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Guardian drones are alien robots encountered on board the Mothership Zeta.



Guardian drones are a more advanced model of the support drone, and they are armed with a drone cannon. If the player character possesses the drone control device, they can be recruited as temporary followers, albeit only one at a time.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Guardian drones are initially friendly; they will not attack the player unless attacked first.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Guardian drone
LevelIcon level
Experience PointsIcon XP
PerceptionIcon eye
Hit PointsIcon heart
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (10 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Drone cannon (40 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Poison resistanceIcon poison Poison resistance 100%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation resistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%


  • Guardian drones are not very common until after the space walk.
  • The player character can shoot their hover platforms to temporarily disable their movement, as can be done to their counterparts.
  • It is possible to shoot off a guardian drone's cannon.
  • Like other robots in the Capital Wasteland, they can be deactivated if the player has the Robotics Expert perk.


Guardian drones appear only in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.


  • ps3Icon ps3 If two pods are directly next to each other, you can have two robots following you at one time. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 The guardian drones often hold their drone cannons backwards. [verified]