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    Droners currently have 3 types of drones: scout drones (barely used?), AoE drones, and single target drones. Wouldn't it be a nice addition to see droners have some additional drones available? Ideas below. Please post your ideas/suggestions too!!

    Stealth Drone: this drone is the rare scout drone, none has a better range! Using primary fire uses up 'ammo' which stealths it for one minute. True sight breaks stealth.

    Bomber Droner:
    A mini hoverbomber that can carpet bomb miniature versions of the real hoverbomber's bombs. It still hurts though, but probably around 10%. It also is different in that it drops 3 to 5 bombs, one after another, and then you have to wait to shoot again (reload time)

    Infrared drone: best built to find those sneaky runners you know are there, but are nearly impossible for you to locate otherwise. Does zero damage (or 50 percent as much?). Walls reduce infrared range by 2/3. It can only see through stealth if balance people / lore people can agree. If someone can post related lore about stealthers here, thanks in advance.

    Post you own new drone types below as well as your comments!

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    Just stick True Sight on scout drones. Job done.

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    Idea stole from a friend:
    Flame thrower drone: Close combat, but reticle problem of HC flame throwers would hopefully not be present here.

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    Drones seing through stealth? Interesting idea! This would kind of get droners back into combat. So this needs to be non-LE'd only.

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    Good point Torq! Having someone "game" the system with an LE guy would mean there is no counter available to the stealther. Just require no LE to use the drone? or no LE to have infrared (works as a scout drone without infrared)

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    Med drone - shoots a beam at the target, casting medkit heal to it (so it won't block nanites/ppu heals), can repair vehicles and OP turrets. Low health.
    Shield drone - shooting primary cause to cast a wide directional shield that soaks damage for few seconds depleting drone health. Deployed shield does not block teammates fire. When shield is deployed, incoming damage is heavily reduced.
    ECM drone - shoots impulse to disrupt enemy vision and RPOS systems, causing drugflash. PvE mobs become stunned, robotic enemies take energy damage along with stun. During drone's flash reticle closing speed is reduced.
    Decoy drone - shooting at target cause to holographic projection on ground below drone being a copy of shot target. Holo mimics some player moves, like shooting, reloading, but causes no damage. Projection taunts mobs to attack and follow it.
    Stealth drone - emit a field stealthing players around it, as long as they don't move.
    Spotting drone(but can be integrated to scout drone) - can mark the target. Marked targets takes increased damage and have holo marker on it for easier spotting or sniping.
    Recycle drone-alternative for recycle tool. Deal light damage to targets. If target die, drone absorb all junk and automatically clone item that is in processor if able.
    Inhibitor drone - enemies hit by drone could slow down like being hit by freezer or having regeneration (health, psi, stam from heals/candies/medkits) reduced.

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    Tau-style gun drone.

    Basically a wee drone with a little SMG. Follows you around chipping away at your opponents. Essentially a technological Soulcluster.

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    Some drones could be ground based, like a small tracked tank or just hovering on ground level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kragar View Post
    Some drones could be ground based, like a small tracked tank or just hovering on ground level.
    Like the ones in Shadowrun. Yeah I could agree with that.
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