Console:Engineering research

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This article is considered accurate for the current console version (1.7) of the game.

Engineering Research Engineering research area is compromised mainly of the fields: Industry.png Industry, Materials.png Materials, Propulsion.png Rocketry and Voidcraft.png Voidcraft.

The area provides access to several key points, including: new ship and station classes, strategic resources reveal, kinetic & explosive weapons, buildable pops, machine modification capabilities, improved mineral production & storage, and more.

Main effects[edit]

A scientist with an expertise in any of these fields will be of benefit in this area enabling fast access to their field's main effects (displayed below).

Field Focus Description
Industry.png Industry
  • Minerals.png Increased mineral storage capacity
  • Building Mineral producing buildings
  • Building Engineering producing buildings
  • Trait robotic 1.png Buildable pops and associated armies
  • Speed Increased building construction speed
  • Trait Point Machine modification capabilities
  • Trait Point Machine/robot modification points
  • Minerals.png Mineral modifiers
Ingenuity and productivity.
Materials.png Materials
  • Component Kinetic weapons (mass drivers)
  • Component Armor components
  • Strategic.png Strategic resources reveal
  • Component Kinetic weapons (canons)
  • Damage Kinetic weapon modifiers
  • Armor Armor modifiers
The creation and manipulation of materials for increased utility and durability.
Propulsion.png Rocketry
  • Component Thruster components
  • Component Explosive weapons (missiles)
  • Component Explosive weapons (torpedoes)
  • Damage Explosive weapon modifiers
The study of explosive propulsion.
Voidcraft.png Voidcraft
  • Minerals.png Increased mineral storage capacity
  • Module Additional spaceport modules and slots
  • Hangar Aircraft carrier wings
  • Ship class New ship and station classes
  • Health Ship and station modifiers
  • Damage Aircraft carrier modifiers
Space is the final frontier. To master it is to master the future.

Note: The table is a summary of the most prominent fields and of their effects within the area. This is not an inclusive list.

Table usage[edit]

Legend indicators:

  • Colors: Starter , Acquisition , Rare , Dangerous , Repeatable .
  • Icons: Army assault.png Armies / Attachments , Building Buildings , Component Components , Menu icon policies and edicts.png Edicts / Policies , Feature Feature unlock , Module Modules , Strategic.png Resources , Ship class Ship / Station class .

Notes:

  1. The table shows the default names/icons of techs. Flavor entry is displayed if accompanied by a change to effects/requirements.
  2. If a tech has been available as a research option in the as part of the last choice then its (total) weight will be halved in the coming choice.
  3. The table denotes the base cost of a tech. Actual in-game tech cost will scale with the empire's size (number of colonized planets and population).
  4. To research techs of higher tiers it is first needed to acquire 8 techs of the preceding tier.
  5. Sorting the table by tiers will place all Starter tech at the top and Repeatable end-game tech at the bottom.
  6. Most icons also double as links. For more information about an unlocked effect (buildings, components, etc.) click on the accompanying icon.

List of engineering technologies[edit]

