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The money printing capability of the [[C3]] radar chain will be strongly augmented by the occasional [[LRM20]] or [[UAC2]] array opening shot or finishing blow. Care is to be excreted not to overtax its nimble 3 [[DHS]] by too zealous use of the weapons in the heist of a battle.<br>
 
The money printing capability of the [[C3]] radar chain will be strongly augmented by the occasional [[LRM20]] or [[UAC2]] array opening shot or finishing blow. Care is to be excreted not to overtax its nimble 3 [[DHS]] by too zealous use of the weapons in the heist of a battle.<br>
  
Note: This asset has both C3 and GECM, meaning there is no benefit to using passive radar.
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Note: This asset has both C3 and GECM, meaning there is no benefit to using [[Radar#Passive Radar|passive radar]].
  
 
===Variant F - ''"Tyrant"''===
 
===Variant F - ''"Tyrant"''===

Revision as of 13:07, 18 May 2020


Kodiak
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Class: Assault Mech
Faction: Clan
Ticket cost: 16 upon destruction
Tier: 15
Tonnage: 100 tons
Speed: 65 km/h
Torso yaw: 260°
Torso pitch: -35° to +50° while standing.
-35° to +60° while crouching.
Variant Armament
Variant Weapons Equipment
Prime:
Price: 128 700 CBills
Total base armor: 85 734
Engine Size: 400 XL
A:
Price: 131 200 CBills
Total base armor: 85 734
Engine Size: 400 XL
B:
Price: 113 500 CBills
Total base armor: 85 734
Engine Size: 400 XL
C:
Price: 131 700 CBills
Total base armor: 85 734
Engine Size: 400 XL
D:
Price: 126 700 CBills
Total base armor: 85 734
Engine Size: 400 XL
E:
Price: 130 500 CBills
Total base armor: 85 734
Engine Size: 400 XL
F:
Price: 133 900 CBills
Total base armor: 85 734
Engine Size: 400 XL
G:
Price: 129 100 CBills
Total base armor: 85 734
Engine Size: 400 XL
Armor Points Distribution
BT
HD
LA
LL
LT
CT
RT
RA
RL
INT
7322
2760
7017
7017
9336
9769
12204
9769
7017
9336
5602

All stats current as of release 0.12.2


Kodiak is jump-capable Clan Assault Mech. A fast moving assault ’Mech, the Kodiak was originally designed by Clan Ghost Bear as a second-line equivalent to the Gladiator OmniMech. While the Kodiak does not go to the extremes of other Totem ’Mechs such as the Thunder Stallion or Mandrill, it nevertheless represents the epitome of Ghost Bear thinking: mostly defensive but capable of surprising speed and a devastating attack when launched. The primary focus of the Kodiak is its 400-rated extralight engine, which allows the one-hundred-ton monster to exceed speeds of sixty kilometers an hour.


Roles and Gameplay Hints

Almost all variants run rather hot on their weapons alone, with jump jets added to the mix, if the pilot lacks proper Heat management skills they're in for some serious trouble. Overheating and having your weapons dissabled, or even worse, shutting down in the middle of a battle, is a recipe for a disaster.

Prime

THE Kodiak, Prime is the mech you want to be either near when brawl breaks out, or as far away as possible, depend on your team. Because cUAC20 and cDSRM4 cannot be ignored in any close range firefight, as well as rather terrifying reputation of Kodiaks will make Prime high priority target. 6 cERML are not backup weapon either, as they deal almost 2/3 of damage in Alpha Strike scenario. Standerd jump Jets offer worse mobility than improved ones, but they are sure to become handy in plenty of situations, like dodging bombs, artilery shells or disrupting aim.
Big disadvantage is heat, as 9 DHS are barely able to handle Lazers alone, with other weapons and JJ, strict Heat management is essential. 2 free tons are not good enough for prolonged engagements, as both Autocanon and Dual SRM are ammo hungry and will chew through its onboard supply fast. Range might be problem on extremly open maps, but 700m range of Clan ER Medium Lasers offer some leeway with medium range skirmishes, as well as making life worse for heavy and assault ASF when they are picking their target, very likely Prime itself.

Variant A - "Nemesis"

More specialised CQC variant of Kodiak, with 4 cMPL's, LBX20 and DSSRM6 it encourages more of an assasin-like playstyle than UNGA SMASH of Prime. But with basic trigger discipline, 7 double heat sinks are suficient to keep the mech from overheating and iJJ give it awesome mobility that will be usefull when taking out targets. 1 extra ton of LBX and 2 extra tons of Streaks will keep you decently supplied in the field. You are more likely to RTB for repairs than reloads.
Good pick if you have plenty of cover to close the distance to atlast 450m and to hide behind and wait for reloads, when dealing with Hovercrafts, nimbler Tanks or pesky Bombers, but not as great at spearheading attacks like Prime.

