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Increases the ship's hull integrity and resistance to caustic damage.

— In-Game Description

The Meta Alloy Hull Reinforcement is a Hull Reinforcement Package that can be unlocked through a Technology Broker. It provides a measure of resistance against caustic damage inflicted by Thargoid weapons or the Enzyme Missile Rack. Unlike a standard Hull Reinforcement Package, no resistances to Kinetic, Thermal, or Explosive damage are included.

Unlocking[]

The Meta Alloy Hull Reinforcement can be permanently unlocked for purchase by providing the following Materials to a Human Technology Broker:

Usage[]

The Meta Alloy Hull Reinforcement's sole advantage over standard Hull Reinforcement Packages is that it is one of the few available sources of Caustic Resistance, which provides a ship with resistance to damage from most weapons used by Thargoid Interceptors, Scouts, and Thargon Swarms. Caustic Resistance does not reduce damage from Thargon missiles, which inflict a unique type of damage that cannot be resisted, or Interceptor lightning attacks, which are absolute.

The only real advantage of these modules is in comparison to standard, non-Engineered Hull Reinforcement Packages. It does provide slightly superior performance in comparison, but minimally; they are typically outclassed by even G1 engineering. It is also inferior to the Guardian Hull Reinforcement Package, which also provides Caustic Resistance. Consequently, since it will generally be more difficult to unlock Meta Alloys than to unlock Hull Reinforcement Engineering, the Meta Alloy Hull Reinforcement cannot be recommended for either normal combat or anti-Thargoid combat.

Specifications[]

Class Rating Mass (T) Kinetic
Resistance
Thermal
Resistance
Explosive
Resistance
Caustic
Resistance
Hull
Reinforcement
Value (CR)
1 D 1.00 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 99 21,938
2 D 2.00 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 171 52,650
3 D 4.00 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 234 122,850
4 D 8.00 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 297 285,188
5 D 16.00 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 351 304,598

Purchase Locations[]

The Meta Alloy Hull Reinforcement is available for purchase at all stations where a Human Technology Broker is present after the module has been unlocked.

Class Rating System Station Value
1-5 D LHS 134 Alas City Various
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