SummaryDrakes spawn in groups of 5-6, and are considered flying units in that they move over terrain obstacles. They are often clumped together in one group due to a lack of separation radius, making them appear as if it is one drake at first glance. Drakes are usually frequent with the Outbreak Modifier activated.
Engagement & Tactics
Being hit by a group of drakes should deal approximately 180(not accounting for difficulty modifiers) damage and will slow their target long enough for the group to strike again, making their attacks lethal somewhat often. Drakes have fairly high armor making it difficult for classes without sufficient damage to kill them easily. Explosives, napalm and other forms of Area of Effect damage can significantly reduce the hazards of drakes.