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IntroductionEdit

There are currently 4 weapon types in FTL.

  • Missiles - All missile launchers ignore shields (pierce 5 shield levels) and consume 1 missile per shot. The Zoltan's super shield stops missiles but receives the base damage for the missile. (For example, the Hull Missile does 2 damage regardless of where you aimed it.) Missiles can also be shot down by drones.
  • Lasers - Lasers do not cost anything to fire except system energy. Each laser bolt that makes contact with a shield removes one level of it.
  • Beams - Beams do not require anything to fire except system energy. Most beams can't go through shields. Beams with damage greater than 1 have their damage reduced by 1 for each shield it must pass through. Beams cannot miss. Beams can hit multiple rooms in a single shot and the total hull damage dealt per shot depends on how many rooms they hit.
  • Bombs - Bombs teleport to the enemy ship, bypassing all shields and defense drones; they can still miss the ship by teleporting into empty space where they explode harmlessly. They can't get past the Zoltan Super Shield, but can deal damage to it. They consume 1 missile per shot. Bombs are the only weapon that ignores both shields and Defense Drones. A bomb can be destroyed before detonation by a laser blast or missile that hits the same room it is in, so be careful with timing.

In most cases Missiles, Lasers (Crystal weapons included), and Beams damage the hull, the system and crew of the targeted room unless stated otherwise in the weapons description. Bombs generally don't damage the hull, and most of them have some special effect (like igniting fires, causing hull breaches, doing ion damage to disable systems, or encasing the room in crystals) and bombs are the only weapon type that can target your own ship, which can be used to prevent hull damage inflicted by fire or boarders.

Both lasers and ion blasts can shoot down attacking drones. This can happen either accidentally, when a drone flies into the line of fire (and perhaps disrupting a carefully timed volley), or by design, requiring careful aim and timing (and most likely using Pause). Taking out attacking drones can have a tactical advantage beyond the obvious defense of the ship: Destroying a combat drone can lure the opposing ship into deploying its limited supply of drones outside the ship, which leaves no replacements for destroyed boarding, system repair, or anti-personnel drones. Since it is (remotely) possible to hit an enemy defense drone, if you absolutely must get a missile through - and can afford to wait, first removing replacement drones is a good idea.

Crew damage depends on the weapon type used, beam weapons only damage the crew if the beam directly hits the crewman, while all the other weapons do damage to everyone in the room they hit. Every 1 point of personnel damage from a weapon deals 15 damage to a crewman.

Rarity in the tables means harder to obtain the higher the number is. The exception is zero, which means a weapon can't be obtained in-game (can't be bought or randomly found).

Ion "damage" is an effect induced by certain weapons and systems. It locks energy into a system while causing the system that it plagues to act as if it wasn't powered to a certain degree. It lasts for a multiple of five seconds. Zoltans are not affected by ion weapons and continue to provide power as normal. This means that a shield station manned by at least two Zoltans cannot have its shields taken entirely offline by ion weapons.

Volley ControlEdit

Volley Control refers to shooting your weapons in the most effective volley possible. Effective depends on what weapons you have, how strong the enemy defenses are (shields, drones, dodge rates, rock plating, and cloak), and what damage you want to do. In general, you want your volleys to be as tight as possible with as little time possible between when the first shot hits to when the last shot hits (assuming no misses). This lowers the likelihood of a shield regenerating. When you fire 3 weapons or more, your more forward weapons will likely hit first. Ships like the Kestrel (either layout) or the Federation Cruiser (either layout) have a good distance between the forward weapons and the weapons in the wings. In order to have a tight volley, you will want to fire the wing weapons, pause-unpause-pause the game until your first shots are roughly parallel with your forward weapons, when that happens, you can fire your forward weapons.

There are times when you will be better off not having a tight volley. One example would be if you face a manned ship with a level 2 or 3 cockpit, little hull left (2 or 3 points) and the ship is about to jump (screen says 'imminent jump'). Also, the ship only has one shield (you may have partially destroyed the shield already) and you have the Red Tail (Kestrel layout B) with its original weapons (4 x basic lasers). In this case, you are better off firing all your weapons once and targeting the cockpit. With a little luck, your first 2 shots hit. The moment the cockpit is damaged is the moment the enemy pilot begins repairing it. As soon as the repairs begin, the pilot is no longer manning the cockpit, which means the ship's dodge rate takes a nose dive. If the ship has a level 3 cockpit, the ship can still dodge even when reduced to a level 2 (a level 1 cockpit only helps if its being manned; not repaired, and a unmanned level 1 or destroyed cockpit means the ship can't dodge). Your next 2 shots have a much better chance, if not guaranteed, to hit the ship. If you had tried to hit the ship with a tight volley, there wouldn't be enough time between shots for the dodge rate to drop (the game declares a miss before it registers damage).

Another pair of concerns for volley control are projectile speed and weapon type, but that's more connected to weapon order.  It's worth noting that Ion Lasers have a noticeably slower projectile speed than standard weaponry - if you need a tight volley to get past a Defense Drone II, or if you need your ion bolts to arrive first, you will need to take the projectile speed difference in consideration.

Weapon OrderEdit

These are guidelines; not rules. It is assumed the enemy craft started with a shield. Suggested firing order of your weapons:

  1. Missiles/Bombs (Be careful of Defense Drones)
  2. Ion Lasers.
  3. Standard Lasers
  4. Hull Lasers OR Crystal (Depends on your payload, target, and your enemy's shields)
  5. Crystal OR Hull Lasers (Depends on your payload, target, and your enemy's shields)
  6. Heavy Lasers
  7. Beam Weapons (You can fire your beam as soon as shields are reduced to zero)


Both Missiles and Bombs bypass shields, allowing you to harm the ship's hull and systems directly. They are good weapons to open with because they can soften the enemies’ defenses. A successful hit on their shield can reduce their shields by one while a successful hit on their engines or cockpit will reduce their dodge ability. Even if you aren't targeting those systems with your missiles/bombs, the damage you do has a chance of peeling off enemy crew members from those manned systems, which removes the manned bonus. In that case, the enemy loses 5% in dodge or shields regenerate roughly 0.2 seconds slower.

There will always be wrinkles and exceptions to using missiles-bombs first. For missiles, there is the obvious exception involving defense drone. Defense drones have a slight chance of missing an incoming missile, especially in an asteroid field. Also, the Defense Drone Mark II tries to stop all incoming projectiles (missiles, lasers, and crystals). You may be able to trick the Mark 2 by shooting another weapon followed by the missile. If you have the Pegasus or multiple missile launchers, you can get a missile by a single drone.

As for bombs, Ion bombs won't weaken the enemy ship defenses' unless you target those 3 systems directly or the enemy has a Zoltan Shield. However, the enemy medbay or drone room (Anti-Personnel Drones are such a pain) might be more important. Healing bombs have no offensive use unless you have an away party. Lockdown bombs are tricky because they can be used in a lot of ways. You can protect your away team, or deny enemy crew a chance to heal. Also, you can lock the enemy crew out of a room (engines, shields, medbay).

Why use Ion lasers second.
If the enemy ship has shields active, ion lasers will always target them as they strike - not the system you were aiming the lasers at. If you want to use the ion damage to stun a system, then shoot your other weapons first to allow your ion laser to get past the shields. If the enemy has a Zoltan Shield, it is wise to use your ion weapons first as they deal double damage, but keep in mind that ion damage will affect the shield system if it destroys the Zoltan shield.

Why use hull lasers after regular lasers.
Regular lasers don't do any extra damage and only have a slight chance of causing a fire. Hull lasers can do double damage to systemless rooms. Even when targeting system rooms, it is worth using the hull lasers after regular lasers. Hull laser can still cause fire but also hull breaches. Because of the hull breaches, hull lasers can be particularly useful in fights with AIs especially long fights. The AIs can't repair hull breaches and any system with a hull breach is permanently damaged.

Why use crystals after regular lasers.
Crystals are odd and useful weapons. They bypass one layer of shield. They have a slight chance of causing a hull breach. Both defense drones can stop their shots. This is a great weapon to take out the enemy shield generator. Use a weapon to lower the enemy's shield to 1, then use your Crystal weaponry to strike their shields system, dealing damage to the hull and the system. If you have a couple of Crystal Burst (either Mark I or II), consider firing your crystal weapons at the shield room, then use your other laser weapons. If you have a beam weapon, remember it loses power if one shield is up.

However, if you plan to use beam weapons to take out a ship (or also if using the Anti-Bio Beam to kill the crew, or the Fire Beam to destroy enemy systems and crew), firing crystal weapons first is a better idea.  That way a regular laser can take down the shields to clear the way for beam weapons.

