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Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit

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Faction Romulan Republic.pngAr'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Romulan Republic).png
Upgrade cost:
Upgrade.png Requires an Upgrade Token
Tactical Carrier Warbird
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng rom.png 20 Adm tac rom.png 50 Adm sci rom.png 20

Hull (T5-U):
Shield modifier:
Fore 4 Aft 3
Can equip dual cannons.
Type-specific slot:
Experimental Weapon
Hangar Bays:
Bridge Officers:
Commander Tactical Lieutenant Tactical Ensign Engineering Lieutenant Science Lieutenant Commander Universal
Device slots:
Console tac icon.png 4 Console eng icon.png 2 Console sci icon.png 3
Console (T5-U):
Console sci icon.png +1

Turn rate:
Impulse modifier:
Inertia rating:
Bonus Power:
+15 weapons power
2000Zen small icon.png

The Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit is a Tier 5 (Vice Admiral) level Warbird. It can be obtained by Romulan Republic players from the C-Store for 2000 Zen small icon.png.

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]

See also: Fleet Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit.
Class Information
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 Zen small icon.png.
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 Zen small icon.png.

Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]

Admiralty Ship
Shipshot Background Admiralty Romulan.png
Shipshot Warbird 4 Esc Retro.png
Shipshot Frame Tactical Romulan.png
Shipshot Frame Rare.png
Adm eng rom.png 20 Adm tac rom.png 50 Adm sci rom.png 20
-10% Maintenance per EngShip or SciShip

Starship Mastery[edit | edit source]

Starship Mastery
Precise Weapon Systems
Precise Weapon Systems
Precise Weapon Systems
Enhanced Singularity Circuitry
Enhanced Singularity Circuitry
Enhanced Singularity Circuitry
Enhanced Weapon Systems
Enhanced Weapon Systems
Enhanced Weapon Systems
Devastating Weaponry
Devastating Weaponry
Devastating Weaponry
Level Name Description
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.
V No Starship Trait specified
VI Account-Wide Reclaim Unlock Complete this tier of Starship Mastery to be allowed to claim this starship on any character on this account.

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.

Battle Cloak

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]

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.

Singularity[edit source]

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.[1] This was released with Season Eight: The Sphere.

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References[edit | edit source]

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