State of Survival

Research Facility Guide


Research Facility Guide
State of Survival Guide


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Once you have cleared your Settlement, you’ll reach a point in the game where you’ll be able to save a Doctor who can provide research for you. Even if you are currently living in a zombie filled world, it doesn’t mean that you’ll have to give up on sciences in order to improve. The Research Station is a facility that has two primary functions: Incubation of Biocaps, as well as conducting work in the Research Lab.

What do these two do for your Settlement, and why is researching important? In this guide we’ll discuss the bonuses that this facility can provide, and what bonuses they can give as you upgrade the facility. This is one of the most important facilities in your settlement since it provides a lot of effects in different areas of the game.



Research Lab Functions

As the name implies, the Research Lab is a place where your Doctor can conduct research in your settlement. Is this the only function of this facility though? There are other functions available as well here since the Research Lab can be used to increase the amount of biocaps that you have.

State of Survival Research Lab
State of Survival Research Lab


The Incubator is a function that lets you place your Biocaps and then get growth in return after a specific period. Similar to a bank where it can receive interest and increase money, the incubator does the same with your biocaps.There are growth options for the following time periods: 1 Day, 7 Days, 15 Days, and 30 Days. The first of which will need to be unlocked by purchasing it.

Incubator Options
Incubator Options


If you have excess Biocaps that you won’t consume, you can place them in the incubator in order to get increased amounts for future use which is quite straight forward. This can become handy in the long run since increased levels for your facilities will require longer construction times, and you may want to speed things up using biocaps.

Meanwhile, the Research Lab lets you spend resources and time in order to conduct research on different fields for your settlement. You can learn passive buffs that can affect your development, battle, and economic sections of your settlement and troops. Researching is important because you can gain increased yields in terms of resource production, as well as a stronger army which is necessary for survival.

State of Survival Research Lab
State of Survival Research Lab




What types of Research can be conducted?

So, what kind of research does the lab do for the different sections? You might also be wondering which one you should focus first. All of them are equally as important, and it’s possible for you to research all of them since you can catch up on the skill tree before you upgrade your facility in order to unlock new ones.

Development research lets you improve your abilities in regards to the settlement in general. These are passive buffs that you can learn which can help the facilities in your settlement such as improvement of time when using a facility, or increasing the capacity that your facilities can hold in terms of training, healing, etc.

Development Research Skill Tree
Development Research Skill Tree


The development tree has different branches and they can have skills that can be leveled up multiple times before you master them. The same set of skills can be upgraded later on as your research lab level increases. For example, you can have Tool Improvement I mastered, and work your way all up to Tool Improvement VII. A list of all of the development buffs can be seen below, as well as how many parts you can master.

Research
Function
Tool Improvement I - VII
Increases your building Construction Speed
More Beds I - VII
Increases the Hospital Capacity of your Hospitals
Training Yard I - VII
Increases the number of troops you can train at one time
Tech Improvement I - VII
Increases the speed of Research at the Research Lab
Battle Dressing I - VII
Increases the Healing Speed of wounded troops
Training Routines I-VII
Increases the speed of training of troops
Leadership I - IV
Increases the number of troop Marches you can deploy at one time



Battle research lets you improve your troops so they can have better battle performance. Having a strong army is essential when attacking and defending in order to get resources, as well as protecting your settlement. With researching Battle buffs, you can improve the capabilities of the three types of troops available.

Battle Research Skill Tree
Battle Research Skill Tree


There are different stats of each troops that can be improved such as their attack, defense, etc. The number of troops as well that you command is better if you can increase it. Since this research requires mastery as well, you can level up and finish different stages for a specific skill. You can check the different types of buffs you can research on the table below.

Research
Function
Attack Tactics I - VI
Increases the Attack of all your troops
Guns Blazing I - VI
Increases the Attack of all your Infantry
Precision Strike I - VI
Increases the Attack of all your Hunters
Mobile Assault I-VI
Increases the Attack of all your Riders
Melee Defense I - VI
Increases the Defense of all your Infantry
Hunter Defense I - VI
Increases the Defense of all your Hunters
Rider Defense I - VI
Increases the Defense of all your Riders
Defense Formations I - VI
Increases the Defense of all your troops
Survival Training I - VI
Increases the Health of all your troops
Shoot to Kill I - VI
Increases the Lethality of all your troops
March Capacity I - VI
Increases the number of troops you can send on each March.
Close Combat I - VI
Increases the Lethality of all your Infantry
Stead Shot I - VI
Increases the Lethality of all your Hunters
Charge Strategy I - VI
Increases the Lethality of all your Riders
Shield Improvement I - VI
Increases the Health of all your Infantry
Hunter Protection I - VI
Increases the Health of all your Hunters
Master Mechanic I - VI
Increases the Health of all your Riders


Economic research lets you improve your economic operations, this refers to the resources that you need in order to keep your settlement up and running. Since upgrades require food, wood, metal, and gas respectively, you’ll want to maximize your potential in terms of producing and gathering them.

Economic Research Skill Tree
Economic Research Skill Tree


With researching, you can have better production as well as have your troops perform better in the wilderness when collecting resources. Not only that, but you can affect your trading post as well by increasing the capacity of goods available for trade. You can master the skills in different levels as well, you can check the different types of buffs available below.

Research
Function
Fertilizer Tech I-VI
Increases Farm Food Production
Logging Tech I - VI
Increases Lumberyard Wood Production
Food Haulage I - VI
Increases Food Gathering Speed
Wood Haulage I - VI
Increases Wood Gathering Speed
Sorting Tech I - V
Increases Furnace Metal Production
Metal Haulage I - V
Increases Metal Gathering Speed
Trade Caravan I - V
Increases the amount of goods you can trade
Oil Drums I - V
Increases Gas Tank Production
Gas Haulage I - V
Increases Gas Gathering Speed




Research Lab Upgrades

It’s important that you keep your research lab upgraded and matched to your headquarters as much as possible because the benefits that you gain from researching are needed in order to progress in the game. But what are the bonuses that you gain from upgrading your Research Lab?

Well, aside from unlocking more skills to research, you can increase your vault capacity for the incubator, as well as get increased battle power each time you upgrade the research lab. This can mean that you can place more biocaps and get more in return as well. You can check the list of upgrades for the research lab below:

Level
Vault Capacity
Battle Power
1
500
159
2
550
637
3
600
1433
4
650
2548
5
700
3982
6
750
6689
7
800
10034
8
850
14016
9
900
18636
10
950
23892
11
1.0K
30263
12
1.1K
36634
13
1.2K
43006
14
1.3K
49377
15
1.4K
55748
16
1.6K
68491
17
1.8K
81234
18
2.0K
93976
19
2.2K
106719
20
2.4K
119461
21
2.8K
144947
22
3.2K
170432
23
3.6K
195917
24
4.0K
221402
25
4.4K
246887
26
4.8K
275226
27
5.2K
306737
28
5.6K
341777
29
6.9K
380739
30
6,4K
424064


Your progression not only lies with attacking and defending, researching is an important factor in State of Survival. After all, you can improve your skills one at a time only so you must make use of this in order to improve. Learning as much skills as possible and upgrading your research lab will help strengthen your settlement as a whole.

Keep on researching, and use speed ups when you can. Don’t forget to ask your Alliance members for help in order to speed up your progress as well. If you have anything to add please let us know below. If you have any questions for the game please head to the Answers Page to ask there.





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