Why use heavy laser after regular lasers.
Heavy lasers do 2 points of hull/system damage, but only do 1 point of regular shield damage. For this reason, you really want them to hit the hull and not the shield. They also can cause fire and hull breaches. When you have a Heavy Laser Mark I and face an enemy with Zoltan shields, use the Mark I to take down the Zoltan shield as they do 2 points of damage to the Zoltan shield and have a very short cooldown (9 seconds at most).

Why fire beams last.
Because shields block them. If during your volley, you knock the shield down to nothing, pause the game immediately and fire your beam to its full devastating potential.

Flak Gun TableEdit

Name

Damage Power Cooldown Fire Breach Cost Rarity Speed
Flak Gun I 3 2 10 1 65 ? 30-40 (slow)
Flak Gun II 7 3 21 1 80 ? 30-40 (slow)
Adv. Flak Gun 3 1 8 1 ? ?

30-40 (slow)

Laser TableEdit

Name

Damage Power Cooldown Fire Breach Cost Rarity Speed
Basic Laser 1 1 10 1 20 0 60
Dual Lasers 2x1 1 10 1 25 0 60
Burst Laser I 2x1 2 11 1 50 1 60
Burst Laser II 3x1 2 12 1 80 4 60
Burst Laser III 5x1 4 19 110 4 60

Heavy Pierce I

2 (Ignores 1 Shield)

2 10 3 3 55 0 60

Heavy Laser I

2 1 9 3 3 55 2 60
Heavy Laser II 2x2 3 13 3 3 75 4 60
Hull Laser I 2x1 Hull 2 14 2 65 2 75
Hull Laser II 3x1 Hull 3 15 1 3 100 3 90
Ion Blast 1 Ion 1 8 30 3 30
Ion Blast II 1 Ion 3 4 80 4 30
Heavy Ion 2 Ion 2 13 40 3 40
Advanced Edition
Chain Burst 2x1 2 16-7 1 65 60
Chain Vulcan 1 4 11-1 1 95 60
Laser Charger (S) (1-2)x1 2 6 1 55 60
Laser Charger (L) (1-4)x1 3 5 1 70

60

Ion Stunner

1 Ion

5 Second guaranteed stun

1 10 35

30-40

?

Ion Charger (1-3)x1 Ion 2 6 50

30-40

?

Chain Ion 1x(1-4) Ion 3 14 55

30-40

?

Hull - damage is doubled when a systemless room is hit.

Ion - damage disables systems, does not damage hull, and deals double damage to Zoltan shields. If an ion blast hits a shielded ship, it will apply ion damage to the shield system. Additional ion effects will both reset the timer and add to the ion counter, allowing an ion barrage to completely disable a 4x Shield. The Ion Blast II can do this by default provided it mostly hits. This effect can be duplicated by firing two Ion Blasts at a 4 seconds interval, preferably using autofire.

Crystal - 'lasers' have 1 shield piercing and thus ignore the outermost layer of shielding, but generally have longer cooldown than their non-shieldpiercing regular laser counterparts, and more importantly the projectiles shot are considered to be missiles, thus can be shot down accidentally if crossing opposing laser projectiles path, or by Defence Drone Mark I (Mark II. could take down any projectile anyways).

The Burst Laser Mk I is inferior/equivalent to the dual laser in every respect but two, cost and availability. Dual lasers are neither sold in stores nor found at random drops. The Burst Laser Mk II is superior/equivalent to the Burst Laser Mk I in every respect but two, charge time and availability. The Burst Laser Mk I is one second faster and is more likely found at a store or random drop. Unless you need the Mk I to complete your loadout for some reason, it's definitely worth dropping.

Somewhat unintuitively, the Heavy Lasers I recharges faster than Basic Lasers. This should be kept in mind when one wants to "train" their crew on defense systems, or simply try to blast an enemy before they fire.

