|“||Iridium is made from layers of Iridium and other metals. It performs better than Tritanium.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Mass||60 t||95 t||150 t||240 t||385 t|
|Hull XP||416 XP||741 XP||1,304 XP||2,288 XP||4,010 XP|
|Prerequisites|| Previous level of Iridium,|
Same level of Tritanium
|Ship Lab Required||V||VI||VII||VIII||IX|
|Time||13m 00s||48m 00s||4h 19m||1d 16m||3d 16h 34m|
|Module XP||208 XP||371 XP||652 XP||1,144 XP||2,005 XP|
|Time||1m 30s||3m 30s||12m 00s||56m 00s||3h 16m|
|Time||3m 30s||5m 15s||7m 50s||11m 45s||17m 40s|
Iridium is a direct upgrade over Tritanium, commonly used in medium-level fleets.
Strategy and Setup
Iridium is still inferior to Zynthium, the best researchable armor in the game.
XP also starts to become a major problem: if you wish to limit your fleet level, consider using lower-tier armor even though they may be less mass efficient.
- It used to be called Iridium Composite along with the base version, but was simplified to Iridium.
- The same material that make up this armor is used for Iridium Magnets and Iridium Arrays as a weapon booster.
- Iridium is a real metal, favored for its high density, corrosion resistance and melting point. It is one of the two elements of the alloy used for the International Prototype Metre Bars. It is also one of the rarest stable metals in the Earth's crust.