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Drones are your helpers in battles. They boost your stats, enhance supplies and help in many other ways. They can be purchased with crystals in the Garage in the “Drones” section. You are also able to upgrade them in order to make their effects more stronger.

To use the drone, you need to equip it, the same as any other gear. An equipped drone will appear in battle above your tank and will follow you, everywhere. Drones will automatically trigger following a specific event or action in battles -- you don’t need to activate them yourself. After the activation drones will become inactive until they are automatically recharged.

All drones have 2 standard parameters on top of their own unique features: additional turret damage and additional protection from incoming damage. If the drone is equipped and activated, the damage that your tank does is increased, and the damage that it takes is reduced by the number (percentage) specified in the characteristics of the drone. These parameters can be upgraded, the initial value is 1%, the maximum is 5% in the case of a fully-upgraded drone (excluding the base drone Brutus, which goes up to 10%).


Drone Settings

You can turn off the drones to be shown for yourself and all enemies in the interface settings if they distract you from battle.

Setting Purpose
Setting show drone.png Disables your drone, but still shows other drones. It is important to know that the drone will still be functioning in the background, it just wont be visible. Use this option if your drone is constantly getting in your line of sights.
Setting show other drones.png Disables others' drones, but still shows your drone. Here too, your teammates' and enemies' drone is still affecting their stats, supplies etc. - it just isn't visible to you. Use this option if you're getting distracted by the small dots hovering over other tanks.


Classification and Types

Drones are classified into four major types: Assault - who help out with attacking; Defensive - who help out with defense; Passive - who don't have any of their own unique effects; and lastly, Support drones - who will support a player in many situations.

Assault Drones

Name Description Effect Price Rank
Assault
Drone Assault.png
Destroying an enemy tank reduces cooldown time of all active and recharging supplies. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 12s
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of supplies cooldown: (3 → 15) s
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Driver
Drone Driver.png
Speeds up Overdrive recharge time while destroying tanks. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 15s
Icon drone overdrive recharge reduction.png Overdrive Recharge Reduction: (10 → 30) s / kill
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Warrant Officer 5
Sprinter
Drone sprinter.png
After picking up the flag, the ball or capturing a control point gives the effect of Double Damage, Double Armor and Speed Boost for a short time and repairs the tank. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 20s
Supply Time.png Active Supplies Time: (10 → 20) s
Speed Boost consumed: 1
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Captain
Booster
Drone booster.png
After using Double Damage increases the effect for a short time. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 3s
Supply Time.png Power up duration: 3 s
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of Double Damage cooldown: 10 s

Icon drone additional damage.png Additional supply power: (50 → 200) %
Double Damage consumed: 3

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Brigadier
Blaster
Drone blaster.png
Blows up the tank after its destruction or self-destruct, damaging all nearby enemies. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 35s
Icon drone explosion damage.png Explosion damage: (1200-1800 → 2700-3300) hp
Impact force: 150
Max splash damage radius: 5m
Min splash damage radius: (12 → 15) m
Weak damage: 10%
Double Damage consumed: 1
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Defensive Drones

Name Description Effect Price Rank
Trooper
Drone Trooper.png
After spawning, applies to your tank the effects of Double Damage, Double Armor and Speed Boost for a short time. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 20s
Supply Time.png Active Time: (10 → 20) s
Double Armour consumed: 1
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Warrant Officer 1
Miner
Drone miner.png
Allows for a certain number of mines to survive after the owner’s tank was destroyed. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 10s
Icon drone number saved mines.png Number of saved up mines: (3 → 30)
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of Mine cooldown: 10 s
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Defender
Drone defender.png
After activating Double Armor increases the effect for a short time. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 20s
Supply Time.png Power up duration: 20 s
Icon drone additional armor.png Additional supply power: (50→ 200) %
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of Double Armour cooldown: 10 s
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Captain
Lifeguard
Drone lifeguard.png
After receiving fatal damage, protects the tank from destruction and instantly repairs it. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 30s
Icon drone instant heal.png Healing: (250 → 3000) hp
Repair Kits consumed: 3
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Brigadier
Saboteur
Drone saboteur.png
After placing a mine will also place several additional mines around the spot. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 40s
Icon drone number of mines.png Number of mines: (3 → 8)
Icon drone mine activation duration.png Mine activation duration: (2 → 0.5) s
Mines consumed: 4
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Passive Drones

