X3: Albion prelude combines elements of dogfighting, economics and fleet organisation.   To thrive in the hostile and outnumbering universe, the player requires ships suited to each role.

Ship Classes

Minimal Boarding Personnel Requirements

Some ships in the X-Universe are not for sale at shipyards or are owned by races that are hostile to the player meaning they need to be acquired by force. These tables list the minimal Marine/Mercenary skill requirements to board ships of each class.

M1

Ship Race CategoryMinimal Fight Skill Total (21x (avg.)

VS Internal Security Lasers Fight Skill Total(21x avg.)

Minimal Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (10x)VS Hull Polarising Device Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (10x)Minimal Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (10x)VS Hull Polarising Device Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (10x)Minimal Hacking Skill (>2x)VS Advanced Firewall Software Hacking Skill (>2x)
Commonwealth526 (26)
714 (34)73146 (impossible)37734176
Terran672 (32)
840 (40)146 (impossible)207 (impossible)73104 (impossible)86121 (impossible)
Xenon2,079 (99)
2,268 (108)(impossible)73146 (impossible)3773100135 (impossible)

M2/M2+

Ship Race CategoryMinimal Fight Skill Total (21x (avg.)

VS Internal Security Lasers Fight Skill Total(21x avg.)

Minimal Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (10x)VS Hull Polarising Device Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (10x)Minimal Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (10x)VS Hull Polarising Device Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (10x)Minimal Hacking Skill (>2x)VS Advanced Firewall Software Hacking Skill (>2x)
Commonwealth546 (26)714 (34)65126 (impossible)34633873
Terran651 (31)840 (40)130 (impossible)191 (impossible)659676111 (impossible)
Xenon2,079 (99)2,247 (107)(impossible)65
126 (impossible)346388123 (impossible)

M6/M6+

Ship Race CategoryMinimal Fight Skill Total (9x (avg.)

VS Internal Security Lasers Fight Skill Total(9x avg.)

Minimal Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (4x)VS Hull Polarising Device Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (4x)Minimal Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (4x)VS Hull Polarising Device Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (4x)Minimal Hacking Skill (>2x)VS Advanced Firewall Software Hacking Skill (>2x)
Commonwealth360 (40)540 (60)9695351348
Terran387 (43)567 (63)17779392156
Xenon855 (95)1,035 (115)(impossible)9695352358

M7/M7M/M7C

Ship Race CategoryMinimal Fight Skill Total (21x (avg.)

VS Internal Security Lasers Fight Skill Total(21x avg.)

Minimal Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (10x)VS Hull Polarising Device Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (10x)Minimal Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (10x)VS Hull Polarising Device Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (10x)Minimal Hacking Skill (>2x)VS Advanced Firewall Software Hacking Skill (>2x)
Commonwealth525 (25)693 (33)379819492661
Terran609 (29)777 (37)73134 (impossible)37675590
Xenon2058 (98)2,226 (106)(impossible)3798194965100

TL

Ship Race CategoryMinimal Fight Skill Total (21x (avg.)

VS Internal Security Lasers Fight Skill Total(21x avg.)

Minimal Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (10x)VS Hull Polarising Device Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (10x)Minimal Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (10x)VS Hull Polarising Device Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (10x)Minimal Hacking Skill (>2x)VS Advanced Firewall Software Hacking Skill (>2x)
Commonwealth525 (25)693 (33)53114 (impossible)27573166
Terran609 (29)777 (37)106 (impossible)167 (impossible)53846196

TM

Ship Race CategoryMinimal Fight Skill Total (9x (avg.)

VS Internal Security Lasers Fight Skill Total(9x avg.)

Minimal Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (4x)VS Hull Polarising Device Spacewalk Mechanical Skill (4x)Minimal Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (4x)VS Hull Polarising Device Boarding Pod Mechanical Skill (4x)Minimal Hacking Skill (>2x)VS Advanced Firewall Software Hacking Skill (>2x)
Commonwealth503 (56)684 (76)5653331651
Terran558 (62)738 (82)9695353166