Variant B

B for budget, BUT actually packs quite a punch. Quartet of cUAC5 have the same burst damage as UAC20, but with higher rate of fire, faster projectile speed and much longer range of 800m, backed by duo of cLPL's B can start distributing maximum hurt at respectable range. 4 free tons will keep the autocannon's well suplied and 4 DHS from overheating in most cases. Lack of Jump Jets and electronics of any kind is where the budget comes to bite back, but B is meant to stand on the front lines anyway, smashing when someone dares to enter its 800m range.
Dont be affraid to use those arms as shields when waiting for cooldowns, but try not to lose them as a lot of potential damage is there.

Variant C


Variant D - "CandyMan"

Kodiak with shortest effective range, but boy is it worth it. Thanks to its brutal array of 8 cHSL and single cHLL you can extract salt with laser precision. cLBX10 and 6 HE ATM's are nice additions to the collection of murderous weapon systems. Rather strict heat discipline is necessary, especially when firing cHLL for the second time during the engagement, as well as using its Improved Jump Jets in the middle of a brawl. But the payoff is huge, as you get to watch your enemies armor melting away and their tears evaporate in the heat of heavy laser fire and explosions of high explosive missiles.
The disadvantage is, ofcourse, short range, so if you can't close the distance on your victims you are better off with something different.

Variant E - "Harbinger"

Note that while there are variants capable of way more fire power and mobility, this unit's worth consists of mainly high end electronic warfare package. If you go in relying on its firepower alone you are certainly in for a bad surprise.
Speaking of equipment this unit has it all - C3, GECM, BHP, TAG, Clan NARC, Enhanced Optics. Aside of that, all weapons present are of long range variety, the UAC2 array of three, the cLRM20 and the cERLL duo - even the NARC launcher reaches further than the inner sphere standard counter part.
However, having no aniti missile system and/or AECM nearby means this unit is both more visible on enemy radar due to its C3 radar chain equipment and more likely to attract attention of the mean prying eyes sitting in the second line, with Extreme Long Ranged Missiles and Arrows. Utmost care is to be taken not to be caught off guard and in the open field.
The money printing capability of the C3 radar chain will be strongly augmented by the occasional LRM20 or UAC2 array opening shot or finishing blow. Care is to be excreted not to overtax its nimble 3 DHS by too zealous use of the weapons in the heist of a battle.

Note: This asset has both C3 and GECM, meaning there is no benefit to using passive radar.

Variant F - "Tyrant"

Jack of all trades, master of 75% of it, Tyrant can do it all. With 8 cERSL you can brawl as it gives you 1600 alpha damage with very short reload speed, for anyone who dares to get too close. cLRM20 with their minimal range of 20m and max lock on range of 1000m, plenty of oportunities for screen shake and extra damage.HAG40 deals damage equal to 2 LBX20 shots, with range of 1200m. This array of weapons will allow you to terrorize 90% of all assets, all the time being a serious threat and not just some minor inconvenience. But thats not all, improved Jump Jets and Guardian ECM means you can expand your reign of terror hidden and from unexpected places. Choice of what to fill your 3 free tons with depends on situation. If there is plenty of cover for your victims to hide behind it's a viable choice to take 3 tons of HAG ammo. If there are oportunities to use both LRM and HAG i's worth taking 2 HAG and 1 LRM, as this option gives you 18 reloads for HAG and 18 reloads for LRM.
6 DHS are barely enough to keep you from overheating from all your weapons alone, heat management is necessary in CQC. Another drawback being that dedicated asssets will have higher damage output. OG brawlers have higher DPS in close range. Mid-range skirmishers, if they stay out of cERSL 450m range, will outdamage you easily. But, overall, a solid choice for any situation, be it pushing points, ambushes or long range support, Tyrant have the tools for it.

Variant G



History

Old Kodiak model

Kodiak was a canceled unit for a long time.

A released render features a torso-mounted SRM launcher, 8 ER Medium Lasers,a Large Laser and the UAC20.

It did not make it in time to be released before the final beta 0.7.0. The reconstucted Kodiak was released by new development team in version 0.12.0

Canon

Unique for Clan Ghost Bear, the Kodiak was a fast second-line Assault Mech created mostly for medium range combat. Torso-mounted weapons, the SSRM6 and the UAC20 provide close-range fire, although they lack ammunition for longer fights. Above the hands one can find four ER Medium Beam Lasers mounted like claws which with addition of the Large Laser below the engine can provide long-lasting firepower over long-range. By the time of Clans invasion Kodiaks weren't common 'Mechs, often serving as command units for assault groups.

Date Introduced 3001 during the Era known as "Late Succession War - LosTech" (2901 - 3019) - Unit Role: Brawler

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