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by Arthur Dent
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mantis B against fleeing ship??
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Mantis B against fleeing ship??

Depends of the opponent's ship and crew. But in sector 1, if the opponent doesn't have a medbay or a clonebay, I wouldn't bother about the engines - go for the crew instead. If there are only 2-3 of them and they are no Mantises or Rocks or anti-personnel drones, 2 Mantises should be able to handle ...
by Arthur Dent
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Unlocking the Mantis ship
Replies: 0
Views: 4581

Re: Unlocking the Mantis ship

If you cant defeat The Rebel Flagship with the Zoltan Cruiser there is another way: The Legendary thief KazaaakplethKilik. This is a Random Event. Occurs in Mantis Homeworlds. Read more here: http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Legendary_thief_KazaaakplethKilik_Random_Event One has to concede that this may b...
by Arthur Dent
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 304
Views: 425138

Re: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!

Yes, that's what I thought. Someone claimed on Reddit that Rocks have a hidden bonus. No confirmation that I know of. Rocks are immune to fire damage, this is quite a significant bonus when it comes to fighting fire. But they extinguish fire just as fast as everybody else, except for the Engi and t...
by Arthur Dent
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to win with Engi cruiser?
Replies: 4
Views: 5532

Re: How to win with Engi cruiser?

Also, the ion weapon can temporarily deactivate systems once the shields are down. So once you hit the shields, divert the next shot to the weapons system, that will at least delay the firing of the enemy's weapons, ideally until your drone damages it.
by Arthur Dent
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: how does the combat "work" in universe
Replies: 4
Views: 3712

Re: how does the combat "work" in universe

Well, the power of your engines determines how likely you are to evade an attack by your opponent, that does seem to suggest that we have to picture something akin to fighter plane dogfighting. Maybe not with the same g-forces, but your own and your enemy's ship do seem to be moving during combat.
by Arthur Dent
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Vortex[tips]
Replies: 34
Views: 52435

Re: The Vortex[tips]

Not necessarily. Alternatively, It could mean that you rarely ever play in hard mode...
by Arthur Dent
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Vortex[tips]
Replies: 34
Views: 52435

Re: The Vortex[tips]

Repairing is much easier if your crew consists of 4 Zoltan than with a single Engi. At least you can do it without leaving the pilot unmanned. But you need those Zoltan where they are right now to power everything you need. If you move them out, you'll get a power shortage. It's much less of a prob...
by Arthur Dent
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Vortex[tips]
Replies: 34
Views: 52435

Re: The Vortex[tips]

But only until your opponent takes out the drone system, which is usually the first thing to happen. And this doesn't happen on the Cerenkov? They target Weapons first so your drone becomes as useless as the Beam Master? Repairing is much easier if your crew consists of 4 Zoltan than with a single ...
by Arthur Dent
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Vortex[tips]
Replies: 34
Views: 52435

Re: The Vortex[tips]

But only until your opponent takes out the drone system, which is usually the first thing to happen. For the most part, the Cerenkov is played like Engi A, ie it can go very smooth if you aren't too unlucky. Even in hard mode. Only having one single crewmember AND a ridiculous weapon combo (anything...
by Arthur Dent
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What if?
Replies: 5
Views: 4304

Re: What if?

Well, you always need to attack the enemy where he is weakest. In the case of an Engi flagship, that would be the crew. So, get yourself a teleporter (ideally a four person one), a few bombs and a decent boarding crew - maybe 3 Mantis + 1 Crystal. First destroy the Medbay/Clone bay, and then you sho...