Energy Mechs have become OP, due to a thing called bonus damage. With the Arena Shop, they can add a percentile boost to normal damage, and then when they increase the percent damage on Energy itself, that increases the bonus damage. So, Were looking for builds and strategic moves that will assist in defeating Energy Builds.
Nemisis gave some good advice;
Here’s some of my advice.
My Golden Rule: Do not deploy your drone. Energy Mechs will most likely drain you before your drone gets a return in damage as opposed to using a NightFall or Spartan instead.
-Try to get into a corner, energy cannot push you into their most lethal ranges (4 and beyond).
-Try to stay way from Bulldogs or Ash Creators. It’s not worth the risk most of the time.
-Don’t waste energy free utilities/weapons early on in the match.
-Think turns out. 30 seconds is enough.
-Bare minimum of 3 energy modules, preferably engines.
-Resist mod if necessary.
-Night Eagle if you don’t have Spartan.
Also, use Mercy and Spartan if you have them. Their drawbacks as opposed to more utility-like weapons are minuscule compared to their pros.
Also, LordGorgons Physical Build is quite nice, and a good template for Physical Mechs.
Cybers Note: I think it honestly is the picturesque Physical Mech, and honestly believe its one of, if not the strongest build at our disposal. At least, when talking about Energy countering. I mean, with 614 En as your Cap, you’ll be golden, regardless of Regen.
To be fair, this goes for all Physical Mechs. A high Energy Cap, is always more important than Regen.
Now, Magicmech just put his build for Heat up. He also gave some good advice, Regarding it.
First of all. The specifics you can’t see: Teleport and Hook equipped, drone is Murmur.
Second. Despite all the conversation above, this Mech actually eats Energy Mechs for breakfast. That includes the dual-Valiant, Bunker Shell & Faceshocker builds (with ~350 heat cap). It can even take on higher heat caps with lucky positioning. Naturally, due to lack of mythic plates or protectors, cancerous dual Nightfall Mechs roll right over it much of the time. But even those get trashed once in a while. (Cybers Note: Let it be noted, that a build with Platinum Plates using this setup would demolish.)
Third. Why is this? First, 3 out of 4 weapons are energy free, along with the drone. So it can fight drained no problem. Second, the massive cooling damage it does allows it to get perma-heats surprisingly often, especially against Energy Mechs (which in my experience tend to have the worst heat stats of the 3 types). And its rather large energy cap keeps it alive long enough to do its business. Of course, this build has its cons - A weakness to physicals, a rather low heat cap, and a long-range weakness. If, however, you’re lucky enough to have a maximum protector, you can drop the two plates and add the protector and a heat engine for a major increase in power.
In summary, this non-meta Heat Mech is deadlier than it looks, and often takes enemies by surprise. It is specifically anti-energy oriented, with good utility against heat and a weakness to physical. It does rely on quite a few premium items (at least 3), but it’s worth using if you can build it. And last, but not least, its proof that while Heat may be down, it most certainly is not out.