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{{Mech|
 
{{Mech|
| Image = File:Madcat2.jpg
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| Image = File:MKII.png
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| ImageGif = File:Madcat_MKII_spin.gif
 
| Class = Assault
 
| Class = Assault
 
| Faction = Clan
 
| Faction = Clan
 
| Tickets = 14
 
| Tickets = 14
 
| Tier = 15
 
| Tier = 15
 +
| Tonnage = 90
 
| Speed = 64
 
| Speed = 64
 
| Rotation = 90
 
| Rotation = 90
 
| PitchStand = -25° to +40°
 
| PitchStand = -25° to +40°
| PitchCrouch = -24° to +50°
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| PitchCrouch = -25° to +50°
  
 
| Price Prime = 122 900
 
| Price Prime = 122 900
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<li>2x [[CGauss]]
 
<li>2x [[CGauss]]
 
<li>2x [[CLRM10]]
 
<li>2x [[CLRM10]]
<li>2x [[CERMBL]]
+
<li>2x [[CERML]]
<li>2x [[CERSBL]]
+
<li>2x [[CERSL]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip Prime = <ul>
 
| Equip Prime = <ul>
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</ul>
 
</ul>
  
| Price A = 116 800
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| Price A = 117 600
 
| ArmorT A = 76 984
 
| ArmorT A = 76 984
 +
| Engine A = Type 79 360 Fusion XL
 
| Weapons A = <ul>
 
| Weapons A = <ul>
 +
<li>4x [[CERSL]]
 
<li>2x [[CLBX20]]
 
<li>2x [[CLBX20]]
<li>4x [[HSL]]
 
 
<li>2x [[ATM6#High Explosive|ATM6 (HE)]]
 
<li>2x [[ATM6#High Explosive|ATM6 (HE)]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip A = <ul>
 
| Equip A = <ul>
 
<li>[[iJJ]]
 
<li>[[iJJ]]
<li>2 [[DHS]]
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<li>4 [[DHS]]
 
<li>0 [[free tons]]
 
<li>0 [[free tons]]
 
<li>16t [[Armor]]
 
<li>16t [[Armor]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
  
| Price B = 113 200
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| Price B = 113 800
| ArmorT B = 69 436
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| ArmorT B = 76 984
 +
| Engine B = Type 79 360 Fusion XL
 
| Weapons B = <ul>
 
| Weapons B = <ul>
<li>2x [[CSSRM6]]
 
 
<li>2x [[CUAC20]]
 
<li>2x [[CUAC20]]
 +
<li>2x [[CSRM6]]
 +
<li>1x [[B-Pod]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip B = <ul>
 
| Equip B = <ul>
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<li>4 [[DHS]]
 
<li>4 [[DHS]]
 
<li>2 [[free tons]]
 
<li>2 [[free tons]]
<li>14.5t Armor
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<li>16t [[Armor]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
  
 
| Price C = 115 000
 
| Price C = 115 000
 
| ArmorT C = 76 984
 
| ArmorT C = 76 984
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| Engine C = Type 79 360 Fusion XL
 
| Weapons C = <ul>
 
| Weapons C = <ul>
<li>2 [[ArrowIV|Clan ArrowIV]]
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<li>4x [[MG]]
<li>2 [[CERLBL]]
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<li>2x [[ArrowIV|cArrowIV]]
<li>4 [[MG]]
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<li>2x [[CERLL]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip C = <ul>
 
| Equip C = <ul>
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| Price D = 117 700
 
| Price D = 117 700
 
| ArmorT D = 76 984
 
| ArmorT D = 76 984
 +
| Engine D = Type 79 360 Fusion XL
 
| Weapons D = <ul>
 
| Weapons D = <ul>
<li>2x [[CERLBL]]
 
<li>2x [[CERMBL]]
 
 
<li>2x [[ATM12#Standard|ATM12 (Std)]]
 
