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| Tickets = 16
 
| Tickets = 16
 
| Tier = 16
 
| Tier = 16
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| Tonnage = 90
 
| Speed = 64.8
 
| Speed = 64.8
 
| SpeedWithMasc = 91
 
| SpeedWithMasc = 91
 
| Rotation = 360
 
| Rotation = 360
| PitchStand = -34° to +50°
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| PitchStand = -35° to +50°
| PitchCrouch = -34° to +60°
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| PitchCrouch = -35° to +60°
  
 
| Price Prime = 129 500
 
| Price Prime = 129 500
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| Engine Prime = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Engine Prime = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Weapons Prime = <ul>
 
| Weapons Prime = <ul>
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<li>4x [[HML]]
 
<li>2x [[CGauss]]
 
<li>2x [[CGauss]]
 
<li>2x [[CMPL]]
 
<li>2x [[CMPL]]
<li>4x [[HML]]
 
 
<li>1x [[CSRM4]]
 
<li>1x [[CSRM4]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
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</ul>
 
</ul>
  
| Price A = 130 300
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| Price A = 117 900
| ArmorT A = 79 342
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| ArmorT A = 77 745
 
| Engine A = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Engine A = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Weapons A = <ul>
 
| Weapons A = <ul>
<li>2x [[CERPPC]]
+
<li>6x [[CUAC2]]
<li>2x [[CERLBL]]
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<li>2x [[CERLL]]
<li>2x [[CERMBL]]
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<li>1x [[ATM9#Extended Range|ATM9 (ER)]]
<li>1x [[ATM6#Extended Range|ATM6 (ER)]]
 
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip A = <ul>
 
| Equip A = <ul>
 
<li>[[EOptics]]
 
<li>[[EOptics]]
<li>16 [[DHS]]
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<li>[[BHP]]
<li>1 [[free ton]]
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<li>[[GECM]]
<li>16.5t [[Armor]]
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<li>[[LAMS]]
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<li>3 [[DHS]]
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<li>0 [[free ton]]
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<li>16t [[Armor]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
  
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</ul>
 
</ul>
  
| Price C = 113 100
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| Price C = 117 100
 
| ArmorT C = 79 342
 
| ArmorT C = 79 342
 
| Engine C = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Engine C = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Weapons C = <ul>
 
| Weapons C = <ul>
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<li>4x [[CERSL]]
 
<li>2x [[CUAC10]]
 
<li>2x [[CUAC10]]
<li>2x [[CERMBL]]
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<li>2x [[CERML]]
<li>4x [[CERSBL]]
 
 
<li>1x [[ATM12#Standard|ATM12 (Std)]]
 
<li>1x [[ATM12#Standard|ATM12 (Std)]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
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</ul>
 
</ul>
  
| Price D = 134 100
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| Price D = 135 100
 
| ArmorT D = 80 934
 
| ArmorT D = 80 934
 
| Engine D = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Engine D = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Weapons D = <ul>
 
| Weapons D = <ul>
<li>1x [[CGauss]]
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<li>6x [[CERML]]
<li>1x [[HAG20]]
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<li>2x [[HLL]]
<li>4x [[CERMBL]]
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<li>1x [[ATM6#High Explosive|ATM6 (HE)]]
<li>4x [[CERSBL]]
 
<li>1x [[CSRM4]]
 
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip D = <ul>
 
| Equip D = <ul>
 
<li>[[EOptics]]
 
<li>[[EOptics]]
<li>[[LAMS]]
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<li>19 [[DHS]]
<li>8 [[DHS]]
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<li>0 [[free ton]]
<li>2 [[free ton]]
 
 
<li>16.5t [[Armor]]
 
<li>16.5t [[Armor]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
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| Engine E = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Engine E = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Weapons E = <ul>
 
| Weapons E = <ul>
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<li>4x [[MG]]
 
<li>2x [[CGauss]]
 
<li>2x [[CGauss]]
 
<li>2x [[HLL]]
 
<li>2x [[HLL]]
<li>4x [[MG]]
 
