Official Description: The Aeria Drone Host is the Advent answer to the TEC's light carrier; the key difference being that its fighter/bomber squadrons are unmanned. Instead, multiple onboard psionic anima are integrated into the Aeria‘s systems, allowing multiple drone fighters/bombers to be piloted remotely using a highly sophisticated telepathic link. Anima members are among the most skilled psionics in the Unity, and their telekinetic skills are revered and feared even by those in higher castes.
As the Advent's carrier cruiser, the Drone Host differs somewhat from both the TEC and Vasari counterparts. It is larger and more expensive, but fields more squads (3 instead of 2). It has a significantly larger antimatter reserve than other carriers, which gives it a larger operational range before it becomes depleted. Another difference is that the Drone Host requires only two Temples of Hostility to research, unlike other carriers which require three. Like all carrier cruisers, the Drone Host is no match for a carrier-class capital ship such as the Halcyon Carrier.
Carriers can manufacture fighters to counter enemy bombers and lightly-armored targets like LRF, but watch out for flak, which can quickly decimate multiple squadrons of fighters. When faced with lots of enemy flak, one can switch to bombers, which are more durable and do massive amounts of damage against enemy structures, heavy cruisers, and capital ships.
In Entrenchment, the Drone Host gains the ability to support a "Homing Mine" squad. This squad can be used to deploy a minefield of Homing Mines. This dual-function as Advent's carrier and minelayer can be useful, but it's not as effective as the dedicated Vasari Sivuskras Ruiner. The Advent's minelayer squad will need to be replaced after each minefield is placed, which adds a long wait and an antimatter cost for every minefield placed.
In Rebellion, the Drone Host gains the ability to take over mines. This is only available to the Advent Loyalist however. This also gives a great incentive to not build mines against the Advent Loyalist.
|Primary Role:||Squadron Support|
|Shield Power:||Very Low|
|Armor Level:||Very Low|
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|Strike Craft:||TEC Fighter • TEC Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Shriken Corvette (Loyalist) • Stilat Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Arcova Scout Frigate • Cobalt Light Frigate • Javelis LRM Frigate • Krosov Siege Frigate • Garda Flak Frigate • Protev Colony Frigate|
|Cruisers:||Percheron Light Carrier • Hoshiko Robotics Cruiser • Cielo Command Cruiser • Kodiak Heavy Cruiser • Raloz Heavy Constructor • Ogrov Torpedo Cruiser • Neruda Envoy Cruiser|
|Capital Ships:||Kol Battleship • Sova Carrier • Akkan Battlecruiser • Dunov Battlecruiser • Marza Dreadnought • Corsev Battlecruiser|
|Titans:||Ankylon Titan (Loyalist) • Ragnarov Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Argonev Star Base|
|Strike Craft:||Advent Fighter • Advent Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Acolyte Corvette (Loyalist) • Vespa Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Seeker Vessel • Disciple Vessel • Illuminator Vessel • Purge Vessel • Defense Vessel • Missionary Vessel|
|Cruisers:||Aeria Drone Host • Iconus Guardian • Domina Subjugator • Destra Crusader • Talion Savior • Solanus Adjudicator • Herald Envoy|
|Capital Ships:||Radiance Battleship • Revelation Battlecruiser • Progenitor Mothership • Halcyon Carrier • Rapture Battlecruiser • Discord Battleship|
|Titans:||Coronata Titan (Loyalist) • Eradica Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Transcencia Star Base|
|Strike Craft:||Vasari Fighter • Vasari Bomber|
|Corvettes:||Tosurak Corvette (Loyalist) • Sulsurak Corvette (Rebel)|
|Frigates:||Jikara Navigator • Ravastra Skirmisher • Kanrak Assailant • Karrastra Destructor • Junsurak Sentinel • Jarun Migrator|
|Cruisers:||Lasurak Transporter • Stilakus Subverter • Serevun Overseer • Skarovas Enforcer • Sivuskras Ruiner • Voruntak Envoy|
|Capital Ships:||Kortul Devastator • Skirantra Carrier • Jarrasul Evacuator • Antorak Marauder • Vulkoras Desolator • Rankulas Battleship|
|Titans:||Vorastra Titan (Loyalist) • Kultorask Titan (Rebel)|
|Starbase:||Orkulus Star Base|