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Base with active Defense Matrix

Defense Matrix is the term for the impassible shield that surrounds a base when sufficiently damaged. It is totally impenetrable and cannot be destroyed or bypassed except by NPC siege fleets, but is only temporary.


When the base reaches the 75% health threshold, the defense matrix will activate and last for 2 hours. At 50%, the matrix will last for 12 hours. If the base reaches 25% or 0% health, the resulting matrix will last for 24 hours. Do note that the duration of the matrix has nothing to do with the number of stars achieved by the base attack.

The defense matrix will, however, drop if the player whose base is protected attacks another player's fleet or base. It will not drop if another player attacks your fleet or if you attack an NPC fleet of any type, meaning resource harvesting is still possible.

Additionally, a defense matrix can be purchased by spending Coins, albeit with a cooldown.


  • The defence matrix is often referred to as a "bubble". Most players use this term to ridicule other players whose base has been destroyed or used as a medal bank.