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Light Mech Builds

This is a listing of common builds used for light mechs in MWO. Light mechs can fill many roles such as: recon, harassment, ECM cover, cap rushing and more. The weakness of light mechs is with the limited amount of armor have and with the limited amount of weapons they can mount but. THe strengths of the ligh mechs is they have a small profile, are very fast and have 2 chasis that are ECM capable (Commando 2D and the Raven 3L).

Locust Builds:

Locust - LCT-1V Builds

LCT-1V - Snapper

Locust - LCT-3M Builds

LCT-3M - 5xSL

Locust - LCT-3S Builds

LCT-3S - Streaker - 4xStreak2's, XL170

 

Commando Builds:

Commando - COM-1B Builds

Chassis Name: Commando
Model Name: COM-1B
Variant Name: 2xMLas-n-Streak

Engine: 210 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Standard Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (8) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 24.56
Speed: 146.3 kph
Armor Total: 178
Alpha Strike Damage: 20.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 25.93%
Firepower: 5.57 dps
Heat Efficiency: 59.91%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 18/24, Right Rear Torso: 6/24
Center Torso: 24/32, Center Rear Torso: 8/32
Left Torso: 18/24, Left Rear Torso: 6/24
Right Arm: 16/16
Left Arm: 16/16
Right Leg: 24/24
Left Leg: 24/24

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Left Arm: Medium Laser
Center Torso: Streak SRM2

Heat Sink Locations
Right Torso: 1
Left Torso: 1

Equipment Locations
Right Torso: AMS

Ammo Locations
Right Leg: AMS Ammo
Left Leg: Streak SRM Ammo

Commando - COM-1D Builds

Commando - COM-2D Builds - ECM Mech

This is really the only viable Commando to play in a group due to it having ECM.

Chassis Name: Commando
Model Name: COM-2D
Variant Name: ECM Streaker

Engine: 195 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Standard Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (7) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 25.00
Speed: 135.8 kph
Armor Total: 176
Alpha Strike Damage: 20.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 18.52%
Firepower: 6.11 dps
Heat Efficiency: 79.00%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 18/24
Right Rear Torso: 6/24
Center Torso: 24/32
Center Rear Torso: 8/32
Left Torso: 18/24
Left Rear Torso: 6/24
Right Arm: 16/16
Left Arm: 16/16
Right Leg: 23/24
Left Leg: 23/24

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Streak SRM2
Left Arm: Medium Laser
Center Torso: Streak SRM2

Heat Sink Locations
Right Torso: 1
Left Torso: 2

Equipment Locations
Right Torso: ECM

Ammo Locations
Right Leg: Streak SRM Ammo
Left Leg: Streak SRM Ammo

Commando - COM-3A Builds

 

Commando - KNELL - New hero mech just added, "The Death's Knell" Note: This does not have ECM!

A lot of people do not like this mech as it does not have ECM. This mech has 4 energy slots and can make it up to 149km/hr the problem is without ecm streaks will make very short work of these light mechs.

Chassis Name: Commando
Model Name: COM-DK
Variant Name: Speedy

Engine: 215 XL Engine
Internal Type: Standard Internals
Armor Type: Standard Armor
Heat Sinks: 12 (8) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 25.00
Speed: 149.8 kph
Armor Total: 176
Alpha Strike Damage: 20.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 28.61%
Firepower: 5.38 dps
Heat Efficiency: 56.09%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 16/18
Right Torso: 18/24, Right Rear Torso: 6/24
Center Torso: 24/32, Center Rear Torso: 8/32
Left Torso: 18/24, Left Rear Torso: 6/24
Right Arm: 16/16
Left Arm: 16/16
Right Leg: 24/24
Left Leg: 24/24

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Left Arm: (2) Medium Laser

Heat Sink Locations
Right Torso: 2
Left Torso: 2


Spider Builds:

Spider - SDR-5D Builds - ECM Mech

Chassis Name: Spider
Model Name: SDR-5D
Variant Name: Bitsy ECM - This will be the main ECM build, tried one with one of the med laser turned into a med pulse but it was slow to cool even though it took a while to get heated the extra heat sink in this build is well worth the one point of damage that is sacrificed.

