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Ground Abilities
Unlocked Player Ground Abilities ?
Player Ground abilities that are unlocked as you increase in level. Check the ones that you use the most, or all of them, to get skill suggestions for them.
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Abilities from Items ?
Ground abilities from your items and sets. Check the ones that you use the most, or all of them, to get skill suggestions for them.
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Total Points Spent: 0 / 366,000
Remaining Points: 366,000
Space Points Spent: 0 / 300,000
Ground Points Spent: 0 / 100,000

0
(33,000)
1000 per point
0
(93,000)
1500 per point
0
(73,000)
2000 per point
0
(263,000)
2500 per point
0
(366,000)
3000 per point
Lieutenant
Lt. Commander
Commander
Captain
Admiral
- Space Skills -
Tactical Systems

Lieutenant
0 / 33,000

0
Starship Attack Patterns
0
Starship Weapons Training

Lt. Commander
0 / 93,000

0
Starship Energy Weapons
0
Starship Projectile Weapons

Commander
0 / 173,000

0
Starship Maneuvers
0
Starship Targeting Systems

Captain
0 / 263,000

0
Starship Stealth
0
Starship Threat Control

Admiral
0 / 366,000

0
Starship Energy Weapon Specialization
0
Starship Projectile Weapon Specialization
Engineering Systems

Lieutenant
0 / 33,000

0
Driver Coil
0
Starship Batteries
0
Starship Hull Repair

Lt. Commander
0 / 93,000

0
Structural Integrity
0
Starship Subsystem Repair
0
Starship Warp Core Efficiency

Commander
0 / 173,000

0
Starship Electro-Plasma Systems
0
Starship Impulse Thrusters
0
Starship Warp Core Potential

Captain
0 / 263,000

0
Starship Engine Performance
0
Starship Hull Plating
0
Starship Shield Performance

Admiral
0 / 366,000

0
Starship Armor Reinforcements
0
Starship Auxiliary Performance
0
Starship Weapon Performance
Science and Operations Systems

Lieutenant
0 / 33,000

0
Starship Flow Capacitors
0
Starship Shield Emitters

Lt. Commander
0 / 93,000

0
Starship Power Insulators
0
Starship Shield Systems

Commander
0 / 173,000

0
Starship Graviton Generators
0
Starship Particle Generators

Captain
0 / 263,000

0
Starship Inertial Dampeners
0
Starship Sensors

Admiral
0 / 366,000

0
Starship Countermeasure Systems
0
Starship Subspace Decompiler
- Ground Skills -
Engineering OfficerScience OfficerTactical Officer

Lieutenant
0 / 33,000

0
Demolitions
0
Medic
0
Grenades
0
Weapon Proficiency

Lt. Commander
0 / 93,000

0
Physiology
0
Combat Specialist
0
PS Generator
0
Repairs

Commander
0 / 173,000

0
Generators
0
Scientist
0
Special Forces
0
Threat Control

Captain
0 / 263,000

0
Turrets and Drones
0
Probability Logistics
0
Squad Command
0
Willpower

Admiral
0 / 366,000

0
Advanced Tactics
0
Combat Armor
0
Particle Physics
0
Modification Specialist

Click a skill to read the description and get more information.

Notice: Since all specialization abilities can be unlocked you can only set your Primary and Secondary specializations below. All abilities are already unlocked for informational purposes.

Primary Sepcializations
Secondary Sepcializations
Tier 1
Flank Protection I
Ground Skill
Damage dealt from flanking angles deals less damage than normal.
Flank Protection II
Ground Skill
Damage dealt from flanking angles deals less damage than normal.
Flank Refraction I
Ground Skill
Attackers that Flank you have a chacne to be Placated for a short duration.
 
Flank Refraction II
Ground Skill
Attackers that Flank you have a chacne to be Placated for a short duration.
 
