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Metal Maker
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Tag CORMAKR
Class METAL
Built by
CORCOM.pngConstruction KbotConstruction VehicleConstruction AircraftConstruction HovercraftConstruction Seaplane
Tech Level 1
Metal Cost 0
Energy Cost 700
Build Time 2682
Max Velocity N/A
Acceleration N/A
Turn Rate N/A

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Metal Maker
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Tag ARMMAKR
Class METAL
Built by
ARMCOM.pngConstruction KBotConstruction VehicleConstruction AircraftConstruction HovercraftConstruction Seaplane
Tech Level 1
Metal Cost 0
Energy Cost 687
Build Time 2605
Max Velocity N/A
Acceleration N/A
Turn Rate N/A

The Metal Maker is a level 1 structure available to both CORE and ARM that produces +1.0 unit of metal while it is switched on, but at the expense of -60 energy. Metal Makers are neither a resource nor space efficient means of generating metal, as the space they take up must also factor in the space taken up by the energy generators necessary to power them, which could have instead been put towards bolstering the energy economy elsewhere; they are also incredibly unfavourable in the early game where there are still metal deposits available to cap and energy income is not particularly high, or on Core Prime maps where a Metal Extractor can be built anywhere to produce more metal for a fraction of the energy cost.

Even at the point in the game where Adv. construction units can construct the Fusion Reactors needed to sustain large quantities of Metal Makers, the same units are also capable of building Moho Metal Makers, which are slightly more energy efficient and substantially more space efficient compared to a regular Metal Maker; Metal Makers are thus relegated to instances where energy generation is abundant but there is a shortfall in metal generation and/or it's not possible to build a Moho Metal Maker, the former scenario typically only being a concern on maps where metal deposits are limited, and the latter scenario only occurring in the original campaign missions or online sessions where the Moho Metal Maker is disabled.

Commander's Handbook[]

CORE[]

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Metal Maker
This requires no metal to build, but is very expensive in terms of energy. It 'creates' valuable metals using vast amounts of energy.

ARM[]

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Metal Maker
The Metal Maker requires no metal to build, but is very expensive in terms of energy. Normally used only on very low metal planets.
CORE
Units
Commander Commander
Kbots A.K.Adv. Construction KbotConstruction KbotCrasherDecoy CommanderDominatorFreakerGimpKrogothMortyParasitePyroResurrection KbotRoachSpectreStormSumoThe CanThudVoyeur
Vehicles Adv. Construction VehicleConstruction VehicleCopperheadCrockDeleterDiplomatGoliathHedgehogInformerInstigatorLevelerMobile ArtilleryRaiderReaperSlasherSpoilerWeasel
Aircraft Aircraft Adv. Construction AircraftAvengerConstruction AircraftFinkHurricaneRapierShadowTitanValkyrieVampVulture
Seaplanes Construction SeaplaneHunterTyphoonVoodoo
Ships Ships Construction ShipEnforcerEnvoyExecutionerHiveMissile FrigatePhantomSearcherShredderWarlord
Submarines Adv. Construction SubLeviathanSharkSnake
Hovercraft Construction HovercraftNixerScrubberSlingerSnapperTurtle
Structures
Resources Cloakable Fusion ReactorEnergy StorageFusion Power PlantGeothermal PowerplantMetal ExtractorMetal MakerMetal StorageMoho Metal MakerMoho MineSolar CollectorUnderwater Fusion PlantWind Generator
Factories Adv. Aircraft PlantAdv. Kbot LabAdv. ShipyardAdv. Vehicle PlantAircraft PlantHovercraft PlatformKbot LabKrogoth GantrySeaplane PlatformShipyardVehicle Plant
Towers Adv. Torpedo LauncherBuzzsawCobraDoomsday MachineGaat GunImmolatorIntimidatorLight Laser TowerNeutronPunisherPulverizerSilencerStingerThunderboltToasterTorpedo LauncherViper
Misc. Advanced Radar TowerAdvanced Sonar StationAir Repair PadDragon's TeethFloating Dragon's TeethFortification WallFortitude Missile DefenseRadar TowerSonar StationTargeting Facility
ARM
Units
Commander Commander
Kbots Adv. Construction KbotConstruction KbotDecoy CommanderEraserFARKFidoFleaHammerInfiltratorInvaderJethroMarkyMaverickPeeweePelicanRockoShooterWarriorZeusZipper
Vehicles Adv. Construction VehicleBulldogConstruction VehicleFlashJammerJeffyLugerMerlPantherPenetratorPhalanxPodgerSamsonScarabSeerSpiderStumpyTriton
Aircraft Aircraft Adv. Construction AircraftAtlasBrawlerConstruction AircraftEagleFreedom FighterHawkLancetPeeperPhoenixThunder
Seaplanes AlbatrossConstruction SeaplaneSeahawkTornado
Ships Ships ArcherColossusConquerorConstruction ShipCrusaderEscortHulkMilleniumRangerSkeeter
Submarines Adv. Construction SubFibberLurkerPiranha
Hovercraft AnacondaBearConstruction HovercraftSkimmerSwatterWombat
Structures
Resources Cloakable Fusion ReactorEnergy StorageFusion ReactorGeothermal PowerplantMetal ExtractorMetal MakerMetal StorageMoho Metal MakerMoho MineSolar CollectorUnderwater Fusion PlantWind Generator
Factories Adv. Aircraft PlantAdv. Kbot LabAdv. ShipyardAdv. Vehicle PlantAircraft PlantHovercraft PlatformKbot LabSeaplane PlatformShipyardVehicle Plant
Towers Adv. Torpedo LauncherAmbusherAnnihilatorBig BerthaDefenderDefender - NSFlakkerGuardianL.L.TRetaliatorSentinelStingrayStunnerTorpedo LauncherVulcan
Misc. Advanced Radar TowerAdvanced Sonar StationAir Repair PadDragon's TeethFloating Dragon's TeethFortification WallProtectorRadar TowerSonar StationTargeting Facility
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