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Activating a Supply causes multiple supplies of the same type to be consumed.
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Revision as of 23:22, 6 March 2021


Drones banner.png

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 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%).


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 situation-specific effects; and lastly, Support drones - who support a player or their teammates in many situations.

Passive Drones

Name Description Effect Price Rank
Brutus

Drone brutus.png
This drone gives an additional 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) %
1 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 04.png
Corporal
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
Additional Double Armor, Double Damage, or Speed Boost consumed: 2
320 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 31.png
Legend
Crisis

Drone crisis.png
An experimental drone with the ability to significantly increase the effect of one supply while disabling others. When you activate double damage, double armor, or speed boost (or pick up a supply box), this drone switches the supply into an improved mode, while disabling and recharging the other two supplies.

This drone can only be obtained from Ultra Containers under the "Exotic" rarity.
Icon drone additional armor.png Additional armor: (50 → 100) %

Icon drone additional damage.png Additional damage: (25 → 50) %
Icon drone additional speed.png Additional speed: (20 → 70) %
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Cooldown between switching modes: (2 → 0.5) s
Double Armor, Double Damage or Speed Boost consumed: 3

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Recruit

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
20 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 12.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 Charge Added: (10 → 30) Virtual extra battle points* / kill
*These extra points are not actually scored upon making a kill, but rather the overdrive charges up as much as if they were scored.
50 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 16.png
Third Lieutenant
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
90 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 20.png
Major
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: (100 → 200) %
Double Damage consumed: 3

140 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 23.png
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
200 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 27.png
Marshal

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 Armor consumed: 1
20 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 11.png
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: 10s
50 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 14.png
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Defender

Drone defender.png
After activating Double Armor increases the effect for a short time. Icon drone reload.png Recharge: 3s
Supply Time.png Power up duration: 20s
Icon drone additional armor.png Additional supply power: (25→ 100) %
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of Double Armor cooldown: 10 s
Double Armor consumed: 3
90 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 18.png
First Lieutenant
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: 2
140 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 24.png
Major General
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 delay: (2 → 0.5) s
Mines consumed: 4
200 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 28.png
Field Marshal

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: 7 points
20 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 10.png
Sergeant-Major
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 per teammate who receives the effect
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
Battle Score: 5 points
90 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 19.png
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: (20 → 30) m
Icon drone supply reload speed increase.png Reduction of Speed Boost cooldown: 5s
Battle Score: 10 points
140 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 22.png
Colonel
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) %
200 000 Crystal.png IconsNormal 26.png
General

Batteries

Battery

Batteries are a 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 purchase batteries in the Garage and in the Shop, find within containers and, obtain through Missions and Challenges, 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.
  • 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 IconsNormal 27.png Marshal.
  • All drones have 20 micro-upgrade steps, and cost 1,000,000 Crystal.png to upgrade fully without sales or speedups. The only exception is Brutus, who only costs half that at 500,000 Crystal.png to max out.
  • Drones that have the effect of reducing a cooldown on a supply (Mechanic, Defender, Booster, Trickster, and Miner) don't just reduce the cooldown induced by the activation of that supply: using other supplies also speed up its recharge. This means you can activate the associated supply much more often!
  • In the past, there have been a couple of special missions that reward drones. Because they were available to complete at ranks lower than the usual unlock rank, you will sometimes see tankers using Blaster or Lifeguard in battles lower than the unlock rank for those drones.