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Defender
Defensive
Drone defender.png
Available from
IconsNormal 18.png First Lieutenant
Price
Crystal.png 90 000








Defender is a defensive Drone. It temporarily increases the strength of Boosted Armor DA symbol.png and reduces its cooldown. Active effect is indicated by the Icon DA.png symbol in battle.

Garage description

After activating Boosted Armor increases the effect for a short time.


Mechanics

Defender's effect begins after activating the Boosted Armor supply or picking up a Boosted Armor box. The supply's strength will be increased by 25 to 100% for the next 20 seconds.

Additionally, Defender reduces the cooldown of Boosted Armor from 30 to 20 seconds. Each subsequent Supply (other than BA) activated reduces Boosted Armor's cooldown by another 10 seconds. Strategic use of Smart Cooldowns allows one to keep Boosted Armor active perpetually.

This Drone consumes a total of 3 pieces of Boosted Armor when activated.

  • Icon DA.png - Additional supply power* (%): 25 → 100
  • Supply Time.png - Power up duration (sec): 20
  • Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png - Reduction of Boosted Armor cooldown (sec): 10
  • Inventory double armor.png- Boosted Armor consumed: Da mini.png 3 (+2)
  • Icon drone reload.png - Recharge (sec): 3


Additionally, like all Drones, Defender provides a passive bonus to the strength of Boosted Armor and Boosted Damage:

  • DA symbol.png Boosted Armor supply's effect strength (%): 50 → 100
  • DD symbol.png Boosted Damage supply's effect increase (%): 50 → 100


How does Defender's extra armor work?

The portion of damage that reaches your tank is calculated this way:

100 ÷ Armor Amount

  • The default Armor Amount Cdffcc5b.png is 100, so the damage pass-through is 100 ÷ 100 = 100.
  • With standard boosted armorDA symbol.png (no drone or a Level 0 drone), Armor Amount increases by 50, resulting in a 66.7% passthrough: 100 ÷ 150 = 66.7%
  • Adding drone uprades increases this boost, up to 100, for a final (20/20 upgrades) pass through of 100 ÷ 200 = 50%
  • Defender's armor boostIcon DA.png) is also added to the Armor Amount when its effect is active. The final amount then is:

100 ÷ (100 Cdffcc5b.png + 50-100DA symbol.png + 25-100Icon DA.png)

A maxed-out defender will have an armor amount of 300, resulting in taking only one third of normal damage.

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Proper use of supplies makes it possible to have at least boosted armor active continuously, and additional armor 2/3 of the time.
Plus.png Boosted Armor can be activated immediately after other supplies
Minus.png Consumes boosted armor supplies quickly


Tips and Advice

  • When your active effect is about to run out, you can skip the 10 seconds of regular armor you'd normally have to wait through by picking up a Boosted Armor box on the ground
  • Activate Boosted Damage as your first supply (to avoid the cooldown imposed on it by Boosted Armor), and then you will have a full set with Boosted Armor and Speed Boost ready in 5 seconds, or whenever you need it.
  • If your armor runs out and is in cooldown, drop a mine or activate any other supply (or two) to reduce the cooldown so you can re-activate it


Micro-upgrades

Like all Drones, Defender can be micro-upgraded to a total of 20 steps.

Step Additional supply power (%) Boosted Armor supply's damage reduction (%) Boosted Damage supply's damage increase (%) Cost Crystal.png
Step
Delay time Cost Crystal.png
Speed-up
0 25 50 50 - - -
1 28.75 52.5 52.5 1000 5h 2000
2 32.5 55 55 6160 1d 6h 48m 12320
3 36.25 57.5 57.5 11320 2d 8h 36m 22640
4 40 60 60 16470 3d 10h 21m 32940
5 43.75 62.5 62.5 21630 4d 12h 9m 43260
6 47.5 65 65 26790 5d 13h 57m 53580
7 51.25 67.5 67.5 31950 6d 15h 45m 63900
8 55 70 70 37110 7d 17h 33m 74220
9 58.75 72.5 72.5 42260 8d 19h 18m 84520
10 62.5 75 75 47420 9d 21h 6m 94840
11 66.25 77.5 77.5 52580 10d 22h 54m 105160
12 70 80 80 57740 12d 42m 115480
13 73.75 82.5 82.5 62890 13d 2h 27m 125780
14 77.5 85 85 68050 14d 4h 15m 136100
15 81.25 87.5 87.5 73210 15d 6h 3m 146420
16 85 90 90 78370 16d 7h 51m 156740
17 88.75 92.5 92.5 83530 17d 9h 39m 167060
18 92.5 95 95 88680 18d 11h 24m 177360
19 96.25 97.5 97.5 93840 19d 13h 12m 187680
20 100 100 100 99000 20d 15h 198000
Total +75 +50 +50 1000000 208d 8h 2000000


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