Originally Posted by gunman_2000
I had a great little run on easy with an Engi ship. Those drones and the ion gun work pretty well together. Made a killing on scrap and upgraded everything. Still couldn't beat the last ship tho.
Did you get the upgrade and train a boarding party?
Did you get any other weapons besides drones? The 4-second recharge Ion is enough to shut down any shielding. Makes the Engi ship one of the easiest for that fight because taking down shields enables most other weapons to become effective - especially beams.
You need timed cloaking or defense drones / high evasion to survive the period super-attack.
Your description was a bit strange - usual end-fight losses are due to being under-geared / under-funded.