FTL: Faster Than Light

FTL: Faster Than Light

Rakermul Aug 9, 2013 @ 9:28pm
Your Most halarious Weapons setup
Post your weirdest, most absurd, wonkiest weapons setup here, so we may all imagine the halarity of using them. I'll hit the ground running:

2x Burst Laser Mk. II, 2x Anti-Bio Beam

T'was the day my soul died.
Last edited by Rakermul; Sep 16, 2015 @ 3:39pm
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DariusOne Aug 10, 2013 @ 3:02am 
I am going to cheat a bit and name a combo I´ve tried to get to 2 runs now but hasn´t quite fallen into place yet.

2x Ion blast Mk2 (or one of those could be any ion weapon really)
2x Beam drone Mk1

For some reason I have never actually used beam drones previously, but I would really like to get into a place where they just ripped a ship apart while I sat behind making fun of shields with my ion weapons.
Last edited by DariusOne; Aug 10, 2013 @ 5:55am
keerdelta Aug 10, 2013 @ 4:14am 
2x Burst Laser Mk II, 2x Heavy Laser Mk I. Nothing strange about that you might think, but this was on the Bulwark, which is supposed to be all about the missiles. I've always wanted a pair of Anti-Bio Beams to play with, so the OP makes me feel just a little jealous ;)
Pepsi Aug 10, 2013 @ 4:17am 
3x burst laser mk2
3x automated reloader aug.

fastest win ever
Gylukios Aug 10, 2013 @ 5:52am 
Weapon Pre-Igniter
2x Burst Laser Mk II
Glaive Beam

Killing Sector 7 ships in one shot feels dirty.

I've also gotten most of the setup DariusRaider noted, except I had 2 Ions, 2 anti ship drones and one beam drone. I left the drones on and the ions on autofire while I mico'd crew to kill boarders, final boss had three health left when I finally looked back at it.
Sexual Chocolate Aug 10, 2013 @ 8:23am 
3x fire bomb with rockman boarding crews led to quick deaths for everyone
spb.nevill Aug 10, 2013 @ 11:33am 
Heavy laser. Fire bomb. Slug/human/engi crew.

I started the game with The Vortex and sold my Heavy Ion once I confirmed I could not get through tier 3 shields.

The setup actually won me the game, though I often had to roast my crew alive to let the fire spread and do the rest of the work.
Last edited by spb.nevill; Aug 10, 2013 @ 11:35am
Lunk Aug 20, 2013 @ 1:29pm 
I just won with a fun one: boarding crew plus Ion Blast, Ion Blast, Ion Bomb, and Fire Beam.

I spent the whole game looking for a weapon that would actually cause hull damage directly and never found one*, and even the fire beam was a very late addition. Heck, I would have settled for an anti-ship or beam drone, but no such luck. I had to avoid every unmanned ship I found outside of an asteroid field. In The Last Stand I ended up using my boarding party to kill the entire crew, and then beating down and finally fire beaming their systems for the hull damage after the auto-repair kicked in.

*-I may have run across one in the first or second sector when it didn't seem like a high priority and forgotten about it. But there was definitely nothing after the halfway mark.
Last edited by Lunk; Aug 20, 2013 @ 1:31pm
infernaldragon5 Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:16pm 
Halberd beam, hermes missile, healing bomb, boarding drone, on adjucator.

Had a bad run with the adjucator on normal, never finding any good weapons that could go through shields. Ended up getting a hermes missile launcher and a healing bomb and 2 mantises and a boarding drone.

Made it to the final boss and my plan was to shoot out the medbay and kill everything with my mantises. But I left my missiles on autofire.... RIP dead mantis boarders #234 and 235 :(. I just spammed boarding drones after that while autofiring their medbays and managed to kill all of their crew except for one by the time the left side came out.

