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Geth Rocket Drones are combat support drones employed by the geth to support their ground forces. Drones are typically seen in areas where the geth have a heavy presence, or are used to defend key areas or geth bases.

During the mission to Virmire to stop Saren, Shepard and the squad have to fight through drones in order to get to the base. Even after infiltrating the base, the geth deploy more drones to keep Shepard from destroying the base.

These drones are again encountered during an independent geth incursion into the Armstrong Nebula. Drones are used to defend the interiors of the various geth bases.


  • Geth Rocket Drones are armed with a rocket launcher that, like the Advanced Rocket Drone, can do incredible damage that bypasses shields, and can kill in just a few hits. These Drones are typically found with large concentrations of geth troops, usually in open areas. Because the Drones like to flank you, keep on the move, and avoid getting too attached to the cover that you are behind. Because they are also synthetic enemies, using tech abilities like Overload and Sabotage is very effective against them, especially in large groups.
  • As against most enemies that can bypass shields to do a lot of damage, the Immunity talent is very useful against Geth Rocket Drones. If Shepard's class doesn't have access to the ability, use a squadmate who does to take point and draw fire.
  • Because Geth Rocket Drones are also flying enemies, most biotic powers won't work against them. Only powers such as Warp or Stasis have any effect, so if you are going up against these enemies, make sure to bring along a tech-savvy squadmate.
  • Quite a few of these enemies can be encountered while in the Mako; however, exiting the Mako to combat them might be a good idea. A direct hit from the Mako's main gun can do a lot of damage, but considering how hard it is to accurately hit a moving target with the main gun, using the Mako's machine gun might be a better option. If you are combating these drones in the Mako, make sure to keep an eye on the vehicle's shields, as they will take damage, mainly from other enemies if they are around.