<li>2x [[ATM12#Standard|ATM12 (Std)]]
 +
<li>2x [[CERLL]]
 +
<li>2x [[CERML]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip D = <ul>
 
| Equip D = <ul>
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| Price E = 105 900
 
| Price E = 105 900
 
| ArmorT E = 76 984
 
| ArmorT E = 76 984
 +
| Engine E = Type 79 360 Fusion XL
 
| Weapons E = <ul>
 
| Weapons E = <ul>
 
<li>4x [[CUAC5]]
 
<li>4x [[CUAC5]]
 +
<li>4x [[MG]]
 
<li>2x [[ATM9#Standard|ATM9 (Std)]]
 
<li>2x [[ATM9#Standard|ATM9 (Std)]]
<li>4x [[MG]]
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<li>1x [[B-Pod]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip E = <ul>
 
| Equip E = <ul>
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</ul>
 
</ul>
  
| Price F = 128 600
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| Price F = 132 900
 
| ArmorT F = 82 643
 
| ArmorT F = 82 643
 +
| Engine F = Type 79 360 Fusion XL
 
| Weapons F = <ul>
 
| Weapons F = <ul>
<li>2x [[CLPL]]
 
<li>1x [[CLRM15]]
 
<li>1x [[SRM|CDSRM6]]
 
 
<li>4x [[MG]]
 
<li>4x [[MG]]
 +
<li>2x [[CERPPC]]
 +
<li>2x [[ATM9#Extended Range|ATM9 (ER)]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip F = <ul>
 
| Equip F = <ul>
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<li>[[C3]]
 
<li>[[C3]]
 
<li>[[JJ]]
 
<li>[[JJ]]
<li>14 [[DHS]]
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<li>12 [[DHS]]
 
<li>2 [[free tons]]
 
<li>2 [[free tons]]
 
<li>17t [[Armor]]
 
<li>17t [[Armor]]
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| Price G = 120 100
 
| Price G = 120 100
 
| ArmorT G = 76 984
 
| ArmorT G = 76 984
 +
| Engine G = Type 79 360 Fusion XL
 
| Weapons G = <ul>
 
| Weapons G = <ul>
<li>1x [[CGauss]]
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<li>2x [[HML]]
<li>2x [[CERLBL]]
+
<li>2x [[HSL]]
<li>2x [[CLRM15]]
+
<li>2x [[CLRM10]]
 +
<li>2x [[HAG20]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
 
| Equip G = <ul>
 
| Equip G = <ul>
 
<li>[[EOptics]]
 
<li>[[EOptics]]
 
<li>[[JJ]]
 
<li>[[JJ]]
<li>9 [[DHS]]
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<li>4 [[DHS]]
<li>1 [[free tons]]
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<li>4 [[free tons]]
 
<li>16t [[Armor]]
 
<li>16t [[Armor]]
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
  
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| Pods = Both
 
| Armor H = 2760
 
| Armor H = 2760
 
| Armor LRT = 6434
 
| Armor LRT = 6434
 
| Armor CT = 11879
 
| Armor CT = 11879
 
| Armor B = 5939
 
| Armor B = 5939
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| Armor LE = 3960
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| Armor RE = 3960
 
| Armor LRA = 5692
 
| Armor LRA = 5692
| Armor LRE = 3960
 
 
| Armor INT = 4544
 
| Armor INT = 4544
 
| Armor LRL = 7573
 
| Armor LRL = 7573
  
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| Version = 0.11.2
 
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The MKII has a limited field of view - the large cockpit will partially obstruct your aim when looking down. Combined with the MKII's low max torso twist angle, it can be very vulnerable to [[Battle Armor]]. The MkII is among the fastest Assault Mechs on the field, boasting a top speed of 64 kph, and the only Assault Class Mech in-game with Jump Jets, which provide it surprising maneuverability for its size and firepower. Its armor, while tough, is insufficient for extended brawling.
 
