|Engine||Fusion Drive Engine|
|Icon||Abbreviation||Size||Power Consumption||Stat Enhancement||AI Category|
|Level||Dodge Chance||Ship Level Required|
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 A$ 32 AUD or more at the Pixel Starships Kickstarter found here. The FDE is basically a level 6 Engine, functioning exactly the same 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
The Fusion Drive Engine is buffed with the Engine 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.