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Latest revision as of 16:34, 2 August 2020

These blocks are the icon of Space Engineers. They are the most basic building block in the game.

Armor Properties

All armor blocks conducts control commands, electricity and has randomly generated texture, that connects to other blocks. On small ships it has an edge length of 0.5 meters (0.125 m³ volume); on large ships its edge length is 2.5 meters (15.625 m³ volume). Each block has a PCU cost of 1 (2 on Xbox).

Block

A basic cube shape, airtight on all sides.

Light Armor Block Icon.png
Heavy Armor Block Icon.png

Half Block

Half-sized, combines well with the 2x1x1 Slope pieces.

Half Light Armor Block Icon.png
Half Slope Light Armor Block Icon.png

Corner

This is 1/6 of a default armor block and can be rotated to make more aesthetically pleasing ships or stations. They match up (as in, without seams) to slope armor blocks and inverted corner armor blocks, but not with standard armor blocks. This block is the most limited in terms of ability to weld to other blocks, as it can only be connected on three sides. Never airtight.

Light Armor Corner Icon.png
Heavy Armor Corner Icon.png
Light Round Armor Corner Icon.png
Heavy Round Armor Corner Icon.png

Slope

Half of an armor block, these blocks can double as steep, 45º angle ramps on stations or large ships. The blocks will match up (as in, without seams) to corner blocks and inverted corner blocks on its sides and match up to the default armor blocks its two square faces. This block can be welded to other blocks on four of its five sides. Airtight on its two backsides.

Light Armor Slope Icon.png
Heavy Armor Slope Icon.png
Light Round Armor Slope Icon.png
Heavy Round Armor Slope Icon.png

Inverted Corner

This is 5/6 of an armor block. These oddly shaped blocks allow for the completion of slanted ship designs, able to integrate with standard armor blocks on three sides, and slope or corner armor blocks from the other three sides. By using corners and inverted corners you can create bevelled corner "faces". Airtight on it's three square sides.

Light Armor Inverted Corner Icon.png
Heavy Armor Inverted Corner Icon.png
Light Round Armor Inv Corner Icon.png
Heavy Round Armor Inv Corner Icon.png

2x1x1 Blocks

Corners, slopes and inverted corners made of 2 blocks to create an angle of 25.656° instead of 45°. This allows objects to look better but also fits to blocks of half height like the air vent or small ship rotor.

Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png
Heavy Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png
Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png
Heavy Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png
Light Inv Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png
Heavy Inv Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png
Light Inv Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png
Heavy Inv Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png
Light Slope 2x1x1 Base Icon.png
Heavy Slope 2x1x1 Base Icon.png
Light Slope 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png
Heavy Slope 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png

Coloring Blocks

The default color patterns for blocks.

All blocks are able to be colored, and have a default color of Gray. The other presets, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, White, and Black (in two different shades each), can be selected when placing a block using the "Prev. Color" and "Next Color" keys (defaults: '[', ']'). See Building#Color for more information about coloring blocks.

Deformation

deformation and block integrity are factors in determining the relative strength and resistance to damage.

explosion/collision resist = integrity / deformation

The lower the deformation ratio, the stronger the block is against impact damage such as collisions and weapons. [Citation Needed]

See Weapons

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Light Armor

The light armor block is (as the name says) light, cheap and not very resistant. They are mostly used as a foundation for the ship/station, or for aesthetics, because connected faces at the same angle are seamless. For firepower protection, Heavy Armor is preferred.

Heavy Armor

As the name says, it's the heavier, sturdier and more expensive counterpart of Light Armor. Because of its mass, en masse usage is not recommended, as you will need to build more thrusters to maintain the acceleration power of the ship. For stations, the only downside remains its Steel Plate cost. To differentiate it from the light armor blocks, it has a camo pattern texture (see below).

Stats

Large Armor Blocks

Large Armor Block Mass Integrity Deformation Ratio Is Airtight
Light Armor Block Icon.png Light Armor Block  500 kg
500,000 g
500,000,000 mg
0.5 t
 
2,500    All sides
Light Armor Corner Icon.png Light Armor Corner  80 kg
80,000 g
80,000,000 mg
0.08 t
 
400    Depends on orientation
Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Base  200 kg
200,000 g
200,000,000 mg
0.2 t
 
1,000    Never
Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Tip  80 kg
80,000 g
80,000,000 mg
0.08 t
 
400    Never
Light Armor Inverted Corner Icon.png Light Armor Inv. Corner  420 kg
420,000 g
420,000,000 mg
0.42 t
 
2,100    Depends on orientation
Light Inv Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Light Armor Inv. Corner 2x1x1 Base  440 kg
440,000 g
440,000,000 mg
0.44 t
 
