Yellowjacket Drone

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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[edit | edit source]

Yellowjacket Drone I
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II
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III
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad.png
DPS 536 Energy 590 Energy 644 Energy
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.AltairiansUmbraPharmakon
Hull XP 10,109 XP 13,338 XP 16,421 XP
REUSABLE ITEM ReusableItem.png
Prerequisites None
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 8h 00m 17h 00m 1d 17h
Helium-3 Helium3.png 15,808,974 26,480,031 33,594,070
Antimatter Antimatter.png 6,775,275 11,348,586 14,397,459


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


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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]