Engine: 255 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Standard Armor
Heat Sinks: 11 (10) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 29.97
Speed: 137.7 kph
Armor Total: 112
Alpha Strike Damage: 15.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 23.35%
Firepower: 3.75 dps
Heat Efficiency: 71.33%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 21/28
Right Rear Torso: 7/28
Center Torso: 30/40
Center Rear Torso: 10/40
Left Torso: 21/28
Left Rear Torso: 7/28
Right Arm: 20/20
Left Arm: 17/20
Right Leg: 28/28
Left Leg: 28/28

Weapons Locations
Right Arm:
(2) Medium Laser
Center Torso:
Medium Laser

Heat Sink Locations
Right Torso: 1

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 4
Left Torso: 4

Equipment Locations
Left Torso:
ECM

Ammo Locations

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The following differs from the above build as it has a standard engine and standard heat sinks so that it can lose a torso and keep going in the fight it can also have ff armor. The trade off is this mech runs a little hotter but can live threw things that would kill the Itsy Bitsy.

Chassis Name: Spider
Model Name: SDR-5D
Variant Name: Widow ECM

Engine: 205 Standard Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (8) Standard Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 30.00
Speed: 119.0 kph
Armor Total: 197
Alpha Strike Damage: 15.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 28.57%
Firepower: 4.03 dps
Heat Efficiency: 35.66%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 21/28, Right Rear Torso: 7/28
Center Torso: 30/40, Center Rear Torso: 10/40
Left Torso: 19/28, Left Rear Torso: 7/28
Right Arm: 20/20
Left Arm: 9/20
Right Leg: 28/28
Left Leg: 28/28

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Center Torso: Medium Laser

Heat Sink Locations
Right Torso: 2

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 4
Left Torso: 4

Equipment Locations
Left Torso: ECM

Spider - SDR-5K Builds

As you may guess the non ecm spider mechs are going to be something you play just so you can get your basics bonus.

Chassis Name: Spider
Model Name: SDR-5K
Variant Name: Weaver

Engine: 255 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (10) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 29.86
Speed: 148.0 kph
Armor Total: 210
Alpha Strike Damage: 10.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 18.00%
Firepower: 2.69 dps
Heat Efficiency: 91.37%
Effective Range of Loadout: 300m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 21/28
Right Rear Torso: 7/28
Center Torso: 30/40
Center Rear Torso: 10/40
Left Torso: 21/28
Left Rear Torso: 7/28
Right Arm: 20/20
Left Arm: 20/20
Right Leg: 28/28
Left Leg: 28/28

Weapons Locations
Center Torso: Large Pulse Laser

Heat Sink Locations

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 3
Left Torso: 3

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Chassis Name: Spider
Model Name: SDR-5K
Variant Name: Chip

Engine: 255 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (10) Double Heat Sinks - This does not have to be double heat sinks, you can go more than a minute without over heating. This will cut down on the costs of running this.

Tonnage: 29.99
Speed: 148.0 kph
Armor Total: 179
Alpha Strike Damage: 9.16
Alpha Strike Heat: 12.96%
Firepower: 2.63 dps
Heat Efficiency: 100%
Effective Range of Loadout: 450m

Head: 14/18
Right Torso: 20/28, Right Rear Torso: 7/28
Center Torso: 25/40, Center Rear Torso: 10/40
Left Torso: 20/28, Left Rear Torso: 7/28
Right Arm: 15/20
Left Arm: 15/20
Right Leg: 23/28
Left Leg: 23/28

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Machine Gun
Left Arm: (2) Machine Gun
Center Torso: Large Laser

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 3
Left Torso: 3

Ammo Locations:
Left Leg: MG Ammo

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This mech uses a standard engine to make it more hardy but loses some speed and firepower.

Chassis Name: Spider
Model Name: SDR-5K
Variant Name: Dolomedes

Engine: 225 Standard Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (9) Standard Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 30.00
Speed: 130.6 kph
Armor Total: 197
Alpha Strike Damage: 5.16
Alpha Strike Heat: 9.52%
Firepower: 1.76 dps
Heat Efficiency: 98.40%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 16/18
Right Torso: 20/28, Right Rear Torso: 7/28
Center Torso: 27/40, Center Rear Torso: 10/40
Left Torso: 20/28, Left Rear Torso: 7/28
Right Arm: 17/20
Left Arm: 17/20
Right Leg: 28/28
Left Leg: 28/28

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Machine Gun
Left Arm: (2) Machine Gun
Center Torso: Medium Laser

Heat Sink Locations
Center Torso: 1

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 3
Left Torso: 3

Ammo Locations
Left Leg: MG Ammo

Spider - SDR-5V Builds

This mech has a lot of speed, 11 jump jets and 2 medium pulse lasers.

