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#4052993 - 12/19/14 12:33 AM Suggestions for Cent builds  
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The only two Cents I have are the ones that have been given away as freebies. I don't really play them much (and have not really been successful when I do), but since the -AH comes with a CB bonus, I'd like to start using it as one of my CW mediums.

Anyone have any good, CHEAP builds for these? XL's are out, since the return on investment (given the current grind) is probably forever +/- a few days. The -A(C) already comes with all the fancy upgrades (DHS, ES, FF, ART) so I can use those on that mech. I'd rather not have to make that investment on the AH if I can.

For the -A(C), I've really only tried the stock loadout. However, I was thinking of trying this, using a spare HBK engine:
CN9-A(C) AC5 2xML 3xSRM4

For the -AH, this is what I've been running. It's been hit and mostly miss. The fight needs to be pretty hectic for me to go unnoticed long enough to do any damage:
CN9-AH 3xMG 3xSRM6

Was thinking of trying this:
CN9-AH LBX10 2xMG 3xSSRM

I like the idea of having one of them as a fast, hit and run close-quarters fighter (seems like 3xMG's on the -AH would compliment that well) and one a little slower and built for skirmishing and support.

Last edited by malibu43; 12/19/14 12:43 AM.

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#4052997 - 12/19/14 12:51 AM Re: Suggestions for Cent builds [Re: malibu43]  
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Honestly, other than a zombie build, Cents are not that relevant anymore. Even the Yen Lo is hard to do anything with. The days of getting stripped down to 2 ML's and being effective are long gone.
I'd stick with the Hunchie, those are back in style and very useful.
Might even go with LRM's on there and consider yourself a faster LRM platform along with the MG's to try to clean up after damage is done.

CN9-AH


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#4053031 - 12/19/14 02:22 AM Re: Suggestions for Cent builds [Re: malibu43]  
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#4053093 - 12/19/14 05:50 AM Re: Suggestions for Cent builds [Re: malibu43]  
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#4060220 - 01/05/15 11:45 PM Re: Suggestions for Cent builds [Re: malibu43]  
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I decided to go all-in on Centurions (which isn't saying a lot, I guess, since PGI gave me 2 of them for free). My AH and A(C) have completed basic, and I'm working on an AL. All 3 builds share the same 275 engine. They are fast brawlers, and fun!

CN9-AH 3xMG 3xSRM6
CN9-A(C) 2xMLAS 3x SRM4+Art
CN9-AL 4xMLAS 2xSRM6

I will probably use the AH the most after I have completed basic on the AL, since it has a hero bonus. It works very well in the brawling stages of CW games.

I think these will be the last IS mechs I buy for quite a while. I need some clan goodness to go along with my TBR-Prime...

Last edited by malibu43; 01/05/15 11:46 PM.

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#4060230 - 01/06/15 12:45 AM Re: Suggestions for Cent builds [Re: malibu43]  
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I set up my Yen Lo for the clan wars. Not fast, it's meant to sit back with a gauss and snipe. 2xMPL and MG for up close, but the idea is to try to use up 6 or so tons of ammo sniping through the gate.
That allows me to run 3 hero mechs and the 3L to start out for ECM. Then the Firebrand Jager with the Misery to clean up.


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