Missile TableEdit

Damage Power Cooldown Fire Breach Stun Cost Rarity
Leto 1 1 9 1 1 1 20 0
Artemis 2 1 (2 for AI) 11 (10 for AI) 1 1 38 0
Hermes 3 3 14 3 2 50 2
Pegasus 2x2 3 20 3 2 80 3
Breach 4 3 22 3 8 70 3
Hull Mi. 2 Hull 2 17 1 3 75 3
Advanced Edition
Swarm (1-3)x1 2 7 1 1 1 65

Beam TableEdit

Name

Damage (per room) Beam Length Power Cooldown Fire Breach Cost Rarity
Mini Beam 1 45 1 12 1 20 0
Pike Beam 1 170 2 16 60 2
Halberd Beam 2 80 3 17 1 70 2
Glaive Beam 3 80 4 25 120 5
Fire Beam 0 140 2 20 8 (per tile) 70 3
Hull Beam 1 Hull 100 2 14 2 70 3
Anti-Bio Beam* 0 (4 to crew) 140 2 16 50 5

Artillery Beam (Osprey/Nisos)

1 (Ignores Shields) 140 1-4 50/40/30/20 0/30/50/80 0

*Half damage to drones. Damages if the beam hits the square the target is in.

Beam Damage: Damage is per room hit, hitting multiple tiles in the same room counts as a single room hit. Fire beam is an exception to that and has a chance of starting a fire in each square that it hits.

Beams deal no damage to normal shields. Shields reduce beam damage by 1 point per shield level remaining. Only the Halberd, Glaive, and Artillery Beams are capable of dealing damage when a target is shielded. Beams will deal full damage against Zoltan shields and the Flagship's super shield, based on the rooms it fails to hit.

Beam Length: 1 tile diagonally = 45 beam length (unit currently unknown). Even a 1 tile long beam can hit 5 tiles if placed carefully.

Bomb TableEdit

Name Damage (Personnel/System) Power Cooldown Fire Breach Cost Rarity
Healing Burst -150 (friendly only) 1 18 40 3
Small Bomb 30/2 1 13 10% 55 1
Fire Bomb 30/0 2 15 100% 55 2
Ion Bomb 4 Ion 1 18 65 3
Breach Bomb Mark I 30/1 1 9 100% 70 0
Breach Bomb Mark II 45/3 2 17 100% 70 4
Advanced Edition
Repair Burst -8 (system only) 1 14 40

MissilesEdit

Note: Missiles go through all shields so they are effective at taking out shields on an enemy ship.

Leto MissilesEdit

The Leto is the default missile launcher for the type B Federation Cruiser, Nisos, and the type A Zoltan cruiser, The Adjudicator.

"Outdated but still effective missile."

  • Cost: 20 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 missile at 1 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 1 power, taking 9 seconds to cool down
  • Like all missiles, the Leto penetrates all shields, having 5 piercing.
  • Cannot be found in game.

Note: Leto, Artemis, and Pegasus Missiles look the same. The only way to see which is which is when they fire.

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Artemis MissilesEdit

There are two variants of the Artemis missile. The Kestrel and the Bulwark both start with a special version that has an 11 second cooldown instead of the standard 10 and requires only one power instead of two.

"Standard missile launcher on most Federation ships."
Artemis, Pegasus Missiles
Artemis Missiles
  • Costs 38 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 missile at 2 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 1 or 2, depending on the variant, power, and takes 11 or 10 seconds to cool down
  • Shield piercing 5
  • The two-power variant can be found in-game, and the one-power variant is only a starting weapon.

Hermes MissileEdit

"Standard but powerful missile."
Hermes, Breach, Hull Missiles
Hermes Missile
  • Costs 50 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 missile at 3 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 3 power, and takes 14 seconds to cool down
  • Shield piercing 5

Breach MissilesEdit

"These missiles are designed to cause maximum destruction to ship hull armor."
Hermes, Breach, Hull Missiles
Breach Missiles
  • Costs 70 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 missile at 4 damage, with low chance of fire and high chance of breach.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 22 seconds to cool down.
  • Shield piercing 5

Hull MissileEdit

Hermes, Breach, Hull Missiles
Hull Missile
  • Costs 75 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 missile at 2 damage, with low chance of fire and will breach.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 17 seconds to cool down.
  • Shield piercing 5
  • Special: Double damage on systemless rooms.
  • Comes equipped on the Bulwark

Pegasus MissileEdit

"Creative missile design allows for two projectiles for the cost of one!"
Artemis, Pegasus Missiles
Pegasus Missile
  • Costs 80 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 2 missiles (for the cost of 1) at 2 damage each, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 20 seconds to cool down
  • Shield piercing 5

Boss MissileEdit

"Artillery that fires 3 missiles that deal 1 damage."
  • Sell price 40 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 3 missile at 1 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 1 power, and takes 23 seconds to cool down
  • Shield piercing 5
  • Does not consume any missiles
  • This is one of the weapons the Rebel Flagship uses. Can only be acquired via cheating.

