|“||The Anodized Resistor increases hull resistance to Energy and Projectile weapons.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|!THIS RESISTOR IS A REUSABLE ITEM MEANING YOU HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT!|
|!THIS WEAPON CAN ONLY BE EQUIPPED ON THE PUNISHER/GUARDIAN CRUISER!|
|Mass||3% ship mass||4% ship mass||5% ship mass|
|Obtaining (Reusable Credit)|
|Previously Available in||Alien Mobilization (Store),|
Alien Decimation (Store)
|Currently Available in||Alien Strike (Store)|
|Time||14h 24m||19h 12m||1d|
The Hardened Resistor is a Ship resistor that grants the Punisher Cruiser the ability to resist a certain percentage of damage from Projectile and Energy weapons.They were available in the recurring event Alien Mobilization.
The Hardened resistor is a hybrid resistor and an reuseable item making it in limited quantities.
Strategy and Setup
The Anodized Resistor grants protection against both energy and projectile weapons, thus reducing damage from weapons such as the Infernal Wave Driver, Storm Driver, the deadly Ranger Swarm, Reverb Ray, Nova Ray, and Disintegrator Cannon making it useful.
The amount of protection granted is decent, higher than the resistance provided by the Skirmish Armor at Lv III, and thus, ships equipped with this resistor are able to last much longer in battle as compared to those without it.
Like all resistors they have no repair time and actually save the hull repair as the added protection gives the player added armor with no repair whatsoever. This makes resistors incredibly efficient when in PvP or PvE as it allows hulls to survive much longer but adding no repair time.
However, like the other Hybrid Resistors, they can only be equipped on the Punisher Cruiser, and thus, usage of them is very limited in use. This means if you do not have the Punisher it is pretty worthless to the player.
They also take up a decent amount of ship mass on the Punisher Cruiser (due to its high mass), and thus mass that could be used for armor and weapons are sacrificed in favor of equipping this resistor. Which the Punisher has a hard time doing with all its added weight of new tech.
It is also easily replaced by the Hardened Resistor as Explosive and Projectile resistance the Hardened resistor gives is more important than energy in a way as many hulls use a variety of deadly Explosive weapons like the Manifold Missile.
Resistors only give resistance to health, not to shields, hence they are not effective on hulls with low health. Resistors are only mathematically worth their weight if the ship has roughly more than 5,000 health. This means extra armor should be equipped with a resistor to utilize its full potential.
To add insult to injury, they are limited in number. Unlike blueprints, players cannot equip them limitless on their ships, the number they can equip depends on the amount of Anodized Resistor items they have.They are also incredibly hard to get as the Hive fleets are rather hard on higher levels and still do massive damage on lower level fleets with the wrong setup or strategy. Unlike credits, they can be re-used but require a refit time.
- This along with the Skirmish Resistor and Hardened Resistor are the first hybrid resistors in the game.
- This resistor is debatable in usefulness with the Skirmish Resistor because they are so equal in match they are hard to tell which is better overall or weaker overall.
- The definition of Anodize is "Coat (a metal, especially aluminum) with a protective oxide layer by an electrolytic process in which the metal forms the anode." which explains its name.