STO Escort Ships
Escort ships in Star Trek Online are the prime attacking ships. These are equipped with a lot of firepower (although less than the Cruisers), very good maneuverability (allowing them to evade and/or chase enemies much easier), and they are smaller than ships. All of these together end up turning these Escorts into a great ship when it comes to battles.
Although the Escorts may seem like a perfect type of ship, this is not necessarily true. Much like the others, their upsides have opposites. For the Escorts, this is seen when looking at their science and engineering tasks, as well as their medical facilities. The Escorts are not equipped well in any of the three facilities, causing them to be unable to deal with advanced science or engineering tasks. Their lack of good medical facilities causes them problems when dealing with their crew’s health. On the upside, their armor and weapons make it so the crew’s health is seldom threatened.
Overall this is considered as the offensive ship in Star Trek Online. Its goal is to do nothing but harm enemies. In the terms of other games, it is considered as a “DD” or “Damage Dealer.”
Primary Role : This ship has the ability to deal heavy damage. Compared to its size, the amount of damage it is able to dish out to enemies is very high.
Special Benefits : This ship gets a bonus to their damage, speed and maneuverability, the ability to load cannons, a bonus to weapon power, and an extra forward weapon slot.