The MKII has a limited field of view - the large cockpit will partially obstruct your aim when looking down. Combined with the MKII's low max torso twist angle, it can be very vulnerable to [[Battle Armor]]. The MkII is among the fastest Assault Mechs on the field, boasting a top speed of 64 kph, and the only Assault Class Mech in-game with Jump Jets, which provide it surprising maneuverability for its size and firepower. Its armor, while tough, is insufficient for extended brawling.
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==Roles and Gameplay Hints==
 
==Roles and Gameplay Hints==
  
 
===Prime===
 
===Prime===
The Mad Cat MkII Prime is one of the most versatile and deadly Assault Mechs available to the Clans. Its Primary weapons are a pair of [[CGauss]], able to strike out to 900 meters with precision and devastating firepower. Backing up this lethal pair are two [[CLRM10]], solidifying this Mech as a long-range skirmishing tool. It is, however, also fitted with two [[CERMBL]] and two [[CERSBL]], giving it teeth for close range and some capability once out of ammo. Take advantage of this variant's speed and Jump Jets to strike from unexpected directions, and keep your foes at arms reach if possible. When facing one, it is likely to be in a sniping position far from the front, so sneaking up on one is the most successful strategy. Its primary firepower is in the arms, so if in doubt, remove its guns! Unlike the Canon variant, it also packs 2 spare tons of ammo to provide some endurance on the field.
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The Mad Cat MkII Prime is one of the most versatile and deadly Assault Mechs available to the Clans. Its Primary weapons are a pair of [[CGauss]], able to strike out to 900 meters with precision and devastating firepower. Backing up this lethal pair are two [[CLRM10]], solidifying this Mech as a long-range skirmishing tool. It is, however, also fitted with two [[CERML]] and two [[CERSL]], giving it teeth for close range and some capability once out of ammo. Take advantage of this variant's speed and [[Jump Jets]] to strike from unexpected directions, and keep your foes at arms reach if possible. When facing one, it is likely to be in a sniping position far from the front, so sneaking up on one is the most successful strategy. Its primary firepower is in the arms, so if in doubt, remove its guns! Unlike the Canon variant, it also packs 2 spare tons of ammo to provide some endurance on the field.
  
===Variant A===
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===Variant A - ''"Beat Stick"''===
 
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The famous "'''''Beat Stick'''''" is one of best close-range units available. Mounting, among other weapons, a pair of [[CLBX20]]s, it has enough firepower to heavily damage nearly any unit below 100 meters in a single salvo. In addition to these two massive guns, the A variant also mounts four Heavy Small Lasers, and two HE ATM-6s. Combined with the LBX20s, The MkII A variant is capable of unleashing crippling damage. However, this Mech is slower than most Mechs of lower weight, which makes closing with a target a difficult task. It's also not equipped with any electronic equipment, nor does it allow for additional ammunition, making the A variant highly dependent on teammates for both target information and ammunition. The inclusion of Improved Jump Jets, however, significantly enhances mobility, especially in urban environments.
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The famous '''''"Beat Stick"''''' is one of best close-range units available. Mounting, among other weapons, a pair of [[CLBX20]]s, it has enough firepower to heavily damage nearly any unit below 300 meters in a single salvo. In addition to these two massive guns, the A variant also mounts four ER Small Lasers, and two HE ATM-6s. All weapons combined, the MkII A variant is capable of unleashing crippling damage. However, this Mech is slower than most Mechs of lower weight, which makes closing with a target a difficult task. It's also not equipped with any electronic equipment, nor does it allow for additional ammunition, making the A variant highly dependent on teammates for both target information and ammunition. The inclusion of Improved [[Jump Jets]], however, significantly enhances mobility, especially in urban environments.
  
