Casual MAD-4A "29 x The Pain" (2xHPPC, 6xML, TC2, 1xJJ, LE360)
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Thread in 'MAD-4A' started by Gun Tuv, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Gun Tuv

    Gun Tuv Well-Known Member

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    Okay so I've settled on this for the moment. I feel like I have maximised the number of hardpoints and their locations pretty well, and the TC works nicely with the PPC quirks. Provides solid mid-range pin-point damage (hills and ramps are your friends - those HPPCs are so well placed and your silhouette is so much better face on) and then there's decent brawling capabilities when battle is joined.

     
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  2. Wedge Mantilles

    Wedge Mantilles New Member

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    5/5,
    This one has worked the best for me. I run it with a standard 350 engine and standard armor
     
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  3. Gun Tuv

    Gun Tuv Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the side-torsos on these things feel like they're made of cottage cheese. I'm hoping maxing out the defence tree will help, but STD engines certainly do have their appeal.
     
  4. Dagonus

    Dagonus Moderator Staff Member

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    I think its a geometry issue. Look at where their arms are. You're not really getting any arm coverage from them. The ST is nearly completely exposed when they rotate.
     
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  5. Gun Tuv

    Gun Tuv Well-Known Member

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    Yup. As you say, there's no arm coverage whatsoever and if you're side on you're basically a yacht on legs.

    One does like to try and get efficacy and crazy scores out of difficult chassis, so I'm happy enough.
     
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  6. Self Portrait

    Self Portrait New Member

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    5/5,
    Nicely done
     
  7. Dekontoroga

    Dekontoroga Junior Member

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    5/5,
    I renamed my Variant of this setup "Hot Zaper" 5/5 would zap everyone!
     
  8. Regina Redshift

    Regina Redshift Sass Elemental

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    This build was my foray into the MAD-IIs. I love energy boating, and PPCs most of all.
     
  9. ShooterMcGavin80

    ShooterMcGavin80 Well-Known Member

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    I've been struggling with this variant. Started with standard LL/ML laser vomit. It just doesn't have the mobility, hardpoints, and hitboxes to be a good laser peaker. I think this HPPC loadout should be a passable build, going to give it a shot.

    30 pinpoint highmounted is nice, but it can't compete with what a lot of other assaults can put downrange. 30 damage from 6xML is also pretty nice, but they're quite low mounted. This thing is going to be a struggle.
     
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  10. Gun Tuv

    Gun Tuv Well-Known Member

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    Tbh the variant with a gazillion missile tubes is the only one that feels half decent to me, and there's a Cyclops that's arguably at least as good. These chonky MADs need a gentle quirkening, really. Just some left and right torso armour would probably do it - dial out the awful geometry.
     
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  11. ShooterMcGavin80

    ShooterMcGavin80 Well-Known Member

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  12. CarloArmato

    CarloArmato Professional Potato Carrier

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    You can sacrifice some speed in favor of STD325 and +1 DHS


    EDIT: and yet, I don't like it. If it loses right side, it will be left with almost no weapons and cooling will be overkill. If it loses left side, it will become very likely too hot.
     

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