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Resource Miners   Resource Miners (Upgrading)


Mines Helium-3 to build, repair and research ships.
  — In-Game Description 

Mines asteroids to gather Mineral Ore for base building.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Resource Miners I
Helium3Miner1
MineralOreMiner1
II
Helium3Miner1
MineralOreMiner1
III
Helium3Miner1
MineralOreMiner1
IV
Helium3Miner4
MineralOreMiner4
V
Helium3Miner4
MineralOreMiner4
VI
Helium3Miner4
MineralOreMiner4
VII
Helium3Miner7
MineralOreMiner7
VIII
Helium3Miner7
MineralOreMiner7
SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship
Armor Slots ArmorSlot 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
Shield Slots ShieldSlot 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Health 63 90 126 179 252 356 503 711
Max. Mass 80 t 110 t 150 t 210 t 290 t 400 t 560 t 790 t
Produces 2,160 t/h 2,640 t/h 3,600 t/h 5,040 t/h 6,960 t/h 9,360 t/h 12,240 t/h 15,600 t/h
Storage 8,800 t 15,360 t 26,880 t 45,760 t 74,400 t 115,200 t 170,560 t 242,880 t
Collateral 16 23 32 67 95 134 252 356
REPAIR Repair
Time Time 1m 03s 1m 30s 2m 06s 2m 59s 4m 12s 5m 56s 8m 23s 11m 51s


Resource Miners IX
Helium3Miner7
MineralOreMiner7
X
Helium3Miner10
MineralOreMiner10
XI
Helium3Miner10
MineralOreMiner10
XII
Helium3Miner10
MineralOreMiner10
SLOT CONFIGURATION Spaceship
Armor Slots ArmorSlot 1 1 1 1
Shield Slots ShieldSlot 1 1 1 1
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Health 1,003 1,417 1,850 2,320
Max. Mass 1,100 t 1,540 t 1,850 t 2,400 t
Produces 19,440 t/h 23,760 t/h 60,000 t/h 85,000 t/h
Storage 334,560 t 448,000 t 2,160,000 t 4,500,000 t
Collateral 502 709 925 1,160
REPAIR Repair
Time Time 16m 43s 23m 37s 33m 18s 46m 57s

Note: Upgrade stats can be found here.

General

Resource Miners collect Helium-3 or Mineral Ore (depending on the type) from adjacent Resource Asteroids, providing a minimal source of passive income.

Resource Miners have their own internal storage which is completely separate from that of your Storage Modules and Bridge. After selecting a Resource Miner, you can click on the Bank All button to transfer the resources from all Miners to your Storage. They stop production when 100% full, so make sure to regularly bank the resources!

Damaged Resource Miners do not function until repaired to full health.

When destroyed, some of the corresponding resource is given to the attacker, but this amount is subtracted from the Miner's internal storage only. As a result, the loss is very minimal.

Strategy

This module is somewhat low on the priority list as their rate of production is extremely low: usually, you can gain the same amount of resources simply by attacking a couple of NPC Targets of the appropriate level.

Other than resource generation, they double as "pylons", connecting separate parts of your base by facilitating power flow.

Resource Miners can also be useful in combat: place them at the edges of the base to delay a 3-star attack, possibly preventing it.

With the introduction of the Inquisitor Destroyer, Resource Miners have become a liability as they can serve as targets for the destroyer to charge up its Ballista Overdrive, damaging modules halfway across the base.

Appearance

Helium-3 Miner

Level Normal Damaged Destroyed
I-III Icon Helium Miner 1 Helium-3 Miner Damaged 1 Helium-3 Miner Destroyed 1
IV-VI Icon Helium Miner 2 Helium-3 Miner Damaged 2 Helium-3 Miner Destroyed 2
VII-IX Icon Helium Miner 3 Helium-3 Miner Damaged 3 Helium-3 Miner Destroyed 3
X-XII Icon Helium Miner 4 Helium-3 Miner Damaged 4 Helium-3 Miner Destroyed 4

Mineral Ore Miner

Level Normal Damaged Destroyed
I-III Icon Mineral Miner 1 Mineral Ore Miner Damaged 1 Mineral Ore Miner Destroyed 1
IV-VI Icon Mineral Miner 2 Mineral Ore Miner Damaged 2 Mineral Ore Miner Destroyed 2
VII-IX Icon Mineral Miner 3 Mineral Ore Miner Damaged 3 Mineral Ore Miner Destroyed 3
X-XII Icon Mineral Miner 4 Mineral Ore Miner Damaged 4 Mineral Ore Miner Destroyed 4

Trivia

  • Zynthium used to be a resource that could be mined. There were Zynthium Miners that could be built and upgraded to level 10. They have been deprecated, however.