Blood Asp

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Blood Asp
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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 armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
A:
Price: 121 500 CBills
Total armor: 77 745
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
B:
Price: 120 100 CBills
Total armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
C:
Price: 117 100 CBills
Total armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
D:
Price: 135 100 CBills
Total armor: 80 934
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
E:
Price: 128 500 CBills
Total armor: 79 342
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
F:
Price: 121 100 CBills
Total armor: 82 532
Engine Size: Consolidated 360 XL Fusion
G:
Price: 116 600 CBills
Total 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 0.15.3

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 commence firing 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, strike at 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 pattern 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, but still 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

The Blood Asp B is a mid-range specialist. It offers impressive mid-range damage from a trio of standard ATM6s. Be wary though, the B has no extra tonnage for ammo, pilots should ensure that they have a clear shot before firing. Additionally, the ATMs have a minimum range, pilots should take advantage of the Blood Asp's 360° torso rotation to kite enemies and avoid the minimum range. Thanks to GECM the B can better afford to go active radar when locking on with the missiles since enemies are unlikely to notice. Backing up these missiles are a pair of cLBX10s, very useful for damaging enemy tanks and aircraft. For enemies that get in close, the Blood Asp has two cERSLs and two HMLs for some modest pinpoint damage.

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 save you from taking some heat sink damage 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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