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip E = <ul>
 
| Equip E = <ul>
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</ul>
 
</ul>
  
| Price F = 124 100
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| Price F = 121 100
 
| ArmorT F = 82 532
 
| ArmorT F = 82 532
 
| Engine F = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Engine F = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Weapons F = <ul>
 
| Weapons F = <ul>
 +
<li>4x [[CSPL]]
 
<li>2x [[CLBX20]]
 
<li>2x [[CLBX20]]
<li>6x [[CSPL]]
 
 
<li>1x [[CSRM4]]
 
<li>1x [[CSRM4]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
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<li>[[MASC]]
 
<li>[[MASC]]
 
<li>8 [[DHS]]
 
<li>8 [[DHS]]
<li>0 [[free tons]]
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<li>2 [[free tons]]
 
<li>17t [[Armor]]
 
<li>17t [[Armor]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
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| Engine G = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Engine G = Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
 
| Weapons G = <ul>
 
| Weapons G = <ul>
 +
<li>4x [[CUAC5]]
 
<li>2x [[CERPPC]]
 
<li>2x [[CERPPC]]
<li>4x [[CUAC5]]
 
 
<li>1x [[CLRM5]]
 
<li>1x [[CLRM5]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
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| Armor LRL = 8618
 
| Armor LRL = 8618
  
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| Version = 0.11.2
 
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The '''Blood Asp''' is a [[Clan]] [[Assault Mech]] released in 0.5.4. Featuring a 64.8 km/h top speed, unlimited torso twist range, and more armor than the Madcat MKII, the Blood Asp is a uniquely agile and powerful [[Assault Mech]] - the pinnacle of Clan Mech technology and priced accordingly.  The Blood Asp is very agile, helping to negate the weak points of what is usually characteristic of assault mechs. The frame of the Blood Asp is skinny, making it difficult to concentrate fire on one body part.   Even if fire is concentrated, the Blood Asp mounts weapons in a large number of spots, making the loss of an appendage lessened. Back attacks, which are usually powerful against large mechs, are weakened thanks to full torso twist.
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The Blood Asp is very agile, helping to negate the weak points of what is usually characteristic of assault mechs. The frame of the Blood Asp is slim, making it difficult to concentrate fire on one body part. Even if fire is concentrated, the Blood Asp mounts weapons in a large number of spots, making the loss of an appendage lessened. Back attacks, which are usually powerful against large mechs, are weakened thanks to full torso twist. The Asp also has a significant advantage while sniping from behind partial cover; its main weapons array is physically located high on the mech, allowing long range assaults while only exposing a small percentage of its body, greatly reducing effective counter-fire.  
  
 
The Blood Asp is not invulnerable, however.  All variants are very high in price and the mech, though quite armored, does not sport the highest in its class.  The majority of the money goes into the weaponry, making the electronics package on each variant minimal.  In addition, the large variety of weaponry on each Blood Asp presents a high skill ceiling.
 
The Blood Asp is not invulnerable, however.  All variants are very high in price and the mech, though quite armored, does not sport the highest in its class.  The majority of the money goes into the weaponry, making the electronics package on each variant minimal.  In addition, the large variety of weaponry on each Blood Asp presents a high skill ceiling.
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==Roles and Gameplay Hints==
 
==Roles and Gameplay Hints==
{{Section out of date|0.9.3}}
 
 
===Prime===
 
===Prime===
The Blood Asp Prime is a menacing Clan Assault mech with an arsenal of weapons that effectively cover both short and long range engagements. Two [[CGauss|Clan Gauss Rifles]] can snipe enemies in the distance, while two Clan ER Small Beam Lasers and four Clan Heavy Medium Lasers can roast both slower and faster assets alike. The single Clan Streak SRM6 launcher provides an additional punch to help throw off a combatant's aim when brawling. Although it is armed to the teeth, pilots might find themselves dry of Gauss Rifle slugs in prolong engagement as the Blood Asp only holds a single reload for them.
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The Blood Asp Prime is a menacing Clan Assault Mech with an arsenal of weapons that effectively cover both long and short range engagements.<br>
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Two [[CGauss|Clan Gauss Rifles]] can snipe enemies at 900m with a devastating 2460 Heavy Kinetic Damage. With [[EOptics]] and 2 [[free tons|Free Tons]] of ammo stores, the hurt will just keep coming. If roasting your opponents is your pleasure at the 400m mark, unleash an Alpha Strike with the 4 [[CHML]] for a blistering 2991 of Energy Damage, but be careful as this unit only contains 6 [[DHS]]. At 500m mark unleash the 2 [[CMPL]] at 415 Damage every 2 seconds. Finish off your prey at 350m with 1 [[CSRM4]] or use it to dispatch those pesky little [[Battle Armor|BAs]]. May the Gods of War help the fool who wanders into your sights.
  