Second stage, I had to pull two dudes for another boarding party. I had 2 zoltans and 2 humans, but one human was the pilot so I pulled my shield dude and my weapons dude, human and zoltan. Smashed their missile launcher, but then I realized I had to somehow get past their defense drone! I beamed my two guys to their drone control and had them sit there. The pilot of the flagship came, got beat to within an inch of his life, fled to the medbay, and came back. During the fleeing I was able to smash the drone control enough to depower the defense drone, allowing my to missile to blow up the medbay and finish the last guy... but during this time I sent a boarding drone and it landed in the laser room, killing their last dude! The ship would be AI controlled for the next fight!

Third fight I used my halberd beam to get through the super shields then beamed my dudes to their missile room. I kept them there to prevent the ship from repairing it since the missiles were the only things that could threaten my ship. I used my beam and missiles to do what damage I could, but those two guys blew the ship up while they were still on it! RIP some random human and my first Zoltan boarder =\. So only 2 of my crew made it out alive. I hope they have good PTSD treatments in FTL...

tl;dr: Missiles are just as op for you as for the opponents. Sometimes you got to do what you got to do, like make a Zoltan a boarder.
Last edited by infernaldragon5; Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Mistaken Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:28pm 
Breach bomb, fire beam, 2 ions and a boarding drone. Death by oxygen leaks, fires and robotic karate chop action was a pretty excellent storm to unleash. Till I ran into a ship with most of the same terrible devices in sector 7. We blew eachother apart like a couple of sentient exploading space ovens. It was art.
CaptainSpaceCat Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:10am 
I actually managed to beat the Flagship with 2X ion blast 2 and a fire beam. It was HARD. It took FOREVER. But when I was done I felt like a boss so it was worth it XD.
You have to keep their sheilds and cloaking down in the first stage and then just keep beaming their sheilds, helm, and telepoot. Once the fire does hull damage, let them repair it, then do it again. It takes a very long time, and is very frustrating, but it can be done.
exinite Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:54am 
if you have 2 pegasus, 2 artemis, pre-igniter aug, and enough missiles, you can beat the boss with only fire power. missile weapon is strong. (not only to missile, all missile ammunition based weapon is very effective. However, the boss beating could be hard with only bomb.)

i like red-tail(kestrel B) for many reason. one of reson is easy to save missile ammunition.
rpgamer987 Sep 1, 2013 @ 10:47pm 
Just picked up an Anti-Bio beam with the Crystal B, two Crystal two Mantis boarding party. As if I wasn't already ripping through crews fast enough. This was supplemented with a Burst Laser 2 and a Hull Laser, for a total of 5 shots, usually enough to bring down the shields for the beam, as well as a weapon pre-igniter, so I can get that started right away.

The hardest part was waiting to teleport my boarding party in until after the beam had a chance to soften them up. [actually almost had a problem with that, when a mantis got nicked due to poor timing. Thankfully nobody bothered attacking him]
Rikketik Sep 3, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
I had a ship with full cloaking, stealth pre-ignited weapons so I could technically destroy a ship without it even seeing me. Sadly Burst Laser II, Pegasus, Ion Bomb II wasn't good enough for the flagship.
Datacrazed Sep 5, 2013 @ 9:55am 
1X hull smasher laser. 1 ion MK 1. One Anti Bio Beam. 2 anti ship drone mark 1's
Bravo Sep 5, 2013 @ 11:50am 
Ion Blast mk2, Heavy Ion *2, Beam Drone, Attack drone, Defense drone, Drone recovery arm, auto reloader, cloak and teleporter.

Versus manned ships: IB2 weapons, Heavy Ion cockpit, Heavy ion O2. Wait for enemy for suffocate.
Versus manned ships with medbay: Repeat as above, some enemy crew get stuck in medbay, teleport at weapons with rock boarding crew until weapons are destroyed, then ion the medbay.

Versus AI ships: IB2 weapons, Heavy ion shields, Heavy ion cockpit. Activate beam drone.

Versus Flag ship: All weapons on Missiles, teleport to missiles, repeat for ion and beam weapons. Then IB2 shields, Heavy ion medbay, cloak. teleport boarding teams to doors and cockpit. Kill all main ship crew. Activate drones. Repeat for steps 2 and 3.
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