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Engine   Fusion Drive Engine

"A modified engine for backers of Pixel Starships."

Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Limit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Icon Abbreviation Size Power Power.png Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category
EngineIcon.png FDE 3x2 0-3 Engine Engine.png Engine
Level Dodge Chance Ship Level Required
1 18% 1


The Fusion Drive Engine (FDE) is a 3x2 Defense room obtained when the player buys the Fashionably Late (Supporter Pack). The FDE can also be obtained if the player pledged 19 AUD (15$) or more at the Pixel Starships Kickstarter found here. The FDE is basically a level 6 Engine, functioning exactly the same in combat.


In Combat

The Fusion Drive Engine is essentially just a level 6 Engine and should be treated as such. When the FDE is paired with two max level Engines, it brings the player's dodge chance to 64%. The already present 64% dodge chance makes achieving a 100% dodge chance much easier due to the amount of Engine stat needed to reach 100% dodge chance being significantly lower.

When To Use

The Fusion Drive Engine can be a great Engine substitute for players under level 5 due to ship level requirements that prevent the player from getting a second Engine or a level 6 Engine. After level 6, the FDE usually sees little use. Normal Engines surpass the effectiveness of the FDE at level 7 and running two Engines and one FDE requires a lot of power.


Since the Fusion Drive Engine only serves a purpose when the player is being attacked with Missile weaponry, an AI command that will depower the FDE when the threat of Missiles is null can save a lot of power. The below AI command will depower the FDE if the enemy has no active Missile Launcher/Multi Missile Launcher.

Enemy Missile Room HP > 0% -> Increase Power By 1

None -> Set Zero Power

Additionally, the below AI Command adds on to the above one with a Craft trigger. The Craft trigger is used to protect against Corsair Craft and Firehawk Craft, but it will waste power if the enemy is using a different type of Craft. Thus, it should be used at the player's discretion.

Enemy Has Active Craft -> Increase Power By 1

Enemy Missile Room HP > 0% -> Increase Power By 1

None -> Set Zero Power

Crew Interactions

The Fusion Drive Engine is buffed with the Engine Engine.png stat on crew. The formula applied when the FDE is buffed can be found here.


  • The Fusion Drive Engine is called the Warp Drive in the Kickstarter and on the official website.
  • The Fusion Drive Engine uses the Engine's destroyed sprite.


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Weapon Rooms

Weapon Rooms: Mineral Mining LaserBolterKias PhaserK BlasterMinigunPhoton PhaserPlasma DischargerParticle DischargerLaser BlasterRailgunPhoton DisruptorEMP CannonIon Cannon

Consumable/Platform Rooms: Missile LauncherMulti Missile LauncherHangarTeleportSmall Weapons PlatformMedium Weapons Platform

Defense Rooms

Defends Via Damage: Anti Craft LaserSecurity GateSmall Gas TrapZaki Tentacle GardenDisintegrator Gate

Defends Via Support: Shield GeneratorShield BatteryMed BayToiletFlower GardensAndroid StudioVisiri MechbayZongzi FactoryRadar

Defends Via Dodge: EngineFusion Drive EngineCloak Generator

Support Rooms

Supports Via Healing: Med BayToiletFlower Gardens

Reactors: Small ReactorFusion ReactorCoal ReactorPower CapacitorLarge ReactorBackup Capacitor