===Variant A===
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===Variant A - ''"Needles"''===
By far the most expensive variant of the Blood Asp. Armed with Two Clan ER PPCs, two Clan ER Large Beam Lasers, and four Clan ER Medium Beam Lasers, it can deal an incredible 4258 points of energy damage. The large number of heat sinks are capable of dumping heat very fast, making an automatic power shutdown nearly impossible. Use the precision beam lasers to cut a swath of destruction through enemy forces, or launch bolts of PPC death if you're skilled or feeling lucky. Additionally, the lack of ammo dependence gives this variant fantastic staying power, although trigger happy pilots may soon find themselves slaves to their coolant levels.
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The 2nd variant of the Blood Asp highly equipped, [[EOptics]],  [[BHP]],  [[GECM]],  [[LAMS]],  16 tons of [[Armor]], Blood Asp A is a Pilot's Dream. Armed with, count them, 6x[[CUAC2]]s reaching out to touch someone at 1250m along with one [[ATM9 | ATM9 (ER)]], you will be knocking off their [[Armor]] long before you come into sight. Add a 2x[[CERLL]]s, reaching out to 900m pounding out 3416.24 Damage just be mindful of the slow recharge times. Housing only 3 [[DHS]] the Blood Asp A is capable of generating heat very fast, a keen sense of your firing patten and coolant is important. The [[EOptics]] and [[BHP]] ensure you never loose sight of your target. Additionally, the ammo dependence gives this variant fantastic hammering power, so be mindful of your reload locations. [[GECM]] will allow you to move around mostly unseen while the [[LAMS]] will take care of incoming missiles.
  
 
===Variant B===
 
===Variant B===
An all round medium range damage dealer, boosting decent armour protection and an adaptive weapons loadout. This variant can support with crippling medium range fire and suppress air activity. With a pair of LBX10s, a large array of 6 Clan ER Medium Beam Lasers and topped off with a ATM6 launcher, combined with the 360 torso twist and high torso pitch, this medium range powerhouse poses high threat to anything in it's sight. Be it land or air, 6 CERMBL can rip holes in armour with precision, a pair of LBX10 can exploit weakness in armour while being able to deal extreme damage to any air units in it's effective range, providing you have a steady aim. Finally the ATM6 can deal screen shake to opponent and accurately target fast moving air units.
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An all round medium to long range damage dealer, this relatively inexpensive Blood Asp variant will comfortably deal suppressing fire at both land and air assets. With a pair of [[LBX10]]s, a large twin array of [[LPL|clan large pulse lasers]] and an [[ATM9]] launcher, combined with the 360 torso twist and high torso pitch, the B variant poses a high threat to anything in its sight. The large pulses can strip armor off of components with precision, the pair of LBX10 can exploit weakness in armor while being able to deal heavy hits to any air units in its effective range, providing you have a steady aim. Finally, the [[ATM9]] can deal screen shake to opponents and have the speed and maneuverability to hit fast moving air units. Mechwarriors piloting this Asp should approach under the cover of [[GECM]] and terrain, often permitting alpha-strikes on unsuspecting prey. Once engaged, keep the range open, utilizing this Asp's superior mobility to your advantage while constantly chipping away at your opponents. Its outright damage output is lower than the other variants, so use caution when engaging other higher powered opponents.
  
