|“||Cutting edge technology that temporarily shifts the hull into a pocket dimension, obscuring it from sight and allowing projectiles to pass through them.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
Stats[edit | edit source]
|Mass||1,751 t||2,279 t||2,831 t|
|Phase Screen Charge||17%|
|Phase Screen Drain||10%|
|Hull XP||7,352 XP||9,701 XP||11,943 XP|
|Farming Tier||Pharmakon Cluster Cargo||Pharmakon Cluster Cargo||Pharmakon Cluster Cargo|
|Tech Lab Required||XI||XII||XII|
|Time||2h 30m||3h 15m||5h 45m|
|Time||6m 25s||8m 20s||10m 19s|
General[edit | edit source]
Deflector Screens are a form of defense used by the Pharmakon. They provide an additional layer of protection, with resistance against Kinetic Weapons.
Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
In terms of specialization against a particular damage type, Screens are the middle ground between Altairian Shells (which are very strong against one damage type but have negative resistance against other damage types) and Ablative Armor (which only have mediocre resistance but can apply to a variety of damage types)
Shield Bypass effects do not affect Screens, thus cutting down on repair time when fighting against enemies with high shield bypass (e.g. Eclipse Drivers).
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
While in Phase State, ships are unable to interact with the outside world and thus cannot attack.
They lack the capability to recharge during combat, unlike Altairian Shells (which can be achieved through the Regeneration Converter) and Ablative Armor (simply by dealing damage to enemy Health).
Once the Screen is depleted, ships are no longer able to use Phasing and are fully vulnerable to damage.
Ship Screens can only be equipped to Screen slots. It goes without saying that they are exclusive to Pharmakon Hulls, especially since only they have Screen slots.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The release notes for the late April 2019 update revealed that Pharmakon Screens (except Blight Screens) additionally had a hidden stat that gave them 50% resistance to Blight damage. This has since been made visible.
- The Deflector Screen was granted immunity to Kinetic Nebula Fields in the late April 2019 update.
- The Phasing revamp during early November 2019 reduced the Screen Energy and repair time of all T7 Screens by 75%. Screen Defense has been reduced to 85% (when not in Phase State). Phase Screen Charge has been buffed slightly from 1/6th of Screen Energy to 17%. Phase Threshold has been removed.
- Deflector Screen has received immunity to Plasma and Blight Nebula Fields in the early November 2019 update.
Gallery[edit | edit source]