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Research is the process of using materials to create interesting and unique weapons and items. The Oracle Room must be built before any of the labs can be built and research can begin. Each lab room represents a separate area of research for different types of weapons and items. All projects will take 1.5 days or 36 hours to research, as no project can be rushed for platinum. Once research is complete, Tenno will be able to purchase the Blueprints from the Respective Lab.
Research costs will vary, depending on the clan tier. Ghost, Shadow, Storm, Mountain, and Moon clans must contribute amounts scaled to their membership caps. Note that this is not always the case for some researches and may differ. Resources below are the lowest denomination, as seen in Ghost clans. For bigger clans, follow these multipliers:
Orokin Lab is one of several research labs available in game after building the Oracle. This lab allows for the research and construction of Solar Rails and gives your clan the ability to start Alliance projects. This lab was added in Update 13: Dark Sectors.
The Orokin Lab can be built as a room in the Dojo like any other room. The Dojo must have the required capacity and energy as well as an Oracle. The picture below shows what the Orokin Lab looks like in the Dojo Architect mode and what is required to build it.
Presented below are copious notes and a diagram concerning minimal setups to enable a Dojo to research everything in the game. However, this information is dated, and may lead to smaller clans wasting Forma on unnecessary rooms, which translates into either a good bit of time, or cold hard cash (even if it is only $5 or $10). Since I couldn't find the talk page for the Research page on this wiki, I've decided to put this here in the hopes that the community will help me flesh out the details until this "Basic Research Dojo" project is up to snuff. I have uploaded a schematic which shows a nearly complete setup; I have opted to leave out two buildings due to my impatience, but I promise that they indeed fit.
What remains for us to finish is compiling a list of required resources to achieve this layout, but already you can see the savings over the previous design. In the case where no solar rail or elevator is required, a whopping 5 Forma are saved! Thanks in advance for any ambitious contributors that help add data and format this section to make it look pretty.
Note: with current mechanics, at least as recent as u16, this setup as explained is not possible. Several rooms, as presented, would overlap other rooms, which is not an available option.
To setup the ability to research all projects you need the following:
The method posted previously does not take into account that certain rooms take up more space (not capacity) than others and therefore can't be placed in certain locations. It's possible to create a complete Dojo with the material requirements listed above but some of the rooms need to be moved around. I've contstructed this Dojo myself and tested that all the placements shown here are valid. Please forgive my terrible Paint skills!
Starting with a Clan Hall (black):
(Purple) Build a Reactor and Cross Hallway
(Blue) Build two more Cross Hallways and an Elevator (optional)
(Green) Build two more Reactors, two T Hallways, and an Oracle
(Orange) Build all the Labs attached to the remaining nodes.
Note that the Orokin Lab is the only Lab that can't fit in the bottom node of the second/third Cross Hallways
Resource Required for Buildings (Ghost Tier) as of 15.16