 
===Variant C===
 
===Variant C===
Although this variant may seem unusual with its all-in short range loadout, the Blood Asp C can be a suprisingly adept Assault class brawler by capitalizing on its decent amount of armor, unlimited torso rotation range, and spritely top speed. Of course, two Clan LBX20 Autocannons are no joke in close quarters, and two Clan ER Large Beam Lasers provide decent defence against distant antagonists. Finally, six Clan ER Small Beam Lasers deal nearly as much DPS as three Clan ER Large Beam Lasers, while a Clan SRM6 launcher tacks on the screen shake against short range targets. If anything, only its high cost and lack of GECM prevent this variant from truely perfecting its role.
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Mechwarriors, get ready to saddle up in the least expensive but brutally effective Blood Asp C and unleash some serious hurt at medium range engagements! While pounding your opponents with rapid fire from the twin [[UAC10]]s, fire the massive [[ATM12]] launcher to fill the air with a stream of high speed, accurately tracking missiles. Your enemy's confidence will quickly falter as you continue your assault with twin [[CERML|Clan ER medium lasers]] and 4 [[CERSL|Clan ER small lasers]], dealing a massive amount of damage in a blink of an eye. Watch your heat though as the 6 [[DHS]] struggle with repeated alpha-strikes. Don't get overzealous and let the range drop below 120m as your heavy hitter ATM does no damage.
  
===Variant D===
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===Variant D - ''"Vomit"''===
As if somebody had taken the Prime, A, and C variants and blended them together, the D variant is the bastard child of the Blood Asp family. Significantly more expensive than the Prime variant, the Blood Asp D possesses more armor, [[LAMS]], and hits harder at medium to long range. One Clan Gauss Rifle and one Clan ER PPC form a relatively cool and powerful long range trio. At medium range, four Clan ER Medium Beam Lasers and one ATM9 launcher open up a new world of hurt against all types of foes. Finally, four Clan ER Small Beam Lasers give it an additional edge in short range combat.
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Named '''''"Vomit"''''', boasting the highest price tag, this Blood Asp hits hardest at close  to medium range. Once you bring your target within 700m, a devastating combination of 6 [[CERML|Clan ER medium lasers]] will make everyone reconsider the engagement. Adding two [[HLL|Heavy Large Lasers]] at 600m range into the mix, mechwarrior can form a deathray, precise and powerful, allowing you to accurately rip off limbs. Add some screenshake from its [[ATM6#High Explosive|ATM6 (HE)]] to the mix to give it an additional edge in short range combat. Mechwarriors can keep a very high volume of fire going on this variant, because its 19 [[DHS]] have incredible cooling capacity.
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'''BUT BEWARE''', not even its impresive array of heatsinks can't save you from overheating if you [[Gameplay Tactics|Alpha Strike]].
  
 
===Variant E===
 
===Variant E===
The E variant is the ultimate short range energy boat, able to melt enemies to slag in seconds with a variety of Heavy Lasers. Two Heavy Large Lasers provide a large amount of damage up to 600 meters, backed up by two Clan ER Medium Lasers. Six Heavy Small Lasers can deal an extra bite at knife-fighting range. The addition of MASC makes this Mech even more terrifying, able to launch the 90 ton Assault to 90 Km/h, making it able to travel faster than most Medium Mechs, for a stint. Nineteen Double Heat Sinks provide ample heat dissipation but cannot sustain constant Alpha Striking. The large amount of Heat Sinks allow the Mech to use MASC for a long time without risk of overheating, provided no weapons are fired. It should be noted that while standing in shallow water or if external temperature is 1°C or less, a pilot can literally MASC forever in he Blood Asp E.
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The E variant is similar to the prime but emphasizes a longer range weapon load out. Twin [[CGauss]] canons flail armor off enemies at long range while dual [[HLL|heavy large lasers]] punishes anyone that's foolish enough to get within 600 meters. 9 [[DHS|double heat sinks]] provide decent heat dissipation but cannot sustain constant alpha striking. Four [[MG|machine guns]] harass targets at range and make quick work of [[Battle Armor]]. This Blasp is a serious threat to air and land assets, being able to bring all of its direct-fire weapons to bear via pin-point accuracy. Use your maneuverability to stay at medium to long ranges and you'll be a distinguishable opponent on the battle-field for a substantial time.
  