Advanced Edition MissilesEdit

SwarmEdit

"If given time to prepare, the 'Swarm' launcher can replicate multiple warheads."
  • Costs 65 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1-3 missiles (based upon charges) dealing 1 damage, with low chance of fire and breach
  • Requires 2 power, gains a charge every 7 seconds, can hold 3
  • Aims in an area, which can cause shots to miss small rooms
  • If the autofire setting is on, it will fire a charge as soon as it is gained
  • If the Explosive Replicator augment is in effect, each individual missile fired has a 50% chance of not using a missile
  • Only consumes one missile per volley, with a maximum efficiency of 3 shots per missile
  • Shield piercing 5

LasersEdit

Basic LaserEdit

"Very weak laser."
Basic Laser
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  • Costs 20 Ftlgame-scrap But cannot be bought.
  • Fires 1 shot at 1 damage, with low chance of fire.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 10 seconds to cool down.
  • Four of them comes equipped on the Kestrel Type B.
  • Called "Defense Laser Mark 1" in the description.

Dual LasersEdit

"Basic weak dual lasers. Often used by transport ships that can't afford better."
FTL dual lasers
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  • Costs 25 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 2 shots at 1 damage, with low chance of fire.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 10 seconds to cool down. 
  • Comes equipped on the Slug Cruiser Type A, Stealth Cruiser Type A, and Federation Cruiser Type B (Nisos).

Ion BlastEdit

Ion
"Ion weapons can disable systems without causing hull damage."
  • Costs 30 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot with 1 Ion damage.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 8 seconds to cool down.

Ion Blast Mark IIEdit

"Ion weapons can disable systems without causing hull damage."
Ion Blast 2
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  • Costs 80 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot with 1 Ion damage.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 4 seconds to cool down.
  • Comes equipped on the The Torus
  • This weapon fires fast enough to take down any amount of shields, if it does not miss.

Heavy IonEdit

Heavy ion
"Ion weapons can disable systems without causing hull damage."
  • Costs 45 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot with 2 Ion damage.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 13 seconds to cool down.
  • Comes equipped on The Vortex

Heavy Ion (Boss)Edit

"1 damage ion 3 shots."
  • Sell Price 20 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 3 shot with 1 Ion damage.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 28 seconds to cool down.
  • This is one of the weapons the Rebel Flagship uses. Can only be acquired via cheating.

Burst Laser Mark IEdit

"This simple burst laser isn't flashy but it gets the job done."
Burst Laser I
Burst Laser Mark I
  • Costs 50 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 2 shots at 1 damage each, with low chance of fire.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 11 seconds to cool down.

Burst Laser Mark IIEdit

"Slightly improved version of the burst laser that fires more shots per charge.
Burst Laser II
Burst Laser Mark II
  • Costs 80 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 3 shots at 1 damage each, with low chance of fire.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 12 seconds to cool down.
  • Comes equipped on The Kestrel

Burst Laser Mark IIIEdit

"Powerful burst laser that fires off an impressive barrage."
Burst Laser III
Burst Laser Mark III
  • Costs 110 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 5 shots at 1 damage each.
  • Requires 4 power and takes 19 seconds to cool down.

Heavy Pierce Mark IEdit

  • Costs 55 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot at 2 damage, with low chance of fire and breach and ignoring 1 shield.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 10 seconds to cool down.
  • Comes equipped on the Rock Cruiser Type B.
  • Cannot be found in game.

Heavy Laser Mark IEdit

"Heavy lasers can wreak more havoc than their smaller, burst laser counterparts."
Heavy Laser I
Heavy Laser Mark I
  • Costs 55 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot at 2 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 9 seconds to cool down.

Heavy Laser Mark IIEdit

"This heavy laser fires two shots quick succession, each dealing 2 damage"
Heavy Laser II
Heavy Laser Mark II
  • Costs 75 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 2 shots at 2 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 13 seconds to cool down.

Heavy Laser Mark 1 (Boss)Edit

"Heavy lasers can wreak more havoc than their smaller, burst laser counterparts."
  • Sell Price 27 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 3 shot at 1 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 16 seconds to cool down.
  • This may be one of the weapons the Rebel Flagship uses. It uses the same graphics as the heavy laser burst on the Flagship and the Boss Laser. Can only be acquired via cheating.

