|Yellowjacket Drone||Yellowjacket Wing|
|“||Drones are the mean older brothers of squadrons and swarms, heavily armored and able to unleash a devastating amount of damage. The Yellowjacket Drone, able to take a beating and deliver a powerful sting.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
Stats[edit | edit source]
|Mass||1,732 t||2,242 t||4,159 t|
|Flight Time||30 s|
|Restricted to||Xeno Division, A.X.I.S., Altairians, Umbra, Pharmakon, Spectre|
|Hull XP||10,109 XP||13,338 XP||16,421 XP|
|Time||8h 00m||17h 00m||1d 17h|
General[edit | edit source]
The Yellowjacket Drone is an extremely powerful Energy squadron with massive health but short range. It can only be equipped on Xeno Division Hulls or better.
Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
Yellowjacket Drones are extremely difficult to take down; even most A.X.I.S. Ship Weapons take a full volley or two to completely destroy them, especially at level III. They often survive the trip to their targets and inflict lots of damage before being forced to retreat.
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
Yellowjacket Drones have poor scramble range, allowing them to be outranged by lower-tier swarms such as the Gladiator Swarm. It is recommended to use a fast ship (cutter) to push your Paladin Carrier to get it in range as soon as possible.
Yellowjacket Drones also have relatively slow speed, giving enemies more time to destroy them, although this is most probably outweighed by their toughness.
Fusion[edit | edit source]
|Fusion||I -> II||II -> III|
|Time||1d 13h 14m||2d 14h 28m|
|Time||9h 18m 30s||1d 7h 14m|
|Yellowjacket Drone||3x Level I||2x Level II|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Yellowjacket is the first drone-type ship squadron released to players.
- The Yellowjacket is probably a reference to the Yellow Jacket, an annoying insect.
- Along with other T6.5 equipment, this item's build time was significantly reduced during the late April 2019 update as summarized here.
- The late October 2020 update unlocked the Yellowjacket Drone to the Spectre faction to complement the release of the Comandante Carrier.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Yellowjacket Drones around a friendly Paladin Carrier
Yellowjacket Drones swarming an Ancient Reaper