Ability: Scimitar Battle Cloak
Overview[edit | edit source]
Scimitar Battle Cloak is a player-only ability available only to Romulan Republic players flying the Scimitar, Falchion and Tulwar Dreadnought Warbirds, or their T6 variants, the Flambard, Khopesh and Shamshir Dreadnought Warbirds. It is a variant of the Romulan Battle Cloak. It allows the player to cloak during combat and vastly increases survivability although it has to be used with caution as it will remove your shields. Equipping the [Console - Universal - Singularity Distributor Unit] from the Tulwar Dreadnought Warbird will allow your shields to remain up while cloaked. As the player cloaks, any weapons that were already firing on you will continue to do so, such as cannon weapons or beam weapons, and also any projectiles that were in mid-flight will hit. All of this damage goes straight to your hull.
Although specifically called a Battle Cloak, players can still use this ability out-of-combat as they would a normal cloak. This is a toggle ability and will not remove itself even if the player attempts to fire at a target. To remove the cloak once it's active, click on the Scimitar Battle Cloak ability in your hotbar again. Players can use all abilities while cloaked which is very valuable as it allows you to come straight out of cloak pre-buffed.
Enemy players in PvP can remove this ability by using their own scanning abilities. Others players can also detect you if you move too close to them. Friendly players will still be able to see you in a cloaked state and also at distance.
Basic Information[edit | edit source]
- Profession: All
- Locale: Space
- Game Description: Romulan[sic] Battle Cloak grants stealth to your starship, but lowers your shields while active. Battle Cloak can be activated in combat, but disables offensive combat actions until the cloak is deactivated manually. The cloak will also disable when you interact with an object or contact.
When activated, your shields will drop for a few seconds before the Cloak fully engages. Immediately after decloaking, you will have a short duration damage bonus.
The strength of the cloak is determined by your starship's auxiliary power setting.
Your ship is easier to detect while cloaked if your Singularity power is high.
Detailed Information[edit | edit source]
- Used by: Captain
- Target: Self
- Attack Type: N/A
- Ability Type: Buff, Toggle
- Activation: 1.00 seconds
- Range: N/A
- Shares cooldown with:
- Starts cooldown on:
- Self only
- Modified by:
- Trained by:
- Not trainable (innate ability)
Ability Ranks[edit | edit source]
|Ability/User Rank||CD||Ability Effects|
Notes/References[edit | edit source]
- This ability's numerical figures vary depending on your current starship, rank/grade, skills and Auxiliary power level.
- Similar to the Klingon Battle Cloak, which grants somewhat worse bonuses to damage, turn rate and stealth but is unaffected by high Singularity Warp Core power.
|Carrier and Flight-Deck Starship||Carrier commands|
|Science-based Starship||Sensor Analysis • Subsystem Targeting|
|Romulan Warbird||Singularity Core abilities|
|Intel Starship||Gather Intelligence • Warp Signature Masking|
|Pilot Starship||Pilot Maneuvers|
|Temporal Starship||Molecular Reconstruction|
|Miracle Worker Starship||Innovation Effects|
|Specific Starships||Cloaking Types: Cloak • Cloak of T'Kuvma • Romulan Cloak • Battle Cloak • Romulan Battle Cloak• Scimitar Battle Cloak • Enhanced Battle Cloak|
Phaser Spinal Lance • Javelin • Plasma Spinal Lance • Chroniton Lance • Gravitic Lance
Improved Hull Regeneration • Long Range Sensor Masking • Energy Distributor
Tactical Mode • Siege Mode • Launch Support Craft • Transwarp • Deploy Consumption Array
See also: Starship Separation