Guardian drones

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Guardian drones guard other bots. They are often found in sectors containing advanced Transport drones such as the Aerna Transport. Most are armed with a combination of Flechette Cannons and Gatling Turrets.

How to Kill

Guardians are heavily armored and reward very little experience. They take a long time to kill, and the weapons they employ hurt a lot. Most players simply avoid Guardian drones.

Aputech-5

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Weapon XP Combat XP Hull Strength Mass Weapon Ports Max Speed Turbo Speed License ALA
100 150 12000 7000kg 2 small _ m/s _ m/s 3/5/0/0/0 4
Systems Located In: Itan, Pherona, Sol II, Dau, Eo, Azek, Arta Caelistis
Allflechette.png Flechette Cannon x2
Battery Heavy.png Heavy Power Cell

How to Kill

Many a new player has met his first death upon meeting this model. The Aputech-5 mounts the infamous popcorn gun (called a flechette). It is a shotgun-style spray weapon. If you are too close to this bot, you will get hit. Distance control of between 150 and 200 meters is your best bet for staying healthy while scoring hits. A rolling tactic of any kind is only marginally effective; mix a two key strafe with actively varying your distance. As explained above, your time is better spent hunting something else.

Aputech-17

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Weapon XP Combat XP Hull Strength Mass Weapon Ports Max Speed Turbo Speed License ALA
180 _ 18000 7000kg 2 small _ m/s _ m/s 4/5/0/0/0 5
Systems Located In: Latos, Verasi
Allflechette.png Flechette Cannon MkII x2
Battery FastCharge.png Fast Charge

How to Kill

The Aputech-17 Guardian is merely an up-armored Aputech-5. Destroy it the same way.

Fennus R-18

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Weapon XP Combat XP Hull Strength Mass Weapon Ports Max Speed Turbo Speed License ALA
125 180 20000 14000kg 2S 1L _ m/s _ m/s 5/5/4/0/0 6
Systems Located In: Latos, Pherona, Azek
Allflechette.png Flechette Cannon x2
Allgauss-devestator.png Gauss Cannon
Battery Light.png Hive Fast Charge Capacity Charge Rate Mass
300 48/s 110kg

How to Kill

The Fenrus R-18 is not a guardian to trifle with. It mounts flechettes and a gauss cannon. A two key strafe with distance control of 70 to 90 meters evades the majority of the damage. An attack roll is also effective. You'll need to close to somewhere around 75 meters to be able to score a hit on one. They come in pairs. The one redeeming factor of the Fenrus model is their low rate of fire.

Devus D3

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Weapon XP Combat XP Hull Strength Mass Weapon Ports Max Speed Turbo Speed License ALA
125 180 28000 14000kg 3 small _ m/s _ m/s 5/5/0/0/0 8
Systems Located In: Edras, Pelatus, Bractus
Allflechette.png Flechette Cannon x2
Allpositron-neutron.png Neutron Blaster MkII
Battery Light.png Hive Fast Charge Capacity Charge Rate Mass
300 48/s 110kg
Allscanners.png Scanner Spoofer

How to Kill

The Devus D3 Guardian is the most fearsome guardian bot. The armor is high, and it will keep up with you if you backroll. It mounts Neutrons and Flechettes. The combination of Neutron and popcorn is about the most frightening combination imaginable. Do not fight it close, but it will not be satisfied to stay far away either. Flying within range of this bot causes it to attack, you won't even have to shoot it. It attacks in groups of four, and if there are fewer than four, Arklan Guardians join them to fill the ranks. If you do choose to fight them, expect to repair after every single kill.

Orne

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Weapon XP Combat XP Hull Strength Mass Weapon Ports Max Speed Turbo Speed License ALA
150 210 40000 30000kg 2 large _ m/s _ m/s 5/0/5/0/0 7
Systems Located In: Latos, Ukari
Gatling.png Gatling Turret x2
Battery Light.png Hive Fast Charge Capacity Charge Rate Mass
300 48/s 110kg

How to Kill

Orne Guardians are large and slow. They mount dual gatling turrets. If you backroll, an Orne may never catch you. A two-key strafe is somewhat ill-advised; use an attack roll and control your distance to 70-100 meters. They don't attack alone.

Arklan

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Weapon XP Combat XP Hull Strength Mass Weapon Ports Max Speed Turbo Speed License ALA
300 400 55000 30000kg 2 large _ m/s _ m/s 6/0/5/0/0 7
Systems Located In: Sedina, Edras, Pelatus
Gatling.png Gatling Turret x2
Battery Light.png Hive Fast Charge Capacity Charge Rate Mass
300 48/s 110kg
Allrockets.png Avalon Torpedo Launcher
(drop only)

How to Kill

Similar to the Orne, the Arklan Guardian mounts two gatling turrets. Since gatling and gauss fire is always thrown off with a roll, it is a safe strategy here. Arklans will attack you in pairs. Using an attack roll, pound away till it dies. Expect to be at it a while, Arklan armor is really something to see.