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MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ]

Posted By: Azshal

MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 04/30/13 02:52 PM

The purpose of this thread is to share, discuss and refine 'mech builds. I thought it might be better to keep all the builds together in the same thread, so we all know where to find the info.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate.

I will maintain the top post with everyone's builds.

Brennus:

Hunchback HBK-4H
Catapult CPLT-K2
Cataphract CTF-4X
Stalker STK-5M

Clydewinder:

Blackjack BJ-1
Dragon DRG-1C
Awesome AWS-9M
Hunchback HBK-4SP
Highlander HGN-732

DaBBQ:

Hunchback HBK-4SP

Feetwet:

Jagermech JM6-DD
Jagermech JM6-S
Atlas AS7-RS
Atlas AS7-D-DC

Kludger:

Atlas AS7-RS
Centurion CN9-A
Centurion CN9-AL

malibu43:

Raven RVN-3L
Raven RVN-4X
Hunchback HBK-4H
Hunchback HBK-4SP
Dragon DRG-1C (Gauss)
Dragon DRG-1C (AC/5)
Dragon DRG-1N
Dragon DRG-5N
Catapult CPLT-C1
Catapult CPLT-C4
Catapult CPLT-K2
Atlas AS7-D-DC

mojoflow:

Hunchback HBK-4G
Dragon DRG-FLAME

phd_doc:

Jenner JR7-F
Raven RVN-3L
Blackjack BJ-1 (coming soon)
Hunchback HBK-4P
Hunchback HBK-4SP
Centurion CN9-D
Centurion Yen-Lo-Wang
Dragon DRG-1C
Dragon DRG-5N (3xAC/2) (coming soon)
Catapult CPLT-K2
Catapult CPLT-K2 (AC/20)
Catapult CPLT-K2 (Gauss)
Jagermech JM6-S (4xAC/2) (coming soon)
Atlas AS7-D-DC (LRM) (in review)

Raw Kryptonite:

Centurion Yen-Lo-Wang
Dragon DRG-FLAME
Dragon DRG-FLAME v2.0
Dragon DRG-1C
Dragon DRG-5N
Catapult CPLT-K2 (AC-10)
Catapult CPLT-K2 (Gauss)
Stalker STK-M Misery
Stalker STK-5M
Stalker STK-5S (LL boat)
Stalker STK-5S
Stalker STK-3F (LL boat)
Stalker STK-3F
Atlas AS7-D
Atlas AS7-D v2.0
Atlas AS7-RS

sinner6:

Centurion CN9-D
Stalker STK-5M
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 04/30/13 03:20 PM

Here's my favorite Atlas-RS 4xLL build.
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 04/30/13 04:52 PM

Here is my rs:

<a href="http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=18&l=55cb2af1e7eb3c41a9d5ef77b3909cfe736a8aaf">AS7-RS</a>

It is slower and it's range is shorter but it rearranges other mechs grills pretty nicely.

S
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/06/13 04:28 AM

Stalkers

My favorite is a 5S, due to the hardpoints and the option for 2 AMS systems--highly effective. Otherwise, a 3F, due to hardpoints and an extra 25-30 of twist. This is the one you see the most and it's the easiest to get used to, due to the twist.
Not a whole lot of difference in what I run, just slight variations of LL/ML, SRM/SSRM. Mainly just a matter of figuring out the best layout to cram in the weapons, group tight and run the lowest heat possible. Hardly rocket science, but here you go:

The 5M isn't bad for packing a punch and managing heat well, but not the best hardpoint layout IMO. This is my bread and butter build, the idea I start with and then make minor changes. Also, probably the easiest to run heat-wise until you get your perks doubled after mastering the class. Same build can be pretty much applied to any variant, just not with as nice a fit.
Stalker 5M: 4LL, SRM4 SRM6
Heat: 1.32
FP: 51
Armor: 496
Groups: 1: left 2 LL 2: right 2 LL 3: SRM's
Gives a nice punch from the SRM's, and in this build there are no missile doors to remember to open, the SRM's are stacked to save space and you get all the DHS's you can fit with no wasted space.
Drawback: STD 280 is a little slower and less heat efficient than a 300, but again, you get more DHS's.
After this, no reason to go with a 5M IMO.

My favorite 5S builds:

Stalker 5S: 5LL, 2 AMS
Groups: 1: left 2 LL 3: right 2 LL 3: torso LL
5 vs 6 LL since you can maintain fire longer mixing in that single shot 3rd group. Less alpha, but more damage in a drawn out fight. Dual AMS.
Light on armor, but only in the areas you rarely get hit in a lot. Stalkers rarely get much damage to the legs, no one has time to worry about that. LOL
Simpler, but does a lot of accurate damage.
Uses a STD 300 engine, what's in most of my Stalker builds.

Stalker 5S 3ML, 2LL, 3SRM's
I keep changing this one around. Sometimes as it is here, 3ML, 2LL and mixture of SRM4/6, other times I've got 4ML(arms) and 2LL(torso) and move the SRM's around. Good starting place if you want to run more SRM's. Dual AMS and 300 engine.
*Right now I've got this with 4ML, 2LL, 4 SSRM's with some promising results, especially for taking out the lights.


3F main build:
Stalker 3F
More of the same, but on the twisty platform.
4LL 2xSRM6
300 engine
*Currently I've swapped the SRM's for 4 SSRM's on one of my 3F's.


If you're good with heat (1.17), here's the big alpha (68):
Stalker 3F
2 LL
4 ML
2 SRM, 2 SRM6
Really not that bad with heat until you unleash the SRM's. Might want a coolshot with this.
Groups 1: 2LL (torso) 2: 4ML (arms) 3: SRM's


I don't bother with the other Stalker variants, I don't care for the hardpoint options. I like having 2 3F's and 2 5S's at the ready with the slightly different layouts and I keep the one base 5M build as the best general purpose build that I don't ever alter.


Update:
Misery

MISERY


Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/06/13 04:44 AM

Catapult

All I run now with the Catapult are 2 K2's, I ditched the others. Very similar, I just can't decide which layout I like the most, so I bounce back and forth.


The faster build, about 82kph with speed tweak:
CPLT-K2 AC10 build
2 AC10
4 ML
Groups: 1: AC10's 2: arm ML's 3: all 4 ML's
Rarely want to fire all 4 ML's with the AC10's due to heat, and not much reason for 2 groups of 2. Fire group 2, then follow with group 3 and the cool down period takes care of that. However, when out of AC ammo, it's nice to have the 4 in a single group.
Drawback: 300XL engine $$$$$$$$$$
Standard structure
DHS
AC10's are pretty tough compared to a gauss rifle


Slower, but everyone loves a gauss-cat.
CPLT-K2 gauss build
2 gauss
4 ML
Grouped same as above K2.
Endo
DHS
XL 250
I like having energy weapons to fall back on with enough power to still be effective. Sometimes I do drop 2 ML for ammo, just depends.
Even with 4ML's, heat is still just 1.3, which is pretty nice.
Drawback: 4 tons of gauss ammo can go quickly.



Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/06/13 01:00 PM

This is what I'm mainly running now:

DRG-1C w/LBX10

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=11&l=1fbe04660c1644c8f34e81e1a6adf5ecb8f9673f


AWS-9M w/2 ER PPC

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=32&l=55c37fc2b76bd3dc1cd5bcf7b9e49fb662117eb8


HBK-4SP w/2 ER PPC

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=22&l=965efc6b78c244b5caf515282093ede74be42e36


I've also got a Cat K2 with 2 Ultra AC5, and a bunch of other HBKs and AWSs but don't use em much if ever

Kinda pondering a DRG-FLAME for my next mech. I'm really liking the Dragon so far.


Posted By: malibu43

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/06/13 04:08 PM

First of all, this is an awesome idea having all of these in one spot.

Here are mine:

RVN-3L (I'll take mine with extra cheese!)
RVN-4X (needs the MG and BAP buff badly)

HBK-4SP
HBK-4H

DRG-1C
DRG-1C (<-- a good alternative to the typical gauss loadout everyone runs)
DRG-1N
DRG-5N

CPLT-C1
CPLT-C4
CPLT-K2
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/06/13 04:51 PM

If you change your build, or add another build, let me know in a new post so I can edit the main post, or else I might miss your new build.

Personally, my builds fluctuate until I find one that works for me, then I stick with it. Fluctuating builds will be marked accordingly.
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/06/13 06:04 PM

Couple of successful Jaegers:

<a href="http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=65&l=6aab034d7c6e42b13bba974641f1e2b8dfbeaafb">JM6-DD</a>

<a href="http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=67&l=996f529de5c7fa239459f4c50c2746eea509f81e">JM6-S</a>
Posted By: DaBBQ

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/06/13 08:40 PM

HBK-4SP

A good mix of long/medium/short range weapons if you can manage your heat with selective group and chain fire.
The SRMs make a good punch when you're waiting for the heat to go down on Tourmaline/Caustic.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/08/13 03:00 AM

| STK-5M | CPLT-K2 | CTF-4X |
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/08/13 06:53 AM

Here are the 2 Atlases I'm playing around with. I like them so far, and glad to ditch the missiles for a change and stick to lasers and AC20.
The RS in particular has very good heat control, and with a STD 350, it's close to as fast as an Atlas is going to go. Neither has a huge alpha (for at Atlas), but being beam and ballistic, you put it all together in a tight spot.


Atlas AS7-RS
3LL, AC20
Grouped 1: 2LL right arm 2: AC20 3: LL left arm
Heat 1.39
Speed 56.7
Armor 560
FP 47


Atlas AS7-D
2LL, AC20, 2MPL
Grouped 1: 2LL 2: AC20 3: 2MPL
Heat: 1.33
Speed 52.6
Armor 512
FP 50
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/08/13 08:22 PM

AS7-D, variant with a STD 350, better heat, faster, more armor.
AS7-D (350)
2LPL, AC20, 2ML
Grouped 1: 2LPL 2: AC20 3: 2ML
Heat: 1.34
Speed 56.7
Armor 528
FP 50
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/08/13 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
AS7-D, variant with a STD 350, better heat, faster, more armor.
AS7-D (350)
2LPL, AC20, 2ML
Grouped 1: 2LPL 2: AC20 3: 2ML
Heat: 1.34
Speed 56.7
Armor 528
FP 50


Why do you have HS in your arms instead of your torso?
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/08/13 09:12 PM

There's one on the left torso, no room on the right. I spread them out so they get taken out slower in all builds. In this case, there's more armor on the arm than front torso. An atlas or stalker usually gets targeted on the torso before anything else, so the arms usually last longer. Slightly better place to have a 2nd DHS IMO. With the 350, you get 4 to drop on the engine too though.
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/08/13 09:20 PM

Sometimes I will do the same thing. If I have 2 large lasers in the arm and loose it, it doesn't matter if I loose the heatsink also. Allows for bigger weapons in the torso, like the ac20 in my RS.

S
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/08/13 10:00 PM

Yeah people don't seem to shoot the arms on Assaults much.

I often run a heatsink or two on the same arm that has the LLs and extra UAC5 ammo on the same arm as the UAC5, the thinking being that if I lose the arm and the weapon then the loss of the corresponding heatsink or ammo is fine.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/14/13 06:47 PM

updated postcount
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/14/13 06:59 PM

Here are my favorite Centurion builds:

CN9-AL XL275 2xLL 2xML 2xSRM4 98kph Love the amount of damage that the 2xLL and 2xML give you while running around at 98kpk and then when you are close the SRM4s deals extra hurt to finish them off. I killed a fresh Stalker the other night by sneaking up behind him and 2 alpha strikes with this.

CN9-A XL275 AC2 2xML 3xSRM6 98kph Fast platform with AC/2 used mainly for long range and for trolling while you get in close for the SRM6 punch.

The Yen-Lo of course is a ton of fun, here is my build
Yen-Lo XL300 AC20 2xML 106kph
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/14/13 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: kludger
Here are my favorite Centurion builds:

CN9-AL XL275 2xLL 2xML 2xSRM4 98kph Love the amount of damage that the 2xLL and 2xML give you while running around at 98kpk and then when you are close the SRM4s deals extra hurt to finish them off. I killed a fresh Stalker the other night by sneaking up behind him and 2 alpha strikes with this.

CN9-A XL275 AC2 2xML 3xSRM6 98kph Fast platform with AC/2 used mainly for long range and for trolling while you get in close for the SRM6 punch.

The Yen-Lo of course is a ton of fun, here is my build
Yen-Lo XL300 AC20 2xML 106kph


I run basically the same cents except...

My AL is a long range sniper with a surprise...2 ERPPCs 2 SRM6s 84/92 kph. Runs a little hot.
CN9-AL
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/14/13 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Feetwet

My AL is a long range sniper with a surprise...2 ERPPCs 2 SRM6s 84/92 kph. Runs a little hot.
CN9-AL


Nice one, will be giving this one a try :-)
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/14/13 07:26 PM

Yen Lo Wang
YEN-LO-WANG

Mainly swapped 2xML for 2xMPL
DHS, Endo, XL300
heat 1.48
speed 97.2 (before tweak)
FP: 32
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/14/13 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Yen Lo Wang
YEN-LO-WANG

Mainly swapped 2xML for 2xMPL
DHS, Endo, XL300
heat 1.48
speed 97.2 (before tweak)
FP: 32


I see you use an extra HS, compared to my build. You take the weight out of your armor.

have you noticed that you OH at all? I have never overheated after I upgraded to DHS.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/14/13 11:42 PM

I may have overheated once or twice (in that video vs NGNG in fact), after getting beaten up pretty bad. Otherwise, I fire with abandon!
Normally the ac20 is gone by that point and the engine heatsinks are plenty for the 2 MPL's.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/15/13 02:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Otherwise, I fire with abandon!