Chassis Name: Spider
Model Name: SDR-5V
Variant Name: Hammerjawed Jumper

Engine: 255 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (10) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 29.36
Speed: 148.0 kph
Armor Total: 210
Alpha Strike Damage: 12.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 20.00%
Firepower: 3.44 dps
Heat Efficiency: 77.09%
Effective Range of Loadout: 180m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 21/28, Right Rear Torso: 7/28
Center Torso: 30/40, Center Rear Torso: 10/40
Left Torso: 21/28, Left Rear Torso: 7/28
Right Arm: 20/20
Left Arm: 20/20
Right Leg: 28/28
Left Leg: 28/28

Weapons Locations
Center Torso: (2) Medium Pulse Laser

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 5
Left Torso: 6

Jenner Mech Builds:

Jenner - JR7-D Builds

This is often considered the best varient for Jenners.

Chassis Name: Jenner
Model Name: JR7-D
Variant Name: D Steaker - MLas Build

Engine: 295 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 11 (11) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 34.97
Speed: 146.8 kph
Armor Total: 232
Alpha Strike Damage: 30.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 35.92%
Firepower: 8.23 dps
Heat Efficiency: 43.83%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 23/32
Right Rear Torso: 8/32
Center Torso: 33/44
Center Rear Torso: 11/44
Left Torso: 23/32
Left Rear Torso: 8/32
Right Arm: 24/24
Left Arm: 24/24
Right Leg: 30/32
Left Leg: 30/32

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Left Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Center Torso: (2) Streak SRM2

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 2
Left Torso: 2
Left Leg: 1

Ammo Locations
Right Leg: Streak SRM Ammo

Jenner - JR7-F Builds

With 6 energy hardpoints the jenner F is a very powerfull light mech. Besides having a lot of hitting power this mech has a lot of speed and jump jets.

Chassis Name: Jenner
Model Name: JR7-F
Variant Name: MLas Build

Engine: 265 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Standard Armor
Heat Sinks: 14 (10) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 34.94
Speed: 131.9 kph
Armor Total: 238
Alpha Strike Damage: 30.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 39.53%
Firepower: 7.88 dps
Heat Efficiency: 44.61%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 24/32, Right Rear Torso: 8/32
Center Torso: 33/44, Center Rear Torso: 11/44
Left Torso: 24/32, Left Rear Torso: 8/32
Right Arm: 24/24
Left Arm: 24/24
Right Leg: 32/32
Left Leg: 32/32

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (3) Medium Laser
Left Arm: (3) Medium Laser

Heat Sink Locations
Right Torso: 2
Left Torso: 2

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 2
Left Torso: 2
Center Torso: 1

 

Jenner - JR7-K Builds

This is the inferor jenner due to it being identical to the JR7-D but has one less missle hardpoint. Most people sell this jenner haver they have used it to unlock the basic and elite skills.

Chassis Name: Jenner
Model Name: JR7-K
Variant Name: Jenner K Leveling Build

Engine: 290 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 13 (11) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 35.00
Speed: 134.2 kph
Armor Total: 215
Alpha Strike Damage: 25.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 33.21%
Firepower: 6.43 dps
Heat Efficiency: 52.94%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 20/32
Right Rear Torso: 8/32
Center Torso: 32/44
Center Rear Torso: 11/44
Left Torso: 20/32
Left Rear Torso: 8/32
Right Arm: 21/24
Left Arm: 21/24
Right Leg: 28/32
Left Leg: 28/32

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Left Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Center Torso: Streak SRM2

Heat Sink Locations
Right Torso: 1
Left Torso: 1

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 2
Left Torso: 2
Center Torso: 1

Ammo Locations
Right Leg: Streak SRM Ammo

Raven Builds:

Raven - RVN-2X Builds

Chassis Name: Raven
Model Name: RVN-2X
Variant Name: Leveling Build

Engine: 245 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Standard Armor
Heat Sinks: 15 (9) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 35.00
Speed: 121.9 kph
Armor Total: 224
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 24/32, Right Rear Torso: 8/32
Center Torso: 31/44, Center Rear Torso: 11/44
Left Torso: 24/32, Left Rear Torso: 8/32
Right Arm: 22/24
Left Arm: 22/24
Right Leg: 28/32
Left Leg: 28/32

