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Rock Cruiser Layout B starts without a [[Doors|door system]], requiring 60 scrap to install. It i<span style="line-height: 20px;">s the only ship which does not have external doors, preventing any sections from being vented to space except via a hull breach.</span>
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The Shivan (Rock Cruiser Layout B) starts without a [[Doors|door system]], requiring 60 scrap to install. It i<span style="line-height: 20px;">s the only ship which does not have external doors, preventing any sections from being vented to space except via a hull breach.</span>
   
 
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Revision as of 12:59, 6 August 2013

The universe of FTL is inhabited by friendly and enemy ships. These ships come in a variety of layouts, and can be equipped with various systems and subsystems, weapons, drones, and augmentations.

Each ship can carry a maximum of eight crew members of various races, and each player ship has an initial crew of between one and four members.

Reactor

Each ship powers its systems, weapons, and drones through a reactor. The reactor contains a discrete amount of energy that can be allocated, and scrap can be used to upgrade the reactor to a maximum of 25 Energy Bars. Strategic use of Zoltan crew members can provide additional power.

Playable Ships

There are nine ship classes available in FTL:


Ship Strategies

Kestrel Cruiser

"This class of ship was decommissioned from Federation service years ago. After a number of refits and updating, this classic ship is ready for battle."

Layout A

Unlock

The Kestrel is the first ship type available to you in FTL.

Layout B

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It is interesting to note that the color scheme of the ship matches that of the rebel ships.

Unlock

Earning two of the three Kestrel achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

  • The United Federation - Have six unique aliens on the Kestrel Cruiser simultaneously.
  • Full Arsenal - Have every system and subsystem installed on the Kestrel Cruiser at one time.
  • Tough Little Ship - As the Kestrel Cruiser, repair back to full health when it only has 1 HP remaining.

Stealth Cruiser

"This ship is being built near the Engi homeworlds. To unlock it, you'll need to help them, but keep in mind they only trust their own kind."
"Constructed for the Federation by the Engi, this ship is designed to use cloaking technology and speed to get behind enemy lines."

Layout A

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Unlock

See the Engi Fleet Discussion random event.

Layout B

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Unlock

Earning two of the three Stealth Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

  • Bird of Prey - Destroy a ship at full health during a single cloak in the Stealth Cruiser.
  • Phase Shift - In the Stealth Cruiser, avoid 9 points of damage during a single cloak.
  • Tactical Approach - In the Stealth Cruiser, get to sector 8 without jumping to a beacon with an environmental danger.

Mantis Cruiser

"The famous Mantis thief, KazaaakplethKilik, owns this ship. You'll have to "convince" him to help you."
"This warship is designed to enhance its crew for close combat missions."

Layout A

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Unlock

See Legendary Thief KazaaakplethKilik random event.

Layout B

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Unlock

Earning two of the three Mantis Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

  • Take no prisoners! - Kill the crew of 20 ships by sector 6 in the Mantis Cruiser.
  • Avast, ye scurvy dogs! - Kill 5 enemy crew in a fight without taking hull damage or losing a crew member while using the Mantis Cruiser.
  • Battle Royale - While using the Mantis Cruiser, kill the last enemy with your last crew member on their ship.

Engi Cruiser

"To unlock this ship you'll need to get to the 5th sector."
"Although it may look like a pile of junk loosely held together, this well designed ship relies on drones and ion weaponry."

Layout A

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Unlock

Reaching the fifth sector unlocks the Engi Cruiser.

Layout B

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Unlock

Earning two of the three Engi Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

  • Robotic Warfare - With the Engi Cruiser, have 3 drones functioning at the same time.
  • I hardly lifted a finger - With the Engi Cruiser, destroy an enemy ship using only drones.
  • The guns... They've stopped - Have 4 enemy systems or subsystems ioned at the same time while using the Engi Cruiser.

Federation Cruiser

"Beat the boss to unlock this advanced Federation cruiser."
"This ship features the latest in federation technology: an advanced beam weapon that pierces through shields!"

The Federation Cruisers are the only two ships with the Artillery Beam, and the only two ships that cannot install the cloaking system.

Layout A

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Unlock

This cruiser is unlocked after beating The Rebel Flagship in The Last Stand on either difficulty.

Layout B

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Unlock

Earning two of the three Federation Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

  • Master of Patience - Use only the Artillery Beam to destroy an enemy ship while taking no hull damage.
  • Diplomatic Immunity - While using the Federation Cruiser, use your crew in four special blue events by sector 5.
  • Artillery Mastery - Get to sector 5 with the Federation Cruiser without upgrading your weapons system.

Slug Cruiser

"One of the slug ships must know something about this advanced cruiser. Perhaps you can "convince" them to tell you."
"Designed for use inside nebulae, this cruiser lacks sensors and relies instead on the guile and cunning of the Slugs."

Layout A

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Unlock

See the Slug Home Nebula Surrender random event.

Layout B

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The Stormwalker (Slug Cruiser Layout B) starts with a teleporter but lacks a medbay, resulting in reliance on the Healing Burst to heal crew members.

Unlock

Earning two of the three Slug Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

  • We're in position! - While using the Slug Cruiser, have vision of every room on the enemy ship without functioning sensors.
  • Home Sweet Home - Jump to 30 nebula locations before sector 8.
  • Disintegration Ray - While using the Slug Cruiser, kill 3 enemy crew members with one shot from the Anti-Bio Beam.

Rock Cruiser

      "Prove yourself to the rockmen to earn this powerful cruiser."

      "Similar to its designers, this super dense behemoth uses brute force to overwhelm its foes."

Layout A

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Unlock

See the Rock War Vessel Encounter random event.