 
===Variant B===
 
===Variant B===
An alternative brawler to the "''Beat Stick''", though more directed towards stunning the opponent than quickly damaging it. Two Dual SSRM6 launchers make a powerful punch, severely limiting the accuracy of a target's return fire, especially when the Dual SSRM-6s are stagger-fired. To make matters worse for that target, the MkII B mounts two highly destructive UAC20s, which inflict the majority of the damage to the target. Improved Jump Jets make this variant a highly maneuverable beast, and two extra tons of ammo provide some battlefield endurance. The only significant cons of this model are its severe range and electronics limitations, and the removal of two tons of armor - making it the least well-armored MkII variant, and therefore a considerably softer target.
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This variant's simple loadout of two [[UAC20]] and two [[SRM6]] can unleash ''terrifying'' amounts of damage, obliterating anything that falls within 350m of your menacing presence. The (relatively) high mobility of the MKII chassis shines especially bright in this loadout, where you can always position yourself to be right where your enemies want you least- and have a fighting chance to slip away if you're caught out of position. Where its cousin ''"The Beatstick"'' boasts slightly higher damage numbers than the MKII B; the MKII B can operate without ever having to go [[radar|radar active]], and has all of its damage packed into two weapons, instead of having to manage three different ranges and reload times. The MKII B will suffer more if caught out of position, though- with an effective range of ~350m, and movespeed of 64kph; ''everything'' you face will have either a range or movespeed advantage over you- and ''will'' move to capitalize on it. Its up to a skilled pilot to use its [[Jump Jets|iJJ]] to trap your enemies within an 'event horizon' of this monster, and if successful- erase that sorry 'mech from the galaxy.
  
 
===Variant C===
 
===Variant C===
The C variant is geared towards long- and extreme-range fire support, equipped with two [[CERLL]]s and two [[ArrowIV]] [[Missiles|Missile]] launchers. It is capable of dealing high damage at very long ranges and is also equipped with Jump Jets, which allow it some mobility and enable the use of [[Gameplay Tactics#Poptarting|poptarting]] tactics. Four Machine Guns provide some protection from Battle Armor, but are otherwise quite useless against anything else. Four extra tons allow this variant to maintain considerable ammo-independence. The MkII C's most glaring weakness, however, is that its main weapons generate a lot of heat and have long refire rates, making it highly ill-suited for short- to medium-range engagements. In addition to this, the MkII C cannot deal Alpha Strikes, at least not without inflicting significant damage to itself. When attacking a MkII C, it is well-advised to stay at range while moving behind cover, and then sneaking up to engage it at close range where it is nearly incapable of defending itself.
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The C variant is geared towards long- and extreme-range fire support, equipped with two [[CERLL]]s and two [[ArrowIV]] [[Missiles|Missile]] launchers. It is capable of dealing high damage at very long ranges and is also equipped with Jump Jets, which allow it some mobility and enable the use of [[Gameplay Tactics#Poptarting|poptarting]] tactics. Four Machine Guns provide some protection from [[Battle Armor]] or etching away at armor. Four extra tons allow this variant to maintain considerable ammo-independence. The MkII C's most glaring weakness, however, is that its main weapons generate a lot of heat and have long refire rates, making it highly ill-suited for short- to medium-range engagements. In addition to this, the MkII C cannot deal Alpha Strikes, at least not without inflicting significant damage to itself. When attacking a MkII C, it is well-advised to stay at range while moving behind cover, and then sneaking up to engage it at close range where it is nearly incapable of defending itself.
  
 
===Variant D===
 
===Variant D===
A medium- to long-range brawler and support 'Mech, the D variant of the MKII trades out the pair of Gauss Rifles for a pair of Clan ER Large Lasers, somewhat lessening the Mech's ammo-dependence. Though the two ER Large Lasers are excellent for long-range poking, the main firepower of this variant comes from two Standard [[ATM12]]s, which are most effective at medium or intermediate range. Feeding these two rather ammo-hungry missile systems are an extra two tons of ammunition, giving the MkII D a little more battlefield endurance. A pair of ER Medium Lasers rounds out this variant's armament, and provides some extra damage for when enemies get under the ATMs' minimum range.
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A medium- to long-range brawler and support 'Mech, the D variant of the MKII trades out the pair of Gauss Rifles for a pair of Clan ER Large Lasers, somewhat lessening the Mech's ammo-dependence. Though the two ER Large Lasers are excellent for long-range poking, the main firepower of this variant comes from two Standard [[ATM12]]s, which are most effective at medium or intermediate range. Feeding these two rather ammo-hungry missile systems are an extra 2 tons of ammunition, giving the MkII D a little more battlefield endurance. A pair of ER Medium Lasers rounds out this variant's armament, and provides some extra damage for when enemies get under the ATMs' minimum range. Watch its heat output though!
  
