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Technology tree

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Technology is the soul of imperial domination. While having the right tech alone doesn't win wars, it can provide an incredible edge over the opposition.

Legend[edit | edit source]

The benefits unlocked through research can be roughly divided into three categories
  • Usable by colonies, such as structures.
  • Usable by ships, such as weapons and modules.
  • General tech achievements that provide global bonuses and apply from the moment of their discovery.
The tech tree is broken down into "tiers", distinguished by their resource costs.

Tech tree[edit | edit source]

Starting technologies[edit | edit source]

All races starts with these technologies unlocked
Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Root techs 0 None: Unlocked at start
Space travel.png
Space travel 45† Root tech

† This technology is obtained automatically at game start unless choosing a "pre-warp" start.

Tier 1[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Advanced government.png
Government 55‡ Space travel
Nuclear physics.png
Physics 55‡ Space travel
Bio technology.png
Biology 55‡ Space travel
Engineering.png
Engineering 55‡ Space travel

‡: These technologies are obtained at game start when choosing an "Advanced" start.

Tier 2[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Intergalactic economics.png
Economics 110‡ Government
Intergalactic economics.png
Deep space exploration 110‡ Government
Alien alloys.png
Xeno relations 110‡ Government
Advanced magnetism.png
Advanced magnetism 110‡ Physics
Electronics.png
Electronics 110‡ Physics
Bio technology.png
Biotechnology 110‡ Biology


Ship weapons: Death Spores

Molecular compression.png
Molecular manipulation 110‡ Engineering
Advanced fusion.png
Advanced fusion 110‡ Engineering

‡: These technologies are obtained at game start when choosing an "Advanced" start.

Tier 3[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Electronics.png
Private funding 215‡ Deep space exploration
Economics
Military tactics.png
Military tactics 215‡ Xeno relations
Deep space exploration
Neutrino physics.png
Neutron physics 215‡ Advanced magnetism
Positron physics.png
Positron physics 215‡ Advanced magnetism
Electronics
Alien alloys.png
Xenobiotics 120‡ Bio technology
Genetic engineering.png
Genetic engineering 215‡ Bio technology
Molecular manipulation
Advanced engineering.png
Advanced engineering 215‡ Molecular manipulation
Advanced fusion.png
Fusion weapons 215‡ Advanced fusion

‡: These technologies are obtained at game start when choosing an "Advanced" start.

Tier 4[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Macro economics.png
Macro economics 425 Private funding
Alien alloys.png
Xenology 425 Military tactics
Artificial gravity.png
Artificial gravity 425 Neutron physics
Tachyon physics.png
Tachyon physics 425‡ Neutron physics
Positron physics
Robotics.png
Robotics 425 Positron physics
Genetic mutations.png
Genetic mutations 425‡ Genetic engineering
Xenobiotics
Advanced construction.png
Advanced construction 425 Advanced engineering
Super alloys.png
Super alloys 425 Advanced engineering
Ion fission.png
Ion fission 425‡ Advanced engineering
Fusion weapons

‡: These technologies are obtained at game start when choosing an "Advanced" start.

Tier 5[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Galactic trading.png
Galactic trading 795 Macro economics
Xenology
Magneto gravitics.png
Magneto gravitics 400 Artificial gravity
Tachyon physics
Optronics.png
Optronics 795 Robotics
Gravitic fields.png
Cybertechnics 795 Robotics
Genetic mutations
Planetology.png
Planetology 795 Genetic mutations
Advanced construction
Molecular manipulation.png
Molecular compression 795 Super alloys
Ion fission

Tier 6[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Teaching methods.png
Teaching methods 1330 Galactic trading
Gravitic fields.png
Gravitic fields 1330 Magneto gravitics
Electromagnetic refraction.png
Electromagnetic refraction 1330 Magneto gravitics
Optronics
Cybertronics.png
Cybertronics 1330 Optronics
Cybertechnics
Astro construction.png
Astro biology 1330 Planetology
Advanced construction.png
Astro engineering 1330 Planetology
Molecular compression
Anti matter fission.png
Anti-matter fission 1330 Ion fission

Tier 7[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Advanced government.png
Advanced government 1990 Teaching methods
Inspired weaponry.png
Subspace physics 1990 Teaching methods
Gravitic fields
Artificial gravity.png
Supergravity 1990 Gravitic fields
Electromagnetic refraction
Advanced robotics.png
Advanced robotics 1990 Cybertronics
Trans genetics.png
Trans genetics 950 Astro biology
Astro engineering
Nano technology.png
Nano technology 1990 Astro engineering
Anti-matter fission

Tier 8[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Advanced tactics.png
Advanced tactics 2990 Advanced government
Subspace physics
Multi state materials.png
Multi-phased physics 2990 Subspace physics
Warp fields.png
Subspace fields 2990 Supergravity
Warp fields.png
Warp fields 2990 Supergravity
Positronics.png
Positronics 2990 Advanced robotics
Artificial life.png
Artificial life 2990 Trans genetics
Astro construction.png
Astro construction 2990 Nano technology
High energy distribution.png
High energy distribution 2990 Nano technology

Tier 9[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Intergalactic economics.png
Galactic economics 3990 Advanced tactics
Plasma physics.png
Plasma physics 3990 Multi-phased physics
Subspace fields
Distortion fields.png
Distortion fields 3990 Subspace fields
Warp fields
Artificial intelligence.png
Artificial intelligence 2250 Positronics
Artificial life
Molecular control.png
Molecular control 3990 Astro construction
Tectonic engineering.png
Tectonic engineering 3990 Astro construction
Matter energy transformation.png
Hyper dimensional fission 3990 High energy distribution

Tier 10[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Advanced tactics.png
Multi-dimensional physics 5980 Multi-phased physics
Quantum fields.png
Quantum fields 5980 Plasma physics
Distortion fields
Moleculartronics.png
Moleculartronics 5980 Artificial intelligence
Molecular control
Superscalar construction.png
Superscalar construction 5980 Tectonic engineering
Interphased fission.png
Interphased fission 5980 Tectonic engineering
Hyper dimensional fission

Tier 11[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Galactic networking.png
Galactic networking 7980 Galactic economics
Multi-dimensional physics
Time space paradoxes.png
Temporal physics 7980 Multi-dimensional physics
Quantum fields
Transwarp fields.png
Transwarp fields 7980 Quantum fields
Artificial conciousness.png
Artificial consciousness 7980 Moleculartronics
Planetoid construction.png
Planetoid construction 7980 Superscalar construction
Interphased fission

Tier 12[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Temporal fields.png
Temporal fields 11950 Galactic networking
Temporal physics
Transwarp fields
Planar transcendence.png
Planar transcendence 11950 Artificial conciousness
Planetoid construction

Tier 13[edit | edit source]

This tier can be researched repeatedly for an increased endgame score.
Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Planar transcendence.png
Evolving technologies 20000 Temporal fields
Planar transcendence

Hidden technology[edit | edit source]

Image Name RP cost Prerequisites Unlocks
Orion archaeology.png
Orion archaeology 900000 Be the first race to colonize Orion
Antaranlogo.png
Antaran technologies 900000 Restricted to Antarans