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The Energy Resistor increases hull resistance to Energy weapons by absorbing excess energy.
  — In Game Description 
!THIS RESISTOR IS A CREDIT MEANING YOU HAVE AN EXTREMELY LIMITED AMOUNT!
Energy Resistor I II III
Mass 2% ship mass 4% ship mass 6% ship mass
Energy Resist 10% 20% 30%
Buying (1x Instant Credit)
Blood Amber Cost 20 60 120
Coin Cost 80 180 280
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Energy Resistor I, II, and III, Respectively.

General

The Energy Resistor is a ship resistor. It gives your hull a certain amount of resistance to Energy weapons.

They were first available in the Black Market for purchase. They can be bought with either Blood Amber or coins. The level III version appears during the first week of the three-week cycle before being rotated with the Explosive Resistor and the Projectile Resistor. Since then, this offer has been migrated to the Credit Market.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages:

Energy Resistors provide a relatively good amount of protection against Energy weapons. They are best used on virtually any ship because weapons such as ECHO Rays, Burst Rays, Aurora Rays and Impulse Beams are common PvP weapons.

Resistors do not increase repair time and can be incredibly efficient, far more efficient than Zynthium if the ship has sufficient health.

Disadvantages:

They are limited in number. Unlike blueprints, players cannot equip them limitlessly on their ships, the number they can equip depends on the number of Energy Resistor credits they have. They are also hard to obtain as the strongest version, Level III, have relatively high prices in Blood Amber (120) and coins (280) when purchasing. The Level III version also rotates making it even harder to get, and you can only get a single Resistor III per cycle with Blood Amber.

In some situations, other resistors are more ideal. For example, destroyers will most likely use a Projectile Resistor for base attacks, as projectile turrets are common long-range weapons. With Fissure Torpedos and Manifold Missiles rapidly rising in popularity, the Energy Resistor isn't as valuable as before.

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.

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Trivia

  • The Energy Resistor originally was the most used resistor in the game as ECHO Rays and Burst Rays dominated PvP at that time.


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