Flank Refraction III
Ground Skill
Attackers that Flank you have a chacne to be Placated for a short duration.
Hide Weakness I
Space Skill
When a shield facing is reduced to zero capacity, gain damage resistance along that arc facing.
Hide Weakness II
Space Skill
When a shield facing is reduced to zero capacity, gain damage resistance along that arc facing. (Not triggered by Shields Offline)
Automated Reinforcement I
Space Skill
When a shield facing is reduced to zero capacity, gains hield regeneration to all facings. (Not triggered by Shields Offline)
Hide Weakness III
Space Skill
When a shield facing is reduced to zero capacity, gain damage resistance along that arc facing. (Not triggered by Shields Offline)
Automated Reinforcement II
Space Skill
When a shield facing is reduced to zero capacity, gains hield regeneration to all facings. (Not triggered by Shields Offline)
Tier 2
Adaptive Targeting I
Space Skill
By utilizing an adaptive targeting matrix, your starship can gain increased accuracy whenever an enemy evades your weapon fire.
Adaptive Targeting II
Space Skill
By utilizing an adaptive targeting matrix, your starship can gain increased accuracy whenever an enemy evades your weapon fire.
Perception Bending
Space Skill
Your stealth and perception values are directly increased by your current Auxiliary Power level.
Redundant Sensors I
Space Skill
Any incoming Placate and Confuse effects may be instantly and automatically cleansed as soon as they are applied.
   
Redundant Sensors II
Space Skill
Any incoming Placate and Confuse effects may be instantly and automatically cleansed as soon as they are applied.
Tier 3
Outmaneuver Foe I
Ground Skill
Increase your damage when flanking your enemy during ground combat. You also have a chance to placate any foe that you succesfully flank, causing them to be unable to target you for a short duration.
Outmaneuver Foe II
Ground Skill
Increase your damage when flanking your enemy during ground combat. You also have a chance to placate any foe that you succesfully flank, causing them to be unable to target you for a short duration.
Blind Sided I
Ground Skill
Attacking an enemy's undefneded flanks grants you a chance to blind them completely. A blinded enemy will not be capable of seeing any friends or foes, though they can still move and act freely.
Obliterate Defenses
Ground Skill
This effect will leave a massive resistance debuff on your foe, increasin the damage they take from all sources.
 
Blind Sided II
Ground Skill
Attacking an enemy's undefneded flanks grants you a chance to blind them completely. A blinded enemy will not be capable of seeing any friends or foes, though they can still move and act freely.
 
Space Flanking I
Space Skill
When firing upon the rear arc of an enemy vessel, you beenfit from a small passive damage increase.
Space Flanking II
Space Skill
When firing upon the rear arc of an enemy vessel, you beenfit from a small passive damage increase.
Destabilized Emitters
Space Skill
Your projectiles gain the ability to create an opening for yourself by destabilizing the rear-facing shields of a foe.
Shoddy Engineering
Space Skill
This ability grants increased Critical Severity when striking from the rear arc.
Unprotected Systems
Space Skill
This ability grants increased Critical Chance when strikign from the rear arc.
Tier 4
Opportunistic
Space & Ground Skill
All your innate Captain ability cooldowns are reduced in both Ground and Space. This bonus does not affect Kits or Bridge Officers.
Intelligence Fleet I
Space Skill
Intelligence Fleet provides a shield and armor penetration enhacement, as well as a stealth and sensors buff, to your entire team over the duration.
Precision Offensive I
Ground Skill
Precision Offensive provides your team with increases to shield and armor penetration, alogn with advantages to their Expose mechanics.
Intelligence Fleet II
Space Skill
Intelligence Fleet provides a shield and armor penetration enhacement, as well as a stealth and sensors buff, to your entire team over the duration.
Precision Offensive II
Ground Skill
Precision Offensive provides your team with increases to shield and armor penetration, alogn with advantages to their Expose mechanics.
Tier 1
Resilient Power Cells I
Ground Skill
The secondary attacks on your weaponary are more frequently available for use.
Resilient Power Cells II
Ground Skill
The secondary attacks on your weaponary are more frequently available for use.
Quick Draw I
Ground Skill
All of your Kit Abilities have their cooldowns reduced.
Resilient Power Cells III
Ground Skill
The secondary attacks on your weaponary are more frequently available for use.
Quick Draw II
Ground Skill
All of your Kit Abilities have their cooldowns reduced.
Headshot I
Ground Skill
While aiming, you are more capable of striking the neemy where it will hurt them the most.
Headshot II
Ground Skill
While aiming, you are more capable of striking the neemy where it will hurt them the most.
Braced Crouch
Ground Skill
While crouching, your health will regenerate at an increased rate.
Follow-Through
Ground Skill
While sprinting, all melee attacks are increased in effectiveness. This effect lingers for a few seconds after you have finished sprinting. You must be moving to gain this benefit.
Wrecking Ball
Ground Skill
Executing a tactical Roll will leave a small Spatial Mine behind. This mine ca be used to deal damage to nearby enemies.
Tier 2
Juggernaut System
Ground Skill
Gives the ability to easily knock back nearby opponents simply by rushing into them.
Juggernaut Armor Plating I
Ground Skill
You are able to gain additional health and damage resistance from any armor you are wearing.
Juggernaut Shiedling I
Ground Skill
Allows for increased protection from energy weapons and a higher maximum capacity.
Juggernaut Armor Plating II
Ground Skill
You are able to gain additional health and damage resistance from any armor you are wearing.
Juggernaut Shiedling II
Ground Skill
Allows for increased protection from energy weapons and a higher maximum capacity.
Tier 1
Maneuvering Thrusters I
Space Skill
While at Full Stop, or if your engines are Offline, you are still able to utilize your ship's maneuvering thrusters as if the ship retained a small portion of it's base speed and turn rate.
Maneuvering Thrusters II
Space Skill
While at Full Stop, or if your engines are Offline, you are still able to utilize your ship's maneuvering thrusters as if the ship retained a small portion of it's base speed and turn rate.
Attack Pattern Expertise I
Space Skill
Activating any Attack Pattern bridge officer ability grants your starship an increase in survivability, represented as temporary hitpoints. Activating an additional Attack Pattern while under these effects will refresh the pool, not stack them.
Back Her Off!
Space Skill
Your defense and maxmium speed are increased while moving in Reverse.
 
