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Saundra Balock

Dec 8, 2023, 6:09:32 AM12/8/23
The most common drawback that I've read about the Kestrel B is that its weapons don't scale very well into the later portions of the game. That is indeed true, but only up to a point. The Basic Lasers are slot-inefficient for the lategame, and they will need to be replaced eventually. However, one of the great things about the Basic Lasers is that they can fit very nicely into just about any gunship setup. Let's say that you purchase a Flak I weapon at a store in Sector Two. You can upgrade weapons to level 5, sell one of the Basic Lasers, and keep right on using the other three. Kestrel B allows for a smooth upgrade path throughout the game, slowly replacing the Basic Lasers with more advanced tools one at a time. Even if you have poor luck in finding weapons, the starting setup will work reasonably well until enemy ships begin showing up with three shield layers in Sector Five. There are very few ships that can make it that far without upgrading their weaponry. For that matter, I've had plenty of runs where I was still using one of those Basic Lasers against the flagship at the very end. It's a shame that you can't purchase them in stores, I would absolutely buy a Basic Laser for the last weapon slot on a lot of other ships. I'd argue that the early game nature of the weapons aren't the real weakness of this ship, as FTL is like Civilization or Master of Orion where snowballing from a strong early game is extremely important. Instead, it's the lack of any systems or augments which is the biggest drawback of the Kestrel B. There's no extra stuff to micro for advantage - Kestrel B is a basic ship. While it's nice to be able to customize to your heart's content, it's also hard to ignore the lack of Cloaking or a Teleporter or a Zoltan Shield. It's a testament to how good the Kestrel B's weapons are that it gets placed this high on the tier list without any systems or augments at all. Anyway, I could keep raving about how much I love this ship, but the description here should be enough to get a good idea of its strengths. Kestrel B: the pride of the rebel fleet!

Rock B is the last ship that just barely cracks the average tier on my list. I debated whether to keep this here or drop it down a tier to the below average group, ultimately keeping it next to its C design sibling. I certainly wouldn't fault someone for putting this ship in the next tier down. Rock B is certainly one of the stranger ships in FTL. The big advantage of this ship is a setup that's clearly designed for boarding gameplay. It starts out with an excellent beginning crew of four Rockmen along with a nasty Fire Bomb weapon. None of the other ships in the game get to start out with that particular flammable item. The Rockmen's racial bonus is an immunity to fire, so the clear intention of the Rock B is to teleport two of them over to the enemy ship and then Fire Bomb whatever room they happen to be fighting inside. The weak non-mineral life forms will horribly burn to death while the rocks smash their way to victory. For conventional weaponry, the Rock B also starts out with a Heavy Pierce Laser, which is almost identical to a normal Heavy Laser (one shot that deals two damage) with the ability to pierce through one shield layer in exchange for a slightly longer cooldown. It's almost a carbon copy of the Heavy Crystal weapon, for that matter. Since the Heavy Pierce Laser also has a chance to breach the hull and set fires, it makes for a nice complement for raiding the other ship. Tack on the Rock Plating augment again, and there's some nice stuff to play around with on this ship.

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