Legendary Card Rankings – Federation Ships

USS Defiant NX-74205

The Defiant doesn’t really fit into anything that the Federation wants to do.  It’s core breach effect is great, but it’s slow because of the cloak.  Giving it guardian doesn’t even speed it up.  It’s also very expensive at 8 energy.  I can’t see this finding a home in the near future.

USS Voyager NCC-74656

Why would you want to retreat a 5/7 ship off the board?  The effect is only good if you can trigger it with an event, or Troi, which can be cool, but even putting a 7/7 haste in your hand isn’t as good as other retreat effects you would rather do that with.  It can find a place in some decks, like Miranda, which is why I give it 2 stars instead of 1.

USS Excelsior NX-2000

The stats are decent at 7 energy for a 5/7 guardian.  For only 1 more energy you could play the Discovery and not have to combo it with a crew card.  While the Excelsior is not a horrible ship, it is outclassed by other Federation options.

USS Discovery NCC-1031

The Discovery is a very solid ship.  The stats are a little low for the cost of 8 energy which, in my opinion, is what keeps it in the mid tier range.  I debated 3 or 4 stars, and it could be argued both ways.  The deploy ability is clearly great to make up for the lower stats.  I feel like that keeps it fair.  Definitely a solid card though.

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A

The Enterprise A is so close to being a 5 star card.  7 energy for a 5/7 guardian is good, as we decided with the excelsior.  When timed correctly it can give you a huge boost to your Aux power.  That can make a big difference over the course of a game.  Similar to the Discovery, it’s a very fair card.  I definitely play with it often.

USS Enterprise NCC-1701

5 energy is cheap to play.  4/4 haste is a great stat line, and giving +1 to its neighbors is just icing on the cake.  There are no real downsides.  That doesn’t mean it should go in every deck, but it can if you are limited on legendaries.

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E

I have a feeling a lot of people will say this could be 5 stars, and in a perfect world I would totally agree with that.  9 energy is a lot, but you are definitely getting your money’s worth with this card.  7/9 guardian and modulating shields can force your opponent to take 2 full turns dealing with it.  The only thing that keeps is from being 5 stars is that it is susceptible to a lot of counter cards like Val Jean, Lore and cards with effects like those.  Any one of those will ruin your day, and potentially cause you to lose the game.  It’s so big though that it is still usually worth the risk.

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D

I think this is all around best option for the Federation.  It offers 14 total stats for 8 energy, which is great.  It is such an offensive machine, but with a huge back side to make it hard to deal with.  It has no weaknesses like the previous Ent-E.  It’s just a beast that can fit into any Federation deck without having to sacrifice anything.  I think this is the safest ship to replicate for any Federation player.





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