 
===Variant F===
 
===Variant F===
{{Fluff|0.9.3}}
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An assault at 91kph? Check.<br>
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Twin LB-20-X wielder? Check.<br>
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Powerful energy weapon backup array? Check.<br>
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Look no further, this one has it all ''in check''.
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An brawler by the heart, sports two powerful [[LBX20|LB-20-X]] auto cannons that deliver plenty of hurt and little of heat. The spare screen-shake is provided by the trusty [[cSRM4]] launcher and while they reload, the [[cSPL|laser array]] keeps the enemy in check at a sea of hurt.<br>
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The main selling point is still to get its 17 tons of armor in and out at incredible 91kph - second to none. While doing so, keep an eye of the heat - you certainly don't want to burst into fire while opening the fight.
  
 
===Variant G===
 
===Variant G===
{{Fluff|0.9.3}}
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The Blood Asp G carries 1 [[CLRM5]] putting out 15 shots/min of 871.7 damage locking on to your enemy at 1000m
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followed by 2x[[CERPPC]] with 2648 of Damage at 900m but aware of the slow recharge time giving only 7.5 Shots/min. Now the fun part 4x[[CUAC5]] will produce 1386 Damage at 800m and if the pilot keeps his shots down to around 1.4 seconds/shot it can fire continuously, anything over that with cause it to overheat needing a 4 second cool down. The 4 [[DHS]] should be able to keep up with your heat but do keep an eye on your gauge in a prolonged fight. 4 [[free ton]]s are best used for the Ultra AutoCannons and the [[EOptics]] ensure you can clearly see the enemy from the max range of your guns.
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==Trivia==
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The Blood Asp is a Clan Assault Mech released in 0.5.4. Featuring a 64.8 km/h top speed, unlimited torso twist range, and more armor than the Madcat MKII, the Blood Asp is a uniquely agile and powerful Assault Mech - the pinnacle of Clan Mech technology and priced accordingly.
  
 
==Canon==
 
==Canon==
 
Created by Clan Star Adder as an insult to their enemies, Clan Blood Spirit, the Blood Asp has a large amount of available pod space for its size. Based on the Kingfisher, the Blood Asp adds an XL Engine, but space constraints forced the replacement of the Kingfisher's Ferro-Fibrous armor with standard plate. The Blood Asp incorporates sixteen tons of this armor and numerous double heat sinks in the base chassis. One of the first 'Mechs to field the breakthrough Heavy Laser technology, the Blood Asp proves to be an offensive powerhouse. Delivering incredible damage at all ranges, the Blood Asp makes short work of any enemy regardless of size.
 
Created by Clan Star Adder as an insult to their enemies, Clan Blood Spirit, the Blood Asp has a large amount of available pod space for its size. Based on the Kingfisher, the Blood Asp adds an XL Engine, but space constraints forced the replacement of the Kingfisher's Ferro-Fibrous armor with standard plate. The Blood Asp incorporates sixteen tons of this armor and numerous double heat sinks in the base chassis. One of the first 'Mechs to field the breakthrough Heavy Laser technology, the Blood Asp proves to be an offensive powerhouse. Delivering incredible damage at all ranges, the Blood Asp makes short work of any enemy regardless of size.
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Date Introduced 3060 during the Era known as "Clan Invasion" (3050 - 3061) - Unit Role: Brawler
  
 
[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Blood_Asp BattleTech Reference]
 
[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Blood_Asp BattleTech Reference]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:47, 1 September 2019

Blood Asp
Blood Asp.jpg
Class: Assault Mech
Faction: Clan
Ticket cost: 16 upon destruction
Tier: 16
Tonnage: 90 tons
Speed: 64.8 km/h (91 km/h with MASC)
Torso yaw: 360°
Torso pitch: -35° to +50° while standing.
-35° to +60° while crouching.
Variant Armament
Variant Weapons Equipment
Prime:
Price: 129 500 CBills
Total base armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
A:
Price: 117 900 CBills
Total base armor: 77 745
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
B:
Price: 119 700 CBills
Total base armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
C:
Price: 117 100 CBills
Total base armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
D:
Price: 135 100 CBills
Total base armor: 80 934
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
E:
Price: 128 500 CBills
Total base armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
F:
Price: 121 100 CBills
Total base armor: 82 532
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
G:
Price: 118 600 CBills
Total base armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
Armor Points Distribution
BT
HD
LA
LL
LT
CT
RT
RA
RL
INT
6759
2760
6478
6478
8618
9012
11265
9012
6478
8618
5171

