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Makes drones more useful.

Last updated 2 weeks ago
Total downloads 241934
Total rating 19 
Categories Tweaks
Dependency string pseudopulse-BetterDrones-1.7.2
Dependants 103 other packages depend on this package

This mod requires the following mods to function

bbepis-BepInExPack-5.4.9 icon

Unified BepInEx all-in-one modding pack - plugin framework, detour library

Preferred version: 5.4.9
RiskofThunder-HookGenPatcher-1.2.1 icon

MMHOOK generation at runtime.

Preferred version: 1.2.1
RiskofThunder-R2API_Director-1.0.0 icon

API for easily modifiying the Director (RoR2 monster / interactable spawner) behaviour

Preferred version: 1.0.0
RiskofThunder-R2API_Core-5.0.1 icon

Core R2API module

Preferred version: 5.0.1


Better Drones

A mod that tweaks drones to make them more useful and less boring. Fully configurable.



  • Drones orbit their owner at a fixed distance like in ROR1

  • Drones that are orbiting cannot collide with enemies

  • Can be toggled off, overrides movement changes when enabled

  • All drones have halved base damage and higher skill damage (so they arent op with drone parts)

  • All drones are faster and have higher health and regen

  • Drones prioritize enemies that have been recently pinged by their owner

  • Allies no longer absorb hitscan attacks like Flamethrower and Double Tap

  • Minions no longer absorb projectiles

Healing Drone

  • Longer targeting range
  • Faster healing
  • Less aggressive
  • Sticks closer to owner
  • Stops healing targets above 85% health.

Incinerator Drone

  • More range
  • More damage
  • 100% ignite chance
  • More aggressive

Gunner Drone

  • More range
  • More aggressive
  • More damage
  • Higher knockback
  • Sticks closer to owner

Missile Drone

  • More range
  • Less aggressive
  • More damage
  • Sticks closer to owner

Emergency Drone

  • Longer targeting range
  • Faster healing
  • Less aggressive
  • Stops healing targets above 85% health.
  • Has a passive healing aura that heals nearby allies for 10% max health every 5 seconds
  • Spawns in Sulfur Pools, Scorched Acres, Abandoned Aqueduct, and the Artifact Reliquary
  • Sticks closer to owner


  • Longer targeting range
  • More aggressive
  • Much tankier
  • No longer spawns naturally
  • Is now a guaranteed map secret on rallypoint (does NOT count as an interactable for spawn credits)

Gunner Turret

  • Longer targeting range
  • Tankier
  • Energy Shield that switches on for 5 seconds after dealing 1000% total damage, blocks projectiles from the outside.



  • fixed bullets that have no attacker assigned breaking entirely


  • (mostly) fixed jitter with orbital movement (drones will still jitter a bit when running at very high speeds)
  • all drones no longer have collision with their owner


  • nerfed the gunner turret shield (damage req: 1000% -> 2500%; duration: 5s -> 4s)
  • nerfed the missile drone's damage output (missile count: 6 -> 5)
  • fixed the stat halving not affecting scaling


  • reverted 1.6.2


  • updated BepInIncompatibility


  • orbital drones are no longer targeted by enemies


  • cloak propagates to drones if orbitals are enabled


  • fixed healing drone ai for real this time


  • moredrones compat


  • fixed healing drone ai being really dumb and not healing the player often


  • orbiting radius is now larger
  • fixed mechanical enemies also being perfectly accurate


  • tc-280 now scales cost properly


  • added proper offsets to the tc-280 and empathy cores so you can see now
  • made the tc-280 no longer naturally spawn
  • made the tc-280 a guaranteed map secret on rallypoint
  • tc-280 is now orbit blacklisted by default


  • fixed gunner turrets orbiting the player (hopoo why are they flagged as flying what)


  • heavily nerfed tc-280
  • tc-280 laser is now disabled by default
  • added config for drone transparency (default is 50% transparent)
  • made healing drones not ignore you
  • drones now evenly position themselves around you while orbiting, instead of randomly clumping up
  • incinerator drones no longer orbit by default
  • gave an orbit offset to strike drones from the backup
  • gave an orbit offset to the tc-280 prototype


  • made drones not make idle noise
  • smoothed out orbital movement for real this time


  • Added orbit offsets for solus probes and strike drones


  • Nerfed Gunner Drones to be less free win friday
  • Smoothed out the orbital movement to be less snappy
  • Gunner Turrets have a periodic shield that activates upon dealing a total of 1000% damage


  • Added config for orbit height


  • Minions ignore projectile collision from their owner
  • Reduced Gunner Drone knockback
  • Reduced Emergency Drone healing aura to 10%
  • TC-280 laser no longer applies Beetle Juice


  • readme change lmao


  • Added a configurable blacklist for orbital movement


  • mod exists now