Is there a list where to find rare items? I know that they drop as loot and are awarded for missions. But do vendors (for exploration badges etc) also provide rare items? What about Memory Alpha?
I know that certain "blue" items are sold on the 2nd floor of the Earthdock shipyard (1st vendor on your right as soon as you stepped off of the turbolift). I *think* I saw a ship's shield and/or engine on his list.