Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
Tactical Carrier Warbird
|Lvl 50 T5U:||36225|
|Lvl 55 T5U:||39113|
|Lvl 60 T5U:||42000|
|Lvl 65 T5U:||47250|
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 was the Ar'kif-class.
The Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit is the retrofit version of the Ar'kif-class 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.
The Ar'kif-class is smaller and more agile than the D’deridex-class – more similar in size to Starfleet's Akira-class. With most of its weapons in the front, the design of the Tactical Warbird emphasizes forward aggressiveness with hawk-like, forward swept wings that flow smoothly into the front of the ships. It also has prominent weapon pods designed to accommodate Plasma Quad Cannons, as well as a forward beam emitter to fire the Focused Singularity Beam.
Alternative Variants[edit | edit source]
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free |
The Ar'kif-class shares 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 trailing edges of the wings are corrugated to show a "feathered" silhouette.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Ar'kala Tactical Warbird, 1,500 |
The Ar'kala-class showcases elements present in other refits: silver-colored armor plating, smoother and more prominent wing design, and more prominent warp nacelles. The ship lacks "feathered" silhouette along its wings' rear edges. Its forward deflector array is also more visible.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird, 3,000 |
Outfitted for battle, the Jhu'ael-class looks much more aggressive and sharp-edged than its predecessor. 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]
|-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 [Console - Universal - Focused Singularity Modulator].
Activating Annihilation Mode increases ship's Weapon power and Singularity gain rate as well as enables potent Focused Singularity Beam.
This ability is part of the Enhanced Plasma Infusion Set, which also includes [Plasma Quad Cannons [Dmg]x4] and [Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters] obtainable with Ar'kala Tactical Warbird (T4) and Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird (T6), but also equippable on the Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit. For each console added after the first, an additional passive bonus is unlocked.
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.
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.
Hangar Bay[edit | edit source]
The Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit comes equipped with a single wing of Scorpion Fighters.
These light craft are equipped with fore Plasma Pulse Cannons and Plasma Torpedo Launcher.
Carrier Commands[edit | edit source]
- Carrier Command - Attack
- Carrier Command - Escort
- Carrier Command - Intercept
- Carrier Command - Recall
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.
- [Console - Universal - Focused Singularity Modulator]
Console - Universal - Focused Singularity Modulator
Notes[edit | edit source]
- On September 19th 2013 the Ar'Kif Tactical Warbird Retrofit was upgraded with a single hanger bay and renamed to Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit.
Links[edit | edit source]
- Legacy of Romulus Dev Blog - Designing the Romulan Tactical Warbirds
- Legacy of Romulus Dev Blog - Romulan Tactical Warbirds
- Release Notes: September 19, 2013