greetings lads im here yet again to help out those to fully utilize your Elite Sand Storm.
This immense, drone carrying chopper is the pinnacle of the Corpus faction(much like the Ronin to the Ryu-Kai).
The Wiki doesnt give an exact stat of the ESS after lvl 10 so i will have to use my own as a template.
Stats: with a speed of 1.8 (speed of max lvl Etitan with max lvl Alloy Armor),HP of a whopping 3.3 million, Range of 500, and massive dmg of 160k. this chopper is a tough nut to crack.
While many people say ESS is weaker now due to temps, H Flak. and that all they do is blindly set it loose with RUBI. sometimes that leads to the destruction of their Remodeled SkyCrane(yes ESS is modeled after a Sky Crane Utility Helicopter) the true thing that makes the ESS so deadyl are its Raven Drones. the ravens, from what ive noticed, have a range of 250 (half of ESS) and drop a bomb every 2.5 seconds. while doing big dmg enough to cripple most lvl 3-4 turrets in one shot. they appear to have a splash range of about 50-75. the Raven LOVES to attack anything (including our oh so Fashionable and beautiful walls) they dont have a set pattern however. you cant control them, they will attack the closest object, and apparently will attack anything that hits them on the ground. this makes them ideal for being bullet sponges for the ESS as she spits 1 out ever 1.5-2 seconds.
When a drone is done with its bombing run it will return to the Mothership, deactivate and a new Raven will be sent out taking its place. one problem to this is on Ver 40's ehover missiles will track the returning raven and the splash will affect your ESS effectively pissing her off.
Combining the ESS with a lvl 21 Etitan can make your own modified version of the Dread Omega Titan. while the Etitan (with Solid Fuel Launcher) will have a range of 450 making it an effective hit taker for your ESS due to alloy armor reducing 12% dmg from all while ESS only gets 3 types of armor reducing Sustain, Area and Turret dmg.
One last thing: whenever your ESS gets in a range of about 510 from your target it will begin deploying drones so choose another target like walls for your drones to begin their run of terror. i hope this will help you to fully control your ESS and not let it run like a mad big momma. Good luck Commanders!