Technology C Cost T Effects Prerequisites Weight & Modifiers Description
Tech basic industry.png Industrial Base Industry.png Building modern 2.png Mining Network I The basic industrial infrastructure that is required to become a spacefaring civilization.
Tech space construction.png Offworld Construction Industry.png
  • Ship class Construction Ship
  • Station class Mining Station
  • Station class Research Station
Construction in space presents our engineers with new design challenges that must be solved before we can build orbital stations above other worlds.
Tech mine betharian.png Betharian Refining Industry.png 360 1 Building modern 2.png Betharian Power Plant
  • Tech space construction.png Offworld Construction
  • Yes.png Potential resource on an owned planet.
Base: 200
Modifiers
  • 2x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
The Betharian minerals appear to have originated from singular source, but were scattered across the galaxy millennia ago. The minerals are most often encountered as pebble-sized clusters, and are highly flammable.
Tech mining network 2.png Geothermal Fracking Industry.png 360 1
Tech basic industry.png Industrial Base Base: 100
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
New fracking techniques will allow us to tap into previously unattainable pockets of geothermal resources deep beneath the planet's crust.
Tech mineral purification 1.png Mineral Processing Industry.png 360 1
Tech mining network 2.png Geothermal Fracking Base: 100
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
Optimal processing of mined materials have allowed us to reach new levels of efficiency.
Tech engineering lab 1.png Nanomechanics Industry.png 360 1 Building modern 2.png Engineering Facility I Base: 100
Modifiers
  • 2x if year is >2205.
  • 2x if year is >2210.
  • 2x if year is >2215.
  • 2x if year is >2220.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
Advanced instrumentation allows for the study and practical application of physical systems at nanometric scales.
Tech powered exoskeletons.png Powered Exoskeletons Industry.png 360 1
  • Damage +5% Army damage
  • Minerals.png +5% Minerals
Tech basic industry.png Industrial Base Base: 150
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
Wearing a powered exoskeleton suit augments the user's strength and speed. The military applications are obvious, but it will also increase labor efficiency.
Tech assembly pattern.png Assembly Patterns Industry.png 600 1 Speed +25% Building build speed Tech engineering lab 1.png Nanomechanics Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist or Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
no description.
Tech robotic workers.png Robotic Workers Industry.png 600 1 Buildable pop Robot
  • Tech powered exoskeletons.png Powered Exoskeletons
  • No.pngHive-minded.png Hive-minded
  • No.pngSpiritualist.png Spiritualist
  • No.pngFanatic Spiritualist.png Fanatic spiritualist
Base: 135
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
These robotic work units are perfect for menial labor tasks. They are hard-working and capable of following simple vocal instructions, but should not be expected to climb stairs.
Tech mineral purification 2.png Advanced Mineral Processing Industry.png 1400 2
  • Tech colonial centralization.png Colonial Centralization
  • Tech mineral purification 1.png Mineral Processing
Base: 70
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
Second-stage processing of pseudo-refined minerals allow for more efficient storage and transportation.
Tech mining network 3.png Deep Core Mining Industry.png 1400 2
  • Tech colonial centralization.png Colonial Centralization
  • Tech mining network 2.png Geothermal Fracking
Base: 70
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
These massive drills are needed to access the rich mineral deposits that can often be found close to a planet's core.
Tech droid workers.png Droids Industry.png 1400 2
  • Army assault.png Robotic Army
  • Buildable pop Droid
  • Tech colonial centralization.png Colonial Centralization
  • Tech robotic workers.png Robotic Workers
  • No.pngHive-minded.png Hive-minded
  • No.pngSpiritualist.png Spiritualist
  • No.pngFanatic Spiritualist.png Fanatic spiritualist
Base: 70
Modifiers
  • 2x if Civic mechanists.png mechanist (valid civic).
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry and level is >2.
Upgraded robotic workers, these units have an expanded movement range equal to that of most organics. Their neural processors have also been greatly improved.
Tech engineering lab 2.png Supersolid Materials Industry.png 1400 2 Building modern 2.png Engineering Facility II
  • Tech colonial centralization.png Colonial Centralization
  • Tech engineering lab 1.png Nanomechanics
Base: 70
Modifiers
  • 2x if year is >2225.
  • 2x if year is >2230.
  • 2x if year is >2235.
  • 2x if year is >2240.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
The production and understanding of supersolids are of immeasurable value to any and every space-age civilization.
Tech construction templates.png Construction Templates Industry.png 2200 2 Speed +50% Building build speed Tech assembly pattern.png Assembly Patterns Base: 45
