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Driver
Assault
Drone Driver.png
Available from
IconsNormal 16.png Third Lieutenant
Price
Crystal.png 50 000








Driver is an assault Drone. It increases the amount of Overdrive charge gained by destroying a tank.

Garage description

Speeds up Overdrive recharge time while destroying tanks.


Mechanics

Driver is activated after destroying an enemy. In addition to the charge gained from the 15 points of the battle score, destroying a tank will charge the overdrive as much as scoring up to 6 additional points.

Note
The description of this drone's effects with "seconds of overdrive charge" is inaccurate: the drone does not remove time from the charge, but rather adds charge based on the Battle point charge rate of a hull. This rate varies from hull to hull, so not every hull will receive the same increase in charge percentage. Rather, they will receive the same amount of charge relative to their hull's active charge rate.
  • Icon drone overdrive recharge reduction.png - Overdrive Charge Added: (2 → 6) × Hull's Active Charge Rate
  • Icon drone reload.png - Recharge (sec): 3


Additionally, like all Drones, Driver 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


Hull's active
charge rate
Wasp
0.6%/pt
Hornet
0.5%/pt
Hopper
0.7%/pt
Viking
0.5%/pt
Hunter
0.6%/pt
Crusader
0.6%/pt
Dictator
0.7%/pt
Ares
0.7%/pt
Titan
0.5%/pt
Mammoth
0.6%/pt
Standard charge per kill Icon info.png 9% 7.5% 10.5% 7.5% 9% 9% 10.5% 10.5% 7.5% 9%
Charge per kill with 0/20 Driver Icon info.png 10.2% 8.5% 11.9% 8.5% 10.2% 10.2% 11.9% 11.9% 8.5% 10.2%
Charge per kill with 20/20 Driver Icon info.png 12.6% 10.5% 14.7% 10.5% 12.6% 12.6% 14.7% 14.7% 10.5% 12.6%

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Driver allows activation of overdrive more times than normal in a battle.
Plus.png Does not consume or accelerate the use of any supplies besides batteries


Tips and Advice

  • To get the most activations of the drone, favor destroying tanks one at a time (no faster than once every 5 seconds) over getting multiple quickly or in one shot.
  • This drone gives you the most percentage points with Dictator, Ares, and Hopper due to their high charge per battle point
  • Driver is commonly paired with Viking to make up for its slow charge rate, and is also popular in Juggernaut thanks to how important Overdrives can be in taking out the Jug


Micro-upgrades

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

Step Virtual battle points for charge Boosted Armor supply's damage reduction (%) Boosted Damage supply's damage increase (%) Cost Crystal.png
Step
Delay time Cost Crystal.png
Speed-up
0 2 50 50 - - -
1 2.2 52.5 52.5 1000 5h 2000
2 2.4 55 55 6160 1d 6h 48m 12320
3 2.6 57.5 57.5 11320 2d 8h 36m 22640
4 2.8 60 60 16470 3d 10h 21m 32940
5 3 62.5 62.5 21630 4d 12h 9m 43260
6 3.2 65 65 26790 5d 13h 57m 53580
7 3.4 67.5 67.5 31950 6d 15h 45m 63900
8 3.6 70 70 37110 7d 17h 33m 74220
9 3.8 72.5 72.5 42260 8d 19h 18m 84520
10 4 75 75 47420 9d 21h 6m 94840
11 4.2 77.5 77.5 52580 10d 22h 54m 105160
12 4.4 80 80 57740 12d 42m 115480
13 4.6 82.5 82.5 62890 13d 2h 27m 125780
14 4.8 85 85 68050 14d 4h 15m 136100
15 5 87.5 87.5 73210 15d 6h 3m 146420
16 5.2 90 90 78370 16d 7h 51m 156740
17 5.4 92.5 92.5 83530 17d 9h 39m 167060
18 5.6 95 95 88680 18d 11h 24m 177360
19 5.8 97.5 97.5 93840 19d 13h 12m 187680
20 6 100 100 99000 20d 15h 198000
Total +4 +50 +50 1000000 208d 8h 2000000


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