Boss LaserEdit

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  • Sell Price 27 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 3 shot at 1 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 20 seconds to cool down.
  • This may be one of the weapons the Rebel Flagship uses. It uses the same graphics as the heavy laser burst on the Flagship and the other Heavy Laser Mark 1. Can only be acquired via cheating.
  • In game description is "ssss."

Hull Smasher LaserEdit

Hull Laser 1&2
Hull Smasher Laser
"Fires 2 shots that deal 1 damage to rooms with a system or subsystem and double damage to rooms without either."
  • Costs 65 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 2 shots at 1 damage, with low chance of breach.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 14 seconds to cool down.
  • Special: double damage on systemless rooms.

Hull Smasher Laser Mark IIEdit

Hull Laser 1&2
Hull Smasher Laser Mark II
"Designed to maximize hull damage."
  • Costs 75 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 3 shots at 1 damage, with low chance of fire and breach.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 15 seconds to cool down.
  • Special: double damage on systemless rooms.

Crystal ShardEdit

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FTL Crystal 2
Crystal Shard
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  • This weapon corresponds to the crystal from the Crystal Vengeance augmentation. There is very little chance of finding it as loot from a battle or as reward for rescuing civilian ships in the Crystal sector.
  • Costs 20 (Not sold) Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot at 1 damage, with low chance of breach and piercing 5 shields. 
  • Requires 1 power and takes 9 seconds to cool down.
  • Normally, it can only be activated by the Crystal Vengeance augmentation on the Crystal Cruiser/Bravais/Carnelian.

Crystal Burst Mark IEdit

"Modified projectile weapon that fires shield piercing crystals."
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Crystal Burst Mark I
  • Costs 20 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 2 shots at 1 damage, with low chance of breach and 1 shield piercing.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 15 seconds to cool down.
  • Can be shot down by Defense Drone Mark 1.

Crystal Burst Mark IIEdit

"Modified projectile weapon that fires shield piercing crystals."
Crystal Burst 2
Crystal Burst Mark II
  • Costs 20 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 3 shots at 1 damage, with low chance of breach and 1 shield piercing.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 17 seconds to cool down.
  • Can be shot down by Defense Drone Mark 1.

Heavy Crystal Mark IEdit

"Modified projectile weapon that fires shield piercing crystals."
Heavy Crystal 1
Heavy Crystal Mark I
  • Costs 20 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot at 2 damage, with low chance of breach and 1 shield piercing.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 13 seconds to cool down.
  • Can be shot down by Defense Drone Mark 1.

Heavy Crystal Mark IIEdit

"Modified projectile weapon that fires shield piercing crystals."
Heavy Crystal 2
Heavy Crystal Mark II
  • Costs 20 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot at 4 damage, with high chance of breach and 1 shield piercing.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 19 seconds to cool down.
  • Can be shot down by Defense Drone Mark 1.

Advanced Edition LasersEdit

Chain Burst LaserEdit

"This dual shot laser decreases in cooldown the more it fires. After 3 volleys it only takes 7 seconds to charge."
  • Costs 65 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 2 shots at 1 damage, with a low chance of fire.
  • Requires 2 power, has an initial cooldown of 16 seconds and reduces the cooldown by 3 seconds with each volley. Caps at a 7 second cooldown after 3 volleys.

Chain VulcanEdit

"This laser weapon takes a long time to warm up. Each time it fires it decreases the cooldown, eventually able to take down any amount of shields."
  • Costs 95 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot at 1 damage, with a low chance of fire.
  • Requires 4 power, has an initial cooldown of 11.1 seconds and reduces the cooldown by 2 seconds with each volley. Caps at a 1.1 second cooldown after 5 volleys.
  • The cooldown will become nearly instantaneous allowing the Vulcan to penetrate all shields with a constant stream of lasers
  • This is one of the best weapons for speed training crew.

