Starship combat is the heart of Star Trek Online, but the game does not clearly define what makes a good starship as opposed to a bad one. What does a deflector dish do anyway? How many types are there? Can I watch Bajoran mud wrestling on it? (The answer is no, but you can ask Ensign Pulver for bootlegs.) Fret not, cadets, for your friends at Ten Ton Hammer are here to help with Starship Basics – Deflector Dishes.

Deflector dishes are a type of starship equipment that boosts various skills in deflector fields, sensors, and emitters. These items are placed in the deflector slot of your starship. The skills enhanced by deflector dishes are those used for tractor beams, scanning for cloaked enemies, jamming sensors, and using a tachyon beam to lower an enemy’s shields. There are four types of deflector dishes and each type boosts different skills.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016