Materials are required to build blocks. They are also required at shipyards to buy new ships. They increase in strength and cost with tiers, have different weights and can form different types of blocks. The material of a block also affects things like energy generated by Generators and the power of Shield Generators and Hyperspace Cores, but not the energy generated by Solar Panels or the thrust from Engines and Thrusters or the effectiveness of a Computer Core.
Types[edit | edit source]
There are 7 types of materials (in ascending strength):
Colors[edit | edit source]
Each material has a specific color:
Asteroids containing a certain material are dyed in their material's color, as well as blocks made of that material.
Material Stats[edit | edit source]
Each material has a strength level. Starting with Titanium, each material is 50% stronger than its predecessor. This means, that, for example, a ship made of Titanium has 1.5 times more HP than a ship with the exact same shape that is made of Iron. Material costs are always constant, but the credit cost increases by 35% each tier.
Values given for a 1x1x1 size cube of generic hull.
|Material||Mass||Durability||Credit Cost||Material Cost|
See the table at API:Material for more information and exact numbers from the game's code.
Avorion is approximately 11x stronger than Iron. Iron is the Heaviest, followed by Ogonite, Avorion, Naonite, Titanium, Xanion, and finally Trinium.
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
Each material has a level of acquisition, depending on its type. This level is simply the number or index of the material, starting with Iron (level 0), up to Avorion (level 6). A mining laser can only successfully mine materials that are no more than one level above the material it is made of.
A titanium (level 1) mining laser can mine Naonite (level 2), Titanium (level 1) and Iron (level 0), but not Trinium (level 3) and the materials above.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
The distribution of the materials depends on the position of the sector in the galaxy. Common materials like Iron or Titanium can be found at the edge of the galaxy, whereas the more advanced materials are only found in the central regions of the galaxy.
|Iron Titanium Naonite Trinium Xanion Ogonite Avorion|