All stats current as of release 0.11.2

The Blood Asp is very agile, helping to negate the weak points of what is usually characteristic of assault mechs. The frame of the Blood Asp is slim, making it difficult to concentrate fire on one body part. Even if fire is concentrated, the Blood Asp mounts weapons in a large number of spots, making the loss of an appendage lessened. Back attacks, which are usually powerful against large mechs, are weakened thanks to full torso twist. The Asp also has a significant advantage while sniping from behind partial cover; its main weapons array is physically located high on the mech, allowing long range assaults while only exposing a small percentage of its body, greatly reducing effective counter-fire.

The Blood Asp is not invulnerable, however. All variants are very high in price and the mech, though quite armored, does not sport the highest in its class. The majority of the money goes into the weaponry, making the electronics package on each variant minimal. In addition, the large variety of weaponry on each Blood Asp presents a high skill ceiling.


Roles and Gameplay Hints

Prime

The Blood Asp Prime is a menacing Clan Assault Mech with an arsenal of weapons that effectively cover both long and short range engagements.
Two Clan Gauss Rifles can snipe enemies at 900m with a devastating 2460 Heavy Kinetic Damage. With EOptics and 2 Free Tons of ammo stores, the hurt will just keep coming. If roasting your opponents is your pleasure at the 400m mark, unleash an Alpha Strike with the 4 CHML for a blistering 2991 of Energy Damage, but be careful as this unit only contains 6 DHS. At 500m mark unleash the 2 CMPL at 415 Damage every 2 seconds. Finish off your prey at 350m with 1 CSRM4 or use it to dispatch those pesky little BAs. May the Gods of War help the fool who wanders into your sights.

Variant A - "Needles"

The 2nd variant of the Blood Asp highly equipped, EOptics, BHP, GECM, LAMS, 16 tons of Armor, Blood Asp A is a Pilot's Dream. Armed with, count them, 6xCUAC2s reaching out to touch someone at 1250m along with one ATM9 (ER), you will be knocking off their Armor long before you come into sight. Add a 2xCERLLs, reaching out to 900m pounding out 3416.24 Damage just be mindful of the slow recharge times. Housing only 3 DHS the Blood Asp A is capable of generating heat very fast, a keen sense of your firing patten and coolant is important. The EOptics and BHP ensure you never loose sight of your target. Additionally, the ammo dependence gives this variant fantastic hammering power, so be mindful of your reload locations. GECM will allow you to move around mostly unseen while the LAMS will take care of incoming missiles.

Variant B

An all round medium to long range damage dealer, this relatively inexpensive Blood Asp variant will comfortably deal suppressing fire at both land and air assets. With a pair of LBX10s, a large twin array of clan large pulse lasers and an ATM9 launcher, combined with the 360 torso twist and high torso pitch, the B variant poses a high threat to anything in its sight. The large pulses can strip armor off of components with precision, the pair of LBX10 can exploit weakness in armor while being able to deal heavy hits to any air units in its effective range, providing you have a steady aim. Finally, the ATM9 can deal screen shake to opponents and have the speed and maneuverability to hit fast moving air units. Mechwarriors piloting this Asp should approach under the cover of GECM and terrain, often permitting alpha-strikes on unsuspecting prey. Once engaged, keep the range open, utilizing this Asp's superior mobility to your advantage while constantly chipping away at your opponents. Its outright damage output is lower than the other variants, so use caution when engaging other higher powered opponents.

