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Races Comparison Chart[]

Race Store Cost Maximum Health Repair Speed Combat Damage Movement Speed No. of Blue Options Special Characteristics
MaleHuman1.png
FemaleHuman1.png
Humans 45 Ftlgame-scrap.png 100 1 1 1 1 -10% experience requirements
Engi1.png
Engi 50 Ftlgame-scrap.png 100 2 0.5 1 8
Mantis2.png
Mantis 55 Ftlgame-scrap.png 100 0.5 1.5 1.2 [1] 3 (2)
Rockmen2.png
Rockmen 55 Ftlgame-scrap.png 150 1 1 0.5 [1] 6 (5) Immune to fire, X1.67 fire-fighting speed [2]
Zoltan2.png
Zoltan 60 Ftlgame-scrap.png 70 1 1 1 2 Adds 1 power bar to an occupied system, explodes upon dying and deals 15 HP damage to all enemy crew in the room (damage to drones is halved)
Slug4.png
Slug 45 Ftlgame-scrap.png 100 1 1 1 11 (10) Reveals adjacent rooms and crew of ships, immune to mind-control
Crystal1.png
Crystal 60 Ftlgame-scrap.png 125 1 1 0.8 [1] 3 Lockdown ability, -50% suffocation damage, X0.83 fire-fighting speed [2]
Lanius2.png
Lanius 50 Ftlgame-scrap.png 100 1 1 0.85 [1] 11 Drains oxygen from occupied room, immune to suffocation


While combat damage may differ among the races and is influenced by skill level and Mind Control (Level 2+), the system sabotage damage is the same for all crew.
Repair speed is equal to fire-fighting speed, unless specified otherwise in the Special Characteristics column. All crew complete one repair animation per second.
Different races take different amounts of time to complete their dying animation: Rock, Crystal, and Engi take 2 seconds; Humans, Slugs, and Lanius take 1.8 seconds; Mantis take 1.7 seconds; and Zoltans take 1.5 seconds. This affects when cloning starts, and when crew kills against enemies with a clone bay register. It also affects when the dead crew member's position in a room becomes free for another to take their place.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lanius speed is not specified in-game, and was measured by testing crew speed. The same tests suggest that in-game descriptions for Mantis, Rocks, and Crystals are very slightly wrong in practice, possibly due to tiny delays when crew change directions or pass through doors.
  2. 2.0 2.1 According to datamining of the game
Crew cost and store rarity by sectors
Race Cost Civilian Engi Zoltan Mantis Pirate/Rebel Rock Abandoned Uncharted Nebula Slug
Human
MaleHuman1.png
FemaleHuman1.png
45 Ftlgame-scrap.png 1 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1
Engi
Engi1.png
50 Ftlgame-scrap.png 2 1 3 3 2 - 3 3 2
Mantis
Mantis2.png
55 Ftlgame-scrap.png 2 - 3 1 2 - 3 3 2
Rockmen
Rockmen4.png
55 Ftlgame-scrap.png 3 - 3 4 3 1 3 3 2
Zoltan
Zoltan2.png
60 Ftlgame-scrap.png 5 4 1 - 5 3 4 3 2
Slug
Slug4.png
45 Ftlgame-scrap.png - - 3 - - - 4 2 1
Crystal [1]
Crystal1.png
60 Ftlgame-scrap.png - - - - - - - - -
Lanius [2]
Lanius1.png
50 Ftlgame-scrap.png - - - - - - 2 - -
  1. Purchasable only in the Hidden Crystal Worlds sector.
  2. Advanced Edition Content.

Trivia[]

A "ghost" race is hidden within the FTL files. They are available with save-game editors and some mods. "Ghosts" have 50 health, do not require oxygen, and look like translucent humans with a yellow glow. An unused event involves an attack by ghosts when salvaging their "haunted" shipwreck.

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