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This is a simple video showing what the Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier looks like in actual in-game play. I decided I would purchase a Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit and give it a try. I upgraded the weapons to Disruptor beams and cannons for no other reason than I think it looks more Romulan than the cyan colored plasma weapons. Well, I like it. It has all the goodies a Romulan would love, and the animation of the Focused Singularity Beam is great. A fun ship to have in you Romulan inventory. That said; and being an engineer, it holds up pretty well in battle. It has an extra universal console that I can use for my engineering officers, that will give me that extra engineering ability that you normal would not have on a tactical warbird.
The mission in the video is "Bhea System Patrol"
The Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit is a Tier 5 (Vice Admiral) level Warbird. 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.
The Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit was added in game on September 12th, 2013.
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. This retrofit version of the Ar'Kif is designed for Vice Admirals looking for a ship with a sleek design and a lot of firepower.
The Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit comes with a [Console -- Universal -- Focused Singularity Modulator], which gives the ship an "Annihilation Mode" (+10 Weapon Power, +50% Singularity Charge Rate, -10 Shield Power) and provides a Focused Singularity Beam which deals damage each second it is active, gradually increasing in damage over time, until the singularity charge is depleted.
A Hangar Bay is also included, equipped with [Hangar - Scorpion Fighters]. Up to two wings of fighters can be launched at a time.
For more information about the Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit click on this link: http://sto.gamepedia.com/Ar%27Kif_Tactical_Carrier_Warbird_Retrofit
-Variants Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
Ar'Kif class The Ar'Kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit features a Focused Singularity Modulator console. This console gives the ship an "Annihilation Mode" which provides bonuses to weapons power and singularity charge rate (at the expense of shield power), and enables a Focused Singularity Beam which deals damage each second it is active, gradually increasing in damage over time, until the singularity charge is depleted.
Ar'Kala class The Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird comes with Plasma Quad Cannons which draw power from the ships engines to deal massive damage. These cannons scale with the player and may be equipped on any ship supporting cannons, however only one Quad Cannon may be equipped per ship. This class is unlocked with the purchase of the Ar'Kala Tactical Warbird from the C-Store for 1,500 Zen icon.png.