The Recusant-class light destroyer, also known as the Recusant-class Commerce Guild destroyer, Recusant-class destroyer, Recusant-class warship, Commerce Guild warship, Separatist destroyer, or Separatist Support Ship, was a model of destroyer manufactured by Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps for use by the Commerce Guild, and later, the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. Separatist naval commanders such as General Grievous often employed Recusant-class starships as their flagship. They saw extensive service in numerous battles of the Clone Wars, such as Saleucami, Kamino, and Coruscant. Despite being slower and less maneuverable than similar Republic vessels, they continued to see service with the Separatist navy as late as the Battle of Coruscant.
The true effectiveness of the ship was shown when it was deployed in large numbers. Four to six Recusant-class starships could outgun the Galactic Republic‘s Venator-class Star Destroyer or the Victory-class Star Destroyer. However, one thousand Recusant-class ships were needed to take on the Mandator-II Star Dreadnaught.