Attack Pattern Expertise II
Space Skill
Activating any Attack Pattern bridge officer ability grants your starship an increase in survivability, represented as temporary hitpoints. Activating an additional Attack Pattern while under these effects will refresh the pool, not stack them.
 
Eat My Dust I
Space Skill
When an attacker fires upon the rear arc of your ship, you gain a stacking bonus to your defense, making your ship harder and harder to hit.
Eat My Dust II
Space Skill
When an attacker fires upon the rear arc of your ship, you gain a stacking bonus to your defense, making your ship harder and harder to hit.
Desperate Flight I
Space Skill
As the hull of your ship takes increasing amounts of damage, your flight speed and turn rate will rise higher and higher. This bonus is not applied until your Hull is below 80% capacity; and caps out when you are at 20% Hull.
Reckless Abandon
Space Skill
Activating Evasive Maneuvers now grants you brief immunity to all movement-impairing effects.
 
Desperate Flight II
Space Skill
As the hull of your ship takes increasing amounts of damage, your flight speed and turn rate will rise higher and higher. This bonus is not applied until your Hull is below 80% capacity; and caps out when you are at 20% Hull.
 
Tier 2
Rock and Roll
Space Skill
While at Full Stop, or if your engines are Offline, you are still able to utilize your ship's maneuvering thrusters as if the ship retained a small portion of it's base speed and turn rate.
All Shook Up I
Space Skill
After executing the "Rock and Roll" maneuver, your ship remains more difficult to hit with weapons for a short duration.
Magic Carpet Ride I
Space Skill
After executing the "Rock and Roll" maneuver, you retain a large turn rate bonus for a short period of time.
All Shook Up II
Space Skill
After executing the "Rock and Roll" maneuver, your ship remains more difficult to hit with weapons for a short duration.
Magic Carpet Ride II
Space Skill
After executing the "Rock and Roll" maneuver, you retain a large turn rate bonus for a short period of time.
Traits


Starship Traits
Space Reputation
Ground Reputation
Active Reputation
Other Traits
Click a slot to see a list of available traits.
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SKILL PLANNING TIPS & SUGGESTIONS

Skill planning can seem very complicated since there is so much to consider. This skill planner aims to make it easier for people to plan out their skills by bringing a lot of information into one place. Even with this tool it can seem complex, so to compliment it here are a few tips and suggestions you can follow to get the most out of your skills. Keep in mind that you don't need to follow this to be successful. They are just a few guidelines to point you in the right direction.

  1. Improve Weaknesses - It is best to choose one type of ship (cruiser, escort, or science) and stick to it. They each have their strengths and weaknesses which you should learn about as you use that ship type. For example, cruisers have slower turn rates and escorts have weaker shields. As you play with a ship type you'll learn about it and then can put points into skills that will improve that weakness. So if your ship moves too slow, you'll put points into skills that boost engine power and turn rate. You need to find what you don't like about the ship and compensate for it.

