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Meta Mechs with Bowser from D5
Posted by live1991 on 26 May 2018 (666 reads)

Meta Mechs with Bowser from D5


We have been asking Div A teams to provide some insight into their mech builds and choices.

Warhawk-Prime


In the match between 228 and D5 - Drop 4 tourmaline desert, Bowser step into a Warhawk-Prime scoring with 926 damage, but this was not enough to get D5 overline.


We asked Bowser why he ran this mech.

Where to start... Why I play the Warhawk-Prime. In my opinion, it's the single best ranged 'mech in the entire game, primarily due to how easy it can hit light 'mechs and poptarting 'mechs even at extreme range, and it has been the best-ranged mech for relatively a long time now. However it does have competition, SNV-1/C, Mad Cat II/IIB, BLR-1G, and others, also it requires near perfect aim to play properly.

The Warhawk-Prime and I go way back, I started practicing the 'mech full-time for the 2017 MWOWC sometime in August. As those who watched MWOWC 2017 know, I almost exclusively played the 'mech for the championships, dominating any map with long sightlines (which happens to be most of them). Suffice to say, I have a significant amount of experience and skill with the 'mech.

Mechlab:



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As far as the build goes, the main point of playing the Warhawk-Prime over another ranged mech is how easily it can hit anything if you're able to lead them, so I figure a TCV + 24 DHS is the sweet spot for extra velocity while not losing the max amount of heatsinks. The TC can only go one higher anyway, and the 'mech is already hot enough to not make it worth dumping the extra heat sink IMO. To add further analysis, I put the TC in the arm, because generally speaking, I have found that it's more difficult to shoot the Warhawk's arms then it is a torso, and that torso doesn't have much in it, so once it gets opened, the TC generally gets crit quickly. Trust me when I say you don't want to lose 25% velocity mid-match.

Skilltree:


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