Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird
The Fleet Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird is a Tier 6 Tactical Carrier Warbird which may be flown by Romulan Republic characters, as well as characters of any other faction. This starship and others can be unlocked for all characters on your account by raising a KDF character to level 65 or purchasing the Cross Faction Flying Unlock from the Zen Store. This starship can be used from any level upon completion of the tutorial experience. As you level up, this ship gains additional hull, weapon slots, and console slots.
Players can obtain this starship from any Ship and Shuttle Requisitions officer for 20,000 and 5 , so long as the player's Fleet has a Tier V Shipyard and one Starbase Military Fleet Ship Provision. If the player already owns the Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird from the Zen Store, the Fleet Ship Module cost is reduced to 1.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Class variants
- 3 Starship Mastery
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Standard configuration
- 6 Scaling starship
- 7 Ship comparison
- 8 Admiralty ship
- 9 External links
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.
The Tactical Warbird class of vessels takes many of their design cues from the existing Escorts, Raptors and Destroyers of their allies. The Ar'kif class has the look of classic Romulan ship designs with the firepower needed to take on the toughest opponents.
The new Jhu'ael-class actical Carrier Warbird is heavily based on the Ar'kif-class Retrofit's original designs. Built in the middle of the Iconian War, this new variant has been updated to more effectively combat the new threat of the Iconians and their Heralds.
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.
Federation and Klingon Empire Fleets, which Republic officers are part of, have made further upgrades to the Jhu'ael-class Tactical Carrier Warbirds. These Fleet Starships are built to the highest standard and have increased Hull Hit Points, Shield Strength and an additional Tactical Console slot. Tier 6 Fleet ships do not have a 5th Starship Mastery level and thus do not unlock a Starship Trait.
|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, 150,000 |
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. 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]
|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 Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird doesn't come equipped with any universal consoles.
However, it can equip [Console - Universal - Focused Singularity Modulator] and [Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters] which, alongside Ar'kala Tactical Warbird's [Plasma Quad Cannons [Dmg]x3], form the Enhanced Plasma Infusion Set. These consoles are obtainable with Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit (T5) and Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird (T6). For each console added after the first, an additional passive bonus is unlocked.
The Fleet Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird features the following specialist seats:
- Lieutenant Commander Science/Pilot
The Fleet Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird 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 Fleet Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird 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 Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird 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 source]
- Carrier Command - Attack
- Carrier Command - Escort
- Carrier Command - Intercept
- Carrier Command - Recall
As a Romulan Warbird, the Fleet Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird comes 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.
This starship's equipment slots, base hull capacity and shield capacity scale as your level increases.
Equipment slots and seating[edit source]
As you rank up every 10 levels, up to level 40, the ship's forward weapon slots, aft weapon slots, tactical console slots, engineering console slots, science console slots and available bridge officer (boff) abilities will slowly increase toward endgame capabilities:
Hull strength[edit source]
This table shows how the ship's hull strength scales at each level. The base hull of all scaling starships is 10,000, which is then multiplied by the ship's hull modifier (1.155 for the Fleet Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird), and then multiplied by the scaling multiplier below at each level.
|Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP||Level||Multiplier||Hull HP|
By using an [Experimental Ship Upgrade Token], the Fleet Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird may be upgraded to T6-X, unlocking an extra ship device slot, universal console slot, and the ability to slot an extra starship trait. Note that upgrading the Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird, the standard non-fleet version of the Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird, will not apply the upgrade to this starship.
Ship comparison[edit | edit source]
- Following table compares various T6 Strike Wing Escorts of different factions.
|Hur'q Vridyat Ravager Strike Wing Escort||1||6||44850||1.3||0.9||5||2||✓||5||3||3||2||1||16||0.2||65|
|Xindi-Insectoid Olaen Heavy Strike Wing Escort||1||6||37950||1.1||1.15||4||3||✓||5||3||3||2||1||14.5||0.18||60|
|Heavy Strike Wing Escort||50||5||32000||1.067||0.9||4||3||✓||4||3||2||2||1||15||0.2||2,500|
|Fleet Heavy Strike Wing Escort||50||5||35200||1.173||0.99||4||3||✓||4||3||3||2||1||✗||15||0.2||20,000 • 4|
|Earhart Strike Wing Escort||1||6||36225||1.05||0.95||5||2||✓||4||3||3||2||1||14||0.19||70||3,000|
|Heavy Strike Wing Escort (T6)||1||6||36800||1.067||0.9||4||3||✓||5||3||2||2||1||15||0.2||60||3,000|
|Fleet Engle Strike Wing Escort||1||6||39848||1.155||1.045||5||2||✓||4||3||4||2||1||✗||14||0.19||70||20,000 • 5|
|Mirror Engle Strike Wing Escort||1||6||39675||1.15||1.25||5||2||✓||5||2||4||2||1||14||0.18||60|
|Fleet Heavy Strike Wing Escort (T6)||1||6||40480||1.173||0.99||4||3||✓||5||3||3||2||1||✗||15||0.2||60||20,000 • 5|
|Sech Strike Wing Escort||1||6||36225||1.05||0.95||5||2||✓||4||3||3||2||1||14||0.19||70||3,000|
|Qa'Tel Flight Deck Raptor||1||6||36800||1.067||0.9||4||3||✓||5||3||2||2||1||15||0.2||60||3,000|
|Fleet Qin Flight Deck Raptor||1||6||40480||1.173||0.99||4||3||✓||5||3||3||2||1||✗||15||0.2||60||20,000 • 5|
|Fleet Sech Strike Wing Escort||1||6||39848||1.155||1.045||5||2||✓||4||3||4||2||1||✗||14||0.19||70||20,000 • 5|
|Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit||50||5||31500||1.05||0.9||4||3||✓||4||2||3||2||1||16||0.2||60||2,000|
|Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit||50||5||34650||1.155||0.99||4||3||✓||5||2||3||2||1||✗||16||0.2||60||20,000 • 4|
|Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird||1||6||36225||1.05||0.9||4||3||✓||4||2||4||2||1||16||0.2||60||3,000|
|Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird||1||6||39848||1.155||0.99||4||3||✓||5||2||4||2||1||✗||16||0.2||60||20,000 • 5|
|Jem'Hadar Heavy Strike Wing Escort (T5)||40||5||37500||1.25||1||4||3||✓||4||4||2||3||1||13||0.2||60|
|Jem'Hadar Heavy Strike Wing Escort (T6)||1||6||43988||1.275||1.05||4||3||✓||5||4||2||3||1||15||0.2||60||900|
Admiralty ship[edit | edit source]
|+5 SCI and ENG per EngShip or TacShip|