AD-289 Angel

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Fully upgraded AD-289 Angel drone

"The AD-289 Angel is a support drone capable of healing injured Helldivers that are nearby. It has limited supply of the regenerative substance and must land in the backpack to refill when it runs out. The AD-289 is part of the Support equipment kit."
- Armory Description

Stratagem Code[edit | edit source]

Players must enter the following sequence, using the controller d‑pad, in order to call down this single-use Stratagem during a mission:
Arrow 1 D.pngArrow 4 U.pngArrow 2 L.pngArrow 2 L.pngArrow 3 R.pngArrow 1 D.png

Unlock Requirement[edit | edit source]

The AD-289 Angel is a DLC Stratagem, available at any rank to those who purchase the Support Pack.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Cost Effect
Strat AD-289 Angel mk1.png Mk1 Basic variant, no upgrades.
Strat AD-289 Angel mk2.png Mk2 Research-point.png 2 Increased supply of the regenerative substance.
Strat AD-289 Angel mk3.png Mk3 Research-point.png 2 An upgraded stabilizer allows the drone to move and heal at the same time.

Gameplay Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The AD-289 Angel can neutralize effects such as a poison and prevent a player's otherwise inevitable death. It can help up its owner and other nearby Helldivers and NPC Survivors from a short distance.
    • The drone's healing beam is similar to that projected by the REP-80 "repair gun", but much, much less potent. It has a range of 12 meters.
    • The REP-80's beam can heal multiple targets (if upgraded to Mk2) at a rate of 300 Health per second; the Angel heals a single target at a rate of 20 Health per second and cannot be aimed manually, but does not require switching to the secondary weapon slot to use.
  • While the AD-289 can also repair the turrets and vehicles utilized by Helldivers, this takes so much time it is rarely practical in battlefield conditions.
    • After taking too much damage, a Helldiver vehicle will shutdown and catch on fire, quickly draining its remaining bar, until it explodes. This is essentially the vehicle's Health value being depleted, and its remaining Constitution value naturally decaying (much in the same way a wounded Helldiver falls to the ground and bleeds). Unlike the REP-80, the AD-289 cannot by itself reverse that state or stop the burning. It can restore a non-burning vehicle's Health to its maximum value, albeit very, very slowly.
  • The drone cannot leave the backpack if its owner is inside a vehicle, only deploying when the Helldiver has disembarked.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The AD-289 Angel was re-balanced in Patch 7.00. The stratagem will return to backpack to rearm if left idle for 12 up to 20 seconds.
Supply Stratagems

Resupply REP-80 AD-289 Angel AD-334 Guard Dog LIFT-850 Jump Pack Resupply Pack SH-20 Shield Generator Pack SH-32 Directional Kinetic Shield

MG-94 Machine Gun MGX-42 Machine Gun AC-22 Dum-Dum LAS-98 Laser Cannon FLAM-40 Incinerator TOX-13 Avenger Obliterator Grenade Launcher MLS-4X Commando RL-112 Recoilless Rifle EAT-17 REC-6 Demolisher M-25 Rumbler

EXO-44 Walker Exosuit EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit EXO-51 Lumberer Exosuit M5 APC M5-32 HAV TD-110 Bastion MC-109 Hammer Motorcycle

Defensive Stratagems

A/AC-6 Tesla Tower A/GL-8 Launcher Turret A/MG-11 Minigun Turret A/RX-34 Railcannon Turret Airdropped Anti-Personnel Mines Airdropped Stun Mines Anti-Personnel Barrier AT-47 Anti-Tank Emplacement Distractor Beacon Humblebee UAV drone Thunderer Smoke Round

Offensive Stratagems

Airstrike Close Air Support Heavy Strafing Run Incendiary Bombs Missile Barrage Orbital Laser Strike Railcannon Strike Shredder Missile Strike Sledge Precision Artillery Static Field Conductors Strafing Run Thunderer Barrage Vindicator Dive Bomb

Special Stratagems

Emergency Beacon ME-1 Sniffer Metal Detector NUX-223 Hellbomb Reinforce