadvantage right off the bat so it’s not an apple-to-apple comparison.

      Weird thing is, this kinda highlights the fact that Cryptic is running out of stat variations for their ships – we’re starting to see multiple ships of very similar stats.

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