10-Dec-2015


Assault

Tier 1SkirmishingDakka

Tier 2Laser Vomit | PPFLD

Tier 3BrawlGauss Vomit | Hybrid LRMs

Tier 4: Hybrid Brawl | LRM Boat

Tier 5: Streaks

Heavy

Tier 1: SkirmishingDakka

Tier 2: Gauss VomitLaser Vomit

Tier 3: Brawl  | Hybrid LRMs

Tier 4Hybrid Brawl | Streaks | LRM Boat

Tier 5: PPFLD

Medium

Tier 1: SkirmishingLaser Vomit

Tier 2Dakka | Brawl

Tier 3: Streaks | PPFLD | LRM Boat

Tier 4: Gauss Vomit | Hybrid Brawl

Tier 5: Hybrid LRMs

Light

Tier 1: Brawl

Tier 2: Skirmishing | Laser Vomit

Tier 3: Streaks

Tier 4: PPFLD | Gauss Vomit | Hybrid LRMs | Hybrid Brawl

Tier 5: Dakka | LRM Boat

Gauss Vomit: Combining the medium/long range lasers of Laser Vomit with a Gauss Rifle for extra precision and heat-less damage.
Laser Vomit: Uses medium and/or long range lasers such as the cERML, cLPL, cERLL, LL, and ERLL to do massive damage at most ranges.
Skirmishing: Plays at a sweet spot between short and medium range, often using quirks to get the extra range out of weapons like the cMPL, ML, LPL, and various ballistics.
PPFLD: Stands for pinpoint front-loaded damage, uses such weapons like the Gauss Rifle, PPC, and the Autocannons 5, 10, and 20 to get focused damage on a specific spot.
Dakka: Lays down high DPS using rapid-fire autocannons like the AC/2, AC/5, U-AC/5, and all clan U-AC’s short of the 20.
Hybrid LRMs: Uses mostly medium-range weapons with some backup LRM launchers.
Hybrid Brawl: Uses mostly medium-range weapons with some backup brawling weapons (usually SRMs or Streaks).
Streaks: Boats a lot of streaks (almost always clan) and not much else. If the streaks are more supplemental, the build is usually Brawl or Hybrid.
LRM Boat: Boats a lot of LRMs and not much else. If the LRMs are more supplemental, the build is usually Hybrid.
Brawl: Uses short-range weapons such as (c)SRMs, (c)Streaks, (cU)AC/20, ML, MPL, SL, SPL, cERSL, cSPL, (c)MG, and any LBX to do super-high damage at very short range (usually sub-200).

Change Notes

This is another Tier List I had to more or less rebuild, but it’s a good place to show off what the patch actually changed in terms of general balance, so I’m keeping in some change notes.

Assaults

  • Gauss Vomit moved down to Tier 3
  • Dakka moved up to Tier 1
  • Skirmishing moved up to Tier 1
  • LRM Boat moved down to Tier 4
  • Brawl moved up to top of Tier 3

Heavies

  • Skirmishing moved up to Tier 1
  • Dakka moved up to Tier 1
  • Gauss Vomit moved down to Tier 2
  • Laser Vomit moved down to Tier 2
  • Hybrid Brawl moved down to Tier 4
  • Brawl moved up to Tier 3
  • PPFLD moved down to Tier 5

Mediums

  • Skirmishing moved up to Tier 1
  • Dakka moved up to Tier 2
  • Brawl moved up to Tier 2
  • LRM Boat moved up to Tier 3
  • Gauss Vomit moved down to Tier 4
  • Hybrid Brawl moved up to Tier 4

Lights

  • Nothing really changed – it’s almost like all of the other classes got moved towards where lights had been hanging out (short-ranged focus with special builds for various other range brackets). Towards. Not quite as short-range focused, but definitely closer.