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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).png
Tier:
5
Upgrade cost:
Upgrade.png Requires an Upgrade Token
Type:
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 the T5 playable starship. For the improved T6 version, see Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird.

The Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit is a Tier 5 (Level 50) Tactical Carrier Warbird which may be flown by Romulan Republic characters, as well as characters of any other faction.

Players can obtain this starship from the Zen Store for 2,000 Zen small icon.png. This ship can be purchased individually, or as part of the PC-only Legacy of Romulus Legacy Pack for 16,000 Zen small icon.png.

Purchasing this starship will unlock a Fleet Ship Module discount when purchasing the Fleet 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. 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.

Class variants

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. The 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.

Starship Mastery[edit | edit source]

Starship Mastery
TACTICAL WARBIRD
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]

In Annihilation Mode, vessel's Shield power is rerouted to Weapons and Singularity.
While in Annihilation Mode, the ship can fire a Focused Singularity Beam draining energy from the Singularity.

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]x3] 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 source]

Singularity[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.

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 all high tier Tactical Carrier Warbird variants.
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
c
Romulan Republic
Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird 1
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Romulan).png
6 39848 1.155 0.99 4 3 5 2 4 2 1 Commander TacticalLieutenant TacticalEnsign EngineeringLieutenant Commander Science-PilotLieutenant Commander Universal 16 0.2 60 20,000 Fleet Credits • 5 Fleet Ship Module icon.png
c
Romulan Republic
Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird 1
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Romulan).png
6 36225 1.05 0.9 4 3 4 2 4 2 1 Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters icon.png Commander TacticalLieutenant TacticalEnsign EngineeringLieutenant Commander Science-PilotLieutenant Commander Universal 16 0.2 60 3,000 Zen small icon.png
c
Romulan Republic
Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit 50
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Romulan).png
5 31500 1.05 0.9 4 3 4 2 3 2 1 Console - Universal - Focused Singularity Modulator icon.png Commander TacticalLieutenant TacticalEnsign EngineeringLieutenant ScienceLieutenant Commander Universal 16 0.2 60 2,000 Zen small icon.png
c
Romulan Republic
Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit 50
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Romulan).png
5 34650 1.155 0.99 4 3 5 2 3 2 1 Commander TacticalLieutenant TacticalEnsign EngineeringLieutenant ScienceLieutenant Commander Universal 16 0.2 60 20,000 Fleet Credits • 4 Fleet Ship Module 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

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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