===Variant E===
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===Variant E - ''"Siege Engine"''===
Known as the "'''''Siege Engine,'''''" this behemoth can inflict heavy damage from around 800 meters. The four [[CUAC5]]s can pick apart any component a pilot sets their eyes on. A pair of ATM9s provides considerable damage at intermediate and medium ranges. However, the minimum range of these systems should be noted as anything inside that range will reduce this variant's maximum effectiveness. For enemies that close this range, four Machine Guns offer protection from Battle Armor, but are otherwise relatively useless against anything else. Though the lack of Jump Jets means the MkII E is not nearly as mobile as most other MkII variants, its four tons of extra ammunition allow it significant battlefield endurance.
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Known as the '''''"Siege Engine"''''', this behemoth can inflict heavy damage from around 800 meters. The four [[CUAC5]]s can pick apart any component a pilot sets their eyes on. A pair of ATM9s provides considerable damage at intermediate and medium ranges. However, the minimum range of these systems should be noted as anything inside that range will reduce this variant's maximum effectiveness. For enemies that close this range, four Machine Guns offer protection from [[Battle Armor]], along with its [[B-Pod]], or to finish off your opponent, putting them out of their misery. Though the lack of Jump Jets means the MkII E is not nearly as mobile as most other MkII variants, its four tons of extra ammunition allow it significant battlefield endurance.
  
 
===Variant F===
 
===Variant F===
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A rather odd variant for a MkII base, the MkII F carries a wide array of weaponry, and is the only variant to mount any specialized electronics equipment. This equipment is the [[GECM]], which allows the Mech to engage in long- to medium-range attacks without being easily noticed. [[C3]] for distributing key information to teammates in range. [[EOptics]] for precision and long-distance aiming. At 1250m lock on to your victim, release a barrage of missiles to rain down on them. As they cross into 900 meter range open up with two [[CERPPC]] and at anytime let loose the four [[MG]],s.
A rather odd variant for a MkII base, the MkII F carries a wide array of weaponry, and is the only variant to mount any specialized electronics equipment. This equipment is the [[GECM]], which allows the Mech to engage in long- to medium-range attacks without being easily noticed. The MkII F variant is armed to the teeth with all sorts of weapons meant for all sorts of ranges: A single [[CLRM20]] softens up enemies from up to one kilometer, while two [[CLPL]]s offer excellent damage as the distance begins to close; for when enemies get too close, four Clan ER Small Lasers, two Machine Guns, and one [[CDSRM6]] are more than enough for countering Battle Armor and some light assets. For dealing with larger threats, this Mech should keep near teammates that can more effectively defend it. One-and-a-half additional tons of armor, and two extra tons for ammo ensure the MkII F has better endurance than some of the other MkII variants, but the lack of Jump Jets reduces maneuverability and agility.
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Twelve [[DHS]] for heat dissipation, Two [[Free tons | Free tons]] supply the ATM9(ER) and 1 extra ton of Armor for staying power. Don't be bashful about letting your opponent know who's in charge.
  
