Vedalken 5e: Are They Different to play in DnD?
With the new series of Star Trek Online coming to the market later this year (not too soon, by the way), a question arises regarding the future of vedalken 5e. In previous patches, they have always been considered average races, not top-tier ones like the Klingons were, but they have always been beneficial to your PvE (damage per second) efforts in PvE. They are strong against all damage types, so you can run missions with a heavy damage-oriented mix while still grinding for experience. In PvP, vedalken has had few buffs but hasn’t had enough buffs to replace their DPS-oriented needs completely.
The Klingon Empire has had the most influence over vedalken, as they introduced many new races and their respective abilities into the game. The Empire is mainly remembered as the faction that first introduced vedalken, but they also have made many changes to their race and made them balanced and viable. The other minor factions have followed suit and improved their races while staying true to their original concept. The previous broken plane of Odonis is the primary source of PvPvE damage, so several nerfs have been to combat this. The Klingon Empire isn’t changing, they adapted to the new structure, and they will likely stick around.
Going to discuss two new races
I’m going to discuss two new races today: the Breen, and the other is the Vindicator. I’ve seen a lot of discussion on the forums regarding the balance of the races in STO, and it seems everyone has a different opinion on the balance of the races. My personal opinion on this is that the Klingon Empire is the only one that hasn’t been served. Their popularity is mainly because they are so effective; you can level up with less gear, the most famous race, at the beginning. The other races are far more suited towards PvP, where you want an excellent PvP build and a good PvE one. So the races in STO have to balance themselves out, and luckily the Klingon is the most balanced faction overall.
So let’s talk about the two races in STO, the Breen and the vedalken. The Breen is a humanoid race that is part of the Federation faction in Star Trek Online. They are bardic-blooded and have strong telepathic abilities. In addition, their race ability is “Mental Talent” which allows them to increase their intellectual capability with practice. And their intellect score increases by 1.5 at every level.
The vedalken, or “perfect” species, are a variant of the Human race with powerful telepathic abilities, and they are the dictators of the Federation. These species were once called “the Perfect race” but were transformed when some race members began to show signs of telepathy. The telepathic nature of these species, combined with their almost Endless March toward perfection, has made these species nearly unstoppable.
As you level up in vedalken 5e, your character starts to evolve from its previous Human forms. Each new level brings in new abilities, giving you an ever-expanding set of tools as you strive to reach perfection. Telepathically, your character is constantly evolving toward perfection. This is why it is so challenging to play this game. Without excellent skills, your character will never be able to move onward to the next level.
When Vedalken 5e will be available
The vedalken 5e variant became available with the release of Star Trek: The Original Series. The Human characters in this game had all sorts of physical deformities: ear infections, nosebleeds, and even some bald spots. The vedalken had no visible ears or any other prominent human characteristics at all. The variant became popular with Trek fans, especially those attracted to the more eccentric science fiction offerings of the series.
In the vedalken 5e manual, the authors state they took “some liberty” with the vedalken material to give players a “new experience”. What that meant was that there were going to be different species of gnomes. All players were going to have to do was get along with one another. This certainly is an improvement over the original game, but not a giant step forward.