They are great for finding things like tames or sheep for raw mutton likewise could be useful for pvp you can scout out bases and it has the ability to mark targets making it an ideal item to carry around for your ark adventures
The scout drones are really good honestly you can lure aggressive creatures away ping stuff that you might want to tame and the best and final thing that makes them really good tek repair scouts if nearby some tek creature (mek enforcer another scout exo mek and stryder) It will heal it rapidly and idk if it works on the tek organic creatures or not. :side note the scout is also really good for seeing around in caves or dangerous areas as they don't take a lot of damage due to their sheild also may not aggro turrets so you can see someone's base with one without getting shot
Not only can you dye them and make them near invisible. When you use voice chat, you speak through your drone. It is so funny hiding a painted one in someone’s base and start talking like your raiding them and they don’t know your in their base yet.