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist or Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 0.5x if scientist has none of:
    • Expertise is Industry.png industry.
    • Trait is Leader trait curator.png curator.
no description.
Tech repeatable reduced building time.png Assembly Algorithms Industry.png 3000 3 Speed +10% Building build speed Tech construction templates.png Construction Templates Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
The application of game and puzzle theory has the potential to greatly optimize modular assembly and construction.
Tech repeatable improved tile mineral output.png Extraction Patterns Industry.png 3000 3 Minerals.png +5% Minerals Tech mineral purification 2.png Advanced Mineral Processing Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Changes in how mineral deposits are evaluated relative to each other lead to more efficient boring patterns.
Tech mining network 4.png Mineral Isolation Industry.png 4000 3
  • Tech mining network 3.png Deep Core Mining
  • Tech galactic administration.png Galactic Administration
Base: 45
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
Advanced spectrometry combines with fracking techniques and chemical flushing to rapidly exploit shallow and mid-depth deposits.
Tech synthetic workers.png Synthetics Industry.png 4000 3
  • Army assault.png Android Army
  • Buildable pop Synthetic
  • Menu icon policies and edicts.png Artificial Intelligence – Citizen Rights
  • Tech droid workers.png Droids
  • Tech galactic administration.png Galactic Administration
  • Tech sentient ai.png Sentient AI
  • No.pngHive-minded.png Hive-minded
  • No.pngSpiritualist.png Spiritualist
  • No.pngFanatic Spiritualist.png Fanatic spiritualist
Base: 22.5
Modifiers
  • 4x if has ascension perk Ap the flesh is weak.png The Flesh is Weak.
  • 2x if Civic mechanists.png mechanist (valid civic).
  • 0.2x if scientist has none of:
    • Expertise is Industry.png industry.
    • Trait is Leader trait curator.png curator.
    • Trait is Leader trait maniacal.png maniacal.
    • Trait is Leader trait lightbulb on.png spark of genius.
Highly advanced robots that are stronger, faster and more durable than the vast majority of organics. With their upgraded neural processors they are fully capable of independent operations.
Tech engineering lab 3.png Superfluid Materials Industry.png 5000 3
  • Tech galactic administration.png Galactic Administration
  • Tech engineering lab 2.png Supersolid Materials
Base: 40
Modifiers
  • 2x if year is >2225.
  • 2x if year is >2230.
  • 2x if year is >2235.
  • 2x if year is >2240.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry.
The study of superfluidity promises to marry quantum mechanics with the fundamental interaction of gravity.
Tech synthetic leaders.png Synthetic Personality Matrix Industry.png 5000 3 Feature Can elect synth leaders
  • Tech synthetic workers.png Synthetics
  • No.pngHive-minded.png Hive-minded
  • No.pngSpiritualist.png Spiritualist
  • No.pngFanatic Spiritualist.png Fanatic spiritualist
Base: 40
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Industry.png industry and level is >3.
Equipped with a personality, synthetics will finally be able to interact socially on equal terms with the rest of our citizens. Some units may even assume leadership roles.
Tech mass drivers 1.png Mass Drivers Materials.png 360 1
  • Ship part hyper drive 1.png Mass Driver
  • Spaceport 1.png Projectile Defense Module
Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
These electromagnetic projectile launchers use magnets to accelerate armor-piercing rounds towards targets at high speeds.
Tech ship armor 1.png Nanocomposite Materials Materials.png 480 1 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Nanocomposite Armor Tech spaceport 1.png Spaceport Base: 118.75
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Reinforced nanocomposite hull plating can provide an extra layer of protection that could be the difference between life and death in a combat situation.
Tech mass drivers 2.png Coilguns Materials.png 600 1 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Coilgun Tech mass drivers 1.png Mass Drivers Base: 90
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Coilguns are more powerful versions of the early mass drivers, using electromagnetic coils to rapidly accelerate projectiles towards targets.
Tech mine garanthium.png Garanthium Mining Materials.png 600 1 Strategic.png Garanthium.png Garanthium Ore
  • Tech mineral purification 1.png Mineral Processing
  • Yes.png Potential resource within borders or established contact with an empire owning the tech.
Base: 180
Modifiers
  • 2x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Establishing successful Garanthium quarries poses unique challenges, as the malleable qualities of the ore make it as difficult to mine as it is attractive.
Tech mine orillium.png Orillium Extraction Materials.png 600 1 Strategic.png Orillium.png Orillium Ore
  • Tech mineral purification 1.png Mineral Processing
  • Yes.png Potential resource within borders or established contact with an empire owning the tech.
Base: 180
