We drop the longer range alpha strike potential of the stock loadout for sustained small pulse lasers. With the extra tonnage we bump up to a cSRM6 for snapshots. This thing can absolutely shred lights and mediums in a furball. Has some good heavy and assault killing potential too but most lights with machine guns can kill an assault. No ECM so you have to watch for LRM spam. Had a couple of times where I just deleted medium mechs in a faceoff during the scouting and positioning phase of a skirmish. Has enough armor to absorb some punishment if you have to tank some shots to make sure the cHMGs do their work too.