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The Maykr Drone is a new enemy in Doom Eternal. Servants of the Khan Maykr, they serve as a late-game threat to the Slayer's quest to cease the demonic invasion of Earth.

In-Game Description

Codex

Urdak's population is mainly comprised of Drones, beings that exist as extensions of the Khan Maykr's will. Though each is endowed with their own unique identity they remain biologically unable to resist a command from their Khan, and so function in a perfectly synchronized colony system. Drones never leave Urdak, their bodies not yet mature enough to avoid harm while crossing dimensions.

Appearance

The Maykr Drone has a vaguely humanoid shape, though it completely lacks arms and floats above the ground. Tentacles can be seen drooping out from under the Drones robes. The robes themselves are made of Maykr technology, which provides them with their higher than normal defenses to the body. During the battle against the Khan Maykr, a unique variant of the Maykr Drone with red robes will patrol the battlefield.

Combat Analysis

The Maykr Drone possesses a protective hide which negates half of the damage from attacks to its body. The Drone will hover around the battlefield, shooting quick bursts of yellow light at the Slayer from a distance. Up close, the Drone will spin quickly as tendrils of golden energy whip the Slayer.

The Maykr Drone's head presents a significant weakness. Not only is it vulnerable to damage, if the killing shot is a headshot, the Maykr Drone will drop a payload of health and ammo, making them very useful for a Slayer in a pinch. The Precision Bolt mod on the Heavy Cannon or the Ballista's primary fire can kill a Drone in one headshot, making them effective means for removing the Drone from the battlefield quickly from any distance. They can be somewhat difficult to hit, however, as they will dance out of the way of the Slayer's aim.  A point-blank Super Shotgun aimed at the neck will kill a Maykr Drone and trigger headshot loot drops, and using the Meat Hook to stun them and close distance makes this relatively easy.

There is no notable difference between normal Maykr Drones, and Red-Robed Maykr Drones.

Trivia

  • Oddly, Maykr Drones are encountered during a Slayer Gate challenge, despite their Codex Entry stating they aren't strong enough to leave Urdak.
  • The Makyr Drone was initially classified as a Fodder enemy type in Doom Eternal, but was later updated to Heavy.

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