Laser Charger (S)Edit

"This laser weapon can charge two times, giving it an extra projectile."
  • Costs 55 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fired 1-2 (based upon charges) dealing 1 damage each, with low chance of fire
  • Requires 2 power, and gaines 1 charge every 6 seconds, can hold 2
  • If the autofire setting is on, it will fire a charge as soon as it is gained

Laser Charger (L)Edit

"This laser weapon can charge multiple times, giving it additional projectiles."
  • Costs 70 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fired 1-4 (based upon charges) dealing 1 damage each, with low chance of fire
  • Requires 3 power, and gaines 1 charge every 5 seconds, can hold 4
  • If the autofire setting is on, it will fire a charge as soon as it is gained

Ion StunnerEdit

"Ion weapons can cause system damage without causing hull damage. This ion weapon stuns crew inside the room for 5 seconds."
  • Costs 35 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot with 1 ion damage
  • Requires 1 power and takes 10 seconds to recharge
  • Stuns all crew in an affected room, this includes crew in the shields room if the shields themselves were hit

Ion ChargerEdit

"This ion weapon can charge multiple times, giving it additional projectiles."
  • Costs 50 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1-3 (based upon charges) dealing 1 ion damage
  • Requires 2 power, gains a charge every 6 seconds, can hold 3
  • If the autofire setting is on, it will fire a charge as soon as it is gained

Chain IonEdit

"This weapon's Ion damage increases each time it fires to a max of 4."
Chain Ion
  • Costs 55 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Fires 1 shot, with each subsequent shot dealing 1 additional ion damage up to a maximum of 4.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 14 seconds to cool down.

BeamsEdit

Mini BeamEdit

Minibeam
Mini Beam
"Extremely cheap beam weapon."
  • Costs 50 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages each room for 1 damage, with low chance of fire.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 12 seconds to cool down.
  • Beam length: about 3 character tiles.
  • Can only be found as a starting weapon for The Nesasio, the Type A Stealth Cruiser.

Pike BeamEdit

"Can cut across entire ships, assuming there's no shield to stop it."
Pike Beam
Pike Beam
  • Costs 60 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages each room for 1 damage.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 16 seconds to cool down.
  • Beam length: 6 character tiles long.
  • Comes equipped on the Noether, the Type B Zoltan Cruiser.

Halberd BeamEdit

"Slow but reliably powerful standard beam weapon."
Halberd Beam
Halberd Beam
  • Costs 70 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages each room for 2 damage, with low chance of breach.
  • Requires 3 power and takes 17 seconds to cool down.
  • Beam length: 4 character tiles long.
  • Can be found as a starting weapon for The Adjudicator, the Type A Zoltan Cruiser.

Fire BeamEdit

"This terrifying beam does no physical damage but ignites fires."
Fire Beam
Fire Beam
  • Costs 70 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Has high chance of fire.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 20 seconds to cool down.
  • Beam Length: About 5 tiles long.

Hull BeamEdit

"This beam is most powerful when targeting large, empty sections of hull."
Hull Beam
Hull Beam
  • Costs 70 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages each room for 1 damage (2 for empty), with low chance of breach.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 14 seconds to cool down.
  • Special: double damage on systemless rooms.
  • Hull Breach Chance: Low
  • Beam length: 3-4 character tiles long.

Glaive BeamEdit

"One of the most powerful weapons of war ever created. Known to take out some ships in a single blast."
Glaive
Glaive Beam
  • Costs 120 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages each room for 3 damage.
  • Requires 4 power and takes 25 seconds to cool down.
  • Special: Can go through shields, lowering its damage by 1 for each shield layer.
  • Beam length: About 4-5 character tiles long.
  • DA-SR 12 starts off with this weapon.

Anti-Bio BeamEdit

"This terrifying beam does no physical damage, but rips through organic material, dealing heavy damage to crew members."
Antibiobeam
Anti-Bio Beam
  • Costs 50 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Obtained during a special event in the Slug Nebula when making pirates surrender. They can offer this as a new weapon, and you get it if you don't ask for information on the Slug Cruiser.
  • Does 60 damage to crewmembers of either ship.
  • Does half (ie 30) damage to drones (Including your boarding drones)
  • Cannot target your own ship.
  • Damages each room for 0 damage.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 16 seconds to cool down.
  • Man of War starts with this weapon.
  • Beam length: About 5 tiles long

Boss BeamEdit

"2 damage beam with a long trail."
  • Sell Price 35  Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages each room for 2 damage, with low chance of breach.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 26 seconds to cool down.
  • Beam length: 5 character tiles long.
  • This is one of the weapons the Rebel Flagship uses. Can only be acquired via cheating.
  • Appearance resembles that of the Halberd Beam.