I love firing with Abandon. He's a cool guy to fire with.
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/15/13 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Otherwise, I fire with abandon!


I love firing with Abandon. He's a cool guy to fire with.


I prefer to fire at Will.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/15/13 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Feetwet
Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Otherwise, I fire with abandon!


I love firing with Abandon. He's a cool guy to fire with.


I prefer to fire at Will.


You should get Abandon to help you fire at Will. I hear he isn't that great a shot, but he really keeps the energy up.

Will though, poor guy, he's just a sponge. Always getting picked on.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 08:08 PM

Finally! A Dragon I like. Got 5 kills with this in a test round.

DRG-1C

4xMPL
1xGauss, 3 tons ammo
DHS
endo

Got SICK AND TIRED of getting killed in the right torso (in particular for some reason) with the XL engine. 80 kph just isn't fast enough to get away with the XL.
Screw the speed, 60.7 in this one (before tweak). Fairly tough now and the MPL's ruin peoples' day.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 08:12 PM

Glad you like it. But what dark god did you have to summon to place a 5th MPL on that chassis?
Posted By: MojoFlow

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 08:14 PM

Great, we need more Dragon pilots, I was starting to feel left out of the 'wang club.

smile
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Got SICK AND TIRED of getting killed in the right torso


Interesting. The thing's CT is so huge, it is typically the first to go. Hence always throwing an XL in.

Glad it worked out for you. Tell me when you run it and I will pull out my AC40 Cat I am building.

I just need to buy the engine and it is good to go.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: MojoFlow
Great, we need more Dragon pilots, I was starting to feel left out of the 'wang club.

smile


I mastered using my Wang, so it is sitting in mothballs at the moment.

I only pull it out when I need to earn a few extra c-bills.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 08:21 PM

Oops, 4 MPL. Typo.
Not sure why the RT torso was so vulnerable. Probably something to do with how I turn, but I got that more often than the CT or LT. The side torsos are pretty small too.
Not sure what 3rd dragon to level up.

Decided to swap out to a STD on my other Dragon for now too. As bad as my luck has been lately, I need the security.
The 5N
DRG-5N
2xERLL
1xGauss, 4 tons ammo
STD 240
endo
ferro


Even though it's short range, I like that 1C more.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 08:22 PM

Originally Posted By: MojoFlow
Great, we need more Dragon pilots


We need your Dragon and HBK smurfys.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 08:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Oops, 4 MPL. Typo.


I know. Just giving you a hard time.

We should run dragons in the next few nights.
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 10:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Oops, 4 MPL. Typo.


Not often this boy from AL gets to make fun of the math skills of them boys in MS.

S
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Oops, 4 MPL. Typo.


I know. Just giving you a hard time.

We should run dragons in the next few nights.


I can dust the Flame off.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 10:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Feetwet
Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Oops, 4 MPL. Typo.


I know. Just giving you a hard time.

We should run dragons in the next few nights.


I can dust the Flame off.


Better then dusting off the Wang. Gotta keep it fresh, you know, in the thick of it. duck

Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 10:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Feetwet
Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Oops, 4 MPL. Typo.


Not often this boy from AL gets to make fun of the math skills of them boys in MS.

S



Yeah, we're usually good at math. Comes from counting all of those pregnant teens and keeping up with our weight figures.


Originally Posted By: Feetwet
Originally Posted By: phd_doc

I know. Just giving you a hard time.

We should run dragons in the next few nights.


I can dust the Flame off.



Now I'm thinking that I should get the Flame and run this build on it. I could get my 3rd Dragon ranked up, sell both of the others. I could get where I've got a hero mech in each of my favorite classes so I'm always in the money. Then stop with the premium time each month.
Already have an Atlas, Heavy Metal, eye'ing the Misery, maybe a Flame, have the Yen Lo...

When will there be a hero Catapult? That would finish out all the mechs I care about.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 11:36 PM

Came up at some point, about the twist on the Centurion. The Yen Lo does have a better twist, kind of like the 3F Stalker does (+25), and to a lesser extent, the Misery (+5).

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/

CN9-A
100 / 35 (horizontal)
20 / 30 (vertical)

CN9-AL
100 / 35
20 / 30

CN9-D
90 / 35
20 / 30

YEN-LO-WANG
120 / 0
20 / 30
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/16/13 11:46 PM

Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Originally Posted By: Feetwet
Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Oops, 4 MPL. Typo.


I know. Just giving you a hard time.

We should run dragons in the next few nights.


I can dust the Flame off.


Better then dusting off the Wang. Gotta keep it fresh, you know, in the thick of it. duck



At this point I'm just glad I don't have to use the little blue rounds to keep my ac20 runnin'. Unfortunately I have played with my Wang so much that I'm having trouble seeing my targets.

S
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 01:30 AM

See, this is what happens when the wife goes out of town for a night.

My new Flame:
FLAME
1xAC-20, 4 tons ammo
4xML
heat: 1.4
DHS, endo
STD 250, runs 67.5


My new Misery: eek
MISERY
1xAC-20, 4 tons ammo
2xLL
3xML
DHS
STD 285
Heat 1.28

Misery variant...seems a little better due to heat and speed:
MISERY
2 x LPL
2 x ML
1 x AC20, 3 tons ammo
STD 300, adds another DHS
FP: 50
armor 464
heat: 1.34
Spd: 57.1 (before tweak)

Heat 1.34
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 01:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
See, this is what happens when the wife goes out of town for a night.

My new Flame:
FLAME
1xAC-20, 4 tons ammo
4xML
heat: 1.4
DHS, endo
STD 250, runs 67.5


My new Misery: eek
MISERY
1xAC-20, 4 tons ammo
2xLL
3xML
DHS
STD 285
Heat 1.28



Holy Flying Monkey Poo. What is that $40 dollars in mechs. Wow.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 01:49 AM

I'm sure they'll save me more than that in premium time. Right?
Or some BS like that.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 07:14 PM

Can someone build this in their client and give me a heat value?

CN9-AL
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 07:31 PM

Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Can someone build this in their client and give me a heat value?

CN9-AL


Sorry man, tried to build it for you and got close but adding Ferro would cost money to do in the client, with 11 DHS instead of 12 (the only diff that ferro would allow) it has a heat value of 1.19.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: kludger
Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Can someone build this in their client and give me a heat value?

CN9-AL


Sorry man, tried to build it for you and got close but adding Ferro would cost money to do in the client, with 11 DHS instead of 12 (the only diff that ferro would allow) it has a heat value of 1.19.


