When the GDI ion cannon, by order of Redmond Boyle, attacked Scrin ships on their approach to Earth, they split into thirty-nine of these smaller craft. While lacking in speed, Drone Ships seem to be heavily armoured and, being airborne, may move over any terrain to deploy. It should be noted, however, that they are only capable of low-level flight and their progress may be impeded by tall structures or landforms.
|Deploy||The Drone Ship unpacks into a Drone Platform, providing ground control and construction options for the Scrin (Ctrl+A).|
Once a desirable location has been found, Drone Ships will land and 'implant' themselves into the ground, at which point the Scrin foreman may begin base construction. The resulting building is known as a Drone Platform. When a deployed Drone Platfor is critically damaged, it will sometimes create a small ion storm above it, much like Scrin Harvesters.
- Can fly above obstacles and enemy units.
- Heavily armoured.
- Adds extra main and secondary build queues with each one built.
- Can destroy a Mothership by transforming from a Drone platform to a Drone ship directly underneath it.
- Very slow.
- Can only be built from a Gravity Stabilizer.