  2. Become Stronger - On that same note, ships also have strengths. For example, escorts can deal a ton of damage. Knowing your ship's strengths is helpful so that you can put points into skills that will make you even stronger in those areas. If your ship can take a lot of damage, put points into skills that boost shield and hull so that it can take even more damage.

  3. Spending Skill Points - It is a good idea to put a maximum of 6 points into the various skills that you need. The last 3 points give a very small bonus which you can do without. This allows you to spend more points in more places. If there are skills where you feel you absolutely need all 9 points, feel free to do that.

  4. Maximum Skill Points - You'll notice that each rank has a maximum number of skill points and both ground and space have a maximum number of points you can put into each. I can't tell you how many points to spend in both space and ground beause that is a matter of preference, however I do suggest that for each rank you have:

    • Lieutenant - 33,000 skill points
    • Lt. Commander - 93,000 skill points
    • Commander - 173,000 skill points
    • Captain - 263,000 skill points
    • Admiral - 366,000 skill points

    This will give you the right amount of balance in each and also make sure you have enough points to fill up the higher rank skills.

SKILL PLANNER HELP

The Toolbar
In the toolbar you can set your Faction, Career, and Rank. There is also an option for a Description which allows you to explain what your build is about. This is primarily used in the Build Sharing page. Also, you can write Build Notes which can be used for a reminder, to explain certain things, or anything else.

The Save and Load buttons allow you to save or load your builds from the site or a file. Keep in mind that to easily load your build from the site, you must be logged in. There is also a Print Skill Tree option which wil let you print out only the skill tree.

The General Suggestions button gives tips and suggetions on how to create your build.


Ship Tab
The ship tab gives you a list of all ships that are avilable for your faction. You can choose any of those ships for your build and then setup the various options that appear.

Bridge Officer Slots
On the left side, under the ship's image, is a list of all bridge officer slots for the ship you chose. Clicking on any of the ability slots will open up a window where you can choose a bridge officer ability for that slot. Make sure you choose the Save Bridge Officer button to save it. If a bridge officer slot is Universal, you'll need to choose the career and than choose the abilities.

Equipment Slots
In the middle you'll see a list of equipment slots for your ship. Clicking on any of the slots will allow you to choose from a list of options in order to setup that item. Some items provide abilities which will be displayed in the Abilites from Items and Sets box on the right. More information below.

Abilities
On the right side are two boxes. At the top is the Unlocked Player Ship Abilities box. This is a list of all ship abilities that you unlock as you increase in level. You can check all of them or just the ones you used most often. Checking an ability will show recommendations for it in the Skill Tree tab if it is affected by a Skill. Underneath that is the Abilities from Items and Sets box. This will hold a list of all possible abilities that you can get from the various items you have chosen in your build.


Character Tab

The character tab allows you to setup your equipment, away tema, and abilities based on your career and your away team officers' careers.

Equipment Slots
On the left you'll see a list of equipment slots for your character. Clicking on any of the slots will allow you to choose from a list of options in order to setup that item. Some items provide abilities which will be displayed in the Abilities from Items and Sets box on the right. More information below.

Away Team
In the middle you can set up all four of your away team officers. Choose the career of your officer and then click on any of the four ability slots to choose that officer's ground abilities. Make sure you choose the Save Bridge Officer button to save it.

Abilities
On the right side are two boxes. At the top is the Unlocked Player Ground Abilities box. This is a list of all ground abilities that you unlock as you increase in level. You can check all of them or just the ones you used most often. Checking an ability will show recommendations for it in the Skill Tree tab if it is affected by a Skill. Underneath that is the Abilities from Items and Sets box. This will hold a list of all possible abilities that you can get from the various items you have chosen in your build.


Skill Tree
The skill tree tab is a replica of the skill tree in Star Trek Online. It show how many skill points you have used and have remaining. You have the option to disable requirements which means you can put points anywhere you want. The Reset Skill Points button will reset the entire skill tree.

Clicking on any skill will display the description for it. There is a feature that allows you to read a simpler description of the skill for people who may not understand what the game's description says. If this skill affects any abilities, they will be listed at the bottom of the description.

The upper left corner of the skill boxes shows a number. This number is how many abilities that the skill affects. If there is a star in the upper right corner, that means this skill is suggested for your setup. Finally, there are two arrow buttons. The blue ones increase and decrease the points one at a time. The red ones completely fill or empty the points. You can also double click on a skill and enter the number of points you want to add.


