Quick things to know:
Drones do not level up like the living crew. What you see is what you get with them
Drones are made to be dispensable. That said, a lot of them are fire resistant, making them great choice for cleaning up fuel nukes and such. Your living crew can and will take damage from fire a lot faster than drones.
You can never have too many drones.
All come with a Flamethrower with a short range.
Can do either Fire Suppression or Security
Health will either be 5-6 hit points
Speed will be 0.9-1.3
DYI has less HP, slower, and not as good at gunnery. Good to use in the beginning when you have poor skilled crew or when your good gunner dies in a battle.
DIY Tank Drone
Slow and steady. Has a decent weapon and range. A lot of Health to survive most encounters.
Fire Suppression Drone
Comes in two flavors:
Slow, robust drone
Fast, lower health drone
DIY Repair – gets the job done. Nothing to look at
Industrial Repair Drone – Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger. Not only does it have 3 points in repair, but also 2 points in security and with 24 points of health makes for a great defender against invaders.
DIY Guard Drone – Average health. Good range weapon albeit the reload is little slow.
Light Security Drone – Lowest health. Good weapon. Good speed.
Tactical Security Drone – Almost identical to the Light Security Drone
Heavy Sentinel Drone – AKA Terminator – Highest health, speed, skill, and weapon range. Guaranteed carnage.
If you see a drone that has different stats or weapon or is not mentioned here, please let me know as I’m still updating this guide as I play the game.
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