Obz3hL33t wrote:Without an igniter quad Flak-I's spray a pretty good argument. Except for availability I don't see why you'd mix F1's and BL2's -- one BL2 pushes your barrage timing to 12 anyway, so why not 4x BL2's?
The day I see a store with a shelf stocked full of BL2's or Flak guns ... bringing 4 of either of those to sector 8 should be an achievement, except no one would ever unlock it.
My last run was perhaps the most glorious normal-mode run in FTL history. flying the rock-B I decided that I was going to make my dream ship on this run, que RNGsus doing everything in his power to make this the most godawful run imaginable, missile spamming enemies, solar flares and ion storms galore. But I persevered and by sector 8 I had my dream ship, 4 shield bars, 45% evade, a defense drone, 4 Flak-1s, and 3 Automated reloaders. Needless to say firing 12 simultanious shots every 5 seconds made this thing literally unstoppable. Shields were powerless to stand before it, even Zoltan shielding barely worth a second thought; evasion was meanginless against the endless storm of shrapnel. I feared no persuing fleet, no pirates; the first two stages of the flagship went down having done only 3 points of damage despite their efforts, on the third RNGsus summoned up a great storm of bullshit and my evade was functionally 0 but even partly diminished the storm of shrapnel was enough to shred the flagship through all its defense drones and shielding.
And that ladies and gentlemen is the best possible ship.
Next run I try for 4 chain lasers.