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27 minutes ago, (XBOX)RapidFawn338442 said:

Hello,

     I am trying to speed up these Plague Star runs.  What is the best way to speed up that escort drone?  I tried Wisps haste, and Speedva also does not appear to work.

Is it even possible?  Thanks!

Yes its possible... you have to Teleport them using Nova's Wormhole or Loki's Swtich Teleport (Use decoy to Teleport yourself to stay ahead of the Drone). I dont know for sure But I believe movement buffs don't work on NPC Allies...

Booben's Vector Pads obviously wont work because you have to Phyically touch the ground to activate them, but maybe those can work on Defection Missions...

 

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2 minutes ago, Lutesque said:

Booben's Vector Pads obviously wont work because you have to Phyically touch the ground to activate them, but maybe those can work on Defection Missions...

Vauban's Vector Pad does work on Defection targets, but not on drones. However, Defection has its own problems, being that the rescue targets get stuck on the geometry and the only way to free them is to use Loki's Switch Teleport.

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7 minutes ago, Flannoit said:

Vauban's Vector Pad does work on Defection targets, but not on drones. However, Defection has its own problems, being that the rescue targets get stuck on the geometry and the only way to free them is to use Loki's Switch Teleport.

Yep... Ive had this happen literally every single time... that mission is extremelly frustrating :O !!

 

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Just now, Lutesque said:

Yep... Ive had this happen literally every single time... that mission is extremelly frustrating :O !!

 

Thankfully, I believe the Harrow drop changes went live today also, so his Neuro and Systems are now obtainable from another mission type.

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I have in the past used my tactical nuke from my archwings 4th skill, if you manage to get it right it'll blast it a fair way in the direction you need, though I would only recommend it if the drone gets stuck, the other above methods work way better. 👍

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12 hours ago, Slayer-. said:

I have in the past used my tactical nuke from my archwings 4th skill, if you manage to get it right it'll blast it a fair way in the direction you need, though I would only recommend it if the drone gets stuck, the other above methods work way better. 👍

I was in a public squad on PS4 and saw this techinique in action. It was impressive! It kicked the drone 30-50 meters and felt like a reliable method for speeding up that stage.

Just for clarity: this is the Elytron archwings, the 4th ability "Warhead". It gives the drone a good "boot" in the behind!

Angry I Hate You GIF

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26 minutes ago, LillyRaccune said:

I was in a public squad on PS4 and saw this techinique in action. It was impressive! It kicked the drone 30-50 meters and felt like a reliable method for speeding up that stage.

Just for clarity: this is the Elytron archwings, the 4th ability "Warhead". It gives the drone a good "boot" in the behind!

Angry I Hate You GIF

Correct Elytron is my flying tank with a nuke lol, I was doing it tonight in my solo runs and a few times in the pub squad inbetween the Loki player moving it.

I get in front of the drone at about a reasonable angle then I aim behind it so when the blast goes off you're in a angled direction and it seems to force the drone down and forward when the explosion goes off, is when I have the most success. 

It's funny when you get it wrong, you look around after firing and wonder where's the drone gone, then you see it coming back down from up high. :facepalm:🤣

This is about the angle I strive for. :tongue: 8D8Xwwy.gif

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Speaking of that method I had this happen on one run, I was thinking where did my drone go. 

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17 hours ago, (XBOX)RapidFawn338442 said:

Hello,

     I am trying to speed up these Plague Star runs.  What is the best way to speed up that escort drone?  I tried Wisps haste, and Speedva also does not appear to work.

Is it even possible?  Thanks!

Loki's switch teleport and Nova's wormhole, are the fastest ways possible.

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On 2021-09-09 at 3:52 AM, (XBOX)RapidFawn338442 said:

Hello,

     I am trying to speed up these Plague Star runs.  What is the best way to speed up that escort drone?  I tried Wisps haste, and Speedva also does not appear to work.

Is it even possible?  Thanks!

volt can speed it up

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Mine was an accident on one run I posted it because I thought it was funny, it did my head in when the reward come up, 😕 considering I've done that many times and that one time it decided to take a shortcut to the boil, I hate exploits.

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