Modifiers
  • 2x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Stabilization beams allow relatively safe extraction of volatile Orillium ores.
Tech mine teldar.png Teldar Crystal Mining Materials.png 600 1 Strategic.png Teldar.png Teldar Crystals
  • Tech mineral purification 1.png Mineral Processing
  • Yes.png Potential resource within borders or established contact with an empire owning the tech.
Base: 180
Modifiers
  • 2x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Teldar crystals emanate tell-tale wavelengths of light outside the visible spectrum.
Tech mine rare crystals.png Yurantic Crystal Mining Materials.png 600 1 Strategic.png Yurantic.png Yurantic Crystals
  • Tech mineral purification 1.png Mineral Processing
  • Yes.png Potential resource within borders or established contact with an empire owning the tech.
Base: 180
Modifiers
  • 2x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Yurantic crystals have rare reflective properties that enhance the effectiveness of energy weapons.
Tech ship armor 2.png Ceramo-Metal Materials Materials.png 720 1 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Ceramo-Metal Armor Tech ship armor 1.png Nanocomposite Materials Base: 106.25
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
A combination of different metals and ceramics that result in a strong armor without sacrificing flexibility.
Tech autocannons 1.png Autocannons Materials.png 1000 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Autocannon Tech mass drivers 2.png Coilguns Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
  • 0.5x if not researched Tech mass drivers 1.png Mass Drivers.
Large-caliber ballistic weapons that fire cased explosive shells. The main advantage of these cannons is their high rate of fire.
Tech mass drivers 3.png Railguns Materials.png 1000 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Railgun Tech mass drivers 2.png Coilguns Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
The latest in electromagnetic accelerators, railguns use twin parallel rails to fire projectiles at incredible speeds.
Tech crystal armor 1.png Crystal-Infused Plating Materials.png 1400 1 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Crystal-Infused Plating Yes.png Debris analysis outcome (Crystalline Entities) Base: 0
Modifiers
  • +5 if has country flag crystal_armor_1_weight.
This incredibly dense and strong material can resist firepower that would turn armor made of any other alloys into slag.
Tech ship armor 3.png Plasteel Materials Materials.png 1400 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Plasteel Armor Tech ship armor 2.png Ceramo-Metal Materials Base: 87.5
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Plasteel is an elastic material that combines many of the qualities of plastics and metal. It is relatively cheap to produce and can be used to augment ship armor.
Tech mass drivers 4.png Advanced Railguns Materials.png 1800 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Advanced Railgun Tech mass drivers 3.png Railguns Base: 65
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
A new version of the venerable railgun, with sturdier rails and an enhanced power supply. These weapons are even more powerful and accurate than their predecessors.
Tech flak batteries 1.png Flak Battery Materials.png 1800 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Flak Battery Tech autocannons 2.png Ripper Cannons Base: 65
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Gun batteries that fire area effect shrapnel rounds at close range. They are particularly lethal to enemy strike craft, but can also inflict damage on larger ships.
Tech autocannons 2.png Ripper Cannons Materials.png 1800 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Ripper Autocannon Tech autocannons 1.png Autocannon Base: 65
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
These upgraded rotary autocannons feature improved tracking and fire control systems. This allows them to maintain an even higher rate of fire.
Tech ship armor 4.png Durasteel Materials Materials.png 2200 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Durasteel Armor Tech ship armor 3.png Plasteel Materials Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
This strong yet flexible material is capable of withstanding severe punishment. It serves well as ship armor.
Tech flak batteries 3.png Flak Artillery Materials.png 3000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Flak Artillery Tech flak batteries 1.png Flak Battery Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Upgraded flak batteries with new, more powerful shrapnel rounds. They offer excellent defense against both strike craft and missiles.
Tech mass drivers 5.png Gauss Cannons Materials.png 3000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Gauss Cannon Tech mass drivers 4.png Advanced Railguns Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
This updated version of the old coilgun design is even more destructive than the latest railgun designs. It is capable of launching projectiles with incredible accuracy and speed.
