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#1 The Neravarine

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:34 AM

and thank you, I'm new here! ;)

#2 BladeSplint

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:07 AM

If you want to be a sniper, don't use a medium.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:09 AM

Yea.... its true. Mediums are only 50 tons... trying to shove i5ton+ weapons is not really practical. However they are great anti snipers and flankers

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

A cheap heavy maybe?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

Not sure if there is really a good sniper build for medium mechs. But here's an attempt:
TBT-5J - TrebuchetJumpSniper
Basically a Trebuchet with 5 Jump Jets and 2 PPCs.

Oh, and here's a funny one:
HBK-4H - SuicideSniper

Beats the Trebuchet by 5 points on its alpha, has more range. And a lot less armour, no jump jets.

Seriously, Mediums won't make good snipers.

Edited by MustrumRidcully, 18 April 2013 - 03:18 AM.


#6 BladeSplint

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:13 AM

Jager, atlas, or highlander are your best bets. Obviously you want gauss/ppc.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:16 AM

A Treb with a Gauss and a PPC is OK, not the best but workable. You could play as more of a harasser though, so you can use your speed.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:20 AM

K2 cata- then you can decide yourself if you want ppcs of autocannons/gauss

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:21 AM

View PostThe Neravarine, on 18 April 2013 - 03:12 AM, said:

A cheap heavy maybe?

Catapult K2? Upgrade to Double Heat Sinks as soon as you can. And if you cannot yet, sell the machine gun and the MG ammo (you'll never need it, unless PGI wakes up), and get 2 additional standard heat sinks.

Edited by MustrumRidcully, 18 April 2013 - 03:22 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:41 AM

Don't be cheap on your sniper build. If you are going to make a specialized role chassis then make sure you do it right.

Some variant of the cookie cutter Cataphract 3D sniper build would be recommended.

#11 Royalewithcheese

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:46 AM

Best medium sniper is the ERPPC Trebuchet, but I'm going to echo ppl who say that mediums are not amazing snipers. The best sniper right now is probably the Cataphract 3D with 1 Gauss and 2 ERPPCs. You can put the same setup on a K2 if you want the "budget" version B)

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:49 AM

Yeah, PPC + Guass is your best bet. I use that on a Hunchback.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:58 AM

View PostMason Grimm, on 18 April 2013 - 03:41 AM, said:

Don't be cheap on your sniper build. If you are going to make a specialized role chassis then make sure you do it right.

Some variant of the cookie cutter Cataphract 3D sniper build would be recommended.


I wonder if you realize that the 275 weights the exact same as the 280.

#14 EyeOne

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:59 AM

Hunchback with a Gauss Rifle is easily the best Medium Sniper. That hunch lets you shoot over hills with barely peaking over.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:12 AM

View PostEyeOne, on 18 April 2013 - 04:59 AM, said:

Hunchback with a Gauss Rifle is easily the best Medium Sniper. That hunch lets you shoot over hills with barely peaking over.


You should try the Treb-7K

The ballistic is mounted fairly high, without that huge hunch to get shot off.

#16 Joseph Mallan

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

I saw this used to grand effect by a team mate of mine.

Edited by Joseph Mallan, 18 April 2013 - 05:30 AM.


#17 EyeOne

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:26 AM

View Post3rdworld, on 18 April 2013 - 05:12 AM, said:


You should try the Treb-7K

The ballistic is mounted fairly high, without that huge hunch to get shot off.


I've basic'ed the Treb-7K. I didn't care for it.

View PostJoseph Mallan, on 18 April 2013 - 05:19 AM, said:

I saw this used to grand effect by a team mate of mine.


Isn't that just the stock 7K?

#18 Joseph Mallan

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:27 AM

No...Unless I didn't save properly!
B) Yes it is!

Endo
FFA
Dubs XL250
Gauss
ERPPC.

Edited by Joseph Mallan, 18 April 2013 - 05:31 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:28 AM

I sometimes run a Cicada 3C with max armor, a gauss rifle, and a Medium laser. It's a little slow with a top speed of 100 kph. Make sure to stick with the assaults and fire at their targets. Generally people target the big guys and won't notice you're carrying a gauss. I'm sure this isn't the "best" build for this model, but it fits the bill for cheap medium sniper.

#20 EyeOne

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

View PostJoseph Mallan, on 18 April 2013 - 05:27 AM, said:

No...Unless I didn't save properly!


For me it just showed a 7K with (1) PPC, (1) AC5 and (1) SRM2.





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