Layout B

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The Shivan (Rock Cruiser Layout B) starts without a door system, requiring 60 scrap to install. It is the only ship which does not have external doors, preventing any sections from being vented to space except via a hull breach.

Unlock

Earning two of the three Rock Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

Zoltan Cruiser

"Learn from the Zoltan, sometimes diplomacy works."
"The Zoltan's advanced shields technology give this ship an edge during each battle."

Layout A

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Unlock

See the Unarmed Zoltan Transport random event.

Layout B

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Zoltan Cruiser Layout B starts with only one bar of power in the shield system, requiring 100 scrap to upgrade once and get to Level 1 Shields.

Unlock

Earning two of the three Zoltan Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

Crystal Cruiser

     "Travel to an unknown sector of the galaxy to find this powerful vessel."

     "This powerful vessel is powered by the secret technologies of the lost Crystalline Beings."

Layout A

Crystal Cruiser A

Unlock

See Ship Achievements/Ancestry and its linked pages for directions on unlocking the Crystal Cruiser.

Layout B

Crystal Cruiser B

Unlock

Earning two of the three Crystal Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Achievements

  • Sweet Revenge - Destroy an enemy ship with a shard from the Crystal Vengance augment.
  • No Escape - While using the Crystal Cruiser trap 4 enemy crew inside a single room using the crystal being power or Lockdown Bomb.
  • Clash of the Titans - Destroy 15 Rock ships using the Crystal Crusier.

Ship Comparisons

Ship Piloting Lv/cost of next Sensors Lv/cost of next Doors Lv/cost of next Shields Lv/cost of next Engines Lv/cost of next O2 Lv/cost of next Weapons Lv/cost of next MedBay Lv/cost of next Drones Lv/cost of next Cloak Lv/cost of next Teleporter Lv/cost of next Reactor Lv/cost of next Artillery Beam Lv/Cost of next Weapons Max Drones Max Starting weapons Starting Drones Crew Augmentations
The Kestrel 1/20 1/25 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 3/35 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 8/20 N/A 4 2 Artemis/B. Laser II 0 H,H,H 0
Red-Tail 1/20 1/25 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 4/50 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 8/20 N/A 4 2 Basic Laser X4 0 H,H,Z,M 0
The Nesasio 1/20 2/60 1/20 0/150 4/40 1/25 2/25 1/35 0/80 1/30 0/75 8/20 N/A 3 2 Mini beam/ Dual Lasers 0 H,H,H Long Ranged Scanners/ Titanium System Casing
DA-SR 12 1/20 2/60 1/20 0/150 2/15 1/25 4/50 1/35 0/80 2/50 0/75 7/20 N/A 3 2 Glaive Beam 0 H,H,Z Long Ranged Scanners
The Gila Monster 1/20 0/40 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 1/60* 1/35 0/80 0/150 1/30 7/20 N/A 3 2 S. Bomb/ Basic Laser 0 M,M,M,E Mantis Pheromones
The Basilisk 1/20 1/25 1/20 4/40 1/10 1/25 1/60* 1/35 3/30 0/150 1/30 11/25 N/A 3 2 -- Boarding/ Defense I M,M Mantis Pheromones
The Torus 1/20 1/25 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 3/35 1/35 3/30 0/150 0/75 10/25 N/A 3 3 Ion Blast II Anti-Ship I E,E,H Engi Med-bot Dispersal
The Vortex 1/20 0/40 1/20 2/20 1/10 1/25 3/35 1/35 4/45 0/150 0/75 9/20 N/A 3 3 Heavy Ion/ Heavy Laser Anti-Pers./ Sys Repair X2 E Drone Reactor Booster
The Osprey 1/20 1/25 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 2/25 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 8/20 1/30 4 2 Burst Laser II 0 H,M,R,E 0
Nisos 1/20 1/25 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 2/25 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 9/20 2/50 4 2 Dual Lasers/ Leto 0 H,Z,S 0
Man of War 1/20 0/40 2/50 2/20 2/15 1/25 3/35 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 8/20 N/A 4 2 Anti-Bio Beam/ Breach I/ Dual Lasers 0 S,S Slug Repair Gel
The Stormwalker 1/20 0/40 2/50 2/20 2/15 1/25 2/25 0/60 0/80 0/150 1/30 7/20 N/A 4 2 Heal B./ Artemis 0 S,S,S Slug Repair Gel
Bulwark 1/20 1/25 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 3/35 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 8/20 N/A 4 2 Atemis/ Hull Missile 0 R,R,R Rock Plating
Shivan 1/20 1/25 0/60 2/20 2/15 2/50 3/35 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 8/20 N/A 4 2 Heavy Pierce I/ Fire B. 0 R,R,R,R Rock Plating
The Adjudicator 1/20 1/25 2/50 2/20 1/10 1/25 3/35 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 5/20 N/A 4 2 Halberd Beam/ Leto 0 Z,Z,Z Zoltan Shield
Noether 1/20 1/25 1/20 1/100* 2/15 1/25 4/50 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 5/20 N/A 4 2 Ion Blast X2/ Pike Beam 0 Z,Z,Z Zoltan Shield
Bravias 1/20 1/25 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 3/35 1/35 0/80 0/150 0/75 8/20 N/A 4 2 Crystal B. I/ Crystal H. I 0 H,H,C,C Crystal Vengeance
Carnelian 1/20 1/25 1/20 2/20 2/15 1/25 1/60 1/35 0/80 1/30 1/30 8/20 N/A 4 2 -- 0 C,C,C Crystal Vengeance
  • Costs for any subsequent upgrade levels are as normal