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Faction KDF.pngB'rel Bird-of-Prey
KLG Bird of Prey Brel.png
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Klingon).png
Shield modifier:
Turn rate:
Impulse modifier:
Inertia rating:
Warp core:
Generic Warp Core.png Matter-Antimatter
Bonus Power:
+15 weapons power
Bridge Officers:
Ensign Universal Ensign Universal Ensign Universal
Fore 2 Aft 1
Can equip dual cannons.
Device slots:
Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1
1,000Refined dilithium icon.png
Cloak icon (Klingon).png Cloak
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng kdf.png 5 Adm tac kdf.png 5 Adm sci kdf.png 5
Disambig icon.png This article is about the T1 playable starship. For other uses, see B'rel class.

The B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey is a Tier 1 (Level 1) Raider which may be flown by Klingon Defense Force characters, including Klingon Empire-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters. The 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 by completing the Klingon Empire faction tutorial. Klingon Empire-aligned players may purchase it from any Ship and Shuttle Requisitions officer for 1,000 Refined dilithium icon.png.


Birds-of-Prey are small, fast and fill a variety of roles for the Empire. They can be used as scouts, raiders or patrol ships. They're vulnerable when cloaked, but their speed and maneuverability make them hard to hit. Also, the Bridge Officer spaces on a Bird-of-Prey are mostly universal, which makes them more versatile.

The B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey is a very maneuverable starship, easily outdoing the Starfleet's Light Cruiser.

Class variants

Class Information

Purchasing the Legendary B'rel Pilot Bird-of-Prey for 25,000 Zen small icon.png unlocks all existing ship variants.
Ship Variant - KDF - B'Rel Bird-of-Prey (T1).png
B'rel class
The B'rel class has some interesting design features. The ship's wings have a feathered wing pattern. The main hull has a dual ridged dorsal section with a neck leading off to the bridge. Like all Birds-of-Prey, the vessel's wings are ordinarily in upward position, and only move down when entering combat.
Ship Variant - KDF - Koloth Bird-of-Prey (T1).png
Koloth class
The Koloth class follows a very similar design including the iconic feathered pattern on the wings. The ship has a larger engine assembly and the tips of the wings fold outward rather than down.
Ship Variant - KDF - B'Rotlh Bird-of-Prey (T1).png
B'Rotlh class
SKIN UNLOCK: B'Rotlh Bird-of-Prey, 15,000 Refined dilithium icon.png
The B'Rotlh class is a modern variant of the classic B'rel design, featuring a lower-pitched head section, a beefed up engineering section and wings that fold forward more than the original. The ship also features larger wing-mounted disruptor cannons.
Ship Variant - KDF - Kor Bird-of-Prey (T6).png
Kor class
SKIN UNLOCK: Kor Bird-of-Prey, 3,000 Zen small icon.png
The Kor-class Bird-of-Prey is based on the famed B'rel Bird-of-Prey Retrofit's original design, however it has been heavily modified to be better suited for battle against the Klingon Empire's current foes.
Ship Variant - KDF - Vo'n'talk Bird-of-Prey (T6).png
Vo'n'talk class
SKIN UNLOCK: Legendary B'rel Pilot Bird-of-Prey, 25,000 Zen small icon.png
The Vo’n’talk-class Bird of Prey patrolled the Empire’s borders in the latter half of the 22nd Century. Bristling with weapons and sporting powerful engines for its time, the Vo’n’talk was a fearsome predator and its crews would often enjoy impressive bounties from campaigns of piracy and looting in the unaligned systems that neighbored the Klingon Empire during its heyday.


Universal consoles[]

The B'rel Bird-of-Prey doesn't come equipped with any universal consoles.

However, it can equip [Console - Universal - Enhanced Induction Coils] which is part of the Stealth Fighter Set. This console is obtainable with B'Rotlh Bird-of-Prey (T1) , but can also be equipped on the B'rel Bird-of-Prey.

Despite being a B'rel variant, Kor Bird-of-Prey (T6)'s [Console - Universal - Quantum Warhead Module] cannot be equipped on this vessel.


The B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey has a cloak that allows the ship to cloak when not in combat, granting stealth and a damage bonus upon decloaking.

Standard configuration[]

Klingon 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[]

Following table compares Tier 1 KDF starships 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
Klingon Empire,Romulan Republic,Dominion
B'rel Bird-of-Prey 1
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Klingon).png
1 10000 1 0.8 2 1 1 1 1 1 Ensign UniversalEnsign UniversalEnsign Universal 23 0.2 80 1,000 Refined dilithium icon.png
Klingon Empire,Romulan Republic,Dominion
B'Rotlh Bird-of-Prey 1
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Klingon).png
1 10000 1 0.8 2 1 1 1 2 1 Console - Universal - Enhanced Induction Coils icon.png Ensign ScienceEnsign UniversalEnsign UniversalEnsign Universal 23 0.2 80 15,000 Refined dilithium icon.png

Admiralty ship[]

Admiralty Ship
Shipshot Background Admiralty Klingon.png
Shipshot Raider 1.png
Shipshot Frame Tactical Klingon.png
Adm eng kdf.png 5 Adm tac kdf.png 5 Adm sci kdf.png 5
2x Critical Rating from Events
Shipshot Background Admiralty Klingon.png
Shipshot Raider 1.png
Shipshot Frame Tactical Klingon.png
Adm eng kdf.png 5
Adm tac kdf.png 5
Adm sci kdf.png 5
2x Critical Rating from Events


  • The B'rel Bird-of-Prey was a starting ship for Klingon Empire characters prior to Season 5 when starting level was raised to Level 20 (Commander) and this vessel was removed from the playable ship roster, the Norgh Bird-of-Prey taking its place. With the Legacy of Romulus expansion and the reinstatement of KDF players starting at Level 1, this ship once again became the starting vessel.
  • As a tutorial starship, this B'rel lacks a Battle Cloak and Raider Flanking. The refit B'Rotlh class and all other playable variants of the B'rel have Raider Flanking and either a Battle Cloak or Enhanced Battle Cloak.
  • Federation players command the B'rel-class vessel, the I.K.S. Targ, during the Klingon War episode “The Doomsday Device”.
  • With the release of Season 20, General Martok's flagship, the I.K.S. Rotarran, has been restored to a B'rel-class Bird of Prey across all its appearances, implying that it is the same ship seen in Deep Space Nine.


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