Variant C

Mechwarriors, get ready to saddle up in the least expensive but brutally effective Blood Asp C and unleash some serious hurt at medium range engagements! While pounding your opponents with rapid fire from the twin UAC10s, fire the massive ATM12 launcher to fill the air with a stream of high speed, accurately tracking missiles. Your enemy's confidence will quickly falter as you continue your assault with twin Clan ER medium lasers and 4 Clan ER small lasers, dealing a massive amount of damage in a blink of an eye. Watch your heat though as the 6 DHS struggle with repeated alpha-strikes. Don't get overzealous and let the range drop below 120m as your heavy hitter ATM does no damage.

Variant D - "Vomit"

Named "Vomit", boasting the highest price tag, this Blood Asp hits hardest at close to medium range. Once you bring your target within 700m, a devastating combination of 6 Clan ER medium lasers will make everyone reconsider the engagement. Adding two Heavy Large Lasers at 600m range into the mix, mechwarrior can form a deathray, precise and powerful, allowing you to accurately rip off limbs. Add some screenshake from its ATM6 (HE) to the mix to give it an additional edge in short range combat. Mechwarriors can keep a very high volume of fire going on this variant, because its 19 DHS have incredible cooling capacity. BUT BEWARE, not even its impresive array of heatsinks can't save you from overheating if you Alpha Strike.

Variant E

The E variant is similar to the prime but emphasizes a longer range weapon load out. Twin CGauss canons flail armor off enemies at long range while dual heavy large lasers punishes anyone that's foolish enough to get within 600 meters. 9 double heat sinks provide decent heat dissipation but cannot sustain constant alpha striking. Four machine guns harass targets at range and make quick work of Battle Armor. This Blasp is a serious threat to air and land assets, being able to bring all of its direct-fire weapons to bear via pin-point accuracy. Use your maneuverability to stay at medium to long ranges and you'll be a distinguishable opponent on the battle-field for a substantial time.

Variant F

An assault at 91kph? Check.
Twin LB-20-X wielder? Check.
Powerful energy weapon backup array? Check.
Look no further, this one has it all in check. An brawler by the heart, sports two powerful LB-20-X auto cannons that deliver plenty of hurt and little of heat. The spare screen-shake is provided by the trusty cSRM4 launcher and while they reload, the laser array keeps the enemy in check at a sea of hurt.
The main selling point is still to get its 17 tons of armor in and out at incredible 91kph - second to none. While doing so, keep an eye of the heat - you certainly don't want to burst into fire while opening the fight.

Variant G

The Blood Asp G carries 1 CLRM5 putting out 15 shots/min of 871.7 damage locking on to your enemy at 1000m followed by 2xCERPPC with 2648 of Damage at 900m but aware of the slow recharge time giving only 7.5 Shots/min. Now the fun part 4xCUAC5 will produce 1386 Damage at 800m and if the pilot keeps his shots down to around 1.4 seconds/shot it can fire continuously, anything over that with cause it to overheat needing a 4 second cool down. The 4 DHS should be able to keep up with your heat but do keep an eye on your gauge in a prolonged fight. 4 free tons are best used for the Ultra AutoCannons and the EOptics ensure you can clearly see the enemy from the max range of your guns.

Trivia

The Blood Asp is a Clan Assault Mech released in 0.5.4. Featuring a 64.8 km/h top speed, unlimited torso twist range, and more armor than the Madcat MKII, the Blood Asp is a uniquely agile and powerful Assault Mech - the pinnacle of Clan Mech technology and priced accordingly.

Canon

Created by Clan Star Adder as an insult to their enemies, Clan Blood Spirit, the Blood Asp has a large amount of available pod space for its size. Based on the Kingfisher, the Blood Asp adds an XL Engine, but space constraints forced the replacement of the Kingfisher's Ferro-Fibrous armor with standard plate. The Blood Asp incorporates sixteen tons of this armor and numerous double heat sinks in the base chassis. One of the first 'Mechs to field the breakthrough Heavy Laser technology, the Blood Asp proves to be an offensive powerhouse. Delivering incredible damage at all ranges, the Blood Asp makes short work of any enemy regardless of size.

Date Introduced 3060 during the Era known as "Clan Invasion" (3050 - 3061) - Unit Role: Brawler

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