Hey guys! Hope all has been going well with the community. I've been gone for about a year or so but I'm looking to get back into the game. I have an affinity for LBPs so here is the one I'm currently working on. Since I'm just getting back into the game I haven't actually tried this out in actual battle. However it does pretty well in the practice room and against the AI on sortie missions. Let me know what you pros think. Any and all critiques are welcome. Thanks.
-Head: H02 Scarlet
-Core: C03 Malicious
-Arms: Utsusemi mdl4 (Theodora variant)
-Legs: Nowaki mdl2
-Booster: Bo-C-H11 (Dafeng)
-RA: X00 Karasawa (3/0/0)
-LA: Au-U-E02 (CE Shield)
-RB: Kuretake mld2 (3/0/0)
-LB: Kuretake mdl2 (3/0/0)
-Full Armament = 194/ 385
-Kawa Purged = 200/ 399
-Kawa/ Shield Purged = 202/ 402
AP: 28, 082
Load: 4,699/ 4,952
Tactics: Hit and Run. Methods vary but usually Sawa first then sniper rifle fire. Do not trade fire for fire!
The 4 shot Sawa packs a huge punch against just about everyone. I have noticed that Tanks and HBPs soak up the damage much easier with little harm, given that I only have 4 shots. However it does armor break everything which has been great for my UNAC. I generally don't go full charge on the Sawa (mostly because my gen can't handle it...lol). After full red lock I'm letting that baby go! And lock happens fairly quickly...about a second or so if I remember correctly. I went with double Sniper Rifles due to their high damage, impact force and weight. The downside is the long lock time so it forces me to blue lock. Not ideal but doable.
It's a LBP so there isn't much to be had. At my current levels I can block out most unstaggered rifles and lower on the KE side and also all PMGs and lower on the TE side. However, I'm screwed on the CE side. AP is decent for a LBP.
First and foremost is speed. This AC is really fast. Once the Sawa and shield are used up/ purged it gets even faster. I know most are going to lament that I chose a LBP over a LRJ but 1) I don't like LRJs and 2) there simply are no LRJs that can offer the same amount of speed and allow me to carry this loadout. Turning for a LBP is laughable (though still better than LRJs) but Old Blue makes up for it in his speed and ability to change direction quickly. I gave up a little firepower to pack a CE shield but it has the dual purpose of allowing me to get in those Sawa shots with little to no harm as well as saving me from getting raped by CE weaponry. CIWS is a god send and saves me from missile the inevitable missile barrage. And the insane energy output on my generator allows me to HB like crazy. Though I do have to be careful of that when I'm using the Sawa. Due to it's low RR I have to be careful getting into a CQC situation with SG users. Zoning is usually the best option...hit and run!