Tech repeatable weapon type kinetic damage.png High-Density Munitions Materials.png 3000 3 Damage +5% Kinetic weapon damage Tech mass drivers 3.png Railguns Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Ultra-dense slugs can punch through even the strongest of projected shields.
Tech kinetic artillery 1.png Kinetic Battery Materials.png 3000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Kinetic Battery Tech mass drivers 4.png Advanced Railguns Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Very long-range artillery capable of hurling powerful rounds over extreme distances with a large degree of accuracy.
Tech repeatable weapon type kinetic fire rate.png Loader Efficiency Materials.png 3000 3 Attack Speed +5% Kinetic weapon attack speed Tech mass drivers 3.png Railguns Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Minor technical advances combine with improved shipboard routines for handling munitions to provide a noticeable boost in fire rate.
Tech repeatable improved armor output.png Matter Compression Materials.png 3000 3 Armor +5% Ship armor Tech ship armor 3.png Plasteel Materials Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Compressing suitable materials into ultra-dense forms is a cheap and efficient way to improve their ability to absorb weapons-grade impacts.
Tech autocannons 3.png Stormfire Cannons Materials.png 3000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Stormfire Autocannon Tech autocannons 2.png Ripper Cannons Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
Advanced rotary autocannons capable of spewing a cloud of armor-piercing and high-explosive shells at a target.
Tech crystal armor 2.png Crystal-Forged Plating Materials.png 4000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Crystal-Forged Plating Yes.png Debris analysis outcome (Crystalline Entities) Introducing Crystalline matter into the forging process further improves the ultra-hard qualities of crystal-infused metals.
Tech mass accelerator 1.png Mega Cannon Materials.png 4000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Mega Cannon
  • Tech battleships.png Battleships
  • Tech mass drivers 5.png Gauss Cannons
Base: 45
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
An enormous mass accelerator cannon that can only be placed in a spinal mount and fires monstrously powerful rounds over vast distances.
Tech kinetic artillery 2.png Kinetic Artillery Materials.png 5000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Kinetic Artillery Tech kinetic artillery 1.png Kinetic Battery Base: 40
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
An even more powerful long-range, ship-based artillery cannon, equipped with a new barrel and an upgraded fire control computer.
Tech ship armor 5.png Neutronium Materials Materials.png 5000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Neutronium Armor
  • Tech ship armor 4.png Durasteel Materials
  • Tech mine neutronium.png Neutronium Extraction
Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
This incredibly dense and strong material can resist firepower that would turn armor made of any other alloys into slag.
Tech mass accelerator 2.png Giga Cannon Materials.png 6000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Giga Cannon Tech mass accelerator 1.png Mega Cannon Base: 35
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Materials.png materials.
An even more powerful mass accelerator cannon that can rip through even the toughest shields.
Tech mine living metal.png Living Metal Materials.png 6000 3 Strategic.png Living Metal.png Living Metal
  • Tech space construction.png Offworld Construction
  • Yes.png Event chain outcome (Precursors)
Mining and processing the rare living metals is exceedingly difficult, but successful application of the mutable alloys yields incomparable advantages.
Tech dragon armor.png Artificial Dragonscales Materials.png 7000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Dragonscale Armor Yes.png Event chain outcome (Ether Drake) The Ether Drake's scales are made up of multiple layers of unique mineral nanostructures. Unorthodox manufacturing techniques allow us to closely emulate these self-repairing structures.
Tech thrusters 1.png Chemical Thrusters Propulsion.png Ship part hyper drive 1.png Chemical Thruster Simple yet moderately effective chemical thrusters that rely on combustible propellant to function.
Tech thrusters 2.png Ion Thrusters Propulsion.png 360 1 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Ion Thruster Tech thrusters 1.png Chemical Thrusters Base: 125
Modifiers
  • 2x if researched Tech spaceport 2.png Improved Spaceport.
  • 2x if researched Tech destroyers.png Destroyers.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
These electric thrusters use beams of ions to generate thrust without the need for propellant.
Tech missiles 1.png Nuclear Missiles Propulsion.png 360 1
  • Ship part hyper drive 1.png Nuclear Missiles
  • Spaceport 1.png Missile Defense Module
Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
Space-to-space missiles equipped with high-yield nuclear warheads. Although based on old pre-space technology, these crude fire-and-forget weapons can be surprisingly effective at range.
