Swarm Drone Mech Arm
Swarm Drone Mech Arm is a arm part mech component which can be crafted using salvaged materials found in space encounters. The crafting recipe has a chance to be learned after finding an Experimental Mech Blueprint.
This arm component can be equipped on either or both mech arm slots.
While equipped, the player can use the Swarm Drone Mech Arm while piloting their mech to deploy a drone every 2 seconds which orbits the mech, lasts for 120 seconds and has 1000 health. Five drones can be deployed at once - attempting to deploy a sixth drone will do nothing. Once an enemy has been in a drone's range for 0.8 seconds, the drone fires a shot at the enemy every 0.3 seconds which deals 15 damage, producing a single-drone fire rate of ~3.33 shots per second, a single-drone DPS of 50, and a 5-drone DPS of 250. The drones have difficulty tracking targets (even stationary ones) while the player is moving, making it difficult to achieve the full single target DPS.
Swarm Drones automatically fire on neutral monsters, and should not be used planetside if the player does not want to engage them unconditionally.