The Drone Hive is a cruiser-class ship for the Substrate.
Spawns drones with moderate damage against all targets, including air. Drones can be shot down with anti-air weaponry.
This area control cruiser has an onboard autofactory that maintains swarms of drones. The ship seems unassuming from the outside, but as soon as it engages in combat, its terrifying worth is easily demonstrated. Drones deliver good damage against all targets including air, but are vulnerable to anti-air weaponry. If drones are destroyed, they will not be replaced until several seconds later, making the Drone Hive resort to using its Sorphiast Defense Laser to protect itself. The Drone Hive can not stand up against dedicated anti-cruiser units.