Star Trek Fleet Command: Swarm Crew (UPDATED 2022)

Updated on May 1, 2022
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The Swarm is the daily bread and butter for many Star Trek Fleet Command players.

We have Swarm dailies, which are essential to get Frequency Modulators for upgrading your USS Franklin ship. In addition to those dailies, farming Swarm biominerals are always handy for storing resources you retain even if your base gets raided.

Besides, there are many events involving hunting Swarm hostiles, so if you want to be on the top of leaderboard events, you better have a good crew that makes you more efficient when hunting Swarm hostiles.

This guide will cover officers and crew combinations to boost your combat against Swarm clusters. Regardless of your ship, these officers would still be good, but keep in mind using some ships will be more effective than others.

What makes an officer good in fighting Swarm clusters

One of the things we consider most important is to have officers who can decrease their damage or increase our defenses.

Swarm weapons are very fast, and they will hit us several times in each round. If we can mitigate that damage, it would make us endure more combats before going to base for repairs.

So having this in mind, we will look for officers with abilities that make us endure more or give us advantages in PVE.

Some of these abilities include:

  • Decrease of Kinetic damage because Swarm clusters deal kinetic damage.
  • Mitigation of damage when fighting Hostiles.
  • Increase health, shield, and other defensive stats.
  • Healing shields after combat.

Beginners Swarm Crew

If you are below level 25, we assume that you may not have unlocked many epic or rare officers. So you may not be able to get the best Swarm crew.

Luckily the following crews will help you in your battles against the Swarm. Besides, these crews are also effective in PVE when fighting other hostiles.

Common Defensive Crew

Officer 1Officer 2 (Captain)Officer 3
Cadet Leonard McCoy
Cadet Nyota Uhura
T'Laan
Officer AbilityCaptain AbilityOfficer AbilityOfficer Ability
Psychologist
Scan the enemy
Negotiations
Objective Defense
Increases effectiveness of Captain Maneuver by 4%Decreases opponent's damage by 10%Increases the Shield Health of the ship by 5%Kinetic opponent's damage is reduced by 5%

Rare Defensive Crew

Officer 1Officer 2 (Captain)Officer 3
Worf
Beverly Crusher
T'Laan
Officer AbilityCaptain AbilityOfficer AbilityOfficer Ability
Only Fools Have No Fear
First, Do No Harm
Unshakeable Moral Code
Objective Defense
Increases all Mitigation stats against non-player targets by 20%When fighting Hostiles, restores Shield Health each round equal to 200% of the Health of all Officers on the ship.When fighting Hostiles, increases Armor, Shield Deflection, and Dodge by 150% of the Defense of all Officers on the ship.Kinetic opponent's damage is reduced by 5%

Best Swarm Crew

The following crews are not sorted by any order, we provide several crews that are effective against the Swarm, but it's up to you to decide what's best for you, depending on what officers you own.

For example, if you don't have Jaylah or a Franklin ship, those crews wouldn't make sense for you. However, even if you have Jaylah but have other officers with higher-tier promotions, maybe that's a better option for you.

Ultra defensive crew #1

This crew it's even more powerful because of the Shakedown Cruise synergy that Marlena Moreau and Pike share, they get +40% of effectiveness in their abilities.

Officer 1Officer 2 (Captain)Officer 3
Marlena Moreau
Pike
T'Laan
Officer AbilityCaptain AbilityOfficer AbilityOfficer Ability
No Fear
Teaching Moments
Advanced Training
Objective Defense
Decreases the Armor Piercing, Shield Piercing and Accuracy of Hostiles by 30%Increases the effectiveness of all Officer Abilities that trigger in combat by 40%Increases the Ship XP earned by 20%Kinetic opponent's damage is reduced by 5%

Ultra defensive crew #2

Officer 1Officer 2 (Captain)Officer 3
Seven of Eleven
Five of Eleven
T'Laan
Officer AbilityCaptain AbilityOfficer AbilityOfficer Ability
Strengthen the Unimatrix
Weaponry is irrelevant
You will be assimilated
Objective Defense
Increases the Health of every Officer on the ship by 60%Increases the Shield deflection, Armor and Dodge by 200% of the total Health of all officers on the shipIncreases the amount of resources dropped from hostiles by 20%Kinetic opponent's damage is reduced by 5%

Franklin Crew

Officer 1Officer 2 (Captain)Officer 3
Marlena Moreau
Pike
Jaylah
Officer AbilityCaptain AbilityOfficer AbilityOfficer Ability
No Fear
Teaching moments
Advanced Training
The Beats and Shouting
Decreases the Armor Piercing, Shield Piercing and Accuracy of Hostiles by 30%Increases the effectiveness of all Officer Abilities that trigger in combat by 40%Increases the Ship XP earned by 20%When Jaylah is on the Franklin and fighting Swarm hostiles, Jaylah increases the number of shots of the ship by 1 (each round)

Franklin Crew for farming Frequency Modulators

Officer 1Officer 2 (Captain)Officer 3
Beverly Crusher
Jaylah
T'Laan
Officer AbilityCaptain AbilityOfficer AbilityOfficer Ability
Unshakeable Moral Code
Scavenger
The Beats and Shouting
Objective Defense
When fighting Hostiles, increases Armor, Shield Deflection, and Dodge by 150% of the Defense of all Officers on the ship.Increases the amount of resources you get from killing hostiles by 100% while on the FranklinWhen Jaylah is on the Franklin and fighting Swarm hostiles, Jaylah increases the number of shots of the ship by 1 (each round)Kinetic opponent's damage is reduced by 5%

Best Lower Deck officers for Swarm

Lower deck abilities are a great addition to any crew mentioned in this guide. If you own any of the following officers, don't hesitate to add them to your lower ship deck.

OfficerLower Deck AbilityAbility Description
Brad Boimler
The Boimler Effect
Increases Armor, Shield Deflection, and Dodge by 50%
Sam Rutherford
Cybernetic Overclocking
Increases the ship's Shield Health by 50%
D'Vana Tendi
Fix It Right Up!
Increases the ship's Hull Health by 75%
Beckett Mariner
Winging' It
Increases the ship's Weapon Damage by 70%

Conclusion

Defensive crews with stats mitigation do very well against the Swarm. You can still make it with common officers if you are a beginner. As soon as you unlock other rare and epic officers, you can upgrade your swarm crew to be even more destructive.

T'Laan is an essential officer to have, not only for fighting Swarm hostiles but also other hostiles. Be sure to promote her as you get more shards.

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