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Reinforced Power Drills
GearGraphic Drills.png
Equipment Details
Type Support Tool
Used by Driller
Slot Mobility
Availability Default
Initial Stats
Damage 5 Melee
Overheat Duration 8s
Max Fuel 38
Cooling Rate
(per second)
Fear Factor 50%
Mining rate 1.5
Armor Break 10000%
Stun Chance 25%
Stun Duration 1s
Damage Rate
(Per Second)
One of the classic workhorses of DRG, the twin-linked Power Drill makes short work of more or less anything unfortunate enough to be in front of it. That includes your team mates, mind.
— Item Description

The Reinforced Power Drills are a Support Tool used by the Driller. They are a pair of massive handheld drills mounted up to the Driller's forearms. The Driller can be seen clenching his fists while the drills spin, implying they have a trigger on the grip found inside the arm mount.

Perhaps the Driller's most iconic tool, the Powerdrills are able to cleave through solid rock like butter. They are more effective at breaking rock than the Pickaxes carried by the Driller and his teammates; digging faster and in a much wider space. However, the drills can't mine minerals. The Drills rely on both Fuel and Heat meters. Using the Drills will deplete the former and raise the latter. The Powerdrills are vulnerable to overheating and will jam if their Heat exceeds 100%, and will become fully inoperable if their Fuel reaches 0. The Drills will automatically cool when not spun, even while holstered.

The Drills can also break armor and have a guaranteed Fear Factor and Stun chance, essentially stun-locking enemies in place while whittling their health down.

As a melee weapon, the Reinforced Powerdrills can trigger the Vampire perk.


There are four tiers of modifications and each tier has one to three upgrades. Only one modification can be equipped per tier.

Driller Upgrades
Mod Effect Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png
Barbed Drills
+5 Damage More damage inflicted on enemies
Credit.png 420 Credits
Jadiz 10 Jadiz
Icon Upgrade Digging.png
Hardened Drill Tips
+0.75 Mining rate
+10% Movement speed while drilling
Drill faster.
Credit.png 420 Credits
Enor Pearl 10 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade Ammo.png
Expanded Fuel Tanks
+6 Max Fuel Carries more fuel.
Credit.png 420 Credits
Bismor 10 Bismor
Tier 2
Level 5
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
Magnetic Refrigeration
+1 Cooling Rate Faster cooling for the drills when not in action
Credit.png 780 Credits
Croppa 22 Croppa
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
Streamlined Integrity Check
-3s Overheat Duration Can use drills sooner after an overheat.
Credit.png 780 Credits
Umanite 22 Umanite
Tier 3
Level 10
Icon Upgrade Digging.png
Supercharged Motor
+0.75 Mining Rate
+10% Movement speed while drilling
Drill faster.
Credit.png 960 Credits
Jadiz 16 Jadiz
Magnite 12 Magnite
Tier 4
Level 15
Icon Upgrade Ammo.png
Increased Tank Pressure
+6 Max Fuel Carries more fuel.
Credit.png 1100 Credits
Croppa 24 Croppa
Enor Pearl 18 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
Bloody Cold Drills
+Heat removal on Damage Your drills cool when drilling enemies!
Credit.png 1100 Credits
Magnite 18 Magnite
Bismor 24 Bismor