The Recusant-class Light Destroyer, also known as the Recusant-class Support Destroyer and commonly referred to as the Commerce Guild Destroyer, is a starship that was used primarily by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.
The treaty that created the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) strengthened the working relationships of the main industrial titans in the Separatist movement. Using the material resources of the Commerce Guild, the Techno Union began mass-producing capital ships for use on the frontlines. Though the ship would bear the name of a Commerce Guild support ship, it was more aptly called a Confederacy vessel.
The Recusant-class Destroyer was typical of the Separatist starship development program. Relatively inexpensive to construct, the support destroyers were often unleashed in groups, harrowing individual Republic Star Destroyers in teams of four to six. It is heavily armed for its size. It features a bottom-mounted heavy turbolaser at its prow, four heavy turbolaser cannons, six heavy turbolaser turrets, five turbolaser cannons, 30 dual laser cannons, 12 dual light laser cannons and 60 point-defense lasers.
The hull of the ship is largely skeletal -- the thin areas of superstructure only support a small habitable volume given that originally, the ship's crew mostly consists of battle droids. Even though the Recusant has been modified to carry live crew, quarters are cramped, and the Recusant still maintains a large quantity of droid assistants to run the ship.