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== General Information [[Image:Base-psi.gif]] ==
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'''Psionic Laboratories''', or '''Psi Labs''' are a critical weapon in the fight against the aliens. Soldiers using this facility learn how to use their "mind-force" in combat. To be able to build a Psi Lab, you will first have to [[Research#How_to_capture_live_aliens|capture]] a [[Psionics#Psionic_Aliens|psionic capable alien]] and interrogate it. Once you have done that, you will be able to research, and then build these facilities.
  
Psionic Labs are the number one priority. Soldiers using this facility learn how to use their "mind-force" in combat. Each lab trains ten soldiers at once and at the end of the month soldiers without any Psi stats will now show them, and they will have 16-24 Psi Skill points. Soldiers who already had some Psi training will continue to increase their Skill. Above 80 is good, above 95 is excellent. Your Psi Lab will continue to train your soldiers, even if they reach the combat cap of 100. For more specifics on Psi Lab training (and to avoid repetition), see [[Psi_Skill#Improvement|Psi Skill - Improvement]].
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This [[Base Facilities (EU)|base facility]] appears in ''[[X-COM|UFO: Enemy Unknown]]''. For the ''[[TFTD|Terror from the Deep]]'' equivalent, refer to the [[M.C.-Lab]].
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== General Information ==
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[[Image:Base-psi.gif|right|100px]]
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Each lab trains ten soldiers at once and at the end of the month soldiers without any Psi stats will now show them, and they will have 16-24 [[Psionic Skill]] points. Soldiers who already had some Psi training will continue to increase their Skill. Just as importantly when you first train any recruit you will reveal their [[Psionic Strength]] which is a statistic you cannot improve with training, above 80 is good, above 95 is excellent. Note that your Psi Labs will continue to train your soldiers, even once they reach the combat cap of 100. For more specifics on Psi Lab training (and to avoid repetition), see [[Psionic Skill#Improvement|Psi Skill - Improvement]].
  
 
Try not to transfer soldiers if they are using the Psi Lab. Training for that month will be lost, even if the destination base has Psi Lab space available. You can use soldiers in combat whilst they are training, but if they die, you'll have an empty slot in your labs, which can't be filled until the following month.
 
Try not to transfer soldiers if they are using the Psi Lab. Training for that month will be lost, even if the destination base has Psi Lab space available. You can use soldiers in combat whilst they are training, but if they die, you'll have an empty slot in your labs, which can't be filled until the following month.
  
Soldiers able to use Psi-Amps due to training in the Psionic Laboratory are a powerful asset, but this is countered somewhat due to the restrictive method by which this training is obtained.
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Soldiers able to use [[Psi-Amp]]s due to training in the Psionic Laboratory are a powerful asset, but this is countered somewhat due to the restrictive method by which this training is obtained.
  
Note that you cannot dismantle <i>any</i> Psi Labs at a base if even just one soldier is in training. So place them carefully, planning for future growth such as hangars, etc. Or edit your base with something like XCOMUTIL.
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Note that you cannot dismantle ''any'' Psi Labs at a base if even just one soldier is in training. So place them carefully, planning for future growth such as hangars, etc. Or edit your base with something like [[XcomUtil]].
  
<center>[[Image:XBASE_14MAP-L1.PNG|Psi Lab: Level 0|250 px]] [[Image:XBASE_14MAP-L2.PNG|Psi Lab: Level 1|250 px]]</center>
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[[Image:XBASE_14MAP-L1.PNG|Psi Lab: Level 0|250 px]] [[Image:XBASE_14MAP-L2.PNG|Psi Lab: Level 1|250 px]]
  
 
== Statistics ==
 
== Statistics ==
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Construction Time: 24 days<br>
 
Construction Time: 24 days<br>
 
Construction Cost: $750,000<br>
 
Construction Cost: $750,000<br>
Maintenance Cost: <s>$16,000/month</s> (see [[Maintenance costs]])<br>
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Maintenance Cost: $16,000/month<br>
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
[[Category:Base Facilities (UFO Defense)]]
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{{Base Facilities Navbar}}
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[[Category:Research (EU)]][[Category:Base Facilities (EU)]]
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[[Category:Enemy Unknown/UFO Defense]]

Latest revision as of 04:54, 23 July 2013

Psionic Laboratories, or Psi Labs are a critical weapon in the fight against the aliens. Soldiers using this facility learn how to use their "mind-force" in combat. To be able to build a Psi Lab, you will first have to capture a psionic capable alien and interrogate it. Once you have done that, you will be able to research, and then build these facilities.

This base facility appears in UFO: Enemy Unknown. For the Terror from the Deep equivalent, refer to the M.C.-Lab.

General Information

Base-psi.gif

Each lab trains ten soldiers at once and at the end of the month soldiers without any Psi stats will now show them, and they will have 16-24 Psionic Skill points. Soldiers who already had some Psi training will continue to increase their Skill. Just as importantly when you first train any recruit you will reveal their Psionic Strength which is a statistic you cannot improve with training, above 80 is good, above 95 is excellent. Note that your Psi Labs will continue to train your soldiers, even once they reach the combat cap of 100. For more specifics on Psi Lab training (and to avoid repetition), see Psi Skill - Improvement.

Try not to transfer soldiers if they are using the Psi Lab. Training for that month will be lost, even if the destination base has Psi Lab space available. You can use soldiers in combat whilst they are training, but if they die, you'll have an empty slot in your labs, which can't be filled until the following month.

Soldiers able to use Psi-Amps due to training in the Psionic Laboratory are a powerful asset, but this is countered somewhat due to the restrictive method by which this training is obtained.

Note that you cannot dismantle any Psi Labs at a base if even just one soldier is in training. So place them carefully, planning for future growth such as hangars, etc. Or edit your base with something like XcomUtil.

Psi Lab: Level 0 Psi Lab: Level 1

Statistics

Construction Time: 24 days
Construction Cost: $750,000
Maintenance Cost: $16,000/month

See Also

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HangarSmall RadarLarge RadarMissile DefencesPsionic LaboratoryHyper-Wave Decoder
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