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Component

Crystal Shards

Component found in ships: frequently used by combat oriented vessels. Known to be salvaged from signal sources.

Crystal shards are fragments from whole crystals.

Type
Manufactured
Subtype
Crystals
Grade
Very common

Used in blueprints
0x
Used in synthesis
3x
Used for exp. effects
1x
Used for tech broker
0x
Location
Ship salvage (Combat ships), Surface POI

Used in synthesis

Used in blueprints

TypeModificationGrade 

Used in experimental effects

Used for tech broker unlocks

No known technology broker unlocks.

Components in the same location

Ship salvage (Combat ships)

ComponentTypeGrade  
Compound ShieldingManufacturedRare
Core Dynamics CompositesManufacturedVery rare
Crystal ShardsManufacturedVery common
Exquisite Focus CrystalsManufacturedVery rare
Flawed Focus CrystalsManufacturedCommon
Focus CrystalsManufacturedStandard
Galvanising AlloysManufacturedCommon
Phase AlloysManufacturedStandard
Salvaged AlloysManufacturedVery common
Shield EmittersManufacturedCommon
Shielding SensorsManufacturedStandard
Tempered AlloysManufacturedVery common
Thermic AlloysManufacturedRare
Worn Shield EmittersManufacturedVery common

Surface POI

ComponentTypeGrade  
Adaptive Encryptors CaptureEncodedVery rare
Atypical Encryption ArchivesEncodedRare
Chemical ManipulatorsManufacturedRare
Classified Scan DatabanksEncodedStandard
Compact CompositesManufacturedVery common
Conductive PolymersManufacturedRare
Crystal ShardsManufacturedVery common

How to get components

Components may be obtained in locations noted. Higher rarity components can be usually obtained from bigger and/or more dangerous ships and locations (like T9 for transportation ships, Anaconda for combat ships, well defended settlements with Data points and so on).