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Support drones are alien robots encountered in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.



Support drones are the simplest model of alien drones, and are equipped with long mechanical arms with which they can perform a swing attack at their enemy.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Support drones rely on melee attacks for defense. It seems likely their primary function is maintenance aboard the alien vessels, unlike their counterparts, whose primary function fills more of a security role.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Support 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)
abilityIcon ability
Poison resistanceIcon poison Poison resistance 100%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation resistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%


  • If the Lone Wanderer has the drone control device, support drones can be recruited as temporary followers, albeit only one at a time.
  • Like other robots in the Capital Wasteland, they can be deactivated if the Lone Wanderer has the Robotics Expert perk.
  • Shooting their hover platforms will temporarily halt their movement.
  • There are some drones around the ship that can be re-activated. They will fight alongside the Lone Wanderer if they possess the drone control device.
  • Some of these drones, such as some found in the cryo lab, can be found deactivated, but with several different options (such as making them attack the aliens) when activated.


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