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Ar'kala-class Tactical Warbird

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Faction Romulan Republic.pngAr'kala-class Tactical Warbird
Ar'kala Tactical Warbird.jpg
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Romulan Republic).png
Shield modifier:
Turn rate:
Impulse modifier:
Inertia rating:
Bonus Power:
+15 weapons power
Bridge Officers:
Commander Tactical Ensign Tactical Lieutenant Engineering Lieutenant Science Lieutenant Universal
Fore 4 Aft 2
Can equip dual cannons.
Device slots:
Console tac icon.png 4 Console eng icon.png 2 Console sci icon.png 2
1,500Zen small icon.png
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng rom.png 17 Adm tac rom.png 38 Adm sci rom.png 17

The Ar'kala-class Tactical Warbird is a Tier 4 (Commander) level Warbird. This ship is available to Romulan Republic players from the Cryptic store for 1,500 Zen small icon.png, or as part of the Legacy Pack.

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 were the Ar'kif-class and Ar'kala-class Tactical Warbirds.

The Tactical Warbird class of vessels takes many of their design cues from the existing Escorts, Raptors and Destroyers of their allies. A sleek ship designed primarily for combat, the Ar'kala-class is a variant of the Ar'kif Tactical Warbird. It has the look of classic Romulan ship designs, but the punch needed for ship captains battling the Tal Shiar or the mysterious Elachi.

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.

Alternative Variants[edit | edit source]

Class Information
Ship Variant - ROM - Ar'kif Tactical Warbird (T4).png
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
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
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 Plus.png
Shipshot Frame Tactical Romulan.png
Shipshot Frame Rare.png
Adm eng rom.png 17 Adm tac rom.png 38 Adm sci rom.png 17
2.5x Bonus from TAC

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Universal Consoles[edit | edit source]

The Ar'kala-class Tactical Warbird doesn't come equipped with any universal consoles.

However, it can equip [Console - Universal - Focused Singularity Modulator] which, alongside Ar'Kala's [Plasma Quad Cannons [Dmg]x3], forms the Enhanced Plasma Infusion Set. This console is obtainable with Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit (T5), but can also be equipped on the Ar'kala-class Tactical Warbird. For each console added after the first, an additional passive bonus is unlocked.

Despite being an Ar'Kif variant, Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird (T6)'s [Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters] is not equippable on this vessel.

Battle Cloak

The Ar'kala-class Tactical Warbird has a battle cloak that allows the ship to cloak during combat, granting stealth and a damage bonus upon decloaking.

Singularity[edit | edit source]

Romulan Warbirds 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.

An Ar'kala-class vessel firing Plasma Quad Cannons

Special Features[edit | edit source]

The Ar'kala-class Tactical Warbird comes equipped with the [Plasma Quad Cannons [Dmg]x3] which draw power from ship's engines to deal massive damage. These cannons scale with the player and may be equipped on any ship supporting cannons. However, only one Quad Cannon may be equipped per ship.

[Plasma Quad Cannons [Dmg]x3] are part of the Enhanced Plasma Infusion Set.

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.

Ship Comparison[edit | edit source]

Following table compares Tier 4 Romulan Warbirds available to players.
Ship Rank Tier Hull  Hull modifier  Shield modifier  Fore weapons Aft weapons Can equip dual cannons? Console tac icon.png Console eng icon.png Console sci icon.png Ship Devices Hangar Bay slots Uni BOffs Turn rate Impulse modifier IR Cost
Romulan Republic
Ar'kif-class Tactical Warbird 30
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Romulan).png
4 26250 0 0.9 4 2 3 2 2 2 Commander TacticalLieutenant TacticalLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant Science 16 0.15 60 40000 Refined dilithium icon.png
Romulan Republic
Ar'kala-class Tactical Warbird 30
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Romulan).png
4 26250 0 0.9 4 2 4 2 2 2 Commander TacticalEnsign TacticalLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant ScienceLieutenant Universal 16 0.15 60 1500 Zen small icon.png
Romulan Republic
D'deridex-class Warbird Battle Cruiser 30
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Romulan).png
4 33750 0 1 4 3 2 3 2 4 Lieutenant TacticalCommander EngineeringLieutenant EngineeringLieutenant Science 5 0.15 30 40000 Refined dilithium icon.png
Romulan Republic
D'ridthau-class Warbird Battle Cruiser 30
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Romulan).png
4 33750 0 1 4 3 2 4 2 4 Console - Universal - Molecular Phase Inversion Field icon.png Lieutenant TacticalCommander EngineeringEnsign EngineeringLieutenant ScienceLieutenant Universal 5 0.15 30 1500 Zen small icon.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On September 19th 2013 a hangar bay was added to the Ar'kala Tactical Warbird model. This is a visual change only. The ship cannot equip Carrier Pets.

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