 
===Variant G===
 
===Variant G===
Geared exclusively for long-range strikes, the MkII G can be a heavy hitter when all its guns come into play. These guns include a single Clan Gauss Rifle, a pair of Clan ER Large Lasers, and a pair of [[CLRM15|Clan LRM15]]s. The Gauss Rifle and paired ER Large Lasers are especially lethal when used in precision strikes, as the combination can easily shred through individual components on most light- and medium-weight assets. The two LRM15s offer very strong long-range striking power, and can even be used in brawling at closer ranges due to the Clan LRMs having almost no minimum range. The inclusion of Jump Jets and an extra ton for ammunition - presumably for the Gauss Rifle - offer this variant some degree of maneuverability and endurance. Despite the high amounts of damage the MkII G can dish out at long range, its greatest weakness is, of course, the absence of any close-range means of defense. Because of this, pilots should avoid straying too far from their team's main force, and have some "escort" assets nearby in case of flanking attacks.
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Geared for long-range strikes, the MkII G can be a heavy hitter when its guns come into play. These guns include a twin [[HAG20 | Hyper-Assault Gauss 20]], and a pair of [[CLRM10|Clan LRM10]]s. The twin [[HAG20]]s are especially lethal when used in precision strikes, as the combination can easily shred through individual components on most light and medium assets. The two LRM10s offer long-range striking power, and can even be used in brawling at closer ranges due to the Clan LRMs having almost no minimum range.  
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The inclusion of [[JJ | Jump Jets]] and an 4 [[Free tons | extra tons]] for ammunition - idealy for the [[HAG20]] - offer this variant some degree of maneuverability and endurance. Despite the high amounts of damage the MkII G can dish out at long range, its greatest weakness is the insufficient amount of [[DHS]] when G gets into a brawl, since 2 [[cHML]]s and 2 [[cHSL]]s generates a lot of heat.
  
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==Canon==
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The Mad Cat Mk II was in development for fifteen months by the time production began in 3061. The sole rationale for the Mad Cat Mk II was to increase profits for Clan Diamond Shark after war with the Inner Sphere in the 3050s. Designed to be sold to fellow Clans - and later sold to the Inner Sphere - this rebuild of the iconic Timber Wolf OmniMech carries thirteen tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor while being one of most nimble BattleMechs of its class, and still packs serious weaponry. The standard variant sports two Gauss Rifles and two LRM10s, which make for devastating long-range assaults, while four ER Medium Lasers provide adequate support at medium to short ranges. Other variants range from simple, unified long-range configurations, to more radical intermediate range monstrosities. On a limited basis, Clan Diamond Shark sold unmodified Mad Cat Mk IIs to a few Inner Sphere factions - most notably the Draconis Combine and Federated Commonwealth, and the Lyran Alliance would also buy an unknown amount.
  
==Canon==
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Date Introduced 3062 during the Era known as "Civil War" (3062 - 3067) - Unit Role: Brawler
In BattleTech, the Madcat Mark II was developed by Clan Diamond Shark. The design would later be sold to various other Clans (where it was mostly used by freeborn warriors), as well as to many Inner Sphere forces. Its standard variant can reach a maximum speed of 65 kph, and has Jump Jets that allow it to reach a height of 90 meters. Additionally, the standard variant sports two pairs of ER Medium Lasers, unlike MWLL's Prime variant, which features one pair each of ER Small and ER Medium Lasers.
 
  
 
[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Mad_Cat_Mk_II BattleTech Reference]
 
[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Mad_Cat_Mk_II BattleTech Reference]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:14, 14 November 2019

Madcat MKII
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Class: Assault Mech
Faction: Clan
Ticket cost: 14 upon destruction
Tier: 15
Tonnage: 90 tons
Speed: 64 km/h
Torso yaw: 90°
Torso pitch: -25° to +40° while standing.
-25° to +50° while crouching.
Variant Armament
Variant Weapons Equipment
Prime:
Price: 122 900 CBills
Total base armor: 76 984
Engine Size: Type 79 360 Fusion XL
A:
Price: 117 600 CBills
Total base armor: 76 984
Engine Size: Type 79 360 Fusion XL
B:
Price: 113 800 CBills
Total base armor: 76 984
Engine Size: Type 79 360 Fusion XL
C:
Price: 115 000 CBills
Total base armor: 76 984
Engine Size: Type 79 360 Fusion XL
D:
Price: 117 700 CBills
Total base armor: 76 984
Engine Size: Type 79 360 Fusion XL
E:
Price: 105 900 CBills
Total base armor: 76 984
Engine Size: Type 79 360 Fusion XL
F:
Price: 132 900 CBills
Total base armor: 82 643
Engine Size: Type 79 360 Fusion XL
G:
Price: 120 100 CBills
Total base armor: 76 984
Engine Size: Type 79 360 Fusion XL
Armor Points Distribution
LE
BT
RE
HD
LA
LL
LT
CT
RT
RA
RL
INT
3960
5939
3960
2760
5692
5692
7573
6434
11879
6434
5692
7573
4544

All stats current as of release 0.11.4

The Madcat MKII is a well-armored Clan Assault Mech with Jump Jets.