Mobile Devices
While using the skill tree, tap on a skill to add skill points to it. Tap and hold to view the description of that skill.


Suggestions and Error Reporting
If you have any suggestions, comments, or wish to report an error or bug please use our Contact page.

Skill Planner Blog

What is the Skill Planner Blog?
A small blog so you can easily keep up to date with what's going on with the skill planner.


May 31, 2014
Well it's been nearly a month since I made a post. I'm not really good at keeping up with this haha! Anyway for those of you that check this micro-blog, I just want to let you know that as soon as I complete the Counter-Command reputation I'll be going over it to see what I'm missing from the skill planner.


April 22, 2014
Woohoo! It's finally here! Go ahead, I dare you to log onto the STO Academy site from your phone or tablet and check out the skill planner! I just want to let you know that the new reputation system as well as the new ships will be added this week if not today.


April 21, 2014
The site and skill planner are being updated! You'll now be able to easily use the skill planner on your mobile devices. As for updates to the planner, you'll be able to choose up to 5 kit abilities instead of choosing just an actual kit. Unfortunately your current kit information will be lost, but displaying your abilities like this is better than showing which kit you own. If I can't get the new reputation system into the update on the April 22nd then I'll definitely get it into the planner sometime this week.


April 9, 2014
Okay it's been almost a month since my last post... whoops. I've actually been busy with real life stuff and getting the new STO Academy site ready for Season 9. It's looking really awesome! The entire site (including the skill planner) will be useable across all your devices. It's a huge step forward which I'm excited to release. At the time of writing this I'm still in the middle of getting the skill planner ready for this and for Season 9.

In case you didn't hear, I won't be releasing any updates to the skill planner until the new site is released. It's just too much work and I'd rather focus on one major update across the entire site instead of tiny updates here and there. If you haven't done so already, check me out on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ because I'll be releasing some screenshots of the new site here occasionally.


March 15, 2014
New updates today! As some of you may have heard, kits are being revamped in the game for Season 9. The skill planner will be updated to match this. My plan is to remove all current kit information, then allow you to choose up to 5 abilities for your kit. This is only my plan for now. As I play around and look at how the new kits work on Tribble my plan may change. You may also have noticed I removed the "upcoming updates" bar to the right. I did that because I really haven't been keeping it up to date and felt it wasn't fair to keep inaccurate information here.


March 2, 2014
I know updates have been coming along slowly for the planner but hopefully I made up for it this weekend. Yesterday and today I released a bunch of updates which mostly added missing equipment and icons. Eventually I'll be going over the ships and adding in missing ship images (I know there are a bunch).

The skill planner is far from perfect but it's great thanks to your help! I've been thinking over an idea for the coming months. I'd like to build an entire community based around the skill planner. I haven't worked out the details yet but essentially it'll be place where everyone can discuss builds, ask/answer questions, have their builds reviewed and improved, and things like that. I'll definitely provide more information as I come up with it.


February 23, 2014
I released some more updates today while waiting to hear back from my hosting company about the server issues. Enjoy the updates!


February 22, 2014
So I've added the Dyson ships and Secondary Deflectors to the skill planner. I know some equipment is missing so feel free to contact me and let me know about it. There has been some issues with the server so I'll need to take care of that before doing anything else with the skill planner.


February 15, 2014
The skill planner search page now displays a percentage of how much of the build is complete. This should give a better idea of which builds contain more information than others and therefore make it easier to find the build you're looking for.


February 9, 2014
I know a lot of people have come to me about finding empty builds. Most of the builds are probably pre-version 5 which didn't have that information. I've been thinking of a way to filter them out of the search but haven't had a chance to do anything yet. As for builds that you find throughout the internet, if they are empty then ask whoever posted it to update the build/link.

Unfortunately I haven't had time to do anything with the skill planner yet. I know there are some updates that need to be added but my free time has been limited *sad face*. I'll do my best to get some updates out by Tuesday the 18th. Pray that I get some free time haha! By the way, I'd just like to thank everyone who supports the planner with bug reports and encouragement, I really appreciate it.


February 1, 2014
Hey everyone! I've started working on adding secondary deflectors to the skill planner, however I don't think I'll have it ready for release until I've unlocked at least one of the Dyson ships in game. This also means that the Dyson ships won't be added until I'm satisfied with how the secondary deflector is setup in the skill planner. Sorry for the delay. I'll work as quickly as possible!

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