2,200    Depends on orientation
Light Inv Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Light Armor Inv. Corner 2x1x1 Tip  320 kg
320,000 g
320,000,000 mg
0.32 t
 
1,600    Depends on orientation
Light Round Armor Corner Icon.png Round Armor Corner  80 kg
80,000 g
80,000,000 mg
0.08 t
 
400    Never
Light Round Armor Inv Corner Icon.png Round Armor Inv. Corner  420 kg
420,000 g
420,000,000 mg
0.42 t
 
2,100    Depends on orientation
Light Round Armor Slope Icon.png Round Armor Slope  260 kg
260,000 g
260,000,000 mg
0.26 t
 
1,300    Depends on orientation
Light Armor Slope Icon.png Light Armor Slope  260 kg
260,000 g
260,000,000 mg
0.26 t
 
1,300    Depends on orientation
Light Slope 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Light Armor Slope 2x1x1 Base  380 kg
380,000 g
380,000,000 mg
0.38 t
 
1,900    Depends on orientation
Light Slope 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Light Armor Slope 2x1x1 Tip  140 kg
140,000 g
140,000,000 mg
0.14 t
 
700    Depends on orientation
Half Light Armor Block Icon.png Half Light Armor Block  240 kg
240,000 g
240,000,000 mg
0.24 t
 
1,200    Depends on orientation
Half Slope Light Armor Block Icon.png Half Slope Light Armor Block  140 kg
140,000 g
140,000,000 mg
0.14 t
 
700    Never
Heavy Armor Block Icon.png Heavy Armor Block  3,300 kg
3,300,000 g
3,300,000,000 mg
3.3 t
 
16,500  40 %
0.4
 
All sides
Heavy Armor Corner Icon.png Heavy Armor Corner  560 kg
560,000 g
560,000,000 mg
0.56 t
 
2,800  40 %
0.4
 
Never
Heavy Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Heavy Armor Corner 2x1x1 Base  1,190 kg
1,190,000 g
1,190,000,000 mg
1.19 t
 
5,950    Never
Heavy Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Heavy Armor Corner 2x1x1 Tip  416 kg
416,000 g
416,000,000 mg
0.416 t
 
2,080    Never
Heavy Armor Inverted Corner Icon.png Heavy Armor Inv. Corner  2,800 kg
2,800,000 g
2,800,000,000 mg
2.8 t
 
14,000  40 %
0.4
 
Depends on orientation
Heavy Inv Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Heavy Armor Inv. Corner 2x1x1 Base  2,930 kg
2,930,000 g
2,930,000,000 mg
2.93 t
 
14,650    Depends on orientation
Heavy Inv Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Heavy Armor Inv. Corner 2x1x1 Tip  2,030 kg
2,030,000 g
2,030,000,000 mg
2.03 t
 
10,150    Depends on orientation
Heavy Round Armor Corner Icon.png Heavy Armor Round Corner  2,740 kg
2,740,000 g
2,740,000,000 mg
2.74 t
 
13,700  40 %
0.4
 
Never
Heavy Round Armor Inv Corner Icon.png Heavy Armor Round Inv. Corner  3,100 kg
3,100,000 g
3,100,000,000 mg
3.1 t
 
15,500  40 %
0.4
 
Depends on orientation
Heavy Round Armor Slope Icon.png Heavy Armor Round Slope  2,900 kg
2,900,000 g
2,900,000,000 mg
2.9 t
 
14,500  40 %
0.4
 
Depends on orientation
Heavy Armor Slope Icon.png Heavy Armor Slope  1,650 kg
1,650,000 g
1,650,000,000 mg
1.65 t
 
8,250  40 %
0.4
 
Depends on orientation
Heavy Slope 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Heavy Armor Slope 2x1x1 Base  2,510 kg
2,510,000 g
2,510,000,000 mg
2.51 t
 
12,550    Depends on orientation
Heavy Slope 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Heavy Armor Slope 2x1x1 Tip  736 kg
736,000 g
736,000,000 mg
0.736 t
 
3,680    Depends on orientation
Half Heavy Armor Block Icon.png Half Heavy Armor Block  1,650 kg
1,650,000 g
1,650,000,000 mg
1.65 t
 
8,250    Depends on orientation
Half Slope Heavy Armor Block Icon.png Half Slope Heavy Armor Block  990 kg
990,000 g
990,000,000 mg
0.99 t
 
4,950    Never

Small Armor Block

Small Armor Block Mass Integrity Deformation Ratio Is Airtight
Half Light Armor Block Icon.png Half Light Armor Block  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100    Depends on orientation
Half Slope Light Armor Block Icon.png Half Slope Light Armor Block  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100    Never
Half Heavy Armor Block Icon.png Half Heavy Armor Block  66 kg
66,000 g
66,000,000 mg
0.066 t
 
330    Depends on orientation
Half Slope Heavy Armor Block Icon.png Half Slope Heavy Armor Block  46 kg
46,000 g
46,000,000 mg
0.046 t
 
230    Never
Light Armor Block Icon.png Light Armor Block  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100  32 %
0.32
 
All sides
Light Armor Corner Icon.png Light Armor Corner  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100  32 %
0.32
 
Never
Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Base  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100    Never
Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Light Armor Corner 2x1x1 Tip  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100    Never
Light Armor Inverted Corner Icon.png Light Armor Inv. Corner  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100  32 %
0.32
 
Depends on orientation
Light Inv Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Light Armor Inv. Corner 2x1x1 Base  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100    Depends on orientation
Light Inv Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Light Armor Inv. Corner 2x1x1 Tip  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100    Depends on orientation
Light Round Armor Corner Icon.png Round Armor Corner  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100  32 %
0.32
 
Never
Light Round Armor Inv Corner Icon.png Round Armor Inv. Corner  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100  32 %
0.32
 
Depends on orientation
Light Round Armor Slope Icon.png Round Armor Slope  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100  32 %
0.32
 
Depends on orientation
Light Armor Slope Icon.png Light Armor Slope  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100  32 %
0.32
 
Depends on orientation
Light Slope 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Light Armor Slope 2x1x1 Base  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100    Depends on orientation
Light Slope 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Light Armor Slope 2x1x1 Tip  20 kg
20,000 g
20,000,000 mg
0.02 t
 
100    Depends on orientation
Heavy Armor Block Icon.png Heavy Armor Block  112 kg
112,000 g
112,000,000 mg
0.112 t
 
560  16 %
0.16
 
All sides
Heavy Armor Corner Icon.png Heavy Armor Corner  46 kg
46,000 g
46,000,000 mg
0.046 t
 
230  16 %
0.16
 
Never
Heavy Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Heavy Armor Corner 2x1x1 Base  66 kg
66,000 g
66,000,000 mg
0.066 t
 
330    Never
Heavy Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Heavy Armor Corner 2x1x1 Tip  46 kg
46,000 g
46,000,000 mg
0.046 t
 
230    Never
Heavy Armor Inverted Corner Icon.png Heavy Armor Inv. Corner  86 kg
86,000 g
86,000,000 mg
0.086 t
 
430  16 %
0.16
 
Depends on orientation
Heavy Inv Corner 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Heavy Armor Inv. Corner 2x1x1 Base  106 kg
106,000 g
106,000,000 mg
0.106 t
 
530    Depends on orientation
Heavy Inv Corner 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Heavy Armor Inv. Corner 2x1x1 Tip  106 kg
106,000 g
106,000,000 mg
0.106 t
 
530    Depends on orientation
Heavy Round Armor Corner Icon.png Heavy Armor Round Corner  86 kg
86,000 g
86,000,000 mg
0.086 t
 
430  16 %
0.16
 
Never
Heavy Round Armor Inv Corner Icon.png Heavy Armor Round Inv. Corner  106 kg
106,000 g
106,000,000 mg
0.106 t
 
530  16 %
0.16
 
Depends on orientation
Heavy Round Armor Slope Icon.png Heavy Armor Round Slope  86 kg
86,000 g
86,000,000 mg
0.086 t
 
430  16 %
0.16
 
Depends on orientation
Heavy Armor Slope Icon.png Heavy Armor Slope  66 kg
66,000 g
66,000,000 mg
0.066 t
 
330  16 %
0.16
 
Depends on orientation
Heavy Slope 2x1x1 Base Icon.png Heavy Armor Slope 2x1x1 Base  86 kg
86,000 g
86,000,000 mg
0.086 t
 
430    Depends on orientation
Heavy Slope 2x1x1 Tip Icon.png Heavy Armor Slope 2x1x1 Tip  46 kg
46,000 g
46,000,000 mg
0.046 t
 
230    Depends on orientation

Update History

Update 01.056
  • Fixed unable to place sloped light armor blocks (texture crash)
Update 01.054
  • Fixed placing light armor block under interior light on platform
Update 01.048
  • Fixed armor models
Update 01.044
  • High quality armor textures (on 64-bit version)
Update 01.017.010
  • Heavy Armor rebalanced
Update 01.016.003
  • Heavy Armor introduced
Update 01.010.008
  • Fixed missing edges on block cubes
Update 01.002.014
  • fixed crash during deformation