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Meme IFR-RC "Emotional Support Ferret" (3x cHML, cAMS, cNARC, cECM)

Thread in 'Rainbow Crow' started by Tulip Lee, Nov 8, 2018 at 12:09 AM.

  1. Tulip Lee

    Tulip Lee New Member

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    Decided to make a helper ice ferret, since there's not much else good to do with em. Heavy lasers are the most punch for tonnage, though may want to try ER or pulse lasers instead.

     
  2. CarloArmato

    CarloArmato Professional Potato Harvester

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    Ice ferrets are very nasty when you combine range, speed and ECM: they can alpha strike and disappear before anyone notices what the hell hit them.

    IMHO there are a couple of things you should consider:
    • There is little to no need for an AMS when you already have ECM: with a fully skilled ECM your opponents won't be able to lock on you over 270 meters unless they are using NARC or tag, so if your team mates are poking you can support them with ECM cover, if they are pushing for a brawl the only case where an AMS is really needed is when you are facing ATM boats, but your comrades should be able to punish anyone who is staring to gain a lock anyway, especially that close.
    • The main issue with HML and ECM combo is that HML optimal range is too close to ECM range at which you can be detected and targeted. For this reason, IMHO due to HML range they are not very optimal and don't fit together very well.
    • With only 3 HML and thanks to 2 DHS in the engine, build is already fairly cool, so no need for an additional external DHS (79% cooling efficiency means you can permafire 2 HML, if you remove that DHS you drop down to 73% so you can still permafire 2xHML)

    I personally hate NARC, but I'll keep it. By further changing omnipods and by moving stuff around, this would be my attempt for a more "support" oriented role.
    5xcERML for ranged pokes, ECM protection for you and your team mates, NARC in case you need to highlight or want to call focus on high threat mechs. This build is actually quite hot, but with a little trigger discipline and by repositioning from time to time to avoid being focused you should be ok.


    On a side note, nothing prevents you from removing a single cERML and fit another DHS, or swap to 4xcHML.
     
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  3. Excalibaard

    Excalibaard 101 010 Staff Member

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    It's not as much a meme as you say it is, and NARC can be damn effective even without LRMs on your team.

    I think I'll have to agree with carlo here about the range advantage of ERMLs, this is one of the first times I'm convinced that an ice ferret might not be a waste of a mech bay :)
     
  4. CarloArmato

    CarloArmato Professional Potato Harvester

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    ECMed laser vomit ice ferrets are very nasty in scout mode because they are fast and tanky. They could be a little fragile in QP, but they can still be very nasty.
     
  5. Tulip Lee

    Tulip Lee New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback! Definite improvement with the ERMLs
     

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