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Iridium Magnets increase the muzzle velocity of Projectile weapons, making them harder to evade.
  — In-Game Description 
Iridium Magnets I II III IV V
Weight (% Weapon Mass) 6% 12% 18% 24% 30%
Projectile Speed +540 m/s +1,080 m/s +1,350 m/s +1,620 m/s +1,890 m/s
Research
Tech Lab Required III V VII IX X
Time 13h 56m 24s 3d 18h 50m 34s
Helium-3 6,458,196 27,577,857 76,625,321
Antimatter 0 0 339,905 4,866,681 16,156,330
Build
Time 4m 17m 30s 1h 3m 2h 30m 4h 13m
Helium-3 16,130 224,928 975,605 2,179,800 3,750,570
Antimatter 0 24,992 172,166 726,600 1,250,190
Repair 0s 0s 0s 0s 0s
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General

Iridium Magnets are a booster for ship projectile weapons. They serve as the counterpart of Iridium Arrays. They increase the speed of projectiles shot by ship weaponry. They are almost always used on projectile suited ships.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages:

Iridium Magnets boost Projectile speed which is extremely important as many projectile weapons are so slow they are dodged easily. Thus, when using projectile weapons in PvP it is extremely important to equip Iridium Magnets, usually.

Gladius Drivers are an example of the Iridium's effectiveness. Usually their projectiles are so slow they rarely ever hit a target but when boosted with Iridium V they are almost impossible to dodge.

Disadvantages:

There aren't many disadvantages to the Iridium Magnet but they still increase a fairly large amount of mass to the hull. Projectile weapons aren't very popular in Mid-High level combat aswell.

Some weapons won't need the boost, one such weapon is the Tempest Driver but since not many people use that weapons this is a little disadvantage.

Setup:

Almost always, players should equip Iridium Magnets V and then begin to balance out their projectile weapons, armor, shielding, engine, and resistor as without the boost it will usually be easily destroyed.

Battleships, Frigates, and Cruisers are the most to benefit from this and they usually have to stay at their maximum range which usually is the easiest to dodge from.

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