Thanks chief.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 07:41 PM

Should be 1.24 on heat.
Had a build on there that's in my garage, dropped DHS's until 37% and matched in the garage.
FYI: used to put you at 1.3, looking at my old notes. banghead


You can do a free build estimate in the client, including DHS, ferro, endo etc, just don't save.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
You can do a free build estimate in the client, including DHS, ferro, endo etc, just don't save.


Yah, I would have done that when I got home from work, but I don't have an AL chassis, so I though one of my bro's could help me out!

crew
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By: phd_doc
Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
You can do a free build estimate in the client, including DHS, ferro, endo etc, just don't save.


Yah, I would have done that when I got home from work, but I don't have an AL chassis, so I though one of my bro's could help me out!

crew


One of your bro's with an AL is stuck at work, reading these forums to pretend like he's busy, just waiting for 4 pm to get here, otherwise he would have helped out.

S
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 08:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

You can do a free build estimate in the client, including DHS, ferro, endo etc, just don't save.


Ah cool, they must've changed that in the UI, they used to require that you "save" for the DHS/Endo/Ferro to take effect on the mech, I actually lost some good money thanks to that.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/17/13 11:34 PM

It does trick you since you can't click on the body panel to move on. You have to click on the weapons/ammo etc tabs to move on.
On the last UI a while back a purchase was a purchase though. LOL
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/18/13 08:10 PM

Stalker Misery build I've settled on for now.
Can make it more powerful, but this seems the best blend of having playable heat and speed, as well as packing a punch.

MISERY
1 x AC20, 4 tons ammo
2 x LPL
2 x ML
STD 300
heat: 1.31
FP: 50
armor: 464
speed: 57.1 (before tweak)
DHS (17), endo
1 x coconut monkey
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/20/13 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
1 x coconut monkey


eek2

OP!
Posted By: malibu43

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'Mech! (SHQ) - 05/20/13 06:06 PM

Here is my latest.

AS7-D-DC

I swapped out the SRM6's for 4's and upgraded to ERLLAS to give myself a little more punch in the current long distance meta-game.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/30/13 03:09 AM

HBK-4G
Posted By: MojoFlow

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/30/13 04:33 AM

K, been putting this off too long.

My HBK-4G

My most common Flame build

I will update my other's in smurfy soon, need to maybe revisit some builds anyway.
Posted By: malibu43

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/30/13 06:16 PM

Can I get my Atlas build updated with this one?

AS7-D-DC

That's what I'll be using for a while.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/31/13 05:00 AM

Can we get a sticky on this?
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/31/13 03:16 PM

So this one worked pretty well. Could get better if they buff LRM damage a smidge...posted:

AS7-D-DC

S
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/31/13 04:08 PM

HBK-4H
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 05/31/13 04:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Can we get a sticky on this?


+1

Also, updated mechs bump
Posted By: sinner6

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/02/13 06:09 PM

Here's my first mech. It may seem relatively unassuming, but it's useful at all ranges, and it never has to stop firing because it cools well.
STK-5M

Once I get another Stalker with 6 Energy slots, I will see about making the 5M some sort of missile/rocket boat.

I really like the Stalker, just picked up a Centurion and a Jenner last night to see what its like to be in something thats not a big slow bullet magnet.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/03/13 03:30 PM

These are my 2 newest mechs that I'm running:

Highlander HGN-732 PPC/Gauss/2ML/SRM/LRM

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=70&l=36aed08a963528115d6632801e77e9341fa10053



Blackjack BJ-1 AC20/ML

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=77&l=8cd7a9884dda3998d096958c1ba6fd1e3d13c031

On the BJ1 I've been going back and forth between Gauss and AC20 - either one works well
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/03/13 04:21 PM

Updated Misery Build.
Ran with an ER PPC, which really isn't bad heat-wise, but I opted to stick with a regular PPC since it runs so incredibly cool like that. Only 48 damage, but the alpha is accurate and devastating. Really changed my opinion of running this mech.

MISERY
1 x AC20, 3 tons ammo
2 x LL
1 x PPC
STD 300
heat: 1.38
FP: 48
armor: 464
speed: 57.1 (before tweak)
DHS (17), endo
1 x coconut monkey
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/03/13 04:29 PM

Coconut Monkey is OP!
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/03/13 04:42 PM

He's a cleverly disguised heat sink. eek
Posted By: sinner6

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/04/13 07:41 AM

My favorite build so far:

CN9-D
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/14/13 02:13 AM

Here is my post JJ shake optimized Heavy Metal:

Heavy Metal XL330 1xGauss 2xERPPC 1xLRM20 Artemis no JJ
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/14/13 12:46 PM

I ran this build with kludgers above build...

AS7-D

It was fun/profitable to make them fight in the shade.

Gonna try this one tonight...

AS7-D
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/14/13 02:08 PM

I'll get my Blackjack ready with TAG, or maybe pack a UAV. Should be fun!
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/16/13 09:58 PM

I never put up my main Blackjack DC build, but it's still running strong.
This one (DC) is one of my top 4 favorite mechs in the game:
BJ-1DC
Small version of my Flame, basically.


The fast Blackjack, kind of a support mech with the TAG and ERPPC to help the LRM mechs:
BJ-1X

Posted By: sinner6

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/17/13 06:42 PM

I built this yesterday, thinking it may be fun for a couple rounds. Surprisingly successful, I will probably keep it like this: STK-5S

This has been my go to mech, and is the only mech I have a 2 to 1 K/D ratio in. It's fast, NEVER overheats and can bring the pain: YEN-LO-WANG
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/26/13 07:33 PM

My current "Flaming Surprise"

Flame - XL330 1xUAC5 2xLL 2xML

A 98kph mech that really packs a punch, the 2xLL reach out and give a suntan from a distance, and if they stand still or get mad and close in, the UAC5 and 3 tons of ammo gives them a sucker punch. The 2xML is only used when the UAC5 jams if I abuse it.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 06/26/13 08:24 PM

Originally Posted By: sinner6
I built this yesterday, thinking it may be fun for a couple rounds. Surprisingly successful, I will probably keep it like this: STK-5S

This has been my go to mech, and is the only mech I have a 2 to 1 K/D ratio in. It's fast, NEVER overheats and can bring the pain: YEN-LO-WANG


Yen-lo's are great if you can protect that throwin' arm
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/09/13 04:16 AM

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=67&l=d9998eeedc430cbe84a9b9ff95d84dce9c7ebbdb

what do ya think?
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/09/13 03:35 PM

My new METAMONSTER:

AS7-RS

S
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/09/13 03:38 PM



My only real suggestions are:
1. move one ton of ac2 ammo from left arm to right (1 ton in each)
2. Might want to move some armor from back torso to front...DPS mechs can't do as much torso twisting

I've been curious about the AC2/UAC5 combo...let us know how it goes...
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/09/13 04:24 PM

You could put 4 tons of ammo in the feet and one more in the head to cut down on the possibility of an ammo crit blowing the weapons off.

