The Cicada serves one purpose: to fill out your lance until you can find a real mech. Support hardpoints on the legs are fun, though. If you find yourself suffering the indignity of fielding a Cicada, try tasking this build to a Mechwarrior with high Piloting. Use the LL as you close to Melee and then kick/stomp your way to a new mech. Adjustment: Drop the LL in favor of that PPC, drop the armor and SLs for a HS or two, then keep your distance. Pros: More survivable than stock, respectable melee damage. Cons: It's a Cicada. No medium range. This build shown using standard equipment. Using + or ++ is not recommended on this mech. Think the devs were laughing when they put 4 AC hardpoints on this thing?