The MKII has a limited field of view - the large cockpit will partially obstruct your aim when looking down. Combined with the MKII's low max torso twist angle, it can be very vulnerable to Battle Armor. The MkII is among the fastest Assault Mechs on the field, boasting a top speed of 64 kph, and the only Assault Class Mech in-game with Jump Jets, which provide it surprising maneuverability for its size and firepower. Its armor, while tough, is insufficient for extended brawling.


Roles and Gameplay Hints

Prime

The Mad Cat MkII Prime is one of the most versatile and deadly Assault Mechs available to the Clans. Its Primary weapons are a pair of CGauss, able to strike out to 900 meters with precision and devastating firepower. Backing up this lethal pair are two CLRM10, solidifying this Mech as a long-range skirmishing tool. It is, however, also fitted with two CERML and two CERSL, giving it teeth for close range and some capability once out of ammo. Take advantage of this variant's speed and Jump Jets to strike from unexpected directions, and keep your foes at arms reach if possible. When facing one, it is likely to be in a sniping position far from the front, so sneaking up on one is the most successful strategy. Its primary firepower is in the arms, so if in doubt, remove its guns! Unlike the Canon variant, it also packs 2 spare tons of ammo to provide some endurance on the field.

Variant A - "Beat Stick"

The famous "Beat Stick" is one of best close-range units available. Mounting, among other weapons, a pair of CLBX20s, it has enough firepower to heavily damage nearly any unit below 300 meters in a single salvo. In addition to these two massive guns, the A variant also mounts four ER Small Lasers, and two HE ATM-6s. All weapons combined, the MkII A variant is capable of unleashing crippling damage. However, this Mech is slower than most Mechs of lower weight, which makes closing with a target a difficult task. It's also not equipped with any electronic equipment, nor does it allow for additional ammunition, making the A variant highly dependent on teammates for both target information and ammunition. The inclusion of Improved Jump Jets, however, significantly enhances mobility, especially in urban environments.

Variant B

This variant's simple loadout of two UAC20 and two SRM6 can unleash terrifying amounts of damage, obliterating anything that falls within 350m of your menacing presence. The (relatively) high mobility of the MKII chassis shines especially bright in this loadout, where you can always position yourself to be right where your enemies want you least- and have a fighting chance to slip away if you're caught out of position. Where its cousin "The Beatstick" boasts slightly higher damage numbers than the MKII B; the MKII B can operate without ever having to go radar active, and has all of its damage packed into two weapons, instead of having to manage three different ranges and reload times. The MKII B will suffer more if caught out of position, though- with an effective range of ~350m, and movespeed of 64kph; everything you face will have either a range or movespeed advantage over you- and will move to capitalize on it. Its up to a skilled pilot to use its iJJ to trap your enemies within an 'event horizon' of this monster, and if successful- erase that sorry 'mech from the galaxy.

Variant C

The C variant is geared towards long- and extreme-range fire support, equipped with two CERLLs and two ArrowIV Missile launchers. It is capable of dealing high damage at very long ranges and is also equipped with Jump Jets, which allow it some mobility and enable the use of poptarting tactics. Four Machine Guns provide some protection from Battle Armor or etching away at armor. Four extra tons allow this variant to maintain considerable ammo-independence. The MkII C's most glaring weakness, however, is that its main weapons generate a lot of heat and have long refire rates, making it highly ill-suited for short- to medium-range engagements. In addition to this, the MkII C cannot deal Alpha Strikes, at least not without inflicting significant damage to itself. When attacking a MkII C, it is well-advised to stay at range while moving behind cover, and then sneaking up to engage it at close range where it is nearly incapable of defending itself.

