Naturally behind all weapons and equipment used in and out of combat require a large amount of scientific research. In MS Saga there are two main types of technology.
Base Theories are free base-level technologies that branch out to various other technologies in the same area. They have no requirements and are available to all factions, base theories do not unlock any new equipment but do allow access to new technologies. The unlocked technologies are not compulsory to be researched and the choice lies down to the player.
- MS-Scale Close Combat Weapons
- MS-Scale Defenses
- MS-Scale Ordinance
- MS-Scale Ranged Weapons
- Weapon Enhancement Integration
Refined Theories are more specialized parts of the tech tree, usually unlocking a specific weapons tier. More complex weapons require more than one refined theory to be unlocked (e.g.: beam weapons).