|Lvl 50 T5U:||36225|
|Lvl 55 T5U:||39113|
|Lvl 60 T5U:||42000|
|Lvl 65 T5U:||47250|
Release date: September 12, 2013
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. All faction restrictions of this starship can be removed by having a level 65 KDF character or by purchasing the Cross Faction Flying unlock from the Zen Store.
Players can obtain this starship from the Zen Store for 2,000 .
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 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.
|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.
|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.|
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.
The Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit has a battle cloak that allows the ship to cloak during combat, granting stealth and a damage bonus upon decloaking.
The Ar'kif-class 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.
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.
- Carrier Command - Attack
- Carrier Command - Escort
- Carrier Command - Intercept
- Carrier Command - Recall
As a Romulan Warbird, the Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit 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.
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.
By using an [Experimental Ship Upgrade Token], the Ar'kif-class Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit may be upgraded to T5-X, unlocking an extra ship device slot, universal console slot, and the ability to slot an extra starship trait.
Note that upgrading the Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit, the fleet version of the Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit, will not apply the upgrade to this starship.
- Following table compares all high tier Tactical Carrier Warbird variants.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|-10% Maintenance per EngShip or SciShip|
- On September 19th 2013 the Ar'Kif Tactical Warbird Retrofit was upgraded with a single hangar bay and renamed to Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit.
- Legacy of Romulus Dev Blog - Designing the Romulan Tactical Warbirds
- Legacy of Romulus Dev Blog - Romulan Tactical Warbirds
- Release Notes: September 19, 2013
Playable starships (All Factions)
|Unlocking Cross-Faction Flying will grant the player the ability to use any starship, from any faction.|
|Starfleet: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|Klingon Defense Force: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|DujHod Chariot • Kivra Shuttle • Rozhenko Timeship • To'Duj Fighter • Toron Shuttle|
|Romulan Republic: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|Commander's Gig • Tiercel Shuttle • Kestrel Runabout • Scorpion Fighter|
|Legend & Lists of Starships|
|See also||Ship requisitions officers • Fleet Ship Module • Starship Upgrade Requisition • Experimental Ship Upgrade Token • Cross Faction Flying Unlock|
|Starships by type: Small Craft • Freighter
|T6 Starships by equipment slots: Engineering consoles • Science consoles • Tactical consoles • Weapons • Hangar bays|
|T6 Starships by specialization seating: Command • Intel • Miracle Worker • Pilot • Temporal|