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X-Factors are special unit abilities (or penalties) that modify the normal combat rules. Some come into play only for certain races . . . for instance, the Thirus All-Purpose Saucer fights better for Orn than for other races.
The displayed Firepower ratings do not take X-Factors into account.
X-Factors for each unit and race are listed as part of its description. An individual game may add, remove, or modify X-Factors - for instance, for a special scenario. Check the Game Info Page for this information.
Viewing X-Factors in the Battle Report
When you view a Battle Report, production report, etc., a colored triangle signals that an X-Factor came into play. A green triangle () indicates an X-Factor that was favorable to you; a red triangle () indicates it was unfavorable. Click the triangle for details.