Also, if you go 4 AC5 instead of mixed loadout along with double heat sinks, the damage per sec goes WAAAAAY up with no uAC5 jamming

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=67&l=82621841af0249921131fc20a2bdc62e97b7434f
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/09/13 07:02 PM

Can't comment on the mixed weapons, but I've seen others run that and it seems to work well. I agree on moving the ammo. I always fill the legs first and mix it up, never carry all of one kind in the same spot.
Re: back armor...I don't have a single mech with more than 18 on the back. Rarely ever taken out from the rear just the same.

I need to try some new builds on my Firebrand. The ac40 isn't as tough as you'd think. It stands out like an Atlas and people come running over to take you out. LOL Still fun, but attracts too much attention.

The atlas looks good Feet, just hot! Comes with the territory though I guess.
Posted By: malibu43

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/09/13 07:33 PM

My CTF-1X. Basic completed. I really like this mech.
CTF-1X

Just bought a CTF-4X and have only played a few rounds, but I like it so far. Slow, but lot's of Daka! I never come close to over heating, but I do run low on ammo sometimes. I might trade a heatsink for some more ammo...
CTF-4X
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/10/13 06:13 PM

A little more work on Jager

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=67&l=e7b0c3f16ab4c3110c497914c790de5dd16b46e4
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/10/13 07:18 PM

I'd probably ditch 1 ton of the AMS ammo, possibly the whole system. The only mech I run AMS on is a stalker 5S, since it has 2 AMS systems. That's about all that really does much good. Even then I normally just have 1 ton of ammo. Some weight to play with that way. Might consider 4 ML instead of 2ML/2MPL. The range is so short on the pulses, that you miss opportunities to do damage. They do an extra point when they hit, but you might miss several chances to do damage due to the limited range. In the end, doing less damage total.
Large pulse lasers however, they do have a decent range, just beyond that of a ML, so I do like using those when possible.

At some point try running dual AC20's and 2ML (or 4ML, if you run less AC20 ammo). People complain about them, but it's a fun build and very effective.


Malibu, I put together that 1X and have enjoyed it. Much like my Dragon and Blackjack, but with an extra ML. thumbsup
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/10/13 07:51 PM

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=67&l=4d1f792c477373df7c773670eeb6209adc90aee6

kinda liking this one
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/10/13 08:43 PM

I run that kind of set up on my Flame and Blackjack. Very effective. I'd drop a heatsink or two and max the armor--you need full armor on arms and torso areas. Min 30 or so on each leg. To use the case, you need the ammo in the same area, so move the ammo into the left torso. Add endo and you can really get the ammo and armor up there, plus a bit more engine.

Something like this:
JM6-S
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/10/13 09:53 PM

thats awesome
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/10/13 09:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Feetwet
My new METAMONSTER:

AS7-RS

S


What did you end up with on this last night? I was thinking you had a couple of LRMs on there after a while.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/11/13 02:54 AM

My new and improved STK-5M:

STK-5M
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/11/13 04:50 PM

RK i swapped out to your 6-S build and looks and works great
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/11/13 05:10 PM

Great! Which one is that?
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/11/13 07:59 PM

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=67&l=893bf85d2c2075ddacccbaa3ef4e073f22ebf95d
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/12/13 02:33 AM

Sweet. Doesn't look like much, but each mech I run with that set of weapons has always dealt a lot of damage.
I built a Jager with an ac10 and 6ML's the other day. Haven't played much with it, but seemed nice.
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/12/13 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Originally Posted By: Feetwet
My new METAMONSTER:

AS7-RS

S


What did you end up with on this last night? I was thinking you had a couple of LRMs on there after a while.


RS (METAMONSTER) 4 PPC 1 Guass
DDC (HIDDENDEATH) 2 ERPPC 15ALRM, 2 10ALRM, ECM
D (WOOSH) 2 ERPPC 2 20ALRM
Posted By: sinner6

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 07/24/13 09:26 PM

Victor 9B "Gunzo" 1xGauss 2xAC2 2xML XL350 1xJJ - Ballistic (higher DPS with AC10 instead of Gauss, but more heat)

Victor-9B

Victor 9S "Blitzkreig" 3xSRM6 1xAC20 2xML XL370 1xJJ - fast, short range striker. Surprisingly effective.

Victor-9S

Victor 9k "Archer" - 2xERPPC + Gauss XL350 6xJJ

Victor-9K
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 07/24/13 09:41 PM

I'm gonna have to try out your 9S build there, sinner6. looks good
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 07/25/13 04:58 AM

Liking your 9B build Sinner, thanks.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 08/23/13 04:37 PM

RVN-3L
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 08/27/13 02:24 PM

STK-5M
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 08/27/13 04:57 PM

I like it. Mixing the weapons goes against the grain, but I do that on my Misery too due to the heat BS.
Can I make a suggestion?

-Instead of 2 LRM10, go for 4 LRM5's. Still a 20 shot, faster cooldown, and you can open the missile doors and fire all in one pop. As it is, you'll have them firing in 2 volley's of 5 anyway since there are 5 tubes in the side pods. (There are 10 on side torsos if you want to move things around). I've got a 5S I'm running and enjoying with the 4xLRM5. The quick cooldown lets you keep a lot in the air.

-I know you probably specifically want that ERPPC, but just for consideration, I moved some stuff around and swapped it for a 2nd LL. Larger engine mainly for the heatsinks, but a bit faster too.
STK-5M


Is a 5M just what you have? The 3F has more twist and better hardpoints. A 5S has better hardpoints, but the same twist as 5M, and 2 AMS systems.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 08/27/13 05:17 PM

Yup, I think I'm gonna drop the ERPPC > Large Laser and upgrade the Engine 255 > 270. I'll consider getting a 3F after tonight, I need more CB's...
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 08/27/13 07:12 PM

Might as well update with my current favorite Stalker 5S build:

STK-5S

6xML
4xLRM5, 5 tons of ammo
Engine: STD 310 for 65 KPH
Heat: 1.32
Armor: 480
Alpha: 50, whatever that's worth with LRM's and ML's LOL

Fast cooldown on the missiles for good firing rate, low heat. 6 ML's are nothing to sneeze at up close. thumbsup
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 08/30/13 04:19 AM

Update on my 2xAC10, 2xML Cat K2.
Heat is 1.27, but firing the AC10's together, then pairing the upper ML's and the lower in a 3rd group, it just does extremely good with heat. Having very good results with it, just don't push it in close too long due to the XL. Deals nice accurate damage though, decent ammo and still does 20 pts damage after the ammo runs out with the MLs.

