Masakari

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Masakari
Warhawk.jpg
Class: Assault Mech
Faction: Clan
Ticket cost: 12 upon destruction
Tier: 14
Speed: 64.8 km/h
Torso yaw: 180°
Torso pitch: -34° to +45° while standing.
-34° to +55° while crouching.
Variant Armament
Variant Weapons Equipment
Prime:
Price: 122 700 CBills
Total base armor: 81 073
Engine Size:
A:
Price: 112 550 CBills
Total base armor: 81 073
Engine Size:
B:
Price: 110 300 CBills
Total base armor: 81 073
Engine Size:
C:
Price: 113 400 CBills
Total base armor: 81 073
Engine Size:
D:
Price: 108 700 CBills
Total base armor: 81 073
Engine Size:
E:
Price: 119 800 CBills
Total base armor: 81
Engine Size:
F:
Price: 107 100 CBills
Total base armor: 84 847
Engine Size:
G:
Price: 97 500 CBills
Total base armor: 81 073
Engine Size:
Armor
LE
BT
HD
LA
LL
LT
CT
RT
RA
RL
INT
5222
6267
2760
7050
7990
8356
10444
8356
7050
7990
4794

The Warhawk (codenamed Masakari by IS forces) is a Clan Assault Mech released with the Final Beta 0.7.0 release.

Roles and Gameplay Hints

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Prime

The Prime variant is well suited to long ranged combat or support role. 4 CERPPC can provide owerwhelming firepower but the pilot must rely on chainfire to get the most out of this asset. In fact, an alpha-strike executed on a hot map can even lead to the Masakari Prime melting its own reactor down, destroying itself. The CLRM10 can reach up to 1000m and thus is a good support for primary armament of this asset without creating much heat issues. 14 DHS struggle to keep the design cool but provide good efficiency while unit is not forced to enter close combat and generate more heat from maneuvers. EOptics assist with making the most of every volley.

Variant A

Do you ever need to remove dezgra without risking them splattering on your beautiful clantech? This is the Omnimech for you, then! The dezgra are too savage for Zellbrigen, but there's no reason why you should remove the feeling of glory from your fellow clansmen. The warriors on the front will feel like the manliest of men, mowing through hordes of filthy freeborns while little do they know, you're Kerensky's guardian angel smiting and weakening the filth from out of their sensor range! In the event that a trashborn does get close to you, you have a battery of large and mediums lasers to turn them to slag. The heat generated by these glorious clan lasers will also melt off any bits of them that got on your mech as a bonus feature! With 3 tons of spare HAG ammo, you can stay in the fight for a long time without resupplying provided you zone the melee-combat favoring savages with your superior clan range and keep your armor fresh. Trial of Possession for a Masakari A today!

Variant B

This Warhawk's loadout is geared more towards long-range precision fire compared to the Prime. With four CERLBLs, two in each arm, the B can rapidly cripple light and even medium Mechs with great accuracy. However, it is the B's battery of ATM launchers that make it a proper threat to heavier units - the ATM9 is loaded with extended-range ammo and is well-suited to supporting the lasers. The dual ATM6 launchers use standard munitions, granting more damage at closer ranges when targets close to within 700m. Unfortunately, the B's 12 DHSes will have trouble keeping up with the heat load when stressed by the lasers. This variant also has no room for additional ammo, although even when dry, this Warhawk can easily continue dishing out the pain.

Variant C

At a distance, it can be easy to mistake the Warhawk C for any of its sister variants and move in to put pressure on it. Inside 400m, the C will gladly punish anyone inattentive enough to not notice the CLBX20 and six CHML setup, with two ATM3 launchers carrying HE rounds. A single well-placed alpha strike (dealing around 6100 damage without the ATMs) will eviscerate every light Mech in the game and most mediums, while forcing heavier Mechs to scramble for cover in the face of the C's talons. GECM lets the C lay low on the battlefield and surprise anything that wanders into its short reach; outside of the magic 400m boundary, the Warhawk C is completely helpless. In addition, its 9 DHSes cannot cope with the heat produced by the laser battery, so group-fire is a must.

Variant D

The Masakari D is swaps out the PPCs of the Prime for quadruple CLPLs. This changes the role of the D from a long range sniper to a medium-to-long range fire support platform, dealing high DPS if left uncontested. 17 DHS can easily manage the heat generated by the pulse lasers, and one can even cool off while still stagger-firing them. The CLRM10 is almost redundant, but provides target acquisition support through the silhouette created by the lock-on, even if you don't fire it much. This Masakari shines in engagements where it can force opponents to suffer long periods of time at the edge of its pulse laser's range while minimizing their ability to return fire.

Variant E

A cooler-running alternative to the Warhawk C, the E maintains one CERPPC, backed instead by four CMPLs and a series of dual CSSRM racks. Three tons of additional space allow the E to carry more ammo than it will likely ever use.

Variant F

A CUAC10 and ATM12 with standard rounds form the backbone of the Warhawk F's loadout. A trio of CERMBLs and CERSBLs provide accurate damage when it matters. This variant differs from other Warhawks in that it carries an AECM suite, placing it firmly in a fire support role, where it can stand-off with the Ultra/10, ERMBLs and ATMs to drive the enemy back whilst granting ECM cover to allies nearby.

Variant G

This modification of the Warhawk A replaces two CERLBLs with four CLBX5es, effectively trading long-range performance and damage against heavily armored units for anti-air capability and a heightened damage profile versus light Mechs and vehicles. While the G will run much cooler than the A, it is important to note that the vast majority of the DHSes were removed: only three remain, which may struggle to keep heat down when continuously firing the large lasers.


Canon

Developed by Clan Smoke Jaguar, the Warhawk was known for its deadly accuracy, thanks to a built-in targeting computer common to all variants. With four ERPPCs this mech is capable of hammering enemy units with a stream of precision fire. The only drawbacks of this mech are short-range combat and problems with heat control, especially in the Prime variant. Because of this, the Smoke Jaguars often paired Warhawks with a Dire Wolf (Daishi) to provide cover.

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