After extracting the basic resources that are found in Stellaris, during your exploration you’ll also find the strategic resources, which are really important in the mid-game.
- Exotic gases
- Rare Crystals
- Volatile Motes
- Dark Matter
- Living Metal
Several of these resources have a clear purpose within the game, however, some of them are rarer to be found or even extracted.
Zro is one of those resources that has a high level of complexity in its extraction. So keep an eye on this guide to understand how to use it.
What is Zro
‘An extremely rare aerosol of exotic particles. It has been deposited on a number of worlds through meteor impacts, but its true origin is a mystery. If ingested by psionically-gifted individuals, zro acts as a very potent (and addictive) drug that enhances PSI abilities.‘
Zro is a resource clearly inspired by Dune’s Melange. It is used to sharpen the population’s psionic abilities.
How to extract Zro
To extract Zro you need ‘Psionic Theory’ and ‘Zro Distillation’ technologies.
To acquire tecnologies to extract Zro your empire can’t be a Gestalt Consciousness and Materialist. To improve your chances of finding theses techs just obtain a population that has a psionic affinity and set them as researchers of your empire.
An extremely rare aerosol of exotic particles. It has been deposited on a number of worlds through meteor impacts, but its true origin is a mystery. If ingested by psionically-gifted individuals, Zro acts as a very potent (and addictive) drug that enhances Psi abilities.
What is the purpose of extracting Zro
Zro will be needed to do some research on Psionic and for the development of Psionic Shields.
These extremely powerful shields are generated out of pure psychic energy by a cadre of psionic specialists. Their powers are further augmented by large arrays of psi emitters.
However, this technology requires you to have the Utopia DLC.
It’s also used in the Psi Jump Drives technology that increases the size of your JumpDrive by 50%.