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by Kaerius
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Hardest beggining ship?
Replies: 56
Views: 43332

Re: Hardest beggining ship?

Stealth ship B and Crystal ship B are both rough starters. Stealth B is hosed if anything hits its weapon control before the glaive beam charges up(25s). Crystal ship B has no weapons at all to start with(but is the games best boarding ship), and is hosed by automated enemies before it can get a wea...
by Kaerius
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best Weapon Combos
Replies: 115
Views: 205202

Re: Best Weapom Combos

1x Ion Blast II require 3 shots to chew thru a 2 shield ship, and cannot do anything about 3 shield ships See, this is where you're wrong. An Ion Blast II can chew through any amount of shields, as long as it doesn't miss(and at max crew skill, as long as it doesn't miss twice in a row). Each hit r...
by Kaerius
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best Weapon Combos
Replies: 115
Views: 205202

Re: Best Weapom Combos

Ion blasters + glaive is one of the most damaging combos out there. (A varient of this I want to try sometime: ion blaster 2 + ion blaster 1 + 2x hull beam). Fire weapons (ion+fire beam / fire bomb on its own) + rock boarders is pretty awesome. I'd think 3 burst laser 2s and a breach bomb 2, fire bo...
by Kaerius
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best drone combination
Replies: 10
Views: 31094

Re: Best drone combination

Mk 2 just attack faster. I've yet to time it but I doubt it's even twice as fast, meaning two regular attack 1s would do a better job. So the best offensive combination is probably 1 mk 2 + 2 mk 1. Beam drones have the drawback of failing completely against shields(at least attack drones damage the ...
by Kaerius
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: When enemy uses FTL target helm or engine?
Replies: 17
Views: 14889

Re: When enemy uses FTL target helm or engine?

icepick wrote:You only do one damage per room with a beam. Room size doesn't matter.

There's more than one beam... halberd beams do 2 damage, and glaive does 3.
by Kaerius
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What's your favourite Weapon/System/Sub-System?
Replies: 35
Views: 28446

Re: What's your favourite Weapon/System/Sub-System?

For me, it's a tossup between Glaive Beam, and Ion Blaster 2, both are awesome. They even work great together.

I'll definitely keep fire bombs next time I see them... that seems decent, especially if I'm on the engi ship and thus have Ion Blaster 2.
by Kaerius
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Heavy Laser II or Hull Laser II?
Replies: 7
Views: 27543

Re: Heavy Laser II or Hull Laser II?

Hull Smasher Laser II definitely. Not just because 3 shots are better than 2, and it takes down shields better, and it has higher potential ship damage. Hull Smasher Lasers are good at causing breeches, thus if you breech important system rooms, such as shields, they get harder to repair, so it's ea...