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Guardian
Guardian Drone
USA Guardian Drone Render
Unit
Affiliation

United States of America

Role

Anti-Vehicle

Armament

40mm Cannon

Tier

0

Properties
Amphibious

No

Production
Cost

750

Build time

0:10

Produced by

Drone Assembly Plant

Hot key

G

Function
Power

Requires Active Power

Abilities

Dig In
Emerge

Guardian Drone Upgrades
Mb-Guardiandrone
Function
Upgrades

- Drone Armor
- Advanced Drone Warfare

An unmanned drone armed with a 40mm cannon, the US Guardian Drone will be coming out in RotR 1.85.

LoreEdit

"Back in the Corps, we always had two major rules that we were to follow at all times. First: Do not -ever- leave your fellow Marine behind in a fight. Second: If you can't drop an enemy dead with your gun - use MORE gun! The second rule must have been one of the few things that the R&D eggheads have actually learned from our previous engagement with the GLA, so they created this little guy right here: The Guardian Drone. This amazing box o' fun on treads is basically a remote controlled mini tank - I bet you would have loved to find one of these under the tree on Christmas. Armed with a short 40mm cannon, the Guardian packs enough punch to blast holes through light vehicles and it is both small and agile enough to support our grunts in close quarters. Its treads are built to be very sturdy to compensate for the recoil of the weapon, which also allows the drone to bury itself into a hull-down position for added protection. The Guardian stands as a fine example of our new doctrine: First you send in the robots to secure a foothold and then you get boots on the ground to seal the deal. Rumour has it that the Chinese are currently developing a new type of light tank for the exact same purpose. I hate to break it to the guys in Beijing, but...manned tankettes have been out of fashion since World War II. I guess they missed the memo."

Tactics Edit

Guardian drones are very versitale because they can be used for both offensive and defensive purposes. Being able to dig itself into the ground which allows the drone to obtain certain abilities such as increased range and damage resistance, it can be used as a form of an anti-raid defence by your opponent  in early-game. As for its offensive capabilities, it is mainly used as an anti-vehicle unit due to its main gun which can be very dangerous threat to lightly armoured vehicles. These units are also deployed in packs consisting of other drones such as repair and sentry drones making them extremely versatile against both infantry and vehicles.

Counters Edit

Since these drones only have an anti-vehicle gun, it possesses no defence against infantry which are a good counter against these units most notably anti-vehicle infantry such as missle defenders, tank hunters, etc. Additionally, using aircraft against this vehicle is very effective as a result of the units' lack of AA abilities making it virtually defenceless against aircraft. A notable weakness is the units power requirements making it totally dependant on power provided back at the main base, thusly if a commander manages to cripple the base power infrastructure, these units will shut down making them unuseable and defenceless in the field making them an easy target for your units.



AssessmentEdit

AbilitiesEdit

Ability Notes
DigIn
Dig In
- Dig in the Guardian Drone.

- Increases weapon range by 40%.
- Increases damage resistance by 100%.
- Unable to move in this mode.

Emerge
Emerge
- Guardian drone returns to its mobile state.

- Removes damage resistance.
- Decreases weapon range.

See alsoEdit

Logo-usaAmerican ForcesLogo-usa
Infantry Colonel BurtonDelta ForceEnforcerGreen BeretJavelin TeamMissile DefenderPathfinderPilotRangerSEALVanguard Operator
Vehicles Acolyte TankAmbulanceATV HumveeAvengerBradley IFVCrusaderDozerHumveeM113 VulcanMicrowave TankTomahawkPaladinPatriot SAMWASP Hive
Drones AT DroneBattle DroneGuardian DroneHK DroneMule DroneSurveillance DroneRecon DroneRepair DroneSentry DroneTargeteer DroneTermite Drone
Aircraft AuroraBlackhawkChinookComancheLittle BirdNighthawkOspreyPavelowRaptorStarlifterViperWidowmaker
Structures AirfieldBarracksCommand CenterDetention CampDrone Control CenterFusion ReactorParticle CannonStrategy CenterSupply CenterSupply Drop ZoneWar Factory
Defenses CyclopsDrone HiveFire BaseProtector Missile System
Support GlobemasterGuardian AngelHerculesLancerSpectre GunshipSpiritStratofortressTrinityWarthog

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