This is an advanced page for those who wish to learn about the math of Tachyon Prism boosts.

Tachyon Prisms increase Internal Hatchery rates.

If a Tachyon Prism is active, the stats page in the main menu will change to reflect the increase in production.

Tachyon Boost Analytics

Tachyon Prism Boosts
Name Multiplier Time (minutes) Cost (Golden Egg) Cost (Boost Token) MT MTG MTB MTGB
Tachyon 10 30 100 1 300 3 300 3
Large 10 240 600 3 2,400 4 800 1.33
Powerful 100 20 750 3 2,000 2.67 666.67 0.89
Epic 100 120 4,000 5 12,000 3 2400 0.6
Legendary 1,000 10 15,000 8 10,000 0.67 1250 0.083
Supreme 1,000 60 25,000 20 60,000 2.4 3000 0.12

If you have at least one tachyon boost running, using a boost beacon as well will treat the boost beacon like a compounding tachyon boost - that is, while both are running, you can multiply the two multipliers together to get the new multiplier.

Boost Beacons
Name Boost Multiplier Running Time (minutes) Cost (Golden Egg) Cost (Boost Token) MT MTG MTB MTGB
Boost 2 30 1,000 5 60 0.06 12 0.012
Epic 10 10 5,000 10 100 0.02 10 0.002
Large 5 60 7,500 15 300 0.04 20 0.0027
Legendary 50 10 30,000 50 500 0.0167 10 0.0003

Combine like values for maximum efficiency; for example, optimal MTB is a large boost beacon and a supreme tachyon prism. However, this is generally overkill, because you can't hold more than 11.34B chickens, no matter what. The following table assumes a maxed out farm and maxed out epic research (x3 multiplier) with no chickens in it, then does the math for you on how to buy chickens with eggs and boost tokens, assuming you are only using two boosts (efficiency drops off very rapidly if you use more than 2 boosts).

Combined Boosts
Prisms Beacons Multiplier Minutes Golden Egg Boost Token Chickens Chickens/Golden Egg Chickens/Boost Token Chickens/Golden Egg/Boost Token
2 Tachyon None 20 30 200 2 53,568,000 267,840 26,784,000 631
1 Tachyon 1 Boost 20 30 1100 6 53,568,000 48,698 8,928,000 38
2 Large None 20 240 1200 6 428,544,000 357,120 71,424,000 2,161
2 Powerful None 200 20 1500 6 357,120,000 238,080 59,520,000 1,230
3 Powerful 2 Boost 200 60 4250 19 1,071,360,000 252,085 56,387,368 1,161
2 Tachyon 1 Large 50 60 7700 17 267,840,000 34,784 15,755,294 47
1 Epic 4 Boost 200 120 8000 25 2,142,720,000 267,840 85,708,800 1,575
2 Epic None 200 120 8000 10 2,142,720,000 267,840 214,272,000 3938
1 Large 8 Boost 20 240 8600 43 428,544,000 49,830 9,966,140 42
3 Powerful 1 Large 500 60 9750 24 2,678,400,000 274,708 111,600,000 1,938
1 Powerful 2 Epic 1000 20 10750 23 1,785,600,000 166,102 77,634,783 936
1 Tachyon 3 Epic 100 30 15100 31 267,840,000 17,738 8,640,000 13
1 Epic 2 Large 500 120 19000 35 5,356,800,000 281,937 153,051,429 1,894
1 Legendary 1 Epic 10000 10 20000 18 8,928,000,000 446,400 496,000,000 7,875
1 Supreme 2 Boost 2000 60 27000 30 10,713,600,000 396,800 357,120,000 3,500
2 Legendary None 2000 10 30000 16 1,785,600,000 59,520 111,600,000 482
1 Large 4 Large 50 240 30600 63 1,071,360,000 35,011 17,005,714 49
1 Supreme 1 Large 5000 60 32500 35 11,340,000,000 348,923 324,000,000 9,969
1 Legendary 1 Legendary 50000 10 45000 58 11,340,000,000 252,000 195,517,241 4,344
3 Legendary 1 Boost 2000 30 46000 29 5,356,800,000 116,452 184,717,241 945
2 Supreme None 2000 60 50000 40 10,713,600,000 214,272 267,840,000 1,417
1 Supreme 6 Epic 10000 60 55000 80 11,340,000,000 206,182 141,750,000 2,577
1 Powerful 2 Legendary 5000 20 60750 103 8,928,000,000 146,963 86,679,612 453
1 Epic 12 Epic 1000 120 64000 125 10,713,600,000 167,400 85,708,800 354
1 Tachyon 3 Legendary 500 30 90100 151 1,339,200,000 14,863 8,868,874 10
6 Legendary 1 Large 5000 60 97500 63 11,340,000,000 116,308 180,000,000 1,846
1 Large 24 Epic 100 240 120600 243 2,142,720,000 17,767 8,817,778 11
1 Supreme 6 Legendary 50000 60 205000 320 11,340,000,000 55,317 35,437,500 173
1 Epic 12 Legendary 5000 120 364000 605 11,340,000,000 31,154 18,743,802 52
1 Large 24 Legendary 500 240 720600 1203 10,713,600,000 14,868 8,905,736 3
2 Legendary 1 Epic 20000 10 35000 26 11,340,000,000 324,000 436,153,846 14,139

