Faster Than Light Walkthrough Sector 1

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 6 minutes

This Faster Than Light walkthrough is divided into 9 total pages.

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Sector 1

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 3

It is crucial for this walkthrough to understand the concepts and mechanics of FTL, they are a bit complicated but after a couple games they seem pretty simple. The tutorial is a great beginning if you haven't done so already.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 4

So start off with putting energy into the Burst Laser II

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 5

and Engines. It is often enough to use only the Burst Laser II on the enemy weapons.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 6

The rebel fleet is after you, but that does not mean you have to rush through sectors. It is rather necessary to explore as many locations as possible, otherwise you won't collect enough ressources for the boss fight at the end.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 7

Having offered these 2 choices, I pick the 1st one

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 8

because missions can provide easily with ressources, especially in the 1st sector.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 9

You can see that there is a store behind the current location. I do not choose to go there because I have barely any scrap.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 10

Save as much scrap as possible. Scrap is used for either ship upgrades or equipment purchases, the latter can only be done in stores while ship upgrades can be done at any time you are not fighting. Having a high amount of scrap for shopping provides you with enough money to buy what you want like crew members, systems or weapons.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 11

Nothing at this location, this will happen sometimes.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 12

Let's go to the Quest location.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 13

I give them the requested 4 fuel

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 14

and gain quite a lot scrap for it.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 15

At the next location I find a weapon. I rather avoid using this weapon

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 16

due to the high cost of running it at 3 Power.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 17

The rebel fleet advances, but you I still have plenty of turns to explore more beacons.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 18

Our first fight. It is important to note what the enemy ship has/not has. For example, he has 2 weapons, a beam waepon and a laser weapon. It should be enough to focus his weapons because he won't be able to attack you otherwise.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 19

Continue to focus his weapons

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 20

and defeat him.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 21

I move onto the next location.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 22

This dialouge indicates that the ship will try to flee, if I choose the 1. option

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 23

you can see that he is charging his FTL drive.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 24

I focus his piloting room but will take some damage in return. The Kestrel has 30 HP so I do not worry over some points of damage.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 25

After that I shot their weapons because my shield was disabled and sent both other crew members to repair the shield.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 26

After i disabled their weapons I delay their FTL by attacking their engines.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 27

And then their piloting system

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 28

followed by finishing them off.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 29

This is rather a low scrap reward but I get an additional crewmember. Crewmembers can also be bought at a store at around 45-60 scrap

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 30

As you might notice, I had a fire in the sensor room for a while which has spread over to the shield room. Use this time to extinguish those.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 31

I do this by venting, if you open the doors like this, every connected room will lose its oxygen resulting in a quick way to put out fires.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 32

I send in a crewmember to check if everything is fine.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 33

After that, I close all doors by using the 2 buttons at the bottom right. After that, I click the open door button ONCE , if you press that one twice every door will be opened and your ship will lose a lot of oxygen. So after I opened the doors the oxygen will spread evenly

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 34

which allows me to repair the rooms without the crew suffocating.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 35

I upgrade my door system once

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 36

and wait a bit to have a high oxygen concentration.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 37

I choose the 1st option here.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 38

This ship has one laser which fires only one shot and a drone which will continue to shoot my ship.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 39

Focus the drone system because this will render the enemy unable to pierce the shield.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 40

I just keep my focus on the drone system.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 41

Now, as always focus either his engines or piloting system due to his FTL drive charging.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 42

Continue to explore more beacons, especially nebulas.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 43

This one is easy because he has no shields, shooting at his weapon system

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 44

should be enough.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 45

I continue exploring beacons even though the rebel fleet is closing in. The nebula is useful since it slows the fleet down.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 46

I choose the 1st option

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 47

If you have a blue option it often is the most effective and will reward you with more ressources.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 48

This is a rather annoying fight, the plasma storm halves the total energy, meaning you have to power only the necessary systems.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 49

I first aim on his drone system and disable the shields after that to reactivate the oxygen system.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 50

After disabling both systems

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 51

I can deal with him easily.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 52

As you can see, this is a rather close one. If you are unsure about whether to explore another location or go to the exit is your choice, keep in mind that it's very dangerous inside of the rebel fleet.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 53

Nothing happening here.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 54

I enter the next sector.

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Faster Than Light Walkthrough - Faster Than-Light 55

I decide to go to the engi controlled sector in hopes of gaining an additional crew member, the engi.

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