Name Description Effect Price Rank
Brutus
Drone brutus.png
This drone gives an additional a protection and damage bonus from 1% to 10% when active. The bonus granted depends on the upgrade level. Cdffcc5b.png Additional protection: (1 → 10) %
2a40baa3.png Additional damage: (1 → 10) %
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Sergeant
Hyperion
Drone Hyperion.png
Eliminates Smart Cooldowns and decreases cooldown for Double Armor, Double Damage and Speed Boost based on its upgrade level.

Activating a Supply causes multiple supplies of the same type to be consumed.

Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of supplies cooldown and reload: (0 → 30) s 320 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 31.png
Legend

Support Drones

Name Description Effect Price Rank
Mechanic
Drone Mechanic.png
After using Repair Kit, will grant an additional bonus to instant repair effect and expand the effect to nearby allies. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 30s
Icon drone instant heal.png HP Bonus: (100 → 500) hp
Icon drone heal radius.png Heal Radius: (15 → 25) m
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of Repair Kit cooldown: 10 s
Battle Score: 10 points
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Engineer
Drone Engineer.png
Significantly increases the duration of supply drops and shares the effect of the picked up supply box with all allies. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 10s
Supply Time.png Bonus Time (RK) (2 → 4) s
Supply Time.png Bonus Time (Other) (20 → 40) s
Battle Score: 1 point
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Supplier
Drone Supplier.png
Prolongs the active time of the supplies Double Damage, Double Armor and Speed Boost, and also “shares” the effect of activated supplies with nearby allies. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 10s
Supply Time.png Active Time: (1 → 5) s
Icon drone shared effects radius.png Effects' Radius: (15 → 25) m
Battle Score: 5 points
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Captain
Trickster
Drone trickster.png
After activating Speed Boost cancels the reload on all other supplies and shares this effect with nearby allies. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 10s
Icon drone instant supply reload range.png.png Effective range: (15 → 25) m
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of Speed Boost cooldown: 5 s
Battle Score: 5 points
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Brigadier
Camper
Drone camper.png
Speeds up the recharge time of supplies when the tank is at full health. Icon drone reload.png Cooldown on respawn: 7s
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Bonus supplies recharge speed: (100 → 500) %
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Marshal


Batteries

Battery

Batteries are a new supply type, which will be automatically used in battles when you have any of the drones equipped. Same as other supplies, you will be able to purchases batteries in the Garage and in the Shop, find within containers and, of course, win in contests.

  • One battery costs 300 Crystal.png.
  • One battery is used per minute by any drone.


Interesting Facts

  • Drones were part of a secret project, named "Project Energizer". They were first hinted when the developers edited the Development Plans page in the Wiki, where they added a mysterious point under the Work in Progress header. In a special thread in the forum, only one tanker correctly guessed what a part of it would be, Musa.
  • Drones run on batteries, and they use them one at a time per minute, even if you're unwilling to use them. It is important to unequip a drone if you're not planning on using one, otherwise, they will waste your batteries!
  • Initially, twelve drones were planned to be released, but only three were released in the first wave - «Assault», «Trooper» and «Mechanic».
  • Contradictory to the first speculations, animated paints do move on the drone, but the movement is very hard to spot due to the small size.
  • On the 23rd of June, an additional three drones were added, namely «Driver», «Engineer» and «Supplier».
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  • For the duration of the 2018 World UFO Day celebrations, the visual appearance of Drones was changed to a flying saucer.
  • On November 29th, 2019, the «Hyperion» drone was added to the game during the Black Friday celebrations. The following day, it was also added to a special bundle available for purchase in the Shop from the rank of IconsSmall 27.png Marshal.