Everything in the Combine galaxy is created using a selection of basic raw materials, each with their own particular function in the production process. Materials are found by prospecting to search the ground for deposits and then extracting them through mining. Once extracted, materials must be transported to where they are required before producing them into various objects. What follows are all raw materials currently in the galaxy and a rough overview of their uses.
Adegan is a very rare pink crystal which is often found on rocky, mountainous or cave terrain. It has a high rarity and is often in small reserves.
Alazhi is a bacteria which is part of the bacta creation process. Harvested in forest or Jungle terrains through farming, it can be processed into Bacta for use in healing.
This material is often found in forest or grassy terrains and its purpose is primarily in the production of fuel canisters for vehicles.
Bacta is the core ingredient of all healing items and is used along with other materials to make items such as patches or bacta tanks which can restore a player's HP. Alazhi must be processed in a laboratory in order to produce Bacta.
A common material, Duracrete is one of the core components of any building or construction work. Large amounts of this may be required to provide the foundations.
Found in forest, jungle or glacier terrains, Durelium is a moderately rare material which is solely used in the construction of ships as part of the Hyperdrive.
Hibridium is a rare ore found in crater, glacier, and ocean terrains, often in small quantities. Its primary use is that of stealth and cloaking capabilities, allowing ships fitted with such devices to evade enemy sensors.
Another rare material found on most rocky terrain types.
A common ore, this is primarily used in all production types as Transparisteel, or essentially hardened transparent metal, creating view ports.
Meleenium is a very common ore found in large quantities and is essential in the production process and is used in almost everything from guns and tools through to large starships and buildings.
Nova is primarily used as explosives. It is a volatile crystal which can form the core of any bomb device. It can also be purified and combined to form the Nova Crystal, a form of currency.
A rather uncommon material, Quantum is another substance which has almost universal use as a production material like Meleenium. This often makes up the armour component of an entity.
Rockivory is common and is used in the creation of anti-gravity units such as repulsorlifts for use on skimmers or hovercraft, which use such generators to lift themselves off the ground and fly over terrain.
Rudic is a core component in most electronic devices, useful for creating sensors or basic computer components. An uncommon resource but essential for spacecraft and vehicles.
Ryll is a rare narcotic substance and is the opposite to bacta. Like bacta it must be refined in a lab and can be used to create fake medical items which appear the same but on use not result in any healing.
This gaseous substance is a core component used in the construction of lasers or blasters and is only found on gas giant atmospheres.
Varium is a rare substance but is also useful in the production of electronic devices along with Rudic and is part of the construction requirements for many droids.
Another essential material required to create a working hyperdrive along with Durellium.
Additionally there are gemstones which have no current purpose in creating items or weapons and may be used for aesthetic purposes or a show of wealth. These gemstones are: