Drone cannon

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Drone cannon
Drone cannon.png
Drone cannon icon.png
Requirements
SkillBig Guns
Attack statistics
Dmg/Attack
40 (55) + 100 (130) ExplosionIcon explosion.png
DPS
466.7 (616.7)
DPS (reload)
85.7 (113.3)
Crit Dmg
50
Crit % Mult
x1
Attacks/Sec
3.3AP30
Projectiles1Spread0.5
Crit Effect
Disintegration on death
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeAlien power module
Ammo/Shot
1
Shots/Reload
1
Ammo Cap.1
Reload Time
1.3
Other
Weight18Value1999
Item HP1000
Repair
Drone cannon
Editor ID?
Base IDxx000845
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Xenotech Expert
(+8 +20 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Ghoul Ecology
(+5 +5 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Bloody Mess
(+2 +5 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
 
Gametitle-FO3 MZ.png
Gametitle-FO3 MZ.png

The drone cannon is an energy weapon of alien origin in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

It is the removed arm cannon of a guardian drone. It fires a ball of energy that acts as a grenade, bouncing and then exploding after a period of about 3 seconds. The projectile has the ability to move buses and cars before exploding. This weapon is difficult to use at first, but becomes an extremely devastating weapon after learning how the orbs arc.

Hitting a target's mid-upper body with the ball of energy will usually result in the ball dropping straight down before exploding, making it a good way to hit specific targets with the explosion. When fired into water, the projectile will continue normally, bouncing off any obstructions under the water. It will explode normally like other explosives.

The drone cannon can fire 417 orbs before breaking.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Drone cannon Ex-B Mothership ZetaGametitle-FO3 MZ.png, a unique variant whereupon the ammunition explodes upon impact rather than bouncing around.

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Notes
Drone cannon Energy grenade launcher 40 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 466.7 3.3 x1 50 0.5 30 Alien power module 1 18 1000 1999 Projectiles bounce, then explode
Drone cannon Ex-B Energy grenade launcher 40 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 466.7 3.3 x1 50 0.5 30 Alien power module 1 18 1000 1999 Projectiles explode on impact

Locations[edit | edit source]

This gun can be found on guardian drones along with alien power modules to power them. The cannons can also be shot off the drones and picked up like other weapons.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When taking the cannon from a drone, it has no icon (PipOS Error - 26 [File Not Found]). This is not necessarily a bug and could in fact have been included deliberately, due to the weapon's alien origins and the 'PipOS' not able to recognize it.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When examining a cannon dropped by a drone in the normal worldview (not by searching the drone's inventory), it will always show a value of 999 caps (app. half CND) regardless of the weapon's actual quality. This could also not be a bug and be deliberate, since the 'PipOS' not recognizing it and giving it a default value in caps.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If you equip a drone cannon while wearing Tesla armor, the coils on the back of the chest piece will dissapear.

Gallery[edit | edit source]