Tech torpedoes 1.png Space Torpedoes Propulsion.png 480 1 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Space Torpedoes Tech missiles 2.png Fusion Missiles Base: 95
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
These torpedoes are essentially very large, slow-moving missiles. They are equipped with more powerful warheads and shield modulators that let them slip unmolested through energy screens.
Tech missiles 2.png Fusion Missiles Propulsion.png 600 1 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Fusion Missiles Tech missiles 1.png Nuclear Missiles Base: 90
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
These updated space-to-space missiles have more powerful fusion warheads and improved flight performance.
Tech afterburners 1.png Afterburners Propulsion.png 1000 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Afterburners Tech thrusters 2.png Ion Thrusters Base: 93.75
Modifiers
  • 2x if researched Tech thrusters 2.png Ion Thrusters.
  • 2x if researched Tech thrusters 3.png Plasma Thrusters.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
These powerful thrusters provide additional combat speed but consume a great deal of power.
Tech missiles 3.png Antimatter Missiles Propulsion.png 1000 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Antimatter Missiles Tech missiles 2.png Fusion Missiles Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
Advanced missiles equipped with very powerful antimatter warheads. A new and improved guidance system gives them a better chance of finding their targets.
Tech thrusters 3.png Plasma Thrusters Propulsion.png 1000 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Plasma Thruster Tech thrusters 2.png Ion Thrusters Base: 93.75
Modifiers
  • 2x if researched Tech spaceport 4.png Advanced Spaceport.
  • 2x if researched Tech cruisers.png Cruisers.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
An advanced form of electric propulsion, plasma thrusters afford ships greater sublight speeds and maneuverability.
Tech swarmer missiles 1.png Swarmer Missiles Propulsion.png 1000 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Swarmer Missiles Tech missiles 4.png Quantum Missiles Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
These smaller missiles are launched in volleys and have been specifically designed to overwhelm enemy point-defense systems.
Tech torpedoes 2.png Armored Torpedoes Propulsion.png 1400 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Armored Torpedoes Tech torpedoes 1.png Space Torpedoes Base: 70
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
Upgraded space torpedoes encased in armor, to better withstand enemy point-defense fire. The armor fragments into shards that cause additional damage when the torpedo detonates.
Tech missiles 4.png Quantum Missiles Propulsion.png 1800 2 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Quantum Missiles Tech missiles 3.png Antimatter Missiles Base: 65
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
The latest version of space-to-space missile, this upgraded variant has an immensely powerful warhead that draws its energy from a zero point vacuum.
Tech afterburners 2.png Advanced Afterburners Propulsion.png 3000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Advanced Afterburners
  • Tech afterburners 1.png Afterburners
  • Tech thrusters 3.png Plasma Thrusters
Base: 62.5
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
This improved version of the standard afterburners provide an even greater boost to a ship's combat speed.
Tech thrusters 4.png Impulse Thrusters Propulsion.png 3000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Impulse Thruster Tech thrusters 3.png Plasma Thrusters Base: 62.5
Modifiers
  • 2x if researched Tech battleships.png Battleships.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
These highly advanced fusion-powered thrusters provide ships with unmatched maneuverability and speed under sublight conditions.
Tech missiles 5.png Marauder Missiles Propulsion.png 3000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Marauder Missiles Tech missiles 4.png Quantum Missiles Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
These highly advanced missiles are equipped with limited onboard AI pilots that substantially improve their performance and ability to track targets.
Tech repeatable weapon type explosive fire rate.png Miniaturized Pre-Igniters Propulsion.png 3000 3 Attack Speed +5% Explosive weapon attack speed Tech missiles 3.png Antimatter Missiles Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Advances in miniaturization allow for more rapid loading and discharging of rocket-propelled payloads.
Tech repeatable weapon type explosive damage.png Thermodynamic Yield Control Propulsion.png 3000 3 Damage +5% Explosive weapon damage Tech missiles 3.png Antimatter Missiles Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
With the chemical reaction tightly controlled by missile-board microprocessors, warhead detonations can be tuned for maximum effect for local conditions at the time of impact.
Tech swarmer missiles 2.png Whirlwind Missiles Propulsion.png 3000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Whirlwind Missiles Tech swarmer missiles 1.png Swarmer Missiles Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
