Given an enemy ship with 1/1/1 shields/O2/medbay, is it possible to suffocate the crew using only one Ion Blast Mark II? Bonus points for video proof :)

I ran out of drones on my Torus and have no other weapons :(

  • I think it is, but you'll need to get lucky and hit both subsystems consistently. It's going to take me a while to test. It's probably a safer bet to stall the ship long enough for your own FTL to charge up and escape. – Pvt. Grichmann Sep 10 '13 at 3:24
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    It is possible, see my edit :) – Blahman Sep 10 '13 at 3:42
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    Please submit your answer as an answer instead of an edit to the question so that this doesn't sit there with "0 answers". :) Answering your own question is OK here! – SevenSidedDie Sep 10 '13 at 3:44
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    I will when I am able to. I need 10 reputation or 7 hours. – Blahman Sep 10 '13 at 3:45
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    There you go. Should have enough reputation now. Just as I was looking up the maths that would have proven it to be impossible, too. – Pvt. Grichmann Sep 10 '13 at 3:47

Holy crap, it is:

Suffocation with Ion Blast II

I was fighting the dread pirate Tuco and after he ran out of bombs (and thus could no longer damage my ship with only a single puny laser) I set my Ion Blast II on his O2 and went to watch some football.

When I came back he was still alive, but all my crew members had been fully leveled at their respective stations, and after I switched to his medbay after a few rounds of knocking out his shields and medbay his crew suffocated!

And after all that, of course I did not get any drone parts out of it...

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