Romulan flagships (T6-Scimitars)

T6 versions of the romulan scimitar classes are now available in STO and they’re the flagships of the Romulan Republic.

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Khopesh Tactical Dreadnought (T6 tactical Scimitar)

Flambard Science Dreadnought (T6 science Scimitar)

Shamshir Operations Dreadnought (T6 engineering Scimitar)



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The T6 Scimitars are one of the strongest DPS-ships available in Star Trek Online and from a DPS-perspective the science and engineering ones are stronger than the the tactical one, because they have a better bridge officer layout.


45 comments to Romulan flagships (T6-Scimitars)

  • JakeRaines  says:

    i know it might not be related but since this is where the highest DPS ship is im gonna ask my question

    whats is the highest DPS ship available to federation players?

    • felisean  says:

      the highest ships for fed are t6 sci oddy and krenim warship

      • Hadrian  says:

        Hi,is the t6 sci oddy better than t6 tac oddy without Greedy Emitters and Improved Feedback Pulse?

  • felisean  says:

    yes, because of console layout, boff layout and sensor analys on the sci t6 oddy 🙂

    • Hadrian  says:

      Thanks you for the quick answer of my question. I have the same question about the T6 Scimitars. Is the t6 sci Scimi stronger than t6 ops Scimi without Greedy Emitters and Improved Feedback Pulse?

  • Raptor2442  says:

    I am a new player with Romulan Tac officer. Would the science version remain the best DPS potential above the tactical or engineering versions? If so, what is pushing either to the top of the damage food chain? Same question for my son who plays a Romulan engineer. Thanks

    • Jaquei  says:

      Yes, the Flambard (T6 science scimitar) currently has the highest DPS potential available for romulan captains.
      1. It has a decent boff layout which already features a Com. tactical and a Lt. Com. science.
      2. It comes with five science console slots => possibility to slot five embassy plasma explosion consoles.
      3. In general the three piece flagship console set including the tactical flagship computer, the engineering console (frgot it’s name) and the timeline stabilizer from the krenim science vessel (sixth anniversary event ship). These console and their setbonus are extremely strong.

      The choice of using the flambard but results from point #1 and #2.

      I hope this helps, if you got additional questions, just go ahead. 🙂

  • Imryn  says:

    Hi, I have a couple of questions about the build for the Flambard.

    1. The Lt. Eng Boff has EP2E1 (engines) – should that be EP2W1?
    2. In the notes you mention that if the “improved feedback pulse” ship trait is not available to use “supremacy” instead. In the build both these traits are already selected – is this a typo?

    I have been following your advice and builds for a while now, and have seen some great results – 67k in CC advanced using one of your earlier builds for this ship. I am a terrible pilot so any good results must be down to your builds!

    • felisean  says:

      Hi, tanks for your questions 🙂

      1) no, epte + eptw is the combination. You could use eptw+epts too or double eptw but that double eptw is normaly not needed anymore because of the strategist cd reduction.

      2)Thats a relict from an older version i guess. Thanks for pointing that out. In case you have the trait “Improved Critical Systems” it would be my prefered possiblity. It was a reward from the TOS Temporal Agent event. In case you dont have that one you could use “Target Rich Enviroment”. That trait ist from the Vengence so for romulans from the equipment pack. Another possibility would be the Exotic Damage boost from one of the 31st Cent Ships called Exotic Modulation.

      Good to hear that you see improvements, just keep going and you will see more 🙂

  • Imryn  says:

    Sorry to bug you but I have another question about the Flambard.

    I don’t have “greedy emitters” so I was thinking of using “supremacy” instead (I do have “improved feedback pulse”). To complement that I was thinking of putting a Tac in the universal ensign station with FAW1 to give an additional trigger for both AHoD and supremacy and help with uptime on feedback pulse.

    What do you think? is there a better option?

    • felisean  says:

      One Faw is normaly enough with all the CD reductions we got lately. So you have always a shared cd of 20 seconds for FAW. So you activate faw and faw is going on a 20 seconds cd while running for 10 seconds. So basically its always Faw 10 seconds => non faw (10 seconds) => faw (10 seconds) and so on 🙂 The trick is just to have it always rdy and to use your attack pattern beta and kemocite together with your faw to maximise the effect.

      And yes, supremacy, ahod, ewc, improved feedback and zahltrait is quite common. if you want less defense you could switch zahl to oneo f the other traits mentioned in my last post.

  • Imryn  says:

    lol just saw your reply when I posted. Thanks for getting back to me, and thanks for the great suggestions.

    I now have a lot more thinking to do 🙂

  • Zartius  says:

    The Khopesh Tactical Dreadnought, Acidpresleys S13 Build
    returns the following:

    Error 404 | Nothing found!
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that is not here.

    Thank you!!!

    • felisean  says:

      Should be working now, thx for pointing it out 🙂

  • whicky1978  says:

    i’m debating on getting a Romulan tactical carrier vs the T6 schimtar. I am using plasma weapons. Which ship would you all recommend between the two. I know they will come with different consoles.