New miniaturization techniques will allow us to equip swarmer missiles with more powerful warheads and improved flight performance.
Tech torpedoes 3.png Devastator Torpedoes Propulsion.png 4000 3 Ship part hyper drive 1.png Devastator Torpedoes Tech torpedoes 2.png Armored Torpedoes Base: 45
Modifiers
  • 1.5x if Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Propulsion.png rocketry.
Advanced torpedoes with very powerful warheads. They have a sleeker design, faster engines and upgraded shield modulators for slipping through energy screens.
Tech space defense station 1.png Deep Space Outposts Voidcraft.png Station class Defense Platform Tech space construction.png Offworld Construction This will enable the construction of defensive deep space platforms far from the gravity wells of a planetary body.
Tech assault armies.png Interplanetary Expeditionary Forces Voidcraft.png Army assault.png Assault Army Tech planetary defenses.png Planetary Defenses The invasion of another world is a staggering enterprise. There are immense logistical challenges that must be overcome before we can muster our first interplanetary armies.
Tech spaceport 1.png Spaceport Voidcraft.png
  • Ship class Corvette
  • Ship class Science Ship
  • Station class Spaceport
The spaceport is a planet's foothold in space, a center for trade and commerce as well as home base for military and civilian vessels.
Tech spaceport 2.png Improved Spaceport Voidcraft.png 600 1
  • Minerals.png +2000 Mineral storage capacity
  • Spaceport 1.png Corvette Assembly Yards
  • Feature Spaceport Level II
Tech space construction.png Offworld Construction Base: 90
Modifiers
  • 10x if a neighbor has the tech.
  • 4x if year is >2210.
  • 3x if year is >2207.
  • 2x if year is >2204.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
Enhancements to artificial gravity and life support systems allow for further expansion of orbital facilities.
Tech strike craft 1.png Carrier Operations Voidcraft.png 1000 2
  • Ship part hyper drive 1.png Basic Bomber Wing
  • Ship part hyper drive 1.png Basic Fighter Wing
Tech cruisers.png Cruisers Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
These manned, short-range strike craft are launched from a mothership and rely on their speed and small size to survive long enough to punch through enemy defenses.
Tech space defense station 2.png Deep Space Stations Voidcraft.png 1000 2 Station class Defense Station Tech space defense station 1.png Deep Space Outposts Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 5x if researched Tech spaceport 4.png Advanced Spaceport.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist or Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
New construction methods will allow for the construction of even larger military stations in the depths of space.
Tech destroyers.png Destroyers Voidcraft.png 1000 2
  • Minerals.png +2000 Mineral storage capacity
  • Ship class Destroyer
  • Feature Spaceport Level III
Tech spaceport 2.png Improved Spaceport Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 10x if a neighbor has the tech.
  • 4x if year is >2230.
  • 3x if year is >2220.
  • 2x if year is >2215.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
  • 0.1x if year is <2210.
Expanded dry-docks allow for the construction of Destroyer-class military vessels.
Tech cruiser build speed.png Standardized Cruiser Patterns Voidcraft.png 1000 2 Spaceport 1.png Cruiser Assembly Yards Tech cruisers.png Cruisers Base: 75
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
Establishing new standards for the modeling and construction of cruisers greatly improves the efficiency of the production pipeline.
Tech spaceport 4.png Advanced Spaceport Voidcraft.png 1400 2
  • Minerals.png +2000 Mineral storage capacity
  • Spaceport 1.png Destroyer Assembly Yards
  • Feature Spaceport Level IV
Tech destroyers.png Destroyers Base: 70
Modifiers
  • 10x if a neighbor has the tech.
  • 4x if year is >2230.
  • 3x if year is >2225.
  • 2x if year is >2220.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
  • 0.1x if year is <2215.
State-of-the-art orbital construction techniques result in spaceports the size of major planet side cities.
Tech strike craft 2.png Improved Strike Craft Voidcraft.png 1400 2
  • Ship part hyper drive 1.png Improved Bomber Wing
  • Ship part hyper drive 1.png Improved Fighter Wing
Tech strike craft 1.png Carrier Operations Base: 70
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
The next generation of strike craft, featuring improved avionics, better handling characteristics and more powerful armaments.
Tech space defense station improvement.png Corps of Engineers Voidcraft.png 1800 2
  • Cost –15% Military station build cost
  • Health +25% Military station health
Tech space defense station 2.png Deep Space Stations Base: 32.5
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist or Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 0.5x if scientist has none of:
    • Expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
    • Trait is Leader trait curator.png curator.
