Ilya Muromets "Payback Time" (2x RAC5, 1xLBX10, XL280)

Thread in 'Ilya Muromets' started by Gun Tuv, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Gun Tuv

    Gun Tuv Well-Known Member

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    I was messing around with the triple LB10X fit and the triple RA5 fit and my conclusion is that a hybrid of the two works rather nicely. The third RA5 was causing me massive heat problems and the inability to 'shoot from the hip' was troublesome too. This fit gives you the surpressing fire of dual rotarys with the ability to vaguely sustain that, all the while thumping shotgun blasts in at anyone who gets inside 200m.

     
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    Incidently I am now running this with an AC-10 rather than the LB10X. I find that compliments the dual R-AC5s better, given that their ranges are akin, making it a decent pure mid-range support fire fit.
     
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  3. Excalibaard

    Excalibaard 101 010 Staff Member

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    I personally find the hardpoints a bit too low on the cataphract to be a good fire support build, But the 2UAC5,AC10 build I used to run was lots of fun and this seems pretty similar in style :) Very nice!
     
  4. Regina Redshift

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    Do you spin up the RACs together or separately?
     
  5. Excalibaard

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    I suggest to spin them at the same time for ease of piloting. Very fringe cases at which you only want to fire one.
     
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    I'm actually now running a very odd IM. 3xLB5Xs and 2xLPPCs. LPPCs are actually mounted decently either side of the cockpit, which almost makes it interesting. I'll make another thread discussing it's oddness at some point.

    Doubtless I'll give up on the awful thing sooner or later like everyone else ;)
     
  7. Excalibaard

    Excalibaard 101 010 Staff Member

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    triple LBX5 is my favourite atm. using LE300 and 3 ML instead though.
     
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    Yeah RACs were linked to a single button. Left mouse, RACs; right mouse, AC-10.
     
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    Triple LB5xs is fun, huh? Such a versatile thing. Poke at a gazillion miles (with the weird LPPCs in my case) or shoot from the hip like a tight coned LB15x. The range on them is mind-boggling, the flight paths converge and cross over somewhere around 1200m? :D


    EDIT: sorry I'm totes digressing in the wrong place - will move the convo to after your triple LB5 fit if you like o7
     
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    Okay to get back on track. I got back into MWO a couple of months back having backed it pre-release and things are just starting to crystalize now about how stuff actually works. Rotaries are great fun but they basically mean massive face-time. The Cataphract is just about as bad a mech for facing someone down in as you could ever find, having mostly awful hard-point placing and some of the worst hitboxes in history. I have therefore moved my twin RAC5s to my Marauder where they can poke over ridges and suchlike. I'll not delete this thread as I think seeing how others reason through stuff is of value, but I very much doubt I will run rotaries on an IM again. It's LB5s or LB10s all the way - minimal face-time short/mid-range city fun.
     
  11. Excalibaard

    Excalibaard 101 010 Staff Member

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    Happens all the time tbh. Will keep happening until we maybe are able to get nested replies. Have you posted your LB5/LPPC combo?

    On RAC5+LBX10: I think dodging ghost heat with a UAC5 might be better. Can also both benefit from jam reduction skills.


    XL version with cooling for the RACs and double taps:
     
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    Yeah I'll pop my 2xLPPC/3xLB5X up in the correct place when I get a moment, sir!

    Clever - use the UAC5 as a fake RAC5.
     
  13. Regina Redshift

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    Tried a build like this yesterday. It had an LE250 and a regular AC10, and it worked rather well. People fear the shake, and the AC10 rounds sneak into the stream well.
     
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    My IM is set up similarly to this. I run 2xRAC5 and 3xMPL with 6 tons of ammo and an XL300. Sure there is a lot of face time involved but I find that this is mitigated by the fact that once the rounds start pounding in almost no one will stay and face you. I also spec fully into survival. The thing is a damn chainsaw during a close range push, it strips CT's in a couple seconds. 700-800 damage is my usual output. Most I've managed with this build was 1305 though.
     
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