Variant D

A medium- to long-range brawler and support 'Mech, the D variant of the MKII trades out the pair of Gauss Rifles for a pair of Clan ER Large Lasers, somewhat lessening the Mech's ammo-dependence. Though the two ER Large Lasers are excellent for long-range poking, the main firepower of this variant comes from two Standard ATM12s, which are most effective at medium or intermediate range. Feeding these two rather ammo-hungry missile systems are an extra 2 tons of ammunition, giving the MkII D a little more battlefield endurance. A pair of ER Medium Lasers rounds out this variant's armament, and provides some extra damage for when enemies get under the ATMs' minimum range. Watch its heat output though!

Variant E - "Siege Engine"

Known as the "Siege Engine", this behemoth can inflict heavy damage from around 800 meters. The four CUAC5s can pick apart any component a pilot sets their eyes on. A pair of ATM9s provides considerable damage at intermediate and medium ranges. However, the minimum range of these systems should be noted as anything inside that range will reduce this variant's maximum effectiveness. For enemies that close this range, four Machine Guns offer protection from Battle Armor, along with its B-Pod, or to finish off your opponent, putting them out of their misery. Though the lack of Jump Jets means the MkII E is not nearly as mobile as most other MkII variants, its four tons of extra ammunition allow it significant battlefield endurance.

Variant F

A rather odd variant for a MkII base, the MkII F carries a wide array of weaponry, and is the only variant to mount any specialized electronics equipment. This equipment is the GECM, which allows the Mech to engage in long- to medium-range attacks without being easily noticed. C3 for distributing key information to teammates in range. EOptics for precision and long-distance aiming. At 1250m lock on to your victim, release a barrage of missiles to rain down on them. As they cross into 900 meter range open up with two CERPPC and at anytime let loose the four MG,s. Twelve DHS for heat dissipation, Two Free tons supply the ATM9(ER) and 1 extra ton of Armor for staying power. Don't be bashful about letting your opponent know who's in charge.

Variant G

Geared for long-range strikes, the MkII G can be a heavy hitter when its guns come into play. These guns include a twin Hyper-Assault Gauss 20, and a pair of Clan LRM10s. The twin HAG20s are especially lethal when used in precision strikes, as the combination can easily shred through individual components on most light and medium assets. The two LRM10s offer long-range striking power, and can even be used in brawling at closer ranges due to the Clan LRMs having almost no minimum range. The inclusion of Jump Jets and an 4 extra tons for ammunition - idealy for the HAG20 - offer this variant some degree of maneuverability and endurance. Despite the high amounts of damage the MkII G can dish out at long range, its greatest weakness is the insufficient amount of DHS when G gets into a brawl, since 2 cHMLs and 2 cHSLs generates a lot of heat.

Canon

The Mad Cat Mk II was in development for fifteen months by the time production began in 3061. The sole rationale for the Mad Cat Mk II was to increase profits for Clan Diamond Shark after war with the Inner Sphere in the 3050s. Designed to be sold to fellow Clans - and later sold to the Inner Sphere - this rebuild of the iconic Timber Wolf OmniMech carries thirteen tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor while being one of most nimble BattleMechs of its class, and still packs serious weaponry. The standard variant sports two Gauss Rifles and two LRM10s, which make for devastating long-range assaults, while four ER Medium Lasers provide adequate support at medium to short ranges. Other variants range from simple, unified long-range configurations, to more radical intermediate range monstrosities. On a limited basis, Clan Diamond Shark sold unmodified Mad Cat Mk IIs to a few Inner Sphere factions - most notably the Draconis Combine and Federated Commonwealth, and the Lyran Alliance would also buy an unknown amount.

Date Introduced 3062 during the Era known as "Civil War" (3062 - 3067) - Unit Role: Brawler

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