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Difference between Adaptive plating and Energized Plating

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What are the differences between ADAPTIVE NANO PLATING, and ENERGIZED ADAPTIVE NANO MEMBRANE. I know that the resistances are higher on the energized but do they offer anything else?

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nashwolfe [ Editor ]

There are three differences:

  • the EANM provides significantly better resists
  • the EANM requires CPU where the ANP does not
  • the EANM requires Hull Upgrades 5, the ANP requires Hull Upgrades 4 (for Tech 2)

Essentially, given that Hull Upgrades 5 is something that you will train early on, you will probably never fit an ANP over an EANM unless fitting is really tight.

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ankbar
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What about bonuses from the armour resist skills(Thermal Compensation, etc.)? I know EANMs benefit from this skill, what about ANPs? (I could just check efit, but I’m giving someone else the chance to answer my question first.)

nashwolfe
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As I understand it, armour compensation skills apply to ANP, EANM, armour membranes and offline hardeners equally.

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binaryidiot [ Editor ]

I think the main difference is the energized requires more CPU, etc for fitting than the plating.

So if you don't have enough room you could strap on a plate (though, I don't think i've EVER been in this situation; I just train my fitting skills higher if necessary).

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annie anomie [ Editor ]

ANPs get really useful if you do not have 36/30 free CPU for an EANM but need more resists.

This is typically the case on a couple of battleships and on a lot of frigates.

You can pick up deadspace ANPs relatively cheaply and they do a lot for the no-fitting they need.

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nashwolfe
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Aye, deadspace ANPs are almost as good as T2 EANMs, so a good substitute if fitting is tight. I’m a fan of faction EANMs for big ships.

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