The creation of a dedicated naval engineering corps will greatly benefit the construction of deep space defense platforms, decreasing building costs and increasing durability.
Tech strike craft 3.png Advanced Strike Craft Voidcraft.png 2200 2
  • Ship part hyper drive 1.png Advanced Bomber Wing
  • Ship part hyper drive 1.png Advanced Fighter Wing
Tech strike craft 2.png Improved Strike Craft Base: 60
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
A further refinement in strike craft design, these advanced fighters and bombers are a pilot's dream. Their performance far exceeds that of previous models.
Tech cruisers.png Cruisers Voidcraft.png 2200 2
  • Minerals.png +2000 Mineral storage capacity
  • Ship class Cruiser
  • Feature Spaceport Level V
Tech spaceport 4.png Advanced Spaceport Base: 60
Modifiers
  • 10x if a neighbor has the tech.
  • 4x if year is >2240.
  • 3x if year is >2235.
  • 2x if year is >2230.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
  • 0.1x if year is <2220.
Expanded dry-docks allow for the construction of Cruiser-class military vessels.
Tech battleship build speed.png Standardized Battleship Patterns Voidcraft.png 2200 2 Spaceport 1.png Battleship Assembly Yards Tech battleships.png Battleships Base: 60
Modifiers
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
Establishing new standards for how we design and construct massive battleship greatly improves the speed at which they can be assembled.
Tech space defense station 3.png Deep Space Installations Voidcraft.png 3000 3 Station class Fortress Tech space defense station 2.png Deep Space Stations Base: 50
Modifiers
  • 5x if researched Tech battleships.png Battleships.
  • 1.25x if Militarist.png militarist or Fanatic Militarist.png fanatic militarist.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
These massive installations are like cities floating in space. They can support a crew of thousands, and are often equipped with firepower rivaling that of a fleet.
Tech repeatable improved military station health.png Fortified Core Layers Voidcraft.png 3000 3 Health +10% Military station health Tech space defense station 2.png Deep Space Stations Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Additional layers of armor plating within the structure itself improves the resilience of Military Stations.
Tech repeatable weapon type strike craft fire rate.png Heat Recyclers Voidcraft.png 3000 3 Attack Speed +10% Strike craft attack speed Tech cruisers.png Cruisers Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Circulating excess heat from weapons discharge in order to prime munitions as they are loaded increases the rate of fire of strike craft weaponry.
Tech repeatable improved ship health.png Hull Integrity Voidcraft.png 3000 3 Health +5% Ship health Tech spaceport 4.png Advanced Spaceport Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Further increasing compartmentalization of shipboard spaces allows ships to sustain more damage before hull integrity reaches critically low levels.
Tech repeatable weapon type strike craft fire damage.png Synapse Interceptors Voidcraft.png 3000 3 Damage +10% Strike craft damage Tech cruisers.png Cruisers Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Increasing the speed at which fighter pilots can process and act upon enemy positioning data elevates strike craft a few steps up the food chain.
Tech repeatable improved military station damage.png Synchronized Firing Patterns Voidcraft.png 3000 3 Damage +10% Military station damage Tech space defense station 2.png Deep Space Stations Base: 12.5
Modifiers
  • 0.01x if researching another repeatable tech.
Cross-linking weapon systems to fire in staggered volleys improves the actual damage output of Military Stations over time.
Tech battleships.png Battleships Voidcraft.png 4000 3
  • Minerals.png +2000 Mineral storage capacity
  • Ship class Battleship
  • Feature Spaceport Level VI
Tech cruisers.png Cruisers Base: 45
Modifiers
  • 10x if a neighbor has the tech.
  • 4x if year is >2270.
  • 3x if year is >2265.
  • 2x if year is >2260.
  • 1.25x if scientist expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
  • 0.1x if year is <2250.
Expanded dry-docks allow for the construction of Battleship-class military vessels.
Tech mega engineering.png Mega-Engineering Voidcraft.png 10000 4
  • Minerals.png +20000 Mineral storage capacity
  • Speed +50% Building build speed
  • Tech battleships.png Battleships
  • Tech space defense station 3.png Deep Space Installations
  • Tech zero point power.png Zero Point Power
Base: 7.5
Modifiers
  • 20x if has any mega-structure (in any condition) within borders.
  • 2x if has ascension perk Ap master builders.png Master Builders.
  • 2x if has ascension perk Ap voidborn.png Voidborne.
  • 0.5x if scientist has none of:
    • Expertise is Voidcraft.png voidcraft.
    • Trait is Leader trait curator.png curator.
    • Trait is Leader trait maniacal.png maniacal.
To complete constructing projects of truly staggering scales we must first achieve a fundamental understanding of both the engineering and resource storage requirements for such megastructures.

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Game concepts