Iridium   Iridium Plates

Iridium Plates is made from layers of Iridium and other metals. It performs better than Tritanium Plates.
  — In-Game Description 
Iridium Plates I II III IV V
Mass 175t 265t 400t 600t 900t
Health 480 730 1,100 1,650 2,475
Ship Lab Required V VI VII VIII IX
Prerequisites Tritanium
Plates II
Plates III
Plates IV
Plates V
Time 6h 59m 19s 9h 42m 23s 13h 28m 52s 18h 43m 26s 1d 2h 00m 19s
Mineral Ore 909,885 1,819,750 4,325,349 8,743,500 17,945,200
Antimatter 0 0 227,650 971,500 3,166,800
Time 1h 23m 52s 1h 56m 29s 2h 41m 46s 3h 44m 41s 5h 12m 04s
Mineral Ore 89,065 178,143 538,976 1,199,737 2,462,277
Antimatter 0 0 0 0 273,586
Iridium plate

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


Iridium Plates is moderately strong plate used by low and mid level players. Often equipped on high end structures like Combat Modules or Research Labs if they want to stay efficient with repair or does not have Zynthium Plates researched. Players who unlock this armor should consider refitting lower level structures like Miner Modules if they do not have Capacitive Plates.

Strategy and Setup


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

They also keep the base level low so that you don't go over the 45+ base FFA as quick.


They are inferior to on larger structures like the Bridge as Zynthium Plates V or Capacitive Plates III is much better for alternative

Iridium Plates is also easily outclassed by Capacitive Plates I and II and they both are much better in use than Iridium Plates.


  • 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 Plates is a real metal, favored for its high density, corrosion resistance, and high melting point. It is one of the two elements of the international prototype meter.
  • Iridium Plates share the same model as Iridium


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