|"Anybody bring some bug spray?"|
| Team Resources
10 / 200
|Abilities and Upgrades|
Enzyme Cloud, Hallucination Cloud, Mucous Membrane, Select Hallucinations, Grow, Move, Patrol, Follow Nearest Player
Place on Infestation
|Build Time:||7 seconds|
|Buy From:||Build Tab|
|Purchase By:||Alien Commander|
The Drifter is the Kharaa worker and support unit controlled by the Alien Commander. It is a floating, insect-like alien creature that hatches from a cocoon upon Infestation and helps establish the Kharaa habitat.
Drifter's body contains numerous enzymes that trigger various beneficial effects for all Kharaa lifeforms. Initially, the Drifter can produce enzymes to speed Kharaa structure growth. As specific Hive types are unlocked, different types of enzymes become available to all Drifters.
Grow is the Drifter's signature support ability that speeds up an unbuilt Kharaa structure's growth. Kharaa structures grow slowly without assistance from Drifters or Gorges, so it is important to always position Drifters near Hives and forward expansions.
|Sprays growth hormones on a Kharaa structure to speed up build time.|
|Hotkey||Z (select), Mouse1 (cast)|
|Speed||Build time x 100%|
|Max Amount||1 Drifter per structure|
Enzyme Cloud is the Drifter's primary ranged support ability that boosts Kharaa lifeforms' attack and move speed. Using Enzyme Cloud, the Alien Commander can aid his lifeforms to quickly approach and dispatch Marines or demolish Frontiersmen structures. Enzyme Cloud and the Gorge has great synergy, as Heal Spray attack speed is also accelerated, thus allowing more healing for a short time.
|Spits a red cloud of enzymes that increases nearby lifeforms' attack and move speed.
|Hotkey||A (select), Mouse1 (cast)|
|Speed||Base attack/move speed x 125%|
Hallucination Cloud is the Drifter's secondary ranged support ability that creates mirror images of Kharaa lifeforms inside the cloud. These Hallucinations can be controlled by the Alien Commander to move around, confusing and distracting Marines from attacking the real lifeforms.
|Spits a black cloud that creates life-like hallucinations of nearby lifeforms.
|Hotkey||S (select), Mouse1 (cast)|
|Max Amount||1 per lifeform|
|Targets||Ground, Lifeforms, Drifter|
Mucous Membrane is the Drifter's tertiary ranged support ability that regenerates Kharaa lifeforms and structures' Armor over time. Mucous Membrane can quickly restore armor for lifeforms using Carapace, and for damaged structures that require healing from Crags, which must heal Health before armor.
|Spits a green mist that heals nearby lifeforms and structures by a percentage of their maximum Armor.
|Hotkey||D (select), Mouse1 (cast)|
|Healing||Base armor x 20% max armor|
|Targets||Ground, Lifeforms, Structures|