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Introduction

Maturation refers to the aging process for most Alien Structures. Structures will slowly age over time, and steadily increase in health and armor for every additional maturity percentage accordingly. The time it takes for a structure to mature varies depending on the specific structure. Mature structures have more health than newborn structures. This makes e.g. a freshly built Hive much more vulnerable than a matured one. Maturation can be sped up bei either Nutrient Mist or Healspray. The two structures that actually change with full Maturity are the Whip which gains the Bombard ability and the Tunnel which turns into an Infested Tunnel and starts spreading Infestation.

There were plans to add visual indication for structure maturity, in terms of size and color vibrancy.

Starting Health and Armor

When you drop an Alien Structure or a Blueprint as a Marine Commander they have by default 30% of Health and Armor. The only exception is the Tunnel with 18%.

Stats

Basic Structure Maturation
Structure Health (Mature) Armor (Mature) Time to Mature
Egg flinch small.gif

Egg
350 0 0 Seconds
Hydra spawn small.gif

Hydra
125 (160) 5 (20) 140 Seconds
Cyst idle small.gif

Cyst
50 (400-200) 1 (25 with Crag Hive) 20 Seconds
Tunnel entrance open small.gif

Tunnel
1000 (1400) 100 (250) 75 Seconds
Harvester deploy small.gif

Harvester
2000 (2300) 200 (320) 150 Seconds
Hive spawn small.gif

Hive
4000 (6000) 750 (1400) 220 Seconds


Advanced Structure Maturation
Structure Health (Mature) Armor (Mature) Time to Mature
Crag spawn small.gif

Crag
480 (560) 160 (272) 120 Seconds
Shade spawn small.gif

Shade
600 (1200) 0 120 Seconds
Shift spawn small.gif

Shift
600 (800) 60 (120) 90 Seconds
Whip spawn small.gif

Whip
650 (720) 175 (240) 120 Seconds
Shell spawn small.gif

Shell
600 (700) 150 (200) 60 Seconds
Veil spawn small.gif

Veil
900 (1100) 0 60 Seconds
Spur spawn small.gif

Spur
800 (900) 50 (100) 60 Seconds


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