|Type:||Support unit, Light walker|
|Armor:||Alien Structure Light|
|Popcap:||3 (build cap of 5)|
|Produced From:||Glyph Carver (requires Arrival Site and Reaper Drone)|
|Special Ability:||Activate Radar Map, Pulse Scan, Enable Visual Optimizer reveal map.|
|Upgrades:||Mental Frequency (Quantom 1), Fast Ordering (Quantom 2), Gamma Radiation (Mutagen-3), Volatile Reactors (Mutagen-1)|
- "We'll need visability. Summon a Detection Drone as soon as possible."
The Detection Drone is a sensor carrying robot used by the Hierarchy to replace a radar structure.
Detection Drones enable radar and have a scan pulse ability that dispels the fog of war in the targeted area and cleanses effects from units such as viruses or Phase. They are unarmed, but can trample some enemy infantry units.
Effects: In the target area, it:
-Lifts fog of war
-Reveals cloaked units and structures
-Dispels some harmful status effects
-Removes phase effect Cooldown: 0:25 (from scan)
Special: Has an effect visible to both allied and enemy players and releases an alert that it was used.
Effect: Glyphs carve 25% faster
Method: Research Quantum Branch Suite 2
Effect: Scan Pulse now clears mind control from friendly units
Method: Research Quantum Branch Suite 1
Effect: Creates radioactive cloud when destroyed
Method: Research Mutagen Branch Suite 1