Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
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. This retrofit version of the Ar'Kif is designed for Vice Admirals looking for a ship with a sleek design and a lot of firepower. It takes many of its design cues from the existing Escorts, Raptors, and Destroyers of Romulan allies. These ships focus on maneuverability and overwhelming firepower.
Alternative Variants[edit | edit source]
||As a recent design, the Ar'Kif-class shares some design principles with newer Romulan ships, such as a more evenly-spaced double-wing design, slightly downward-slanted wings, and a more rounded "head" section. The Ar'Kif also has prominent weapon pods designed to accommodate 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.|
||The Ar'Kala-class updates the Ar'Kif's design to more recent styles, showcasing elements present in other refits such as the 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. This Ar'Kala class skin is unlocked with the purchase of the Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird for 1500 .|
||The Jhu'ael-class is heavily based on the original 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. The Jhu'ael class skin is unlocked with the purchase of the Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird for 3000 .|
Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]
|-10% Maintenance per EngShip or SciShip|
Starship Mastery[edit | edit source]
|I||Precise Weapon Systems||+5 Accuracy Rating.|
|II||Enhanced Singularity Circuitry|| Reduces the cooldown time on Singularity Power use by 15%.|
Increases your Singularity Charge rate by 30%.
|III||Enhanced Weapon Systems|| +10% Kinetic Damage.|
+10% All Energy Damage.
|IV||Devastating Weaponry||+2.5% Critical Chance.|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Universal Consoles[edit | edit source]
The Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit comes equipped with the Focused Singularity Modulator universal console, which is part of the Enhanced Plasma Infusion Set. Other item and console from this set can be equipped for set bonuses and additional abilities.
The Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit has a battle cloak that allows the ship to cloak during combat, granting stealth and a damage bonus upon decloaking.
Hangar Bay[edit | edit source]
This ship includes a single hanger bay equipped with [Hangar - Scorpion Fighters] which grant this ability and can be launched in waves, gaining strength the longer they stay in battle. Scorpion Fighters are armed with Plasma Pulse Cannons and Plasma Torpedo Launchers.
Carrier Commands[edit source]
- Carrier Command - Attack
- Carrier Command - Escort
- Carrier Command - Intercept
- Carrier Command - Recall
Experimental Weapon[edit source]
The Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit comes with an Experimental Weapon slot. This additional slot does not fit standard weapons. Unlike standard starship weapons, Experimental weapons are not affected by weapon firing modes, such as those granted by bridge officer abilities.
Romulan Warbird vessels 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.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- On September 19th 2013 the Ar'Kif Tactical Warbird Retrofit was upgraded with a single hanger bay and renamed Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit.
- Soon after release a "Fleet" version was hinted at. This was released with Season Eight: The Sphere.
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