    • felisean  says:

      from the raw firepower its definitly the scimitar so i would go with the scimitar 😉

  • whicky1978  says:

    Shoot, I should just wait for the next ship sale and get the flagship cross faction bundle 😁.

  • whicky1978  says:

    Ship sale is coming up October 6 😬

    • whicky1978  says:

      Where ship sale last year was October 6. Don’t know if they’ll have it same time this year.

      • felisean  says:

        there was a shipsale 2 weeks ago or so 😉

        and thanks for your support whicky, really appreciated 🙂

      • Weaselone  says:

        If you can hold out a bit longer, the best sales are usually around the holiday season. Generally, you get both a bonus on purchasing zen (if you’re paying out of pocket) and a steep discount on ships at around the same time.

        • felisean  says:

          the next big sale will be the black friday sale in november. that one will happe for sure 😉

  • OoF  says:

    I’m a romulan Klingon that has mainly antiproton beams and consoles so what scimitar should I go for

    • felisean  says:

      i would choose the eng version right now over the tac one bc of the bridge officer layout 🙂

      • OoF  says:

        Engineer? Wow that’s a surprise what’s really the difference other than the bridge officer layouts between these scimitars?

        • Hyunmoo Sirius  says:

          You can utilize Prevailing Fortified Impulse Engine’s buff more frequently.

          Prevailing Fortified Impulse Engine can give you a shorter Evasive Maneuvers buff when you use Hull Heal or Shield Heal boff skills. so the more your hull/shield heal skills are, the more maneuverable your starship is.

          • OoF  says:

            Where do I acquire this engine?

            • felisean  says:

              competitive reputation. but its basically bc of the bridge officer layout (2 ltcm instead of just 1 for the tac version 😉 )
              And with all of the special consoles like flagship set, dynamic power redistributor and so on you actually need a lot of slot for all those great universal consoles 😉

              But tactical version would work too 🙂

              • OoF  says:

                I will most likely get the tactical because of the console which helps with beam damage[ I use antiproton dual beam banks the one you get from fluidic space] plus the DPS console, The overload energy ability for the romulan singularity, and officer abilities, but thank you for helping out

                • felisean  says:

                  basically you want the 3 piece set from the t6 flagships (if you have eng+tac + timeline stabilizer from krenim sci vessel anniversary ship, otherwise from the 3 flagships). its because the 2 piece bonus is not bad at all, the 3 piece bonus is pretty good and eng+tac console + timeline are all 3 awesome and great consoles.

  • whicky1978  says:

    What singularity level abilities do you all like to use in ISA? Or do you let it stay at full charge/level?

    • felisean  says:

      Quantum Absorb or Warpshadows in case you need additional defense in a situation, Singularity Overcharge against the Taccube at the end.

    • whicky1978  says:

      Do you ever see the gate come down before the transformers are destroyed?

  • felisean  says:

    Could happen sometimes. It seems that the gate/transformer heal could be buggy => gate will die fast. but with enough dps/spike dmg and/or healdebuffs its possible too to kill the with both transformers active too. A video using spikedmg is here:

  • whicky1978  says:

    Does any kind of subsystem targeting work on the gate? It would be nice to know if anything in particular triggers the bug on the gate.

  • Emphatic  says:

    Just wondering if the t6 scimis are up to date, just bought the cross faction pack looking to make a non ifbp build

  • Darkre  says:

    Hello, I’ve gotten back into sto after a while and have been looking to upgrade my build, after doing reading in the comments here I plan on switching to the end or sci ones, I’ve been using tac this whole time. to be honest my build seems a bit ragtag compared to some of the stuff ive seen in these builds so right now im just looking to upgrade, I know my build is sub standard, I have the T5 and T6 scimitars and I use the consoles from all of them. I love the fire from cloak and the thaleron abilities. I’m looking for advice on boffs doffs and other good consoles but I’m really not familiar with a lot of the terms and newer abilities.

  • ShinReaper  says:

    Hi, I want to use the T6 Romulan Scimitar science Dreadnought as a Science Officer, I already have a tact and engineering one. How would I adapt the build to boost sci powers using torpedo or beams. Help would be appreciated.

    • SeaOfSorrows  says:

      I would use the ship pretty much as the example shows. You could, of course, work in a Torp or convert it from Cannons to Beams if that’s your wish, but if you’re looking to inflict the bulk of your damage through science abilities, then my advice would be to use a different ship. The ‘Science Dreadnought’ is just a Dread with a little more Science then the other variants.. it’s not a ‘Science Ship.’ It has limited Science seating and no secondary deflector. There is no reason a Sci Captain can’t be effective using the suggested build. I am not a Science Expert by any means.. but it seems to me that the Flambard would make a poor ‘Science Vessel.’

  • Casualsto  says:

    Getting a proper science vessel with a secondary deflector would be much more efficient.

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