Chromatic Metal

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The subject of this article is from the Origins update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 9 November, 2020.
Chromatic Metal
Chromatic Metal
Category Special
Type Highly Refined Stellar Metal
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 245.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting, Upgrading
Symbol Ch
Updated Origins

Chromatic Metal is a resource.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Chromatic Metal (Ch) is a resource and one of the special elements. It is used for construction of advanced technologies.

Game description[edit | edit source]

A processed metal alloy, created in a Refiner from the stellar metals: Copper, Cadmium, Emeril and Indium.

The rarer the stellar metal, the more Chromatic Metal it will produce.

This valuable metal is used in the creation of many advanced technologies.

Source[edit | edit source]

Chromatic Metal for purchase from a Galactic Trade Terminal.
  • Available for purchase from some Galactic Trade Terminals.
  • Can be requested from freighter's captain for rescuing his Freighter from pirates, up to 256 Chromatic Metal.
  • Drops from destroyed Pirate ships and NPC ships (standing will decrease) in small amounts, 30-50 Chromatic Metal per ship destroyed.
  • Drops from Freighter cargo pods (Sentinels will attack back) or accompanying free floating cargo pods (standing will decrease), 200-250 Chromatic Metal per pod destroyed.

Chromatic Metal can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.YELLOW.2.png Copper x2  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x1  ("Extract Chromatic Material", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.RED.2.png Cadmium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x1  ("Extract Chromatic Material", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.GREEN.2.png Emeril x2  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x3  ("Extract Chromatic Material", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BLUE.2.png Indium x2  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x4  ("Extract Chromatic Material", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.EXYELLOW.2.png Activated Copper x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x1  ("Extract Chromatic Material", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.EXRED.2.png Activated Cadmium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x2  ("Extract Chromatic Material", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.EXGREEN.2.png Activated Emeril x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x3  ("Extract Chromatic Material", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.EXBLUE.2.png Activated Indium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x4  ("Extract Chromatic Material", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.YELLOW.2.png Copper x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x1  ("Chromatic Metal Fusion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.RED.2.png Cadmium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x2  ("Chromatic Metal Fusion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.GREEN.2.png Emeril x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x3  ("Chromatic Metal Fusion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.BLUE.2.png Indium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x4  ("Chromatic Metal Fusion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.EXYELLOW.2.png Activated Copper x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x2  ("Chromatic Metal Fusion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.EXRED.2.png Activated Cadmium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x4  ("Chromatic Metal Fusion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.EXGREEN.2.png Activated Emeril x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x6  ("Chromatic Metal Fusion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.EXBLUE.2.png Activated Indium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x8  ("Chromatic Metal Fusion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.2.png Gold x1  +  SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.1.png Silver x1  +  SUBSTANCE.YELLOW.2.png Copper x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x5  ("RECIPE_3INPUT_STELLAR2", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.2.png Gold x1  +  SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.1.png Silver x1  +  SUBSTANCE.RED.2.png Cadmium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x10  ("RECIPE_3INPUT_STELLAR2", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.2.png Gold x1  +  SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.1.png Silver x1  +  SUBSTANCE.GREEN.2.png Emeril x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x20  ("RECIPE_3INPUT_STELLAR2", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.2.png Gold x1  +  SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.1.png Silver x1  +  SUBSTANCE.BLUE.2.png Indium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x30  ("RECIPE_3INPUT_STELLAR2", 0.6 sec./unit output)

Use[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit source]

Chromatic Metal is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:

Refining[edit source]

Chromatic Metal is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:

Cooking[edit source]

Chromatic Metal is used as an ingredient for cooking the following products using a Nutrient Processor:

  • PRODUCT.PLANT.STELLARWILD.png Silicon Egg  --  Chromatic Metal x1  →  PRODUCT.PLANT.STELLARWILD.png Silicon Egg x1  ("Chromatic Yolk Formation", 5 sec./unit output)

Infinite Chromatic Metal - Beyond[edit | edit source]

NOTE: this exploit is only possible with Indium as of the Synthesis release.

It is possible to get an infinite amount of Chromatic Metal using 1-2 Medium Refiners/Large Refiners, Indium, and Chromatic Metal.

  • Start with 4x Indium and 4x Chromatic Metal
  • In the first Refiner put 4x Indium as the first resource and 4x Chromatic Metal as the second resource. This will generate 8x Indium.
  • In the second Refiner put 4x Indium into the first slot. This will give you a 8x Chromatic Metal, with 4x Indium leftover from step 1.
  • Repeat

Important notes:

  • Technically only one refiner is needed but having two makes it quicker to be doing both conversions at the same time.
  • Make sure not to use up all of your starting Indium while converting into Chromatic Metal.
  • This is also a way to get infinite Copper, Cadmium, Emeril, or Indium.
  • This does not work with Activated Indium.
  • You can add Pure Ferrite to the second refiner to jumpstart the process

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • NEXT - Added as a resource.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.
  • Beyond - Hidden changes: Charging removed from the "Used for" list.
  • Synthesis - Stellar metal recipes changed, infinite metal exploit fixed

Gallery[edit | edit source]