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Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit

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Faction Romulan Republic.pngAr'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit 1.png
Rank:
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Romulan Republic).png
Tier:
5
Upgrade cost:
Upgrade.png Requires an Upgrade Token
Type:
Warbird/
Tactical Carrier Warbird
Hull:
Tier 5: 31500
Lvl 50 T5U: 36225
Lvl 55 T5U: 39113
Lvl 60 T5U: 42000
Lvl 65 T5U: 47250
Hull modifier:
1.05
Shield modifier:
0.9
Turn rate:
16
Impulse modifier:
0.2
Inertia rating:
60
Bonus Power:
+15 weapons power
Bridge Officers:
Commander Tactical Lieutenant Tactical Ensign Engineering Lieutenant Science Lieutenant Commander Universal
Weapons:
Fore 4 Aft 3
Can equip dual cannons.
Type-specific slot:
Experimental Weapon
Device slots:
2
Consoles:
Console tac icon.png 4 Console eng icon.png 2 Console sci icon.png 3
Console (T5-U):
Console sci icon.png +1
Hangar Bays:
1
Cost:
2,000Zen small icon.png
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng rom.png 20 Adm tac rom.png 50 Adm sci rom.png 20
Disambig icon.png This article is about playable starship. For NPC vessel, see Arranhu's Flagship.

The Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit is a Vice Admiral (Tier 5) level Warbird. This ship is available to Romulan Republic players from the Cryptic store for 2,000 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. One of the first ship designs to come out of the New Romulus Shipyards was the Ar'kif-class Tactical Warbird.

Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit 2.png

The Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird is the retrofit version of the Tactical Warbird 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.

Ships of this class are 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]

Class Information
Ship Variant - ROM - Ar'kif Tactical Warbird (T4).png
Ar'kif-class
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.
Ship Variant - ROM - Ar'kala Tactical Warbird (T4).png
Ar'kala-class
SKIN UNLOCK: Ar'kala Tactical Warbird, 1,500 Zen small icon.png
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.
Ship Variant - ROM - Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird (T6).png
Jhu'ael-class
SKIN UNLOCK: Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird, 3,000 Zen small icon.png
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]

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
I
II
III
IV
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]

Ar'kif-class vessel in Annihilation Mode

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.

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.

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.

The Elite variant of the Scorpion Fighter is obtainable from the New Romulus reputation system.

Carrier Commands[edit | edit source]

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 to Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit.

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