Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird
Overview[edit | edit source]
Although the Romulan Republic's fleet was launched with repurposed ships from the Romulan Star Empire, Republic leaders quickly saw the need to design their own starships. One of the first ship designs to come out of the New Romulus Shipyards is the Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird.
Ar'Kala has the look of classic Romulan ship designs with the firepower needed to take on the toughest opponents.
The Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird comes with [Plasma Quad Cannons [Dmg]x4] which draw power from the ships engines to deal massive damage. These cannons scale with the player and may be equipped on any ship supporting cannons, however only one Quad Cannon may be equipped per ship.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Ar'Kala class[edit | edit source]Dhael Warbird, D'ridthau Warbird Battle Cruiser, Valdore Heavy Warbird, and Haakona Advanced Warbird. Among these elements are silver-colored armor plating, smoother and more prominent wing design, and more prominent warp nacelles. Unlike the Ar'Kif, the Ar'Kala has no "feathered" silhouette" along its wings' rear edges. Its forward deflector array is more visible, and its nacelles and bussard collectors are fully visible.
Ar'Kif class[edit | edit source]Plasma Quad Cannons, as well as a forward beam emitter to fire the Focused Singularity Beam. The bridge is visible on top of the dorsal hull, while the trailing edges of the wings are corrugated to show a "feathered" silhouette. The Ar'Kif has similar hull material choices and colors to the Mogai Heavy Warbird.
Jhu'ael class[edit | edit source]Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit's design. This new variant has been updated to more effectively combat the new threat of the Iconians and their Heralds. Outfitted for battle, Jhu'ael looks much more aggressive and sharp-edged. Just like the Ar'Kif and Ar'Kala variants, Jhu'ael has prominent weapon pods designed to accommodate Plasma Quad Cannons, as well as a forward beam emitter to fire the Focused Singularity Beam.
Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]
|2.5x Bonus from TAC|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird can utilize [Console - Universal - Focused Singularity Modulator] from the Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit (Tier 5, C-Store, 2000 ). Equipping both the console and Plasma Quad Cannons will grant the 2-piece item set bonus from the Enhanced Plasma Infusion Set. While this ship can use Jhu'ael class skin variant, it cannot use its console.
Battle Cloak[edit | edit source]
All Romulan Warbird vessels are equipped with an advanced version of the cloaking device, a battle cloak, that can be activated whilst at Red Alert, giving the Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird a significant advantage.
Singularity[edit | edit source]
Romulan Warbirds come with built-in Singularity abilities. These abilities do not automatically rank up when acquiring higher tier Warbirds. These powers build in severity based on the charge built up by the ship's Singularity Core.
Standard Configuration[edit | edit source]
Romulan starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.
Comparison with Regular Variant[edit | edit source]
|Bridge Officers||Lieutenant Universal|
|Weapons||[Plasma Quad Cannons]|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- On September 19th 2013 a hanger bay was added to the Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird model. This is a visual change only. The ship cannot equip Carrier Pets.