Support drone. Improves the effectiveness of your Repair Kits, and repairs any team mates within its area of effect when using Repair Kits. Repairing team mates grants additional score points. Speeds up Repair Kit cooldown.
Mechanic is activated whenever a Repair Kit is expended. The number of hit points instantaneously restored is increased and the effects of this supply will apply to allies within a radius of up to 25 meters. Allies in range are connected by a thin blue laser. In addition, the Repair Kit's cooldown is reduced from 30 to 20 seconds, and every other supply activated reduces the cooldown by another 10 seconds. Allows activation of repair kit even when at full health when teammates are nearby.
For each teammate who benefits from the effects of this Drone, the activator will receive 7 battle points.
- - Bonus to instant HP regained (HP): 100 → 500
- - Healing radius (m): 15 → 25
- - Reduction of Repair Kit cooldown (sec): 10
- - Recharge (sec): 10
Additionally, like all Drones, Mechanic provides a small passive bonus to damage and armour:
- - Additional protection (%): 1 → 5
- - Additional damage (%): 1 → 5
Pros and Cons
Boost in instant healing is helpful when actively taking damage (which halts subsequent gradual healing)
Ability to score lots of points in SGE, defending in ASL, and other crowded situations
Clever supply use can allow activation of a repair kit about every 10 seconds
Easy to run out of repair kits with frequent activation
Like all Drones, Mechanic can be micro-upgraded to a total of 20 steps.