Shepherd-class Drone Tender

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Logistical Data
Recovery rate (per day) 8%
Maintenance (sup/month) 3.0
Cargo capacity 100
Maximum crew 25
Skeleton crew 15
Fuel capacity 40
Maximum burn 9
Fuel per light year 1
Ordnance points 23
Flight decks 1 (Built-in Borer Drone Wing)
Combat Performance
Hull integrity 1,200
Armor rating 200
Defense Omni Shield
Flux capacity 1,500
Flux dissipation 100
Top speed 90
Mounts 1x Small Universal
1x Small Ballistic
Advanced Stats
CR per deployment 20%
Recovery cost (supplies) 3
Peak performance (sec) 240
Shield arc 90
Shield upkeep/sec 50
Shield flux/damage 1.2
The Ko Combine r450 "Shepherd" sets the standard for civilian drone tenders with its unmatched reliability, low cost, and generous internal volume given to crew comfort. A wildly popular combat modification package for the Shepherd has been assembled by various survivalist and pirate groups, the "HK" mod, which consists of specifications to up-armour the ship for combat and supercharge factory-spec systems for greater burst speed and weapon functions. Even modified, the Shepherd is fragile, so as in civilian life it relies on a swarm of 'Borer' utility drones to do its work.

The "Borer" is built on a hardy, maneuverable semi-autonomous drone chasis with shielding suitable for hazardous operations in which high radiation or physical impacts may be expected. Commonly used in mining applications, they also found use in salvage, ordnance disposal, and even fission meltdown clean-up. The HK mod package gives specifications for altering the primary cutting beam's focus and patches the rudimentary AI with crude tactical algorithms pirated from obsolete Domain Colonial Garrison drone software. Appendices of the mod package note to use caution when employing HK-modified drones in non-combat situations.

–In-Game Description

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Shepherd is a popular early game choice for players looking to do some exploration & salvage.

As a Frigate sized class the Shepherd receives a 10% salvage bonus from its Salvage Gantry, compared to the 25% salvage bonus on the Destroyer sized class Salvage Rig.

To check how this bonus stacks mouse over the Salvage Gantry hullmod in the refit screen and hit F1.

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Change History[edit | edit source]


  • Added Salvage Gantry as built-in hullmod; +10% potential salvage
  • Increased fuel capacity
  • Venture, Shepherd, Apogee: added built-in "Surveying Equipment" hullmod
  • "Borer" drones now handled as built-in fighter wing; stats the same but now 6 instead of 5 and replacements aren't limited
  • Ship system is now "Maneuvering Jets"

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