CPLT-K2
Posted By: Feetwet

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 09/11/13 02:21 PM

Here is the Jaeger build I was running last night...

JM6-S

2 lbx10 (6 tons ammo)
4 mlas
300xl (82 kph w/ tweak)

Very first shot from this mech kill Clydewinder. At that point I knew I had something. It is a decent all around mech but shines against mechs with armor damage. Lbx has a crit bonus.

S
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 09/11/13 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Feetwet
Here is the Jaeger build I was running last night...

JM6-S

2 lbx10 (6 tons ammo)
4 mlas
300xl (82 kph w/ tweak)

Very first shot from this mech kill Clydewinder. At that point I knew I had something. It is a decent all around mech but shines against mechs with armor damage. Lbx has a crit bonus.

S


that's very similar to my Ilya Muromets build... 2 LB10X, 2 ER LARGE, 280XL

Lasers to soften the armor, shotguns to chew up the tasty innards
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 09/23/13 03:34 PM

On to the ORION...Here's what I've been running lately:


http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=98&l=cf91d7c6255c41ccb33bd5e75e37794477a2fe2d


I picked up the K, V, and the M but the M is my favorite. Good punch at most engagement ranges, decent armor, and an AC20.

I'm running XL engines in the other 2 but this one needs the standard due to the torso-mounted autocannon.
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 10/15/13 02:15 PM

Here's a really good HBK-4P build I've stumbled into when I finally decided to elite my Founder's Hunchie, it turns out the 4P I bought to help do that has become one of my favorite mechs with a ghost-heat modified Swayback config:
http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=2&l=5876401365e0a5353ce98ac34ec3d2ea32d771ea

STD275
7xML
Endo
19 DHS

Been using it the last few days with two fire groups, one with the 4xML in the torso, and one with 3xML in the arms/head which swivel, and I just alternate the two fire groups with a slight delay to avoid ghost heat, with the new increased torso twist in the Hunchie you can shoot Jenners and Spiders that chase you, and this really packs alot of damage 200-400avg rounds with a couple of 800-900 lucky rounds. Also with SpeedTweak it runs at 98kph.

You can substitute one or two ML for DHS depending on how hot you are comfortable running it, for me 7 seems to be perfect balance to rarely overheat even in a furball, but if you are more disciplined the 9xML config packs even more punch.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 10/17/13 05:39 AM

Updated Misery build, finally got one I like. After a lot of rebuilds, I settled back on the 4xLL, but with the shotty to finish them off.

MISERY

Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 10/25/13 05:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Feetwet
Here is the Jaeger build I was running last night...

JM6-S

2 lbx10 (6 tons ammo)
4 mlas
300xl (82 kph w/ tweak)

Very first shot from this mech kill Clydewinder. At that point I knew I had something. It is a decent all around mech but shines against mechs with armor damage. Lbx has a crit bonus.

S



After Feet's success the other night with crazy damage, I figured I had to give this a shot. I didn't want to tear down my Jager, so I put it on a K2. Still soft in the CT & cockpit, being a catapult so probably not as effective, but it still did a ton of damage. Had a good time with it, so I'll probably be running this build on my K2 for quite a while. I had dual AC10's at one point with 4xML, but this seems more effective since the heat is better so more ML firing and that crit bonus.

thumbsup
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 11/08/13 03:44 PM

Finally came up with a Battlemaster build that I like:

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=119&l=a5ef71fd01efb3373f24ae85cfdeb4cd500d50c7

Going to experiment with going endo-steel/std eng but I suspect it will be pretty much the same.

Three ACs on the left arm is just vicious.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/06/13 10:10 PM

CTF-3D
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/07/13 03:29 PM

My new favorite build ... (CTF-3D)



Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/07/13 04:47 PM

I like that build, Brennus. It's refreshing to see a CTF-3D that's not just configured as a sniper.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/08/13 05:15 AM

Check this out, 3 shotties.


An XL but pretty efficient.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/08/13 02:04 PM

Fun to watch! I think I prefer the 3D over the Ilya though, only 'cuz it gives me the vertical option. I also sacrifice more armor in favor of tonnage for ammo. He ran out of ammo rather quickly in the second battle, but he was also runnin' 3 LB's opposed to just 2. The only real difference in his load-out, as compared to mine, is his third LB, where as I run w/ 4 MED's and 2 LB's. Still, very effective up close, and as he said, just straight up fun to run!
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 12/09/13 06:25 PM

STK-3F
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 12/09/13 10:49 PM

That's a good build. I've got one similar on a 5M, but instead of 2 LRM10's, I went with 4 LRM5's. Same amount of missiles in the air, but you fire noticeably faster. A bit more heat though.
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 02/09/14 07:38 AM

A fun FIREBRAND 2xLB10X 2xERLL build...

The high 2xERLL in the arms makes nice sniping in the initial standoff engagement, and then the 2xLB10x are good for crits cleanup and legging lights that come in close.
Posted By: bogusheadbox

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 02/09/14 08:04 AM

I love the ctf.

I run 2x,3d,and 4x

My 4x used to be 2xlbx, 2x med pulse, 2x machine guns but I have just changed him out for 2xac5 and 2x ac2 full fibre ferrous armour and bigger engine.

The lbx has a surprisingly very long range.
Posted By: kludger

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 03/13/14 08:24 PM

Some good ShadowHawk builds that I found work well for me and do damage above their Medium size:

Fast Chainsaw Dakka:
SHD-2H XL295 3xAC2 (substitute XL275 if you want one extra ton of ammo)

Fast Light Killer and Brawler:
SHD-2D2 XL275 LB10X + 4xSSR +2xMPL

Fast Med Brawler and Support
SHD-5M XL300 2xAC5 2xML
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 03/13/14 10:52 PM

CN9-A(C)
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 03/29/14 01:38 PM

I've been having some great success with this Atlas-K build so I thought I'd post it here:

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=25&l=c92595f3d5c0399b7b29835dc3c65013bf120de6

Despite the lack of long range weaponry, the dual AMS keeps it alive long enough to get in close for some close range brawling fun
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 03/29/14 04:15 PM

Yep, a good build. I've got the same on my founders, but ERLL instead of LPL. Without the dual AMS ability, I went with a STD360.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 04/01/14 03:30 AM

CTF-4X
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 04/21/14 04:28 PM

Picked up the AWS-Pretty Baby in the hero mech sale. After a few variations, I've come up with this build for it, which isn't all that far from the stock loadout:

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=58&l=07a0b1d8bae2553ea83d8e646bca0362cb0e1b67

This mech is a fast striker / LRM skirmisher that is VERY unforgiving... one false move and you are in a world of hurt. You can swap the XL380 engine for the XL400 at the cost of a few heatsinks but I've found that the extra heat sinks are more advantageous than the extra 5 kph the larger engine gives.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 04/21/14 09:45 PM

MISERY
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 04/22/14 03:11 AM

MISERY. wink
Run without the center ML for better cooling. The 310STD is very nice to have in a big mech.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 04/22/14 05:06 AM

TDR-9S
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 05/13/14 05:45 PM

At the risk of facing infinite ridicule, I am going to post this here:

Awesome 8V

I had long considered the 8V to be the weakest of the AWS mechs, but in my pointless quest to own & master all 6 Awesomes, I came up with a build that works well and is fun to boot. With a STD300 engine it's fairly cheap to build as well ( relatively speaking )

Despite the 2 PPCs, this thing is a brawler. Need to get up close to unleash the SRMs and Large Pulse Laser. PPCs just to give you something to do while you plod toward the enemy at 66 KPH. And, a Head Flamer because, well... HEAD FLAMER! It's cool!