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Right Torso: SRM6
Left Torso: (2) Medium Laser

Heat Sink Locations
Right Arm: 1
Left Arm: 1
Right Torso: 2
Left Torso: 2

Ammo Locations
Right Leg: SRM Ammo
Left Leg: SRM Ammo

Raven - RVN-3L Builds - ECM Mech

Chassis Name: Raven
Model Name: RVN-3L
Variant Name: ECM Streaker
Engine: 280 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 11 (10) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 34.97
Speed: 139.3 kph
Armor Total: 232

Ammo Locations:
Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 26/32, Right Rear Torso: 6/32
Center Torso: 32/44, Center Rear Torso: 12/44
Left Torso: 26/32, Left Rear Torso: 6/32
Right Arm: 23/24
Left Arm: 23/24
Right Leg: 30/32
Left Leg: 30/32

Weapons Locations:
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Left Arm: Streak SRM2
Right Torso: Streak SRM2, Medium Laser
ECM Center Torso

Ammo Locations:
Right Leg: Streak SRM Ammo
Left Leg: Streak SRM Ammo

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Chassis Name: Raven
Model Name: RVN-3L
Variant Name: ECM Long Ranger

Engine: 200 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (8) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 34.97
Speed: 99.5 kph
Armor Total: 214
Effective Range of Loadout: 630m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 22/32, Right Rear Torso: 6/32
Center Torso: 32/44, Center Rear Torso: 12/44
Left Torso: 22/32, Left Rear Torso: 6/32
Right Arm: 22/24
Left Arm: 22/24
Right Leg: 26/32
Left Leg: 26/32

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Right Torso: LRM10, ER Large Laser

Heat Sink Locations
Right Torso: 1
Left Torso: 1

ECM Center Torso
Ammo Locations
Right Leg :LRM Ammo
Left Leg: LRM Ammo

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Chassis Name: Raven
Model Name: RVN-3L
Variant Name: Recon Force Multiplier

Engine: 295 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (11) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 34.64
Speed: 146.8 kph
Armor Total: 238
Alpha Strike Damage: 20.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 22.22%
Firepower: 5.76 dps
Heat Efficiency: 68.95%
Effective Range of Loadout: 270m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 24/32, Right Rear Torso: 8/32
Center Torso: 33/44, Center Rear Torso: 11/44
Left Torso: 24/32, Left Rear Torso: 8/32
Right Arm: 24/24
Left Arm: 24/24
Right Leg: 32/32
Left Leg: 32/32

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Medium Laser
Left Arm: Streak SRM2
Right Torso: Streak SRM2

Equipment Locations
Right Torso: TAG

Left Torso: BAP

Center Torso: ECM

Ammo Locations
Right Leg: Streak SRM Ammo
Left Leg: Streak SRM Ammo

Raven - RVN-4X Builds

Most people completely write off the Raven 4X due to it only having 2 energy hardpoints, 2 bullistic hardpoints and a missle slot. If you put large lasers in the energy slots and have a SSRM it acualy makes a good recon mech with some ranged punch to harass with.

Chassis Name: Raven
Model Name: RVN-4X
Variant Name: Dual LLas Jumper

Engine: 235 XL Engine
Internal Type: Endo Steel Internals
Armor Type: Ferro Fibrous Armor
Heat Sinks: 10 (9) Double Heat Sinks

Tonnage: 34.97
Speed: 108.8 kph
Armor Total: 232
Alpha Strike Damage: 23.00
Alpha Strike Heat: 29.63%
Firepower: 5.66 dps
Heat Efficiency: 59.50%
Effective Range of Loadout: 450m

Head: 18/18
Right Torso: 23/32, Right Rear Torso: 8/32
Center Torso: 34/44, Center Rear Torso: 10/44
Left Torso: 23/32, Left Rear Torso: 8/32
Right Arm: 22/24
Left Arm: 22/24
Right Leg: 32/32
Left Leg: 32/32

Weapons Locations
Right Arm: (2) Large Laser
Right Torso: Streak SRM2

Heat Sink Locations
Left Torso: 1

Jump Jet Locations
Right Torso: 2
Left Torso: 2
Center Torso: 1

Ammo Locations
Right Leg: Streak SRM Ammo