Iridium   Iridium Plates

Iridium is made from layers of Iridium and other metals. It performs better than Tritanium.
  — In-Game Description 
Iridium I II III IV V
Mass 60t 95t 150t 240t 385t
Health 210 315 470 705 1,060
Ship Lab Required V VI VII VIII IX
Prerequisites Tritanium I Tritanium II Tritanium III Tritanium IV Tritanium V
Time 13m 48m 4h 19m 1d 0h 16m 3d 16h 34m
Helium 3 32,900 205,300 1,248,300 6,465,420 23,683,590
Antimatter 0 0 0 718,380 2,631,510
Time 1m 30s 3m 30s 12m 00s 56m 00s 3h 16m 00s
Helium-3 3,340 20,610 124,960 646,731 2,368,665
Antimatter 0 0 0 71,859 263,185
Time 3m 30s 5m 15s 7m 50s 11m 45s 17m 40s
Iridium plate

Iridium I, II, III, IV, and V Respectively


Iridium is moderately strong armor used by low and mid level players. Often equipped on Exodus cruisers and Venom battleships. They are more efficient and stronger than Tritanium. Players who unlock this armor should consider refitting their favorite fleets with this type of armor if they wish to go repair efficient and not full armor.

Strategy and Setup


Iridium in considered the most repair efficient researchable armor in the game. It provides a rather decent added armor while still keeping the hull its equipped on have a rather low repair time.

Along with this They can be equipped on all ships infinitely. The one of the few disadvantages about Talonite Armor was that it was Xeno Division Hulls only which limited its use. Civil war armors were limited in use which severely imited their use.


They are inferior to special armor types such as ones with built in resistance. Iridium armor used to be popular before the repair times were overhauled, they featured far less repair time and satisfactory protection.

Iridium is also easily outclassed by newer armors like the Skirmish Armor, Talonite Armor, or the Civil war armors. These armors give higher armor and are much better in PvP and PvE.


  • It used to be called Iridium composite along with the base version, but was changed simply to Iridium.
  • The same materials that make up this armor is used for magnets as a weapon booster in base turrets and ship weapons.
  • Iridium is a real metal, favored for its high density, corrosion resistance, and high melting point. It is one of the two elements of the alloy of the International Prototype Metre bars, which were used until 1960. It is also one of the rarest stable metals and elements on the Earth's crust.
    • In this game, however, Iridium is referred as an iridium-based alloy, just like how Tritanium is a Titanium alloy.


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