I suppose the more practical Mechwarrior would drop the flamer for another double heat sink.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 05/31/14 04:08 PM

BJ-1 AC10/ 2 MED PULSE

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=77&l=5769ab6285ba9052da842c18753385ca0c3def92

All of the Blackjacks are good in one way or another. This one is great. Fast, jump jets, good punch from AC10, and won't overheat unless you are actually standing in lava. Being able to knife-fight close in and maintain fire with the autocannon and pulse lasers really makes this mech an unexpected threat, and being a little guy doesn't draw fire from the snipers and LRM monsters on the field.
Posted By: jdbecks

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/16/14 09:57 PM

What are dragon mechs like? I'm quite tempted to buy one! My fav mechs are catapults and jenners, I enjoy being mobile and trying flanking etc! I understand the ct is an issue which don't bother me as I own a 9m smile
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/16/14 10:21 PM

Originally Posted By: jdbecks
What are dragon mechs like? I'm quite tempted to buy one! My fav mechs are catapults and jenners, I enjoy being mobile and trying flanking etc! I understand the ct is an issue which don't bother me as I own a 9m smile


Dragons are difficult but rewarding. Not too diff than a catapult with that big CT. Good speed. My favs are Fang or 5N with AC2 & AC5 on one arm and 2 Med Pulse on the other, or Flame with AC10 & 4 Med Las ( or gauss & 4 ML )

The 1C is an energy-heavy variant that runs PPCs nicely in a high ridge-humping friendly shoulder.

One of the trial mechs was set up with a Gauss in one arm and 2 Large Lasers on the other. Solid build, low heat and very usable.

The arm-mounted weaponry is the real advantage that the dragon has. Quick to aim and draw a bead on target, fire, and get out of the way.

They are very XL friendly like Catapults as they tend to get CT killed more often than not. XL300 should be minimum engine for any Dragon build. - that gets you 89 KPH after speed tweak.


Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/17/14 12:40 AM

Dragons are very cool, but kind of hard to survive in nowadays. I used to have a lot of success in my Flame with AC20 and 4xML, STD engine. Took a hell of a beating. That nose is just such a big target though.
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/18/14 04:39 PM

TBR-PRIME

TBR-Prime build
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/18/14 05:24 PM

Here's the Timberwolf S I liked a lot last night.

TBR-S

Smurfy isn't quite matching up to the game, but that's the layout from the game.


edit: ran this with a pair of stream SRM6's and the clan targeting beagle equivalent. Worked pretty effectively!
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/18/14 05:46 PM

Timberwolf Prime

TBR-PRIME

All slots are used, Smurfy doesn't have the option for lower arm actuators, which are used on the mech.
Omnipod swap on the right torso.



edit: this is my favorite and most effective mech so far with the DW and TW
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/18/14 06:17 PM

TBR-S
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/18/14 07:13 PM

Just for fun...

The Dapper Dire!

DWF-A

And the Dapper Dire v.UAC2

DWF-A
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/18/14 08:03 PM

DWF-A

4 UAC10 2 MG
Posted By: Moses

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/19/14 12:15 PM

2 CGauss 1 Cac10 4 CER Med

looks like a really good build
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/26/14 05:03 AM

Still perfecting my Misery, trying to get in firepower for all ranges.

MISERY
Posted By: jdbecks

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/27/14 11:54 PM

I'm really tempted to get a centurion or a dragon mech, as I do not currently own a medium mech and I love being mobile! I know a dragon is actually a heavy mech but I feel it should be played like a medium! biggrin
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/28/14 01:39 PM

Originally Posted By: jdbecks
I'm really tempted to get a centurion or a dragon mech, as I do not currently own a medium mech and I love being mobile! I know a dragon is actually a heavy mech but I feel it should be played like a medium! biggrin


Never tried a Centurion but Dragons are one of my favs. My usual rides are Fang and Flame but these are good. The first is actually an identical build to what I run on the Fang:

DRG-5N: http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=23&l=da4195180e06d58a84e6eff32d423ba877e3db86

or

DRG-1C: http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=11&l=19ae1b722d703280d931b0a24ae63cd6cbb26b83

one of the champion/trial mechs a while back was a Dragon with Gauss & 2 Large Lasers. All of the Dragons can run that build with an XL300 engine and it's a good loadout.

I would never run anything less than a 300 engine in a Dragon, personally. That gives you 81/89 kph speed.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 06/28/14 04:49 PM

I liked my AC20, 4ML build. It had a STD engine so it was pretty tough. Can't remember what engine, but it still ran in the upper 70's IIRC.
Only the Flame can run that though. A Blackjack can have that build too though and move faster, albeit with an XL engine.
The only problem with the Dragons that huge center torso target.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 07/07/14 08:15 PM

What does one do with a 400XL engine? How about this:

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=119&l=d81d8b2df1abed7cdf72a9d50ba4df38a736f906

Nothing says "OH SH!T" like a 84kph Battlemaster

Brawling with flamers and machine guns at point blank in a mech with an XL engine? PURE BALLS.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 08/12/14 04:54 PM

More fun with 400XL engines... this time in a Banshee

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=145&l=b88337415cab78f471b1ea916e369554cd55bf91

46 point all-energy alpha strike with no ghost heat.

Pro tip : bring a cool shot!
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 09/08/14 06:29 PM

the LRM Vindicator! This was the third of three Vindicators I picked up and quite a bit of fun:

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=206&l=4204e9170a7079a9152d6d7e57a2bbeae433cb26

I've got the med lasers in two firing groups for left and right arms, really effective for shooting around corners with minimal exposure.

Artemis LRM15 with 6 tons of ammo and TAG is no joke.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 09/19/14 04:22 PM

I haven't shared a 'mech build in a while, but here is a SHD-2H I am thinking of building:

SHD-2H Triple Dakka

It combines my love for dakka with my fondness for my favorite MW1 medium 'mech.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 09/24/14 02:07 PM

Shadowhawk 2K

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=154&l=87868262758b4605781d0cd78842573d1169ada0

Very effective and very cheap to build. Stock 275 STD engine. You can lose both arms and right torso and still be 100% combat effective. Laser hardpoints are high enough to snipe over most obstacles including the debris at the terra therma volcano ramps.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 09/24/14 03:09 PM





I see what you did there.

