Disambiguous This article is about the power in Mass Effect 3. For the skill in Mass Effect: Andromeda, see Defense Drone (skill). For the enemy in Mass Effect, see Defense Drone.

ME3 Defense DroneDefense Drone is a power in Mass Effect 3's single player mode.

Power Ranks Edit

Rank 1: Defense Drone Edit

Deploy this holographic drone to electrocute enemies within its firing range.

  • Recharge Speed: 2.36 sec
  • Drone Damage: 25
  • Range: 5 m

Rank 2: Recharge Speed Edit

Increase recharge speed by 25%.

  • Recharge Speed: 2.15 sec
  • Drone Damage: 25
  • Range: 5 m

Rank 3: Damage Edit

Increase damage by 30%.

  • Recharge Speed: 2.15 sec
  • Damage: 32.50
  • Range: 5 m

Rank 4: Duration/Range Edit


Increase duration by 100%.


Increase attack range by 40%.

  • Recharge Speed: 2.15 sec
  • Damage: 32.50
  • Range: 7 m

Rank 5: Attack Rate/Damage & Range Edit

Attack Rate

Increase drone's attack rate by 50%.

Damage & Range

Increase damage by 100%.
Increase range by 60%.

  • Recharge Speed: 2.15 sec
  • Damage: 57.50
  • Range: 8 m (Duration), 10 m (Range)

Rank 6: Incapacitate/Chain Lightning Edit


Gain a 30% chance to knock down an electrocuted enemy.

Chain Lightning

Damage up to 2 additional nearby targets.

Player Notes Edit

  • Unlike the Combat Drone, the Defense Drone will hover around the user's head during combat, shocking things that come within range.
  • The Defense Drone's shock attack functions similarly to the Overload ability, albeit on a much lower scale.
  • Defense Drone is effective at marginalizing flanking attackers, a boon for marksmen and power-based classes. It can be upgraded to the point where it deals substantial damage and chains to multiple targets.
  • As with many abilities in Mass Effect 3, the Defense Drone will only stay active if the player is in combat.

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