Ha'apax Advanced Warbird
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Ha'apax Advanced Warbird represents the latest developments in Romulan technology. Larger than even the mighty D'deridex-class Warbird, it has superior firepower and even greater hull strength. While slow to maneuver, aHa'apax-class starship is a juggernaut on the battlefield, capable of withstanding tremendous damage while unleashing its weapons on its foes.
The Ha'apax-class and its sister classes represent a notable design departure from such classes as the D'deridex and Mogai-class. The ship's main hull is much bulkier and more solid than preceding classes, with no internal space like the D'deridex. The enormous wings arch downwards (reminiscent of the Dhelan Warbird) to meet with the secondary wings (which, when the Haakona's Dual Vector Separation is activated, become the wings of the Assault Warbird component), and the "head" looks to be patterned somewhat after a Bird-of-Prey such as an eagle. Indeed, when viewed from directly above or below, it becomes obvious that the ship's shape and design are strongly reminiscent of a Bird-of-Prey in flight.
Performance[edit | edit source]
The Ha'apax Advanced Warbird is most directly comparable to the Federation Assault Cruiser Refit, with an identical console setup and similar Bridge Officer layout, with the Ha'apax-class having a slightly better Engineering setup while the Assault Cruiser Refit possesses a stronger Tactical focus. The ship's strong Engineering focus and decent secondary Tactical focus make it an ideal tanking ship like most Cruisers and Battle Cruisers, with excellent defensive abilities and potential good offensive abilities. However, the ship's low Turn Rate and Inertia Rating limit its offensive potential somewhat. Beam Arrays and Turrets are recommended to deal with fast-moving enemies on all sides.
Alternative Variants[edit | edit source]
| The Haakona-class looks similar to the Ha'apax Advanced Warbird, with a similar overall design of a Bird-of-Prey in flight, outstretched wings and a "head" section resembling a eagle's beak curving downwards. However, the Haakona has a more ridged and segmented overall design, with the hull being made of a darker green material than the Ha'apax. The ship's primary wings sweep upwards, while the wings of the Assault Warbird component sweep downwards, emphasizing the two different parts of the ship much more prominently and giving the ship a distinct x-shaped profile when viewed from in front or behind - much like an eagle with its talons outstretched.|
Players unlock the Haakona skin by acquiring the Haakona Advanced Warbird.
| The Kara-class represents the latest in Romulan Republic starship design. Based on previous Advanced Warbird designs, it shares a lot of similarities with Haakona-class Warbird. The most notable difference is the lance emitter on the front section of the ship. Unlike its predecessor, it also features a hangar bay.|
Players unlock the Kara skin by acquiring the Kara Advanced Warbird.
Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]
|+3 SCI and TC per EngShip|
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 Ha'apax Advanced Warbird doesn't come equipped with any universal consoles.
However, it can equip [Console - Universal - Dual Vector Separation] and [Console - Universal - Supplemental Subsystems] which form the Romulan Maneuvering Protocol Set. This consoles are obtainable with Haakona Advanced Warbird (T5) and Kara Advanced Warbird (T6), but can also be equipped on the Ha'apax Advanced Warbird. For each console added after the first, an additional passive bonus is unlocked.
The Ha'apax Advanced Warbird has a battle cloak that allows the ship to cloak during combat, granting stealth and a damage bonus upon decloaking.
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.
Ship Comparison[edit | edit source]
- Following table compares Ha'apax Advanced Warbird with its refit variant.
|Ha'apax Advanced Warbird||40||5||40,000||1.05||4||4||3||4||2||4||5||0.15||30|
|Mirror Universe Ha'apax Advanced Warbird||40||5||40,000||1.05||4||4||2||4||3||4||5||0.15||30|
|Fleet Ha'apax Advanced Warbird||50||5||44,000||1.15||4||4||3||5||2||4||5.5||0.15||30||FSM 4|