Vindicator BeamEdit

"This overcharged beam uses a new technology to cut through all shields. However targeting abilities have been sacrificed."
  • Sell Price 0  Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages each room for 1 damage and ignores all standard shields.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 40 seconds to cool down.
  • Beam length: 10 or more character tiles long.
  • This is a version of the Federation cruiser artillery beam. This version can only be acquired via cheating. It operates just like a normal weapon.
  • Sell price is 0, you can dump the item at shops but receive no scrap.

BombsEdit

Healing BurstEdit

"Self-teleporting healing unit that instantly heals all friendly crew in the room. Can target your own ship."
Healing Burst
Healing Burst
  • Costs 40 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Heals personel for 150 damage.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 18 seconds to cool down.

Small BombEdit

"Self-teleporting explosive that damages systems and crew but not the hull. Can target your own ship."
S. Bomb
Small Bomb
  • Costs 55 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages personnel for 30 and systems for 2, with low chance of fire.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 13 seconds to cool down.

Fire BombEdit

"Self-teleporting explosive designed to damage crew members and light fires. Can target your own ship."
Firebomb
Fire Bomb
  • Costs 55 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages personnel for 30 damage with high chance of fire.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 15 seconds to cool down.

Ion BombEdit

"Self-teleporting explosive that uses ion damage to disable systems. Can target your own ship."
Ion Bomb
Ion Bomb
  • Costs 65 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages with 4 Ion damage
  • Requires 1 power and takes 18 seconds to cool down.

Breach Bomb IEdit

"Self-teleporting explosive designed to damage systems and causes a breach. Can target your own ship."
Breach Bomb 1&2
Breach Bomb I
  • ​Costs 70 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Damages personnel for 30 and systems for 1, with high chance of breach.
  • Requires 1 power and takes 9 seconds to cool down.

Breach Bomb IIEdit

"Slower than Mark 1 but breaches and does more damage to systems. Can target your own ship. "
Breach Bomb 1&2
Breach Bomb II
  • ​Costs 70 Ftlgame-scrap
  • 0 Damage, Damages personnel for 45. Damages systems for 3 High chance of breach. Low chance of fire.
  • Requires 2 power and takes 17 seconds to cool down.

Crystal Lockdown BombEdit

"Self-teleporting explosive that does no damage but creates a dense wall preventing movement in or out of the
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Crystal Lockdown Bomb
room. Can target your own ship.
"
  • ​Costs 60 Ftlgame-scrap
  • Requires 1 power and takes 15 seconds to cool down.

Advanced Edition BombsEdit

Repair BurstEdit

"Self-teleporting unit that floods a room with nanobots  capable of repairing all system damage."
  • Cost 40
  • Requires 1 power and takes 14 seconds to cool down
  • Repairs 8 bars of system damage, takes 1 missile

FlakEdit

(Advanced edition)

About Flak Weapons:Edit

  • Flak weapons do not require ammunition
  • Shots from a flak weapon impact almost simultaneously
  • Shots are blocked by shields and have a moderately higher than normal chance to miss, it has been recorded to miss on a ship with 0 evade
  • Shots target a spot randomly in an area on the enemy ship, and so they can potentially hit multiple rooms, targeting is room centered (cannot target between rooms)
  • Shots move at the same speed as a shot from an ion weapon
  • Individual parts of the Flak weapon can be shot down by the rank two defense drone.

Flak Gun IEdit

"Fires a blast of debris across a random area doing up to 3 damage. Good at taking down shields but hard to aim."
  • Costs 65
  • Fires 3 shots simultaneously, shots deal 1 damage with low chance of fire
  • Requires 2 power and takes 10 seconds to cool down

Flak Gun IIEdit

"Fires a blast of debris across a random area doing up to 7 damage. Good at taking down shields but hard to aim."
  • ​Costs 85
  • Fires 7 shots simultaneously, shots deal 1 damage with low chance of fire
  • Requires 3 power and takes 21 seconds to cool down

Adv. Flak GunEdit

"Fires a blast of debris across a random area doing up to 3 damage. Good at taking down shields but hard to aim."
  • Unknown if it can be purchased
  • Fires 3 shots simultaneously, shots deal 1 damage with low chance of fire
  • Requires 1 power and takes 8 seconds to cool down
  • Has a smaller target area than Flak Gun II, potentially Flak Gun I as well
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