|“||A dense armor made from a chemical mixture of Zynthium and other metals. Zynthium provides the best defense.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Ship Lab Required||VII||VIII||IX||X||X|
|Prerequisites||Iridium I||Iridium II||Iridium III||Iridium IV||Iridium V|
|Time||27m||2h 31m||15h 11m||2d 17h 31m||5d 15h 30m|
|Time||2m 30s||8m 00s||36m 00s||2h 26m 00s||4h 59m 00s|
|Time||5m 20s||8m 15s||12m 40s||19m 10s||29m 00s|
Zynthium is the final armor to be researched and unlocked, and the strongest armor that can be researched in the game. They are incredibly prevalent choice of armor being easy to get and offer significant protection. Players usually begin unlocking Zynthium when they have unlocked Nighthawk frigate.
Strategy and Setup
Zynthium is a researchable armor making it very easy to obtain and is very abundant with players. So unlike event armors which are very hard for mid-low level players Zynthium will always be available to get.
Along with this they give rather decent armor and can be equipped on all ships infinitely. The one of the few disadvantages about Skirmish Armor was that it was Iron Star Company Hulls only which limited its use. Civil war armors were limited in use which severely imited their use.
As Zynthium is the best researchable armor in the game, it is also the most costly to research and repair which makes very hefty repair times on hulls maxed with armor.
However for lower players they can also take up precious mass in rebel hulls like the Revelation Cruiser which leaves less room for important shields, weapons, and specials.
- Zynthium used to be a resource type, but was removed.
- Zynthium has the highest health of any researchable ship armor so far.
- It previously was called Zynthium Alloy and so was the base version, but was changed to Zynthium after the removal of the Zynthium (Resource), to avoid confusion with Zynthium Plates.
- Zynthium is a pun for "Synthetic", and the -ium suffix used for elements including most metals. Zynthium effectively means synthetic super-material.