All statistics are calculated at the 'buy one' price. The price difference does not matter, as the discount is proportional.

  • MT = (Multiplier * Time)
  • MTG = (Multiplier * Time) / Golden Eggs
  • MTB = (Multiplier * Time) / Boost Tokens
  • MTB = (Multiplier * Time) / Golden Eggs / Boost Tokens

The Multiplier times Time (MT) statistic is the statistic for those who want to grow quickly and also have plenty of golden eggs. This stat is a measurement of the rate in which chickens are gained and the amount of time that the multiplier is running. As a result, it spends time the most efficiently.

The Multiplier times Time over Golden eggs (MTG) statistic measures how much bang you get for your cluck. The higher the number is the more value that you will get for the amount that you spend. This measure spends golden eggs the most efficiently.

Multiplier times Time over Boost Tokens (MTB) is the same as MTG, only measured relative to boost tokens, not relative to golden eggs. If you have plentiful eggs but boost tokens are scarce, this will spend boost tokens the most efficiently.

Multiplier times Time over Golden Eggs over Boost Tokens (MTGB) measures efficiency by both eggs and tokens equally; this is never actually true, but if you are low on both golden eggs and boost tokens, this can be a helpful rule of thumb.

Calculate your own rates

On the stats page, there is a number of chickens per hab per minute. To access this page:

Main Menu (9-dot button) --> Stats --> row "INT. HATCHERY RATE"

Note that this value will be suffixed with MIN/HAB. This value will be between 0 Min/Hab and 7,440 Min/Hab(Up to 16,676 Min/Hab with artifacts).

Take this value from your stats and multiply it by the amount listed for the number of chickens that will be received with the boost.

Formula
Tachyon x 1,200
Large x 9,600
Powerful x 8,000
Epic x 48,000
Legendary x 40,000
Supreme x 240,000

Example: My stats page reads 5,740 min/hab. I want to know how many chickens I will have after I use a powerful tachyon boost. I take my 5,740 min/hab and I multiply it by 8,000. This is now a measurement of how many chickens I would have gotten in that time frame without the use of a boost plus the number of chickens that the boost gave me.

5,740 * 8,000 = 45,920,000 chickens created in the boost time.

This amount of chickens becomes even larger when you have researched the 'Internal Hatchery Calm' epic research, giving an additional multiplier for the calculation if you activate a tachyon prism just before you go offline. This additional multiplier is 1.0 for 0 times researched and increases by +0.1 each time you spend golden eggs to research this epic research. If you have, for example, researched this epic research 15 times, then (using the same formula as before) you have a multiplier of 2.5, and your total created chickens are calculated as follows:

5,740 * 8,000 * 2.5 = 114,800,000 chickens created in the boost time.

Note that you would have to stay offline during the entire duration of the tachyon prism's boost!

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