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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, 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.


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 three major types: Assault - who help out with attacking; Defensive - who help out with defense; and lastly, Support drones - who will support a player in many situations.

Assault Drones

Name Description Effect Price Rank
Assault
Drone Assault.png
After destroying enemy tanks, prolongs the effect on all active supplies. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 10s
Supply Time.png Active Time: (7 → 15) s
20 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 11.png
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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 → 20) s / kill
50 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 15.png
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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
20 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 11.png
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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
20 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 11.png
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Engineer
Drone Engineer.png
Prolongs the active time of the supplies picked up on the map. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 5s
Supply Time.png Bonus Time (RK) (2 → 4) s
Supply Time.png Bonus Time (Other) (20 → 40) s
50 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 15.png
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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
50 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 15.png
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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».
UFO Drone.png
  • For the duration of the 2018 World UFO Day celebrations, the visual appearance of Drones was changed to a flying saucer.