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#1 fenomeno

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:11 AM

So, I've been going through and updating a few of my clan mechs lately, trying various load-outs and skill trees, and I was wondering why I can't find a clan equivalent of the IS faction play drop deck guide (link below). Am I just missing an obvious thread somewhere, or does one not currently exist?

https://mwomercs.com...stguide-by-mpg/

(That thread also contains a link to a related Reddit discussion, which also has some good advice).

The Faction play training thread is an excellent resource for new players - huge props to A S H and Palfatreos et al for all the effort they are putting in! However, the thread is huge now, and it's maybe difficult for newer clan players to sift through it for some of the build advice (link below).

https://mwomercs.com...-play-training/

(I strongly recommend any curious clan players to read up on the HBR or EBJ builds hidden away on page 7)

Does anyone currently maintain a dedicated Clan drop deck guide, or even just a clan build guide? I know I've seen spreadsheets linked in TS servers previously, but there doesn't seem to be a centralised resource for clan players in the same way that the IS has.
Am I just missing an obvious thread somewhere, or does one not currently exist?

Edited by fenomeno, 14 February 2018 - 10:11 AM.


#2 C H E E K I E Z

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:08 AM

its kinda hot, but this build will almost 1 shot mechs
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#3 Throe

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:13 AM

I do really well in both QP and FW with this lately:
SMN-D (2xHLL, 4xERML, TCII)
For skills, I take all of the following as priorities, with the only other skills included being prerequisites for these: All range, all cooldown, all laser duration, all armor, 4 coolrun, 4 target info gathering, 1 seismic, and 2 max coolshot + 1 airstrike. (38/26/0/0/13/7/7)

I run three of those, plus an Arctic Cheetah. The loadout and skill arrangement isn't terribly important on the ACH, it isn't often used.

Edited by Throe, 14 February 2018 - 11:16 AM.


#4 denAirwalkerrr

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:11 PM

Work in progress but almost done.

#5 fenomeno

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:38 PM

View PostdenAirwalkerrr, on 14 February 2018 - 01:11 PM, said:



Awesome stuff, thanks! I'll keep it bookmarked.

#6 Nothar

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:24 PM

I recommend the one with the lasers <-- See what i did there.

#7 Exilyth

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:08 PM

Is HBR/HBR/HBR/SHC w/mid range laser vomit still the recommended deck for beginners or did that change?

#8 Hazeclaw

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:42 PM

View PostC H E E K I E Z, on 14 February 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

its kinda hot, but this build will almost 1 shot mechs
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that's like ghost heat cental, have to stagger fire the meds, but on cold maps you can actually alpha it, pretty scary

#9 fenomeno

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:10 AM

View PostExilyth, on 14 February 2018 - 03:08 PM, said:

Is HBR/HBR/HBR/SHC w/mid range laser vomit still the recommended deck for beginners or did that change?


My recommended beginner / all-purpose clan deck currently is:

2x HBR-PRIME (2xHLL, 4xERML, ECM)
1x MCII-B (2xUAC5, 2xUAC10)
1x Piranha (whichever variant you prefer)

If you don't have a Piranha... I guess using 3 Hellbringers is a lot better than using any of the garbage 80/85 ton clan assaults.

Edited by fenomeno, 15 February 2018 - 10:31 AM.


#10 Marquis De Lafayette

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:27 AM

View PostdenAirwalkerrr, on 14 February 2018 - 01:11 PM, said:



Really excellent list(s) here...now the question is will people who really need it actually pay attention to the advice/evaluations given? I would love to be hopeful....but.....

#11 denAirwalkerrr

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

View PostMarquis De Lafayette, on 15 February 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

Really excellent list(s) here...now the question is will people who really need it actually pay attention to the advice/evaluations given? I would love to be hopeful....but.....

I don't care really I'll just post it around and won't be taking any advises on editing it since I already discussed it with fair amount of competent people.

#12 Marquis De Lafayette

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:52 AM

View PostdenAirwalkerrr, on 15 February 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

I don't care really I'll just post it around and won't be taking any advises on editing it since I already discussed it with fair amount of competent people.


You certainly did your part...again...great work

#13 Kubernetes

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:23 PM

View Postfenomeno, on 15 February 2018 - 08:10 AM, said:


My recommended beginner / all-purpose clan deck currently is:

2x HBR-PRIME (2xHLL, 4xERML, ECM)
1x MCII-B (2xUAC5, 2xUAC10)
1x Piranha (whichever variant you prefer)

If you don't have a Piranha... I guess using 3 Hellbringers is a lot better than using any of the garbage 80/85 ton clan assaults.


You can bring a Marauder IIC and a Mist Lynx. Don't discount the Mad IIC -- it can comfortably carry 2 + 6 heavy vomit.

#14 Exilyth

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:07 AM

mhh... 240t/4 = 60t - that would allow a 4x heavy deck

anyone tried a deck like that or is the tonnage loss on the first drop too big?

I guess the Mad Dog w/SRM would be the last drop on such a deck.

#15 Kubernetes

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:44 AM

It’s hard to do because no Clan 60-tonner can withstand a wave of Annihilators and Cyclopes. You’re counting on your team to carry you through waves 1-2 so you can clean up in 3-4.





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