SHC-P "Mangler" (1xcLPL, 2xcSRM6+A, 5xcMG)
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Discussion in 'Shadow Cat Builds' started by Excalibaard, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Excalibaard

    Excalibaard 01001101 01001111 01000100 Staff Member

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    Use the SRM6s and LPL to open up components, then finish them off with the power of MG crits.

    Update: Removing 1 MG made it easier to have enough ammo for all weapons, AND artemis for the 6's, without skimping too much armor!

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    While this forgoes the powerful ECM, the finishing power of 6 MGs is not to be underestimated. If you really miss it, it's very easy to replace that component with the -B LT, ECM and spend 0.75 t elsewhere. This is my version with ECM:

    https://www.mechspecs.com/threads/shc-p-wrangler-1x-clpl-2x-csrm6-a-3x-cmg-ecm.11085/

    Also, I've considered adding cAP, since there is no ECM the counter function can be very useful and it improves target info speed which is crucial for a finisher mech like this. You can swap the 4th ton of SRM ammo for cAP and I advise trying it out.
     
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  2. dranozir

    dranozir MechSpecs Addict

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    THX this build could be brutal. I will test it !
     
  3. Excalibaard

    Excalibaard 01001101 01001111 01000100 Staff Member

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    Thanks, looking forward to a video (and make sure to try the ECM and Artemis variant as well :) )
     
  4. SkiDog

    SkiDog Moderator Staff Member

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    sorry to chime in here, but what are you guys thoughts on this chassis? I am eyeing it.
     
  5. Joe Bopper

    Joe Bopper Well-Known Member

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    This build looks nasty. Straight up nasty. In a good way. Will definitely be trying this soon, can't believe I missed it previously until now.
     
  6. krevLL

    krevLL Active Member

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    @SkiDog personally I like the ECM & 3xcSRM6+AIV builds, so good for backstabbing. I like the chassis a lot, and I play around with different ideas on a daily basis with these while I work through eliting them. 3xUAC2 is light on armor but it's funny to play with macros, nonetheless.

    On topic, I need to try this. I haven't run a SHC without ECM before and this seems like a good way to start.
     
  7. Joe Bopper

    Joe Bopper Well-Known Member

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    In-game it doesn't say anywhere that CAP counters ECM. Only BAP says that it counters ECM in the description. Pls help
     
  8. krevLL

    krevLL Active Member

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    No, cAP performs the exact same functions as BAP, it's just the clan equivalent. I run cAP on anything with streaks for that reason.
     
  9. Joe Bopper

    Joe Bopper Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  10. CarloArmato

    CarloArmato Active Member

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    5/5,
    Funny and very different build.
    I would prefer to sacrifice some ammo and run with artemis, but that's my thought
     
  11. krevLL

    krevLL Active Member

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    Drop the LPL to an MPL, add AIV to your SRM's.



    Gonna try it tomorrow, my 6MG build's been running with a PPC and MPL so far. Not sure why I never considered the wreckage of 2 SRM6s coupled with MG's. If you avoid the lasers you get over 2.0 heat efficiency, provided I did my math right.
     
  12. Excalibaard

    Excalibaard 01001101 01001111 01000100 Staff Member

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    I urge everyone who likes artemis to also check out the alternative build "Wrangler" (mentioned in OP)! It drops 3 MGs for the ECM torso and with that has enough tonnage for Artemis and LPL :)

    UPDATE: This build now also includes artemis.
     
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  13. krevLL

    krevLL Active Member

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    5/5,
    Still using the modified build with a Medium laser + AIV, but this build wrecks some serious shit in the Tuk3 event, especially when defending Seige mode. 6xMG's vs cored (thanks to SRMA6's) IS mechs'? It's a steady stream of sadness and tears hugging your engine!

    What's gonna happen with a 6xHMG build? Looking forward to it. (Not sure if tonnage changes between MG variants.)
     
  14. Excalibaard

    Excalibaard 01001101 01001111 01000100 Staff Member

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    I've swapped the LPL for an ERPPC for extra burst, and have been seriously liking it so far! :)
    The skill tree also made it easier to equip nough ammo with the magazine capacity nodes, so you can run artemis, 6 MG and a big weapon.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2017

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