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02-27-2013, 12:51 PM #1
CTF-3D Gauss-a-Phract (2 Gauss + 4 MLas)
Been playing this for a long time and finally decided to post this. I haven't seen any dual-gauss phracts yet, so I played with the idea. I first tried with a CTF-4X (arm-mounted) but didn't like the convergence. The 3D had ballistics in the right torso and arm which are closer together. When stable, they tend to converge better and at shorter ranges. It's very easy to run up 400-800 damage every round with patience and proper play.
I tried this with an AC/20 and AC/10 combo. Similar results, but they tend to get out of sync because of cool-down.
I run 3 fire groups:
1. 4x Medium Lasers
2. 2x Gauss
3. Right Arm Gauss (for ranged shots)
This Mech is SLOW, even for a Heavy. It's fast enough to cover an Atlas, but you won't hit the front lines first (especially in Alpine). Also, there's no AMS, so use cover and team mates regularly. You are NOT Rambo in this Mech. Also, the Ballistic mounts hang fairly low on the arm and torso, so popping over the ridge on Frozen City will expose all of your Mech.
Feedback is welcome. GL and HF!
03-05-2013, 11:45 PM #2
I was killed by one of these recently. It was really quite impressive, I was moving 150+ KPH in a Jenner and this person hit me twice; he/she didn't need a third shot. I'm not sure of who this person was, I don't keep track of that kind of thing, but props to anyone that can do that at 300+ meters.
03-05-2013, 11:58 PM #3
There are some extremely competent snipers. I've been picked off a couple of times myself.
03-07-2013, 09:59 PM #4
You get really good at judging your shots... until you play something with a different Ballistic weapon, then you have a round or 2 shooting dirt!
05-17-2013, 12:55 PM #5
I was coming up with a similar build when I played with Mechlab recently - I was looking for ways to build something like 5 PPCs into a Cat. Then I saw there was already a build with this loadout.
However, my build is slightly different. I'm not sure if it is wise to put a Guass next to an XL engine, but it really doesn't matter much which of both goes, you're done either way. The engine is stock in this mech, so it's cheap to build, too.