There are seven commonly encountered Space-faring Races in the FTL universe, along with one unknown to galactic society (Crystal). Members of each race can be recruited as crew members and be more inclined to advance in certain skills over others.
Below compares the different races with one another, including special attributes each possess (including total health, repair speed, damage output, movement speed and unique abilities).
|Humans||45||100||1||1||1||-10% experience requirements|
|Engi||50||100||2||.5||1||+100% repair speed, -50% damage|
|Mantis||55||100||.5||1.5||1.2||+50% damage, +20% movement, -50% repair|
|Rockmen||55||150||1||1||.5||Immune to fire, -50% movement|
|Zoltan||60||70||1||1||1||Adds 1 power to occupied system, explodes on death|
|Reveals adjacent rooms and crew of enemy ships, immune to mind-control|
Lockdown power, -50% suffocation damage, -20% movement
Drains oxygen from occupied room, immune to suffocation, -20% movement
- A "ghost" race is hidden within the FTL files. According to the events file, they were to have been encountered by the player's crew during the exploration of a wrecked "ghost ship". It was also suspected to be found in the cancelled "Quarantine" sector. The "ghost" race is available with savegame editors and some mods.