Long Range (700-1100 meters)
Medium Range (300-700 meters)
Tier 3: Orion Protector
Short Range (0-300 meters)
Tier 2: Trebuchet Loup de Guerre | Atlas D-DC | Cataphract CTF-3D | Griffin Sparky | Nova NVA-Prime/B/S | Shadowhawk SHD-2D |Shadowhawk SHD-2K | Blackjack Arrow | Centurion CN9-A | Hunchback HBK-4P | Quickdraw QKD-4H | Quickdraw QKD-5K
Summoner SMN-Prime/B/D: The Summoner was released for C-Bills in this patch, and is now usable in competitive play in leagues such as Run Hot or Die. I have added it to the Long, Medium, and Short range sections as a Tier 1 or 2 mech. I was very pessimistic about the Summoner going into this, thinking that the Cataphract may still be superior in all roles, but after finally playing it I found out how wrong I was. Until the Timber Wolf is released, the Summoner is certainly the top heavy mech for competition, and while it may not always be worth taking in tonnage-restricted matches, it is a shoe-in for any class-based matching.
Griffin Sparky: New hero mech! I love the griffin and this one is, in my opinion, the second best. Pretty much obsoletes the Hunchback 4P and it wrecks at close range with a few different builds. This has been edited in after Gut reminded me that the Sparky exists. It is the best IS laser vom, pretty much, but IS laser vom isn’t that great.
Trebuchet Loup de Guerre: I have replaced the Trebuchet TBT-7M variant with the Loup de Guerre after Mogney reminded me that it, you know, existed. I purchased it on sale to confirm that yes, it is definitely worth placing at the top of Tier 2. Unfortunately, it is not usually worth it over the Griffin despite being 5 tons lighter, but it is the second best brawling medium in the game at this moment and sometimes you do need those extra 5 tons.
Jenner JR7-D and Oxide: I have switched these two around after seeing how effectively the Oxide has been used in EU and how unused the JR7-D has been overall, with there almost always being a better choice. I still do not think the Oxide is all that great for several reasons (no jump jets, sub-par light v light performance, inability to poke), but it is a very effective brawler and so I think is worthy of its current position.