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Miner
Defensive
Drone miner.png
Available from
IconsNormal 14.png Warrant Officer 4
Price
Crystal.png 50 000








Miner is a defensive Drone - the first Drone of this type unlocked in the Garage. It permits a number of Mines Mine.png to survive after the owner’s tank is destroyed.

Garage description

Defense drone. Allows for a certain number of mines to remain active after the owner’s tank is destroyed. Speeds up mine cooldown while using Supplies.


Mechanics

Miner comes in to play when a player who has deployed Mines is destroyed. Ordinarily, the player's Mines would be de-activated and disappear. With Miner, however, a certain number of Mines are permitted to remain; this amount increases with the Drone's upgrade level.

Additionally, Miner reduces the cooldown of Mines from 30 to 20 seconds. Each subsequent Supply (other than a Mine) activated reduces the cooldown of Mines by another 10 seconds. Strategic use of Smart Cooldowns allows one to deploy mines very quickly - about once every 10-15 seconds on average.

  • Icon drone number saved mines.png - Maximum number of saved Mines: 3 → 30
  • Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png - Reduction of Mine cooldown (sec): 10
  • Icon drone reload.png - Recharge (sec): 10


Additionally, like all Drones, Miner 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


Pros and Cons

Plus.png Works well when your team is struggling - even if you are destroyed frequently, your defenses will get stronger as you plant more mines.
Plus.png Allows quick and light coverage of multiple routes with mines, followed by gradual buildup of heavy defenses in some areas
Minus.png Requires frequent activation of other supplies to plant mines at maximum speed
Minus.png Doesn't work as well in game modes where enemies don't frequently drive in predictable/accessible areas


Tips and Advice

  • Learn good supply-activation patterns to maximize mine planting speed. Some are:
    • Quick-double (for when you're getting killed shortly after spawning):
      • Mine.png, Repair symbol.png, Speed symbol.png, Mine.png (2 mines in ~1 second)
    • 5-a-minute (a good general pattern, feel free to swap the order of supplies as needed):
      • Mine.png, Speed symbol.png (wait 10s), Mine.png (wait 5s), DA symbol.png (wait 5s), Mine.png (wait 5s), DD symbol.png (wait 5s), Mine.png, Repair symbol.png (wait 10s), Mine.png (wait 20s), Repeat from beginning.
  • Generally, its best to avoid supply boxes, as using your own supplies is what lets you plant mines faster. If you do take a supply box, make sure to plant a mine on the drop zone to hit the next enemy that tries to pick it up.
  • Once an area is covered, don't be afraid to leave and get kills elsewhere - your mines will still be defending the area when you're killed
  • Miner is great for building up momentum in a tough battle - keep planting mines in high-traffic areas (not directly on spawn points to avoid them getting eaten by spawn-immune tanks) and the tide will often slowly turn in your favor.


Micro-upgrades

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

Step Maximum number of saved Mines Boosted Armor supply's damage reduction (%) Boosted Damage supply's damage increase (%) Cost Crystal.png
Step
Delay time Cost Crystal.png
Speed-up
0 3 50 50 - - -
1 4 52.5 52.5 1000 5h 2000
2 6 55 55 6160 1d 6h 48m 12320
3 7 57.5 57.5 11320 2d 8h 36m 22640
4 8 60 60 16470 3d 10h 21m 32940
5 10 62.5 62.5 21630 4d 12h 9m 43260
6 11 65 65 26790 5d 13h 57m 53580
7 12 67.5 67.5 31950 6d 15h 45m 63900
8 14 70 70 37110 7d 17h 33m 74220
9 15 72.5 72.5 42260 8d 19h 18m 84520
10 17 75 75 47420 9d 21h 6m 94840
11 18 77.5 77.5 52580 10d 22h 54m 105160
12 19 80 80 57740 12d 42m 115480
13 21 82.5 82.5 62890 13d 2h 27m 125780
14 22 85 85 68050 14d 4h 15m 136100
15 23 87.5 87.5 73210 15d 6h 3m 146420
16 25 90 90 78370 16d 7h 51m 156740
17 26 92.5 92.5 83530 17d 9h 39m 167060
18 27 95 95 88680 18d 11h 24m 177360
19 29 97.5 97.5 93840 19d 13h 12m 187680
20 30 100 100 99000 20d 15h 198000
Total +27 +50 +50 1000000 208d 8h 2000000


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