If we take sensors for example , a deflector that enhances that skill gives only a minor boost , it's not the equivalent of the 9 points you can spend in sensors on your skill tree .
I am loosing STO with each new system based update and with each removal and editing of content .
I don't know how to save her from her systems obsessed masters who seek to control and monetize me more and more .
You are assumed to have all captain skills at rank 0. Meaning you have a zero score for the ability. Any equipment that you slot on you or ship will increase your Captain skill by the amount the gear gives.