Multi-analyzer

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Multi-analyzer

Multi-analyzer

Increases research speed when placed near hi-tech research bench and unlocks new research projects. Each research bench can only use one multi-analyzer.

Base Stats

Type
BuildingMisc
Market Value
1020 Silver [Note]
Mass
60 kg
HP
200
Flammability
100%

Building

Size
2 ˣ 2
Minifiable
True
Placeable
True
Passability
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
50%
Terrain Affordance
Medium
Power
-200 W

Creation

Required Research
Multi-analyzer
Skill Required
Construction 8
Work To Make
10,000 ticks (2.78 mins)
Resources to make
Steel 40 + Plasteel 50 + Gold 20 + Component 8
Deconstruct yield
Steel 20 + Plasteel 25 + Gold 10 + Component 4
Destroy yield
Steel 10 + Plasteel 12 - 13 + Gold 5 + Component 2
Technical
thingCategories
BuildingsMisc


A multi-analyzer is a miscellaneous structure which allows pawns working on nearby hi-tech research benches to research the most advanced projects on the research tree. Additionally, these benches gain a 10% Research Speed bonus.

Acquisition

Multi-analyzers can be constructed once the Multi-analyzer research project has been completed. They require Steel 40 Steel, Plasteel 50 Plasteel, Gold 20 Gold, Component 8 Component, 10,000 ticks (2.78 mins) of work, and a Construction skill of 8.

Summary

Maximum multi-analyzer distance

Multi-analyzers link to all hi-tech research benches within 4 tiles. Only linked benches can be used to research projects that require the multi-analyzer. Note that simple research benches cannot be linked to multi-analyzers.

Multi-analyzers also provide a +10% research speed boost, comparable to lowering a 4000 Research point project such as Starflight Basics to 3636 research points at 100% speed.

One multi-analyzer can boost any number of nearby benches at once, but the effects of multiple multi-analyzers do not stack.

Analysis

The multi-analyzer is not strictly necessary unless the goal is to construct a ship, as otherwise the game can be reliably completed without the projects it unlocks. Despite this, it is still a very useful tool to have - the research buff will eventually pay off the investment required to unlock it and several of the projects unlocked provide useful options to the colony. Particularly notable projects that require the multi-analyzer include bionics and both tiers of fabrication, which frees the player for the whims of Trader RNG, and marine or cataphract Content added by the Royalty DLC armor, allowing access the masterwork and legendary quality without getting very lucky with a quest reward.

Ideally, the requisite plasteel and gold should be sourced before researching the multi-analyzer. Look out for traders with plasteel and gold, or mine it out yourself.

Due the research speed buff, the analyzer should be procured as early as possible to ensure it applies to the maximum number of research projects. Paying back its fairly significant research cost requires 40,000 research points for New Arrivals, and 80,000 points for New Tribes. Note that, as of Version 1.3.3200, there are 150,900 points of research to be completed, excluding the project to unlock the multi-analyzer and its chain of prerequisites. This does not account for the research unlocked, or research penalties applied, by the starting scenario.

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