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"Drone" redirects here. For other uses, see Robot (disambiguation).

The Drone is an enemy in LameDuke. A similar but less developed enemy, known as Drone 2, can also be found in the prototype's files.


The Drone is a flying robot that moves towards the player in an up and down wavy pattern. When very close to the player, they will fire their guns. They will explode when killed, which doesn’t harm the player, but will harm any nearby Drones. They usually tend to come in packs of 3-5 Drones.

Combat Analysis[]

Weapon effectivenesses
Club ld
6 swings
6 shots
Plasma Cannon
Weapon3w ld
1 shot
Pipe Bomb
1 pipebomb
1 rocket
  • Note: The values given for the explosive weapons are minimum values only.

The Drone is one of the easiest enemies in LameDuke. They only attack when right next to the player and they are somewhat slow, making them a small threat. Clustered groups of Drones aren’t a problem either, as Drones tend to shoot each when they all fire at the player at one. If one of them blows up, it will cause a chain reaction that will cause most of the Drones to blow each other up.

Anything stronger than the pistol will kill a Drone in one shot.


While there are no specific connections between the Drone and other enemies, its possible that the Drone’s flying and exploding when killed may have inspired the Sentry Drone.


Episodes Mrr CaliberMission CockroachSuck HoleHard Landing
Items HolodukeJetpackOxygen TankShieldSix-PackSoda CanSteroids
Weapons TazerPistolPlasma CannonPipe BombRPGSonic Resonator
Enemies BatCaptainDroneDrone 2FemanoidJellyfishMandroidProtozoid SlimerSharkTrooperTurret