Ship tools are certain abilities that a player's UFO can perform.
There are ship tools for:
- Ship Abilities - Basic tools and abilities of a ship (mostly passive).
- Main Tools - Similar to Ship Tools, but more active than passive.
- Planet Coloring - Can change the color of any planet, player controlled or not.
- Planet Sculpting - Like Coloring, but can shape the terrain.
- Planet Atmospheric - Used for terraforming.
- Colonization Tools for colonizing planets and enhancing existing colonies.
- Weapon - Used in war and general combat.
- Socialization Tools - Useful for non-destructive interaction, and allying with other races.