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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

Yellowjacket Drone I
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II
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III
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
DPS 536 En 590 En 644 En
Mass 1,732 t 2,242 t 4,159 t
Flight Time 30 s
Scramble 8,000 m
Speed 1,600 m/s
Health 2,900 3,550 4,175
Traits Flanking
Restricted to Xeno DivisionA.X.I.S.AltairiansUmbra
Hull XP 28,430 XP 36,259 XP 46,796 XP
REUSABLE ITEM ReusableItem
Prerequisites None
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 12h 00m 1d 13h 14m 2d 14m 28m
Helium-3 Helium3 15,808,974 26,480,031 33,594,070
Antimatter Antimatter 6,775,275 11,348,586 14,397,459


General

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

Advantages

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

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

Fusion I -> II II -> III
RESEARCH ArmsLabResearch
Workshop Required IX
Time Time 1d 13h 14m 2d 14h 28m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 26,480,031 33,594,270
Antimatter Antimatter 11,348,586 14,397,459
CRAFT Crafting
Time Time 9h 18m 30s 1d 7h 14m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 6,620,008 16,797,035
Yellowjacket Drone 3x Level I 2x Level II
Artefacts UnknownObject 75 150


Trivia

  • 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.

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