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The subject of this article is from the Echoes update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 13 February, 2024.
Type Refined Stellar Metal: Blue
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 132.0 Units
Symbol In
Updated Echoes

Indium is a resource.

Summary[ | ]

Indium (In) is a resource.

Game description[ | ]

A chromatic metal, generated by fusion in the heart of a star. Such stellar material ends up forming deposits in the crust of local planets.

Indium is found on planets orbiting blue stars, and can be placed in a Refiner to create purified Chromatic Metal for use in the manufacture of advanced technologies.

Source[ | ]

It can be found on planets orbiting blue stars.

Indium can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.BLUE.2 Indium ×1  +  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2 Chromatic Metal ×1  →  SUBSTANCE.BLUE.2 Indium ×2  ("Chromatic Expansion", 0.36 sec./unit output)

Exploit[ | ]

NOTE: prior to Synthesis update the Indium output was twice as high.

Once the player has Medium Refiner/Large Refiner, they can use it to produce limitless Indium:

  1. Start with x6 Indium.
  2. Refine x2 Indium to create x4 Chromatic Metal.
  3. Refine x4 Indium and x4 Chromatic Metal to create x8 Indium.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3, creating 8 Indium for every 6 Indium started with.

Convert 1/3 of your Indium to Chromatic Metal, then combine with remaining 2/3rds of Indium to make 33% more.

Note: Adding Pure Ferrite to this equation doubles the yield

  1. Refine x1 Indium + x1 Pure Ferrite to create x4 Chromatic Metal.

Use[ | ]


Indium is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


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


Indium is not used as an ingredient for cooking using a Nutrient Processor.

Additional Information[ | ]

Release History[ | ]

  • NEXT - added as a resource, using the Cymatygen icon
  • Synthesis - Indium duplication made less efficient: Refining x1 Indium + x1 Chromatic Metal yields x2 Indium, reduced from x4.
  • Waypoint Value changed, previously was 464.0.

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