At last! I finally beat the FTL boss ship on Normal mode
This time I had a better equipped ship with a cloak and a teleport, both of which came in very handy during the boss fight as well as earlier in the game.
The main weapon I had was the Glave beam which takes a long time to charge and consumes a lot of power but is hugely effective if the enemy has low shields and you can make the beam go over 3 or 4 rooms.
The first two boss fights went pretty well except I lost 3 of my key crew members during the second fight and then the 3rd fight went poorly but I just managed to clinch it before I died. I made a few mistakes of course – sometimes I just miss things because there is so much going on. Anyway, I’m pleased with the win and I hope that you can learn a new strategy that works for you from watching the video.
Here’s a video with commentary. Enjoy!