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Hull Plating

This skill reduces the damage taken from all incoming sources of damage by providing you with Damage Resistance Rating. There are two separate skills that perform this duty:

  • Energized Hull Plating (Energy Resistance Rating) and
  • Ablative Hull Plating (Kinetic Resistance Rating).

Each point of these skills increases the applicable Resistance Rating by +0.25

Damage Resistance Rating may only reduce incoming damage by up to 75% max, and each point of Resistance Rating offers less of a damage decrease the closer you get to this value.

Total Skill Bonus

  • +60 Energized Hull Plating and Ablative Hull Plating Energy and Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating = +15
  • +40 Energized Hull Plating = +10
  • +40 Ablative Hull Plating = +10


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Hull Plating is a Commander Engineering skill that is available to all Commanders. There are three total skills in this chain, each costing 1 Space Point to purchase.

Abilities Affected[]

Starship Damage resistance


Bridge Officer Abilities[]


Set Bonus[]




SPECIFIC Resistances

+17.8 Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating

(Improves Kinetic and Physical Damage Resistance Rating)

Armor Consoles[]

Armor consoles increase damage resistance and fall into three observed categories;

  • Console - Engineering - Monotanium Alloy icon.pngConsole - Engineering - Neutronium Alloy icon.pngConsole - Engineering - Enhanced Monotanium Alloy Mk X icon.pngConsole - Engineering - Enhanced Neutronium Alloy Mk X icon.pngAlloys provide either a Kinetic only or Kinetic & All Energy resistance.
  • Console - Engineering - Ablative Hull Armor icon.pngConsole - Engineering - Tetraburnium Hull Armor icon.pngArmors provide resistance for 4 energy types at a lower increase over platings.
  • Console - Engineering - Diburnium Hull Plating icon.pngConsole - Engineering - Electroceramic Hull Plating icon.pngConsole - Engineering - Parametallic Hull Plating icon.pngPlatings provide resistance for 2 energy types at a higher increase over armors.
  • Console - Science - Temporally Shielded Datacore icon.pngVery rare icon.png Physical Damage Resistance