FTL: Faster Than Light

FTL: Faster Than Light

What determines miss rate for shots??
I'm so confused. I'm playing as an Engi ship and 65% of my shots miss every time. Is it just the other ships evasion chance???
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dyrak55 Sep 30 @ 1:27pm 
Originally posted by Blinky:
Is it just the other ships evasion chance???

Yes, you can destroy either engines or pilot cabin in order to disable its evasion
Its completely random. Ur shots might definitely hit more in the early sectors on ships with weak engines but I've seen some insane dodging by the enemy even with lv1 engine or weak auto-pilot. I seen it often enough to make me wonder if there some hidden strong ship-weak ship mentality in the game

There was even a time where as soon as the enemy fired his breach missle i opened my cloak and my evasion was 95% but it still hit me which really made me yell "WTF!"
Last edited by AnimeKnowAll; Oct 1 @ 1:18pm
Blinky Oct 1 @ 11:39am 
Originally posted by AnimeKnowAll:
Its completely random. Ur shots might definitely hit more in the early sectors on ships with weak engines but I've seen some insane dodging by the enemy even with lv1 engine or weak auto-pilot. I seen it often enough to make me wonder if there some hidden strong ship-weak ship mentality in the game

There was even a time where as soon as the enemy fired his breach missle i opened my clock and my evasion was 95% but it still hit me which really made me yell "WTF!"

That's what I thought ! Man I musta just had some awful luck. I was using the Engi ship for the first time and I thought maybe they had a trait that made them blind and miss more xD
red255 Oct 1 @ 3:28pm 
your weapon skill and enemy evasion yeah.

also various defensive modules.
I do think an augment that has the effect "all shots have a 15% increased chance of hitting the ship" or "all shots at your ship have a 15% chance to miss" would be a most welcome addition.



Originally posted by AnimeKnowAll:
Its completely random. Ur shots might definitely hit more in the early sectors on ships with weak engines but I've seen some insane dodging by the enemy even with lv1 engine or weak auto-pilot. I seen it often enough to make me wonder if there some hidden strong ship-weak ship mentality in the game

There was even a time where as soon as the enemy fired his breach missle i opened my cloak and my evasion was 95% but it still hit me which really made me yell "WTF!"

I've had 98% evasion.... ugh.

No, FTL's entirely fair in its RNG - fair in that it will work according to its percentages. However, confirmation bias comes into play - you never notice when your evasion is 98% and their shots miss. :P
I've had situations where a flak2 or something is coming at me and I cloak it, and it still slams my shields down and does some damage to hull through the >90% evade. It's better to not let them fire at all, which is why staggered hacking and cloaking lv3 combo is so powerful.
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