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Drone swarm

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Unit
Affiliation

CNCR GDI logo.png GDI

Role

Anti-infantry aircraft

Armament

Minigun

Tier

1

Tech level

6, common

Properties
Hit points

175[1]

Production
Cost

20

Produced by

Helipad

Combat
Squad size

5

Ground attack

42 against infantry
7 against vehicles
20 against structures, harvesters

Cooldown

1.5 seconds

Air speed

Faster, 8

Attack range

1

Sight range

3

The Drone swarm is a common GDI air unit in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background[edit | edit source]

The drone swarm is an outgrowth of Dr. Liang’s research into pilotless aircraft. The drone swarm is armed with a light machine gun for front line combat duty. Dr. Liang objected to weaponizing his drone technology but was ultimately countermanded by General Solomon.[2]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Effective against infantry, cannot attack air. Flying. (Can move over terrain and enemy units.)

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Being the cheapest unit in the Helipad building with sight 3, the Drone Swarm could be considered a scouting unit, but the price of Helipad and the Swarm together is prohibitive to be a good opening unit. However, it's fast and cheap anti-infantry unit and is only rivaled by Razorback, which is three times as expensive.

Being a squad of 5 Drone Swarm can be difficult to deal with for a number of anti-air units, like Phantom (Rivals) and Stealth Tank (Rivals), both of which have burst of 4 rockets, leaving one drone alive, which can be just enough to hold the pad. However, rapid fire units like Widowmaker will obliterate them in one go.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Purely mechanical. Has no special idle animations. When given orders, emits high pitch electric/mechanical noise. When ordered to do impossible or unfavorable things, emits low pitch noises.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Intel report on Drone Swarm

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Initially Drone swarms cost less and did less damage, thus making them proper scouting unit[2], but they later got buffed.

References[edit | edit source]

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