Ha'nom Guardian Warbird
This vessel represents the latest developments in Romulan technology. Developed in tandem with the Ha'apax, the Ha'nom Guardian Warbird is slightly smaller, and designed for support. Although officially this is a Warbird, technically, it is a Science Vessel - complete with Subsystem Targeting, Sensor Analysis, and a bonus to Auxiliary.
The Ha'nom strongly resembles its sister class, the Ha'apax Advanced Warbird. The key difference is in the wings. The Ha'apax's wings arch downwards to meet the secondary wings, but the Ha'nom has more of a fixed-wing design, with the wings straight out to the side and no secondary wings. The Ha'nom's wings also feature the classic Warbird feather pattern on top.
The most Science-orientated of the three Warbird choices players have at this level, the Ha'nom should be thought of as a less agile but more durable version of the Federation's Reconnaissance Science Vessel, with a lower Turn Rate but a stronger Hull and a far larger crew. With 4 Science Consoles and all the standard abilities of a Federation Science Vessel, the Ha'nom is well suited to roles standard Romulan Warbirds aren't; Shield healing, buff and debuffing abilities, crowd control abilities, etc. It is undoubtedly the best choice for Romulan Science Captains, and an excellent team support ship. For weapons, players should consider Dual Beam Banks or Single Cannons with Turrets to retain a good degree of firepower in spite of the ship's limited Tactical abilities.
Comparison with Mirror Variant
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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.
All Romulan Warbirds are equipped with an advanced version of the cloaking device, a battle cloak, that can be activated whilst at Red Alert, giving the Ha'nom Guardian Warbird a significant advantage.
All Science Vessels come with the following abilities. These abilities do not automatically rank up when acquiring higher tier starships.
- Beam Target Auxiliary Subsystems I
- Beam Target Weapons Subsystems I
- Beam Target Engines Subsystems I
- Beam Target Shields Subsystems I
- Sensor Analysis
After activating a subsystem targeting ability, the player will have 30 seconds to attack an enemy ship with any form of beam weapon. The attack will lower power to that system, and have a small chance of completely taking the system offline. If the system is taken offline it renders all abilities that use that subsystem temporarily inert. For example, if you target the shields and subsequently take them offline, then all of the enemies shield facings will go down.
The Sensor Analysis passive ability grants the player a stacking damage bonus of 3.33% per minute against a single target whilst the player maintains target lock on an enemy. Once the player switches targets the bonus is reset.
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.