Even if Gila’s drones can be made super tanky when compared to unbonused ones, their HP aren’t infinite. At some point, the capsuleer will have to call them back in the bay, which cause multiples things :
- Reduction of the DPS, since drone will have to go back and forth to avoid being killed.
- Less AFK/Braindead gameplay, which mean the ships are still usable for those who like the exotic combination of drones and missiles, but the majority of the spodbrains will certainly go away.
- Will finally take down the supremacy of Gila and Rattlesnake in PVE activities, renewing a meta that have been here for way too long.
However, I do agree that 500% bonus to all layers of resistance on something like a medium drone is way too much. I’d say : keep the bonus to the damage, since it’s the main spirit of the Guristas line, but reduce a lot, or ditch completly the Role bonus to hitpoints.
If I remember well, when ‘The Rabbit’ stole the blueprints of the Merlin, Moa and Scorpion, it was to accommodate them to the Guristas style : fast attack crafts that are able to withstand punishement. Nothing was ever said about their drones’ sturdiness !