Here is a similar build I ran for a while. Same speed, but a touch more fragile:

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=2&l=60e969e2a5eb7ba3a51f2651f1c73ff8f3a9fc7a
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 10/09/14 06:20 PM

Hmm... built a neat Banshee 3E last night that I did not expect to work and turned out far better than expectations.

Relatively fast for 95 tons, great on heat, and deadly with crit-seeker ballistics:

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=144&l=fa6b09ea020c122fe82a76118970d806ac7dd9bc

Ghost heat be damned, I was alpha-ing those 3 large lasers all night and never shut down. Played a few rounds with Sinner, Tsumetomo, and Rolynd and was pleasantly surprised.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 10/22/14 11:55 PM

Here's a slight variation of the Atlas-S build I had posted in the other thread.

Basically the same but stripped the armor and ammo down a bit to fit a larger engine ( STD 340 vs STD 325 )

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=216&l=e1ce75791cbcde25059de34641bc941e6bf3fbd3

As Ranger5 said, chain-firing the SRM isn't bad on heat and the Gauss is always there for when a very low heat weapon is needed. I suspect this mech will be even better after the quirk system is implemented as PGI has indicated a willingness to toughen the Atlas side torso internals for better durability.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 11/01/14 11:45 PM

I'm enjoying Timberwolves with an LB5X lately, so I stuck one on my laser boat. This one is working out pretty well. It's a little on the hot side, but alternating fire between the LL's then LB5, then ML, then LB5 and so on, you can keep the fire going very nicely. JJ's too.

TBR-C
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 11/13/14 11:34 PM

How about some Warhawk builds!

A variant, easy to build. 3xCLPL, 1CLB20X, 1 DHS (purchased).
Split the LPL's into 2 groups, 2 in one, 1 in the other.
This is one of those builds that's surprisingly effective. 2 back to back 900+ rounds for 6 kills.

WHK-A



Your basic build, but I'm enjoying the Streak 6's.

WHK-PRIME
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build a 'mech! [SHQ] - 11/14/14 12:36 AM

A couple of Dire Wolves.

DW-A
Pretty fun, but watch the heat! 100 dmg, but heat efficiency is a 1. LOL
4xERLL, 4xMPL, 2xStreak 6....max armor
DWF-A


Prime.
The standard 2xgauss, 2xERLL, 4xERML...80 dmg, 1.14 heat.
DWF-PRIME
Posted By: strikeshadow

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/13/14 06:38 AM

My hunchback HBK-4P (4ERLL) my first mech for johnny five smile

HBK-4P

HBK-4P Drops 2 ERLLs and adds a UA5.
HBK-4H
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/13/14 03:12 PM

Hey strikeshadow welcome aboard!

Chainfiring the ER lasers on your 4P would be effective but you might run into some heat issues up close. You could drop down to 3 ER large and then run 4 mediums with an extra heat sink with the same tonnage. Also adding endo-steel will buy you some tons for leg armor and arm armor.

The 4H looks good but will benefit greatly when you can get double heat sinks on there.

What's your player name on MWO? We've got a fairly large group from SIMHQ on my friends list, I'll add you if you want.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/13/14 11:21 PM

Feel free to send a FR, MWO name is in my sig. If we see you on we'll send you an invite when we have a group going. We still solo sometimes too though, no pressure.
Posted By: JohnnyChemo

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 07/28/15 02:51 PM

I've been playing with the Ebon Jaguar lately, and this has been a pretty decent build for me.

EBJ-A
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 08/01/15 03:47 PM

Cheap, fun, effective build for the poor neglected Blackjack 1-DC

Just got 6 kills with it on River City

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=78&l=465582528a70683147a22e1d6fc43aa0ed3b715e
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 08/01/15 08:53 PM

New King Crab build I'm liking so far:
heat 1.31
alpha: 87
XL360 engine

KGC-000B

Or, drop 2 of the 4 MG's and a ton of ammo in favor of 2 more DH's and heat is 1.36.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 09/11/15 05:54 AM

KGC-000


Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 09/11/15 11:45 PM

I love it. That is a classic Brennus build right there.
Posted By: Brennus

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 09/12/15 02:15 AM

Thanks Clyde! I was, unimpressed, w/ my initial build last night and went back to the drawing board shortly after we disconnected. I decided to add 2 MLAS's and AMS and the results, as shown above, are from a couple of live fire field tests just before I called it a night. I may tweak the armor a bit, but overall I'm pretty happy w/ the results, as I tend to choose load-outs that return the most fun from my investment, and this particular build may just yield the most fun to date!
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/24/15 03:34 AM

My secret weapon Battlemaster 1-G:

http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=118&l=f0004fbdbeb7baeb5ba19708f50a7a459813c51b

it's almost not fair.
Posted By: Behemoth

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/24/15 07:07 PM

That XL holds up long enough to get you through the round? I guess at that speed you make a tough target. I'll have to try that out, when I can afford the engine that is.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/24/15 07:49 PM

I've been running XL in all but one of my Battlemasters, no prob... but I run XL in darn near all of my mechs when I can. The advantage of the big XL engines to me is the additional heat sinks you can pack in there.
Posted By: Behemoth

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/29/15 10:10 AM

Any reason you didn't max out to the XL 400, Clyde? I'm think of buying a bigger XL for my BMs and thought should go up to a 400?
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/29/15 11:25 PM

There is a pretty massive tonnage increase between the 380/390XL and the 400XL. I'd have to shave heatsinks and ammo to fit it and it seems like a good balance right now, not to mention the speed increase from 390 to 400 is pretty negligable. As it is the Battlemaster rolls at near 80kph which is Chuck Yeager speed for something that massive.

I'm running 400XL in a Banshee 3M and Atlas Boar's Head but my other XL assaults are running XL350-390 ( Victor, Awesome, Battlemaster ), and 325XL for Highlanders.

I would estimate the times I die due to CT / XL kills to be one game in 10 vs regular CT kills. The thing is pretty survivable and tanky.

The Battlemaster 2C is even more tanky with structure buffs- that thing with 4 large pulse lasers is scary. Played some rounds last night and got 5 kills several times with it.
Posted By: Behemoth

Re: MWO - Let's build an Atlas! (SHQ) - 12/30/15 02:28 AM

I have the most time in my Battlemasters, by far my favorite Fun Mech. I'd love to see some of you multi-version configs, as it seemed at some point I was getting pretty well stomped a lot in that mech (my driving more than anything) gave it up to get some speed, but miss it a lot. I'll grind towards a big xl next. Thanks for the share.

-B
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