For the Archwing counterpart, see Attack Drone (Archwing Enemy).

Attack Drones are deployed by Fusion MOAs when they reach about 50% health, but can be avoided if you destroy the MOA during its short deploying period.

Due to their fast-firing weapon, hovering nature, and immunity to crowd control status (e.g.: ragdoll, stun), they pose a big threat.

Their attacks are very similar if not identical to laser turrets found in the Void, probably due to the fact that they are a direct result of the Corpus integrating Orokin technology directly into theirs. Drones are sent as a syndicate death squad by Cephalon Suda.


  • The Drone's rapid firing usually cripples its targets very quickly, but the projectiles themselves have travel time. So, avoidance is a must.
    • Unlike the Corpus Tech, these Drones can fire at full speed instantaneously.
    • Drones do 7 base damage at level 1.
    • Their projectiles are slower than those shot with the Tech's Supra.png Supra.
    • There is also a delay between rapid fire bursts.
  • They do not portray similar flight patterns to those of support Ospreys, instead they charge against their targets and fire like moving turrets.
  • Drones do not have rotating guns like the MOAs, which makes them very dependent on the turn rate of their entire bodies.
    • Since their turn rate is somewhat slow compare to the other Corpus units, this can be taken to advantage.
  • It would seem that the Drones are exceptionally weak against Banshee's Sonar130xDark.png Sonar, allowing any shot to most locations to deal lethal damage.
  • One can spot a Drone without a radar by listening to its roaring hover engines.
  • Critical Hits seem to have altered damage outputs against the Drones. Having high values on such weapons is surprisingly effective against them.
  • Despite the immunity of slow from Cold Damage, the Drone is not immune to the slow of NovaIcon272.png Nova's MolecularPrime130xDark.png Molecular Prime and RhinoIcon272.png Rhino's RhinoStomp130xDark.png Rhino Stomp.
  • The Drone's model is solid and knocking the Drone down with a Flying Kick is impossible, thus allowing players to slide over the Drone to allow greater dodges.


  • They are immune to VaubanIcon272.png Vauban's Bastille130xDark.png Bastille (Vortex will suck them in without ragdolling them and will damage them, but they are still able to shoot).
  • They are labelled in the Codex as "Attack Drones".
  • Corrupted versions of these drones are deployed by Corrupted MOAs, which only spawn in the Orokin Void. They are called Corrupted Drones.
  • In Update 10.0 (2013-09-13), Drones would spawn by themselves in the Void, without the need of a host Fusion MOA.
    • Since Update 11.0 (2013-11-20), Drones no longer spawn by themselves in the Void.
  • As of Hotfix (2016-01-28), these Drones replaced the Scavenger Drones in Cephalon Suda's Assassination Squad.


Terra Attack Drone General Drops
Introduced Update 24.0 (2018-11-08) Mod Drops:
Mod TT 20px.png Magazine Warp 1.2645%
Mod TT 20px.png Melee Prowess 1.2645%
Mod TT 20px.png Vitality 1.2645%
Mod TT 20px.png Convulsion 0.1845%
Mod TT 20px.png Fury 0.1845%
Mod TT 20px.png Hawk Eye 0.1845%
Mod TT 20px.png Shotgun Spazz 0.1845%
Mod TT 20px.png Sinister Reach 0.1845%
Mod TT 20px.png Stretch 0.1845%
Mod TT 20px.png Concealed Explosives 0.0335%
Mod TT 20px.png Metal Auger 0.0335%
Mod TT 20px.png Shock Absorbers 0.0335%
Tileset Orb Vallis
Weapon Laser Repeater
Codex Scans 10
Robotic 250
DmgPunctureSmall64.png + DmgElectricitySmall64.png ++ DmgRadiationSmall64.png + DmgSlashSmall64.png - DmgToxinSmall64.png -
Shield 75
DmgImpactSmall64.png ++ DmgColdSmall64.png ++ DmgMagneticSmall64.png +++ DmgPunctureSmall64.png - DmgRadiationSmall64.png -
  • These variants follow normal enemy spawn patterns, since there are no Fusion MOA variants in Orb Vallis.
  • At higher levels, their laser bolt rifle is replaced with a missile launcher.


Patch History[]

Hotfix 27.3.14 (2020-04-15)

  • Fixed Terra Attack Drones in the Orb Vallis idling on the ground when not in combat instead of flying around like a good Drone should.

Update 23.2 (2018-08-02)

  • Fixed Nyx Mind Controlled Shield Ospreys spawned from Corpus Tech and Attack Drones spawned from Fusion Moas not being friendly.

Hotfix 20.6.2 (2017-05-30)

  • Fixed the Hek Drone sometimes arriving as an Eximus unit, but also as a Corpus attack drone in The Law of Retribution.

Hotfix 19.11.5 (2017-02-28)

  • Fixed double listing for Attack Drones in the Codex.

Update: Specters of the Rail 0.0 (2016-07-08)

  • Vauban’s Bastille now works on Corpus air units. (Attack Drones, etc.)

Update 15.1 (2014-11-05)

  • Regular attack drones and corrupted drones now play proper explosion sound, not space explosions.

Update 13.5 (2014-05-28)

  • Added in new Codex entries for Corpus Attack Drone and Corrupted Drone.

Hotfix 11.7.2 (2014-01-16)

  • Fixed crash that could occur when damaging certain enemy types (Moas and Drones) after migrating hosts.

Update 7.11 (2013-05-17)

  • Fusion Moa drones spawn with a level similar to the Moa instead of level 1.

Update 7.10 (2013-05-03)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 29.8 (2021-02-11)