Raven RVN-3L Speed Freak – Fastest Light Mech with ECM+SSRM2s+TAG!

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There is still no light Mech on this blog so let´s change it. This Mech runs up to 150kph, has decent armament, has ECM and TAG equipped, full ferro fibrous armor and is heat efficient. Not possible? Well you are about to be wrong. Check out this guide by Draxa. Be sure to drop by his profile and leave him a thumbs-up (link at the end of the guide).

Raven

Armor - Ferro FibrousEndo Steel StructureDouble Heat SinksNo ArtemisView Build Online at mwo.smurfy-net.de

Build Info and Engine

  • Raven RVN-3L
  • XL Engine 295
  • Maximum armor (Ferro Fibrous)

Armament

  • 2x Medium Laser
  • 2x StreakSRM2 (2x ammo)
  • TAG
  • Guardian ECM

Playstyle and Hints

  • If you try to hit an enemy with enabled ECM do not automatically switch your ECM to counter mode. This will make you vulnerable to other missiles. Instead, try to use your TAG. When someone else fires missles at your target you will also get bonus xp+cbills.
  • Never run straight at enemies. If you realise incoming fire quickly and instantly change the lane and move to the left or right.

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Atlas AS7-D-DC Best Brawler Build Ever

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One of my best friends, Strawberry5, has great success with an Atlas Brawler build, almost always topping the scoreboard and blowing scrubs to bits and pieces. This guide is the result of hours of grinding and experimenting and represents the, in my opinion, currently best load-out if you want to go toe to toe with your foes as an Atlas pilot. Be sure to drop by his profile and leave him a thumbs-up (link at the end of the guide).

Armor - StandardEndo Steel StructureDouble Heat SinksNo ArtemisView Build Online at mwo.smurfy-net.de

Build Info and Engine

  • Atlas AS7-D-DC
  • Standard Engine 350
  • Max armor on all torso partitions, reduce both legs to ~41 and both arms to ~52

Armament

  • 2x UltraAC/5 (7x ammo)
  • 2x Medium Laser
  • 3x StreakSRM2 (3x ammo)
  • 1x C.A.S.E. (3x SSRM2 ammo and 2x UAC/5 ammo in left torso)
  • Anti-Missile System (1x ammo)
  • Guardian ECM (place in right leg to avoid early destruction)

Playstyle and Hints

  • Always move at max speed (>62kph with upgrades) if possible. This will make your worst enemies (SRM6s, AC/20s, Gauss Rifles) miss your mech more often.
  • Use the high max range of your double UltraAC/5 to lay down suppressing fire and chip away at enemies during the first minutes of the match. Enemy LRM-boats and other long range builds will duck back behind cover and potential future enemies will have their starting armor reduced.
  • Always try to entangle your enemies in close quarters combat as soon as possible. You are one of the most fearsome brawlers on the battlefield; make your enemies brawl as well whether they want to or not.
  • Fire your UltraAC/5s by single clicking at all times (1.1sec). Restrain yourself from holding down the key as they will most likely jam very fast and your actual damage output will decline. Only gamble on your weapons not jamming when being faced with certain death.
  • If your ECM gets blocked (mostly by light mechs), switch to counter (hotkey J). Afterwards, find the ECM bearing mech and dispose of it with your triple SSRM2s and lasers.
  • Keep in mind that your ECM will not protect you from LRM barrages while it is set to counter mode.

Strawberry5 owns the battlefield #1

Strawberry5 owns the battlefield #2

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Atlas AS7-D-DC LRM Boat (updated version)

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Find Catapults a little lame? Already bought an Atlas and you don´t know how to effectively get XP and CBills with it? Want to be top3 of the scoreboard for 10 rounds in a row? Look no further. The Atlas Deluxe LRM Boat will make this all happen.

Atlas LRM Boat Setup (updated)

Atlas LRM Boat Setup (updated)

Armor - StandardStandard StructureDouble Heat SinksArtemis - EquippedView Build Online at mwo.smurfy-net.de

Build Info and Engine

  • Atlas AS-D-DC
  • Standard Engine 300
  • Maxed Armor (except legs, ~73 each)

Armament

  • 3x LRM15+Artemis (9x ammo)
  • 2x Medium Pulse Lasers
  • CASE in right torso along side 2 DHS and 3x LRM Ammo
  • Guardian ECM (mount in legs to avoid early destruction)
  • AMS (1x ammo)
  • Fill remaining slots with DHSs such that you will have 16 (with engine heat sinks) in total

Playstyle and Hints

  • Artemis requires line of sight. Your ideal position will be ~500-800 meters away from the target and ideally within line of sight (e.g. river bank)
  • You are worthless in melee (LRMs have a minimum range of 180). If you don´t know what to do, fall back to your nearest friendly.
  • Conserve ammo by not overnuking low health enemies and only firing if you are absolutely sure the target will be locked for some more seconds.
  • If you get jammed by an ECM, don´t panic. Switch your ECM to counter (hotkey J) and continue firing LRMs. If no target is available for LRM fire switch to your Medium Pulse Lasers and engage whatever is jamming you, while constantly falling back to friendlies who can help you get rid of the pest.
  • If none in your lance can provide TAG, experiment with switching one Laser for it.
  • Add more armor than usual to your rear. If you are getting